July 11 – UPPER SHORE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF MD Research Center open 9am-3pm. Denton/Greensboro Rd, Rt 313. Usgsmd.org.
As a thank you to our members and the public at-large for their support, the Upper Shore Genealogical Society is offering a ONE DAY SALE of 20% off of all of its publications and e-books in anticipation of the gift giving season. This exclusive offer will be held at our Cookies and Punch for the Christmas Bunch on December 14, 2013, from 10 to 3, at the USGS Research Center Library, 12156 Greensboro Road, Greensboro. You may pre-order so we will have them in stock – Jean Kelly for publications: 410-482-8072 and Mary Engle for e-books: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer a pretty gift membership card. If you would like one, please email Mary Engle.
The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland (USGS) celebrated its fortieth anniversary on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Asbury United Methodist Church Hall, in Millington, Kent County. Nearly forty members and friends attended, including many former officers of the organization. After a luncheon, USGS President Eric Cheezum recognized two charter members who are still members – M. Margaret Dickerson of Chestertown (who could not be present) and Louise A. Scott, of Denton – and delivered a short speech discussing national and world events taking place in 1973 when the USGS was founded.
The keynote speaker for the anniversary was Dr. Kenneth L. Carroll, a native Eastonian and prominent historian of Quakerism. Carroll received his Ph.D. in 1953 and taught with the Religious Studies faculty at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for three decades. He has published countless works on Quakerism – including several books and articles relating to the Eastern Shore – and is currently researching the Carroll family, along with many other projects. He has long been a member of the USGS, has contributed many articles to the society’s journal, Chesapeake Cousins, and has helped many researchers through his publications. Carroll’s address, entitled “I Really Dig Unearthing Dead Ancestors,” discussed the strange and often funny things one discovers when undertaking genealogical research, and offered advice to both new and experienced researchers.
The program concluded with the presentation of an award to the USGS Volunteer of the Year, Joyce C. O’Neal, and the door prize – a genealogical dictionary – to Becky Riti, of the Talbot County Free Library.
Upper Shore Genealogical Society’s 40th Anniversary Luncheon & Meeting, Sept. 21, held at Millington U.M. Church Hall, 392 Cypress St., Millington, MD, 11:30-3:00. Special Speaker-Dr. Kenneth L. Carroll. Reservations required. $10 each, bring a guest. Make check payable to USGS and mail to Mary Ellen Larrimore, 305 Farwell Road, Chestertown, MD 21620 before September 14. More info, call 410-438-2878
The Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland held its annual meeting on May 18, 2013, at its research center library located at 12156 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, MD.
A covered dish luncheon was enjoyed at noon, followed by a short business meeting at 2:00 and election of officers for 2013-1014.
USGS is pleased to announce the re-election of Dr. Eric A. Cheezum as President. Other officers elected were: Mary Ellen Larrimore, Vice President; Joyce O’Neal, Recording Secretary; William O. Leon