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NEW USGS Publication!!

Calvary-United Methodist Church Records, Sudlersville (Queen Anne's County), Maryland
Book #4, Membership Roll

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Members Get 20% OFF USGS Publications

USGS Members can now get 20% OFF all USGS Publications!

If you are not already a member, please join and take advantage of the 20% off!

Go to the USGS Bookstore to see our publications and to join or renew.

Federation of Genealogical Societies


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:


Volunteers - The USGS is searching for an awesome person like you to volunteer for one of the following positions:

  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Head Librarian
  • Librarians - We are looking for a volunteer who can help open the Research Center once per month on a Saturday from 10-3.
  • Genealogical Researchers - We are looking to compile a list of volunteer (or possibly paid) researchers who can help with research questions for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties. If you are interested in being on the list, please contact us.
  • Guest Speakers - We are looking for volunteers to speak at our general meetings. The meetings days and times are on the USGS Calendar.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer positions, please contact Eric Alexander,

Chesapeake Cousins - Jean Kelly is now accepting articles for the April 2017 issue. For more information, please go to Chesapeake Cousins.

You can now view the Chesapeake Cousins' Table of Contents online consisting of 42 years of history and research material, 81 issues, volumes 1 through 42-2. And Members can now purchase the Chesapeake Cousins E-Book (CD) and get 20% OFF. For more information, go to the USGS Bookstore.