Juggling Genealogy: Re-Organizing Family Records and Resources Along the Eastern Shore

Ker Place Genealogy It has been a whirlwind summer so far as the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society’s Collections Manager. Daily tasks have varied, but one project I have been working on is inventorying and re-organizing the Genealogy section of our Library collection.


This excellent resource for researchers and genealogists has been updated to include recent additions. Books are shelved alphabetically by family last name as listed on the family record. Underneath the printed and published genealogies are books and periodicals of resources, such as lists of marriage licence bonds in both Accomack and Northampton Counties as well as other nearby Virginia Counties. Other exciting resources include Will and Administration Records, 1850 and 1860 Census records, and records of soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War from both Eastern Shore counties.

Work continues in other sections of the Library and Archives to organize and inventory documents and books. By the end, our archives and library will be searchable in our database, making research family history and other subjects about the Eastern Shore faster and easier.

PicMonkey Collage3 Do you have evidence of family history along the Eastern Shore of Virginia? Come visit our the Genealogical Library at Ker Place, 69 Market Street, Onancock, VA or contact me, Stephanie Templin at collections@shorehistory.org for questions or research requests.