Marjorie G. McNinch, born in 1945 in Louisville, Kentucky, one of seven children to Wilber Thomas Gregory and Dorothy Stevenson Gregory (both deceased). Marjorie was raised on a farm in Bear, Delaware before moving to Wilmington, Delaware in 1957. She is married with no children and has seven cats. Marjorie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and University of Vermont in 1969 and her Masters degree from the University of Delaware in 1984.
Marjorie began her work career as a Nanny in Germany in 1966 and in 1967, went to work for the University of Vermont library until 1969. From 1969 until 1971 she worked in Burlington for the Vermont Public Library and from 1971 until present, she has worked as a Reference Archivist in the Library Division of Hagley Museum and Library. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference and the Society of American Archivists.
Author of many books and journal articles about Delaware, her publications are: Delaware History, Fall/Winter issue, “Elizabeth Gilpin’s Travel Journal, 1830”, Delaware History, Spring/Summer 1985 issue, “The Changing Face of Rodney Square.”, and her books: The Church of Saint Joseph on the Brandywine, 1841-1994 (1995) co-authored with Joyce Longworth, Bridges (1995), Festivals (1996), Silver Screen (1997), Wilmington in Vintage Postcards (2000) and Yesterday on Delaware Avenue (2006).