GHOTES Eastern Shore Bibliography page


  1. Clearfield Company
  2. 200 East Eager St.
    Baltimore, MD 21202.
    (410) 625-9004
  3. Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc.
  4. 1001 N. Calvert St.
    Baltimore, MD 21202-3897
    (800) 296-6687
  5. Heritage Books Inc.
  6. 1540-E Pointer Ridge Pl,
    Bowie, MD 20716.
    (800) 398-7709
    Heritage Books Website
  7. Miller's Choice
  8. 11130 Stewart's Neck Road
    Princess Anne MD 21853
    Phone: (410) 651-9267.
    List of books available from Miller's Choice
  9. Willow Bend Books
            65 E. Main St.
            Westminster, MD 21157-5026
            (800) 876-6103 or (410) 876-6101
            Willow Bend Books Web Site

    Bookstores Specializing in Eastern Shore Materials

    1. Dragon's Lair Books
    2. 321 Mason Ave.
      Cape Charles, Va. 23310
      (757) 331-4213.

      New, Used, Rare, Out-of Print Books, Antiques & Collectibles.

    3. Book Bin, Inc.
    4. 4 Corner Plaza
      Onley, VA 23418.
      (804) 787-7866.
      The Book Bin Website Home Page
      E-mail Book Bin


      (If you cannot travel to the Book Bin, try Heritage Books or Willow Bend Books at the links above)
    5. The Family Tree Bookshop
    6. 9 B Goldsborough Street
      Easton, Md. 21601
      (410) 820-5252
      The Family Tree Bookshop Website

    Other Eastern Shore Resources

    1. The Eastern Shore Public Library
    2. P. O. Box 360
      Accomac, VA 23301
      Web Site: Eastern Shore Public Library Web Site
      Located in Accomac, Virginia, on Business Route 13, one-half mile north of the Accomack County Courthouse.
      Hours: M-T-W 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Th 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sat 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
      Photocopying machines available.

      The Eastern Shore Public Library's genealogical collection contains most of the basic sources for Virginia genealogy, including nearly all the works indexed in E.G. Swem's VIRGINIA HISTORICAL INDEX (Roanoke: Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co., 1934). Librarian Miles Barnes has done a magnificent job of filling the Eastern Shore Room with valuable books, papers, and manuscripts. If you are planning a trip to the Eastern Shore, be sure to check this resource.

    3. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society
    4. Kerr Place
      P.O. Box 193
      Onancock, VA 23417
      (757) 787-8012
      Admission $3.00

    5. Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
    6. Director, Rebecca Miller
      Power Building
      Salisbury State University
      Salisbury, MD 21801
      (401) 543-6025
      Research Center Web Site
    7. Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society
    8. P. O. Box 3602
      Salisbury MD 21802-3602
    9. The GHOTES Family
      Genealogy and history of the Eastern Shore discussion group on the Internet. Send an inquiry to for information about subscribing to this list.
    11. Mary Frances Carey
      Mary Frances Carey does genealogy research on a fee basis, usually by the hour or by the family. Contact her at 31415 Horntown Rd., New Church, VA 23415.

    Other Resources

    1. Daughters of the American Revolution
    2. DAR Library
      1776 D St. NW
      Washington, DC
      (202) 879-3229
      You can find many records at the DAR that can't be found anywhere else. Over 140,000 books and 250,000 folders of manuscripts and other genealogical material on American families. May include family histories, lots of Bible records, cemetery and other records.
    3. Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria
      Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria is the genealogical section of the Alexandria library. It is in a historical home and they have just about every abstract ever published for the state of Va. Also lots of family books and they are hooked up to the IGI.
    4. National Genealogical Society
    5. 4527 175th St. North
      Arlington, VA
      (703) 525-0050
      Annual Dues $40.00
      About 25,000 books on histories, wills and marriage records.
    6. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
    7. P.O. Box 412
      Vienna, VA 22183-0412
      Annual Dues $25 individual $37.50 family
    8. Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
    9. P.O. Box 73086
      Washington, DC 20056-3086
      (202) 234-5350
      Annual Dues $25 individual $30 family
      (Call for info on MD, VA, and District chapters)
      See also
    10. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
    11. A Quarterly Publication of the Virginia Historical Society.
      Membership is $35.00 per year
      Single issues of the VMHB: $5.50.
      For more information, contact the VHS at
      P.O. Box 7311
      Richmond, VA 23221-0311
    12. The Southern Claims Commission consisted of a 3-man panel and was authorized by Congress to consider claims from pro Unionists who were living in Confederate States and had suffered losses at the hands of the Union Government during the Civil War. A little more than 23,000 individuals filed claims with the commission. Many die hard Confederates filed claims believing that the government owed them for their hardships during the war. The documents filed and testimonies given yield a wealth of genealogical information. A good finding aid is: Civil War Claims in the South: An Index of Civil War Damage Claims filed before the Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880

    13. Funeral Homes

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