MD Historical Trust MEDUSA Map
Somerset Tract Patent Index, 1665-1979
Historic Somerset Architecture
African-American Genealogy in MD
African-American 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
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
National Register Properties in Somerset
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
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
Dave Insley's Genealogy, Masonic, and Cemeteries Info
McKnight/McKnitt Family of Manokin Hundred
Some of the Descendants of Thomas Pollitt
The Pusey Family
Robert Simms' Genealogy (ARCHIVED)
Ulster Scots on the Eastern Shore of MD, DE, VA
Links to web sites that are not part of the USGenWeb Project are provided for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of the web sites or their contents by The USGenWeb Project, MDGenWeb, or the Somerset MDGenWeb Project.
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.
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.
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The LOWER-DELMARVA-ROOTS Forum is the descendant of the late, great LOWER-DELMARVA-ROOTS-L RootsWeb Mailing List. I was the Listmaster for its entire existance, and it was my distinct pleasure to oversee this large gathering of Delmarva researchers who shared information, chatted, became friends, and helped each other out for many, many years before the mailing lists were discontinued. Can we catch that lightening in a bottle again? Well, let's see.
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