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Stories of Somerset series to talk about county’s past

GHOTES 2018 Conference to be held June 20 - 23, 2018
The GHOTES of Virginia (Genealogy and History Of The Eastern Shore of Virginia) annual conference will kick off on Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 at 5 p.m. with an Opening Reception at the Ker Place in Onancock, then proceed with the conference itself bright and early at 8 am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Craddockville UMC in Craddockville. There will be a Banquet at the Island House Restaurant and Marina in Wachapreague on Friday night, 6 p.m.


  • Office Closed
    Our former headquarters office, formerly located on North Division Street in Salisbury, has been closed. Items which were in the office, including our library and inventory of publications, has been moved to a renovated attic space in the home of Former LDGS President Jim Morris at 1220 Johnson Road, Salisbury, Maryland 21804. Members wishing to gain access to the LDGS library may contact Mr. Morris at (410) 742-4059 to schedule an appointment.

  • Submit an Article to Our Newsletter
    We are actively looking for article submissions for our twice-yearly newsletter, More From the Shore. Do you have interesting information about a family, an individual ancestor, an historical Delmarva figure, a town or area, research tips, or other subjects? We invite you to flex your journalistic muscles and share with fellow Delmarva genealogy enthusiasts. Please email our Editor, Howard L. Dickerson, at lowerdelmarva@yahoo.com, or write to LDGS, Box 3602, Salisbury, MD 21802-3602.

  • Lifetime Membership
    Did you know that Lifetime LDGS Membership is available for $300? Yearly membership is $20, running from January 1st to December 31st. Remember - Membership renewals are due each year on January 1. To remain active, dues for membership renewals must be paid no later than February 28.

  • Member Surname Cards
    If you haven't taken advantage of this great benefit of membership, please take a few moments to send in your family surname cards using a 3x5 card in the following format:

Surname being researched:
Location (city, county, state):
Time period:
Your name:
City, State, Zip:
Telephone no.:
eMail address:

© 1997, Shari Handley for The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society.