Lower Delmarva
Genealogical Society


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  • March 26, 2014 -
    Speaker: George Hurley
    Topic: The History of Ocean City
    LOCATION: Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury, Maryland

  • April 23, 2014 -
    Speaker: Elaine Patterson
    Topic: "After Your Research, What's Next? How to Publish Your Family Tree". She will also talk about the diaries and letters of John Campbell Henry.
    LOCATION: Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury, Maryland

  • May 28, 2014 -
    Speaker: Jim Morris
    Topic: The Genealogy of John B. Parsons
    LOCATION: Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury, Maryland


  • 2013-2014 Board Members Seated
    Our President, Vice President and other board members took office at the general meeting in September. Congratulations and best wishes for success to LDGS President Lloyd Whitehead, Vice President Howard Dickerson, Treasurer Patricia Hooper, Corresponding Secretary and Acting Recording Secretary Kay Records, Membership Chairman Carolyn Adkins, Internet and Email Correspondent Mike Adkins, Historian/Librarian/Custodian Jim Morris, and Publicity Chairman Betty Bounds, as well as Members-at-Large Shirley Butler, Betty Bounds and Robert Adkins.

  • 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. Volunteers are still needed to help unbox and shelve books, as well as to inventory the books and publications we have for sale.

  • National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference
    This looks to be an excellent conference. Among the sessions are two of interest to Lower Delmarva genealogists — "Three Colonies, One Peninsula: Border Disputes on Colonial Delmarva" on 7 May 2014, "The Old Line State: Research at the Maryland State Archives" and "The Chesapeake & New England: Colonial Connections and Migrations" on 8 May 2014, and "Marylanders Migrating South" on 9 May 2014. The National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference will take place May 7-10 in Richmond, Virginia at the Marriott Hotel, 500 East Broad Street, and across the street at the Richmond Convention Center. Pre-registration ends on 22 April 2014.

  • 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:

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