Free Transcribed Records

Cemeteries Project: Gravestone Transcriptions


Letters and Written Artifacts

1877 Atlas Somerset Maps

John C. Lyon's Old Somerset Hundreds and Land Grant Maps

1835 Map of the Lower Shore

Lower Shore Map: Toggle Between 1877 - 2024

Other Maps of the Somerset Area

Lower Delmarva Family Album: Photos/Postcards

Stepney Parish Records, 1703-1890

Somerset History Stories

Interesting Miscellaneous Research Information

Area Resources: Libraries, Societies, Museums

Eastern Shore Genealogy

Share Your Records

Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

They Lived In Somerset

Maryland's Colonial Eastern Shore

Stepney Parish: register and vestry proceedings, 1703-1890

Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD

Parson of the Islands: Rev. Joshua Thomas

Descendants of Samuel Handy

Brief History and Genealogy of the Hearne Family

The Boston Family of Maryland

Somerset MDGenWeb Free File Archives
USGenWeb Archives Search

The MDGenWeb State Site
The USGenWeb Project National Site

The USGenWeb Project


Wicomico County, Maryland MDGenWeb
Worcester County, Maryland MDGenWeb
Dorchester County, Maryland MDGenWeb
Sussex County, Delaware DEGenWeb
Accomack County, Virginia VAGenWeb

MD Historical Trust MEDUSA Map
Somerset Tract Patent Index, 1665-1979
African-American Genealogy in MD
Black Heritage of the Lower Eastern Shore
African-American History in DE and MD's Eastern Shore
Delmarva African-American History
MAYIS: MSA Indigenous Records Guide
Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
American Origins - Delmarva Digital Archive
Somerset Digital Newspaper Project
Archives of Maryland Online
Cindy's Genealogy
Coalition to Protect MD Burial Sites
Crisfield Picture Gallery
Family History Library Holdings for Somerset
Free African-American Taxables in Somerset
1904 Gazetteer of Maryland
Golden Lyon Genealogy (archived)
Shari Handley's Eastern Shore Genealogy
Invisible Indians of Delmarva
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society
Beach to Bay Heritage Area
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage
Methodist Church Records
Nabb Research Center for DelMarVa History and Culture
Ocean City Lifesaving Museum
City of Crisfield History
Town of Princess Anne History
How to Read Old Handwriting
Political Graveyard - Somerset Co.
Somerset County Travel Information

Carey Family Website (ARCHIVED)
Early Chesapeake Families DNA Project
Cullen Family Tree 2015 (ARCHIVED)
Dave Fletcher's Site
Grandfather's Clock (ARCHIVED)
Hearne History Home
Hignutt and Messick Family Tree
Hitch Genealogy
Dave Insley's Genealogy, Masonic, and Cemeteries Info
McKnight/McKnitt Family of Manokin Hundred
Outten Genealogy
Some of the Descendants of Thomas Pollitt
The Pusey Family
Robert Simms' Genealogy (ARCHIVED)
Ulster Scots on the Eastern Shore of MD, DE, VA

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Somerset County, Maryland USGenWeb Project Dedication

Somerset County, MD USGenWeb Project

Heav'n and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation - Capt John Smith

 Somerset County, Maryland Old Somerset, whose county seat is at Princess Anne, once encompassed a much larger area than the current boundaries. It included the territory shown at right, the areas which now are the counties of Somerset (bordered in red), Worcester and Wicomico in Maryland, and part of Sussex in Delaware. Other close neighbors are Dorchester County, Maryland to the northwest and Accomack County, Virginia to the south. Many early Somerset settlers came up from Accomack. Cecil, Lord Baltimore, Lord Proprietary of the Province of Maryland proclaimed in 1666 that Somerset County would be "bounded south with a line from Watkin's Point (being the north point of tht bay into wch the River Wighco formly called Wighcocomoco afterwards Pocomoke and Wighcocomoco againe, doth fall exclusively) to the Ocean on the east; Nanticoke River on the North & the Sound of Chesipeake Bay on the West." Somerset County was named for Lady Mary Somerset, sister of Cecilius Calvert's wife, Lady Anne Arundell.

[ Hey! Look! ]We have the 1877 Lake Griffing & Stevenson Atlas maps for Somerset online at the 1877 Atlas page. Enjoy!

We also have Stepney Parish Records images for 1703-1890 at the Stepney Parish page.

Check out this neat rectified maps from the 1877 Atlas, overlaid on a modern map with a slider to toggle between them. Very handy!
Lower Shore - Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester

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