Images of the Eastern Shore

Membership

Questions regarding membership should be directed to Mary F. Engle.

Other correspondence should be directed to William O. Leonard, Jr.

Links

Maryland USGenWeb Archives:
Caroline County
Dorchester County
Kent County
Queen Anne’s County
Talbot County

Genforum Sites:
Caroline County
Dorchester County
Kent County
Queen Anne’s County
Talbot County
State of Maryland

Rootsweb Archive Sites
Caroline County
Dorchester County
Kent County
Queen Anne’s County
Talbot County

USGS Member Sites:
Colonial Roots
Haddaway.com
John C. Carter
Sandy’s File Cabinet
Todd Family of Caroline Co., MD

Tracing your family on the Eastern Shore?

The goal of The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland is to discover, collect and disseminate data and records which are significant to history and family research. By becoming a member of the Society, you will be joining many others who share this goal, while they trace their family’s origins to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Founded in 1973, the USGS continues to serve as a focal point for genealogical activities in the counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. The Society is an important link in the exchange of information between resident and non-resident family history researchers.

A forum of exchange is provided at meetings which are held on the third Saturday during the months of January, March, May, September and November, at 2 PM. These meetings are held at the USGS Research Center & Library, but occasionally they are held at other locations of genealogical or historic interest.

The $25.00 annual membership dues, is for the period July 1 through June 30. Membership includes receiving the Society’s semi-annual publication Chesapeake Cousins, the Cousin to Cousin Newsletter which is published three times a year and a semi-annual Membership-Surname Directory. The Membership-Surname Directory assists our members in contacting fellow members researching like surnames. All of our publications provide information you can use in your family genealogical pursuits.

Meetings & Important Dates

April 12, 2014 – Yard Spring Cleaning Day.

April 19, 2014 – The library will be closed for Easter.

May 17, 2014 – General business meeting and election of officers.

Library News

Library hours are 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday, except national holiday weekends, weather permitting. The library will be closed the weekends of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

The Library’s address is 12156 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, MD 21639. Map

New Book on the Bookshelf
37 years of Chesapeake Cousins on CD in searchable PDF format, and Tombstone Recordings on CD in searchable PDF format, available by book or by county

 
Chesapeake Cousins

Chesapeake Cousins is the Society’s journal to help further the research of our members. Published twice a year, in the spring and fall, it contains a wide variety of articles submitted by members. The articles include such information as family charts, bible records, abstracts of public records – county and state, cemetery records, newspaper abstracts, military records, tax records, census, family histories, depositions, pension lists, emigration lists, book reviews and articles of genealogical and historic interest. A section is devoted to queries sent in by members seeking information and assistance in their research. There is no fee for these queries.

USGS Book Store

Preserving Cemetery Records Beginning in 1985, the USGS undertook a continuing project to transcribe all of the cemeteries in the counties of the Upper Eastern Shore. This has resulted in the publication of the following books, that may be ordered from the USGS. For ordering information, stop by the USGS Book Store.

Books by USGS Members Several USGS members are active publishers of genealogical books of interest to Eastern Shore researchers. Titles, pricing and order forms are available through this web site for many of these books. Check out the USGS Book Store for details.