Contact USGS:


P.O. Box 275
Easton, MD 21601

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Upcoming Events:

Mar. 14, 2020
Membership Meeting at 1:00 p.m. with lecture to follow.
Sue Clabaugh, LPN and Liz Stitlely will present their lecture on "Genealogy, DNA and Family Diseases."

April 2020
Yard sale fundraiser.

May 9, 2020
Membership Meeting at 1:00 p.m. and election of officers.

NEW Indexes for Caroline County, MD

1703 - 1776 and
1790 - 1817 Indexes to Administrative Accounts for the Register of Wills Records

These indexes were compiled by USGS member, Gary Willis! The index can be found on our research links page.

1634 - 1940 Index to Will and Probate Records
A joint project by the Maryland State Archives, Comptroller of the Treasury, Register of Wills and FamilySearch. This project began in 2013. The volunteers are working on indexing all the counties in Maryland. Baltimore and Carroll counties have also been completed. If you would like to volunteer to help with this project, please email

These indexes can be found on our research links page.


Welcome to the USGS !

The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland is celebrating its 46th 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.

Our goal is to:

  • Encourage all of those interested in researching their ancestral heritage and promote fellowship and cooperation.
  • Educate members and the public on genealogical information from the Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot through meetings, seminars, workshops, and publications.
  • Provide a forum for sharing knowledge that individual members have acquired in their own research.
  • Collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical, biographical, and historical knowledge and information.

By being a member of the Society you will be joining many others who share this goal while tracing their family's origins to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Help support the USGS by becoming a member, donating your time and/or making a donation. Thank you for your support!

March 14, 2020, USGS General Meeting and Speakers, Sue Clabaugh, LPN and Liz Stitlely

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 book form and on CD (PDF). 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.