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Publication Author Price Maryland Sales Tax Postage and Handling
Burbage Funeral Home: The Early Years, Cemetery Records (1934-1980) Transcribed by Dale M. Jones, Sr. from journals of Marianne Adkins Burbage $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
Dedicated to the memory of Marianne “Anna” Adkins Burbage. The Burbage Funeral Home has been serving Worcester County since 1810 in Berlin, Maryland. After Marianne's husband John W. Burbage died in 1944, she managed the funeral home by herself. She died in 1985 at the age of 92. Anna's grandson, Mr. Kirk Burbage, has expanded the business to the town of Snow Hill. Our gratitude to Mr. Burbage for allowing us to use his grandmother's hand-written journal records of birth and death dates. We hope to continue this work of transcription through the 1900s and, hopefully, “The Later Years”. This edition, published in November, 2010, is 127 pages.
  Whayland/Insley/Kibble Ledger L.D.G.S. $25.00  $15.00 $0.90 $4.00
Records from the mid-1700s to the 1800s from a store in the Allen area, which was in Somerset County at that time. Fully indexed, including several schooners, brigs and sloops, their cargoes and destinations. Some surnames include Ballard, Bayly, Bryde, Chaile (Chaille), Collings, Dasheel (Dashiell), Dorman, Gemmill, Goslee, Griffen, Handy, Insley, Jones, Kibble, Lowe, Malone/Mellone, McBryde, Revel (Revell/Revelle), Robertson, Smyly, Steword, Taller, Umphras (Humphreys), Whayland, Willen (Willing), Williams. Published in 2008 by LDGS with the aid of a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, 100 pages, 8.5x14 spiral bound.
  The Fooks Family Book by Herbert C. Fooks $35.00  $30.00 $1.80 $3.50
Reprinted by the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society in 2001 with an index. Original book published in 1953 had 473 page; now, with index, 589 pages. Includes many surnames, some biographies, bible and tombstone records, drawings, maps and land patents.
  The Fooks Family Book Index compiled by the LDGS $15.00  $10.00 $0.60 $3.25
This is a separate index only, useful to those who already own the ORIGINAL Fooks Family Book (which has no index).
Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico John E. Jacob, Jr. $15.00 $0.90 $3.25
Wicomico County was formed in 1867 from parts of Somerset and Worcester Counties. The area has hundreds of small family and church graveyards, many of which are now in an appalling state of disrepair. Mr. Jacob visited and recorded over 600 Wicomico graveyards, and his book ensures that the record of these peoples' graves will not disappear. The earliest gravestone in Wicomico County marked by a still-readable inscription is from 1739, and few of the thousands of wooden markers erected exist today. Stones that mark deaths before 1800 are rare. Published in 1971, the 132-page book lists graves with death dates up to December 31, 1900.
  A Somerset Sampler: Families of Old Somerset County, Maryland, 1700-1776 Compiled and edited by Pauline Manning Batchelder $25.00  $15.00 $0.90 $4.00
This is a collection of information on families of Old Somerset County, Maryland, modeled on and supplementing the genealogical notes that Clayton Torrence included in his 1935 history, Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Torrence's book generally covered up to about 1700. This book picks up there and traces the families to the generation of children, the oldest of whom were born by 1776. 312 pages, published by LDGS in 1994 with the assistance of a grant from the Fair Play Foundation of Wilmington, Delaware.
More From the Shore Newsletters
Each of the following sets contains 10 back issues of the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society's bi-annual newsletter, More From the Shore, filled with area history, family history, LDGS happenings and news, interesting tidbits, old news items, and more.
More From the Shore
Vol. 1 No. 1 (1982) through Vol. 5 No. 2 (1986)
L.D.G.S. $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
More From the Shore
Vol. 6 No. 1 (1987) through Vol. 10 No. 2 (1991)
L.D.G.S. $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
More From the Shore
Vol. 11 No. 1 (1992) through Vol. 15 No. 2 (1996)
L.D.G.S. $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
More From the Shore
Vol. 16 No. 1 (1997) through Vol. 20 No. 2 (2001)
L.D.G.S. $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
More From the Shore
Vol. 21 No. 1 (2002) through Vol. 25 No. 2 (2006)
L.D.G.S. $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
More From the Shore
Vol. 26 No. 1 (2007) through Vol. 30 No. 2 (2011)
L.D.G.S. $25.00 $1.50 $4.00
Single copies of More From the Shore, each L.D.G.S. $4.00 $0.24 $2.00
Potpourri From Our Files: Family Records of the Lower Eastern Shore, Volume I edited by Pat Taylor $30.00 $1.80 $4.25
A joint project of the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society and the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. Compilations represent submissions from members of LDGS of various family history and historical data. Family histories in this volume include John Jones of Mt. Vernon, William Brereton family, Ann Chaille, Thomas B. Cooper, IV, Robert Davis, Ennis, Fowler, Richard Knowles, Thomas Pointer, Purse/Willoughby, and Reedy. Also included are biographies of John Dorman, Cornelius Ennis, Sr., Thomas Gilliss, James Houston, Thomas Morris, Parthenia Morris, and David Watson, Bible records of Peter Hearn, Daniel Knowles, Nathaniel Miller, and Thomas E. Smith. Cemetery records of the Dashiell/Huston/Rider graveyard and various others in Somerset County, as well as obituaries, newspaper clippings, assessments/guardian records from Somerset County and an index of the 1978 edition of The Parsons of the Islands. 361 pages, published in 1996 with assistance of a grant from the Fair Play Foundation of Wilmington, Delaware.


© 1997, Shari Handley for The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society.