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. Hickory House
  8. P.O. Box 37
    Eastville, VA 23347
    Web Site: Hickory House Web Site
  9. Miller's Choice
  10. 11130 Stewart's Neck Road
    Princess Anne MD 21853
    Phone: (410) 651-9267.
    List of books available from Miller's Choice
  11. Peter's Row
  12. 27 Thomas St.,
    Coram, NY 11727
    (516) 732-6216
    Peter's Row Web Site

    7.    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
    The Book Bin's list of local Eastern Shore Books
    (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. 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)
  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

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