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P.O. Box 275
Easton, MD 21601

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Membership - It is time to renew your USGS membership. If you are not already a member, please consider joining us. Join/Renew Thank you for your support!!!

USGS Research Center Inventory - The Somerset County Inventory has been completed. You may view the Somerset County Inventory, as well as the inventories for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties and the Family Histories Inventory, on the USGS Research Center page. More inventories will be coming soon.

Chesapeake Cousins - USGS Members may now submit articles to the Chesapeake Cousins. You may submit your family group sheets, lineage charts, stories of success, queries, brick wall research, family Bible records, bio of an ancestor, photographs, court records, depositions, newspaper abstracts, military records, tax records, pension lists, immigration records, or any articles of genealogical and historical interest that you would like to share. Mail your submissions to Jean Kelly at USGS, P.O. Box 275, Easton, Maryland, 21601 or email:

40 years of the Chesapeake Cousins may be purchased on E-Book format (CD-ROM PDF searchable format) at the USGS Bookstore/Chesapeake Cousins.


Welcome to USGS !

The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland is celebrating its 43rd year. Founded in 1973, the USGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers and covers Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The USGS began following a genealogy class for beginning researchers, held at the Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. From the initial class of fourteen, the organization now offers information and assistance to more than one hundred members. We welcome you to trace your family genealogy and history, visit the USGS Research Center, and become a member of USGS.

USGS Research Center

Research Center

12156 Greensboro Road
Greensboro, Maryland


Please visit the USGS Calendar for our hours, meetings and upcoming events.

For more information and to see our inventory of research materials, please view the USGS Research Center page.

Please visit the USGS Bookstore to see our publications for sale. Our publications are available in both book and e-book format (CD-ROM PDF searchable format). Purchases may be made in person, by mail and by paypal. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Kelly at 410-482-8072 or e-mail: