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P.O. Box 275
Easton, MD 21601

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Upcoming Events:

March 10 - General Meeting at 1:00 p.m. at the Denton Library
Please Note:
Cabin Fever Escape and Show and Tell have been cancelled due to plumbing issues.

For more information: USGS Calendar


Cousin to Cousin Newsletter (February issue) - If you have any submissions to the USGS newsletter please contact Dr. Eric A. Cheezum: ericacheezum@

Chesapeake Cousins (April issue) - If you have any submissions for the USGS journal, please contact Jean Kelly: 410-482-8072.

Federation of Genealogical Societies


Welcome to USGS !

The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland is celebrating its 44th 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:

USGS Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping with the Research Center, filling a position on the Board, being a guest speaker at one of our meetings, helping members with genealogical research or anything else, please email: or call Jean Kelly: 410-482-8072.