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Paul J. Willing Cemeteries Project
Wicomico Census Images
John C. Lyon's Old Somerset Hundreds and Land Grant Maps
Book - Store Accounts of John Nelms of Salisbury, 1758 - 1787
Book - They Lived In Somerset
Book - Maryland's Colonial Eastern Shore
Book - Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD
Wicomico History
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1877 Atlas Wicomico Maps
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Somerset, Maryland
Worcester, Maryland
Dorchester, Maryland
Sussex, Delaware
Accomack, Virginia


Wicomico Tract Patent Index, 1663 - 1977
    (use login "plato", password "plato#")
Wicomico Wills Liber WB#1 Dec 1867 - Dec 1869 (online book)
1920 Census Images for Wicomico
The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties, Maryland (Google Books)
African-American Genealogy in MD
African-American Heritage Sites on the Lower Shore
African-American History in DE and MD's Eastern Shore
American Life Histories
American Origins - Delmarva Digital Archive
Archives of Maryland Online
Cindy's Genealogy
Coalition to Protect MD Burial Sites
DelMarVa Surnames Project
Family History Library Holdings for Wicomico
Gazetteer of Maryland
GenForum - Wicomico Co.
Golden Lyon Genealogy
Grandfather's Clock
Handley's Eastern Shore Genealogy
Interment.net Wicomico Cemeteries
Invisible Indians of Delmarva
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society
Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Committee
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage
Methodist Church Records
Mid-Atlantic Archives
Nabb Research Center for DelMarVa History and Culture
National Register of Historic Places in Wicomico
Ocean City Lifesaving Museum
Old English Writing
Pemberton Park
Political Graveyard - Wicomico Co.
Sharpen Your Research Skills
Sharptown History
Wicomico County Travel Information
Wicomico Historical Newspaper Abstracts


The Beathard Family
Fassitt Information
Dave Fletcher's Site
Hearne History Home
Hitch Genealogy
Dave Insley's Genealogy, Masonic and Cemetery Info
Outten Family History
The Pusey Family
Robert Simms' Genealogy
Al Wootten's Site

Wicomico County, Maryland USGenWeb Project Dedication
Wicomico County, MD USGenWeb Project

[ Wicomico County, Maryland ] Wicomico County, whose name comes from Native American words meaning "place where houses are built", is shown bordered in yellow on the circa-1840 map at right. Wicomico was part of "Old Somerset", which once encompassed the entire lower Eastern Shore area of Maryland and was settled as early as the 1660s. The original boundaries of Somerset County, shown in green, were split in 1742, when Worcester County was formed, and again in 1867 with the formation of Wicomico County from parts of Somerset and Worcester. By 1750, the dispute over the southern boundary of Delaware was finally over, and Lord Baltimore lost the Sussex County area to William Penn. Another close neighbor is Dorchester County, Maryland.

Today, Wicomico County is an area of contrasts. The bustling big city atmosphere of the county seat, Salisbury, stands in sharp relief to tranquil, sleepy farming areas like Tyaskin, quiet country villages such as Powellville, quaint fishing towns like Nanticoke, and seemingly untouched, "lost in time" villages such as Whitehaven, where you can still ride a ferry that has been in operation for almost 300 years across the Wicomico River.

What's new?  We now have the 1877 Lake Griffing & Stevenson Atlas maps for Wicomico online at the 1877 Atlas page. Enjoy!

State Coordinator: Shari Handley
ASC: Rebecca Maloney

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Please note . . . I am unable to reply to requests for personal research. I'm not a professional genealogist, and my efforts in my own ancestor quest as well as supporting my web sites are as much time as I can spare away from my own family and job. Please take some time to browse through this website! You will learn about many resources and other types of help that are available to you. If you have questions regarding resources in these counties, or wish to recommend online resources, don't hesitate to write!

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    Wicomico County, Maryland USGenWeb Project County Coordinator

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