Eastern Shore Public Library


Genealogy E-Resources

  • Ancestry.com
  • FamilySearch.org

Walking & driving tours

  • Cape Charles
  • Chincoteague Island
  • Onancock
  • Parksley
  • Eastern Shore Heritage Trail
  • Nassawadox History Walking Trail


  • Miles Files
  • Genealogy Reports by Mary Frances Carey
  • Nock Family Heritage
  • ESVA Connections
  • Eastern Shore Stuff
  • Eastern Shore Heritage
  • Eastern Shore History Heroes
  • Free African Americans
  • Ghotes.Net
  • Accomac Roots


  • Archives
  • Original Accomack County Records
  • Catherine West Bible
  • Newspapers
  • Eastern Shore Stories
  • Cape Charles Rosenwald School Restoration Initiative Oral History
  • Chincoteague Oral Histories
  • Island Bones
  • Caring for your family treasures

Secondary Sources

  • Accomack County Court Order Abstracts
  • Legislators from Accomack & Northampton Counties
  • Chesapeake Bay Ferries
  • Marriage and Death Notices
  • Virginia Department of Historic Resources Inventory of Properties
  • Finding Aids
  • Church Records

Digital History

  • Eastern Shore Public Library Digital Archives includes the Frances Bibbins Latimer Collection
  • The Callahan Photography Collection
  • The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1870-1935.
  • The Countryside Transformed: The Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Creation of a Modern Landscape
  • The Countryside Transformed: Genesis of a Railroad Town: Parksley, Virginia, 1884-1904.
  • Accomack and Northampton County Yearbooks up to 1977
  • Parksley Walking Tour
  • World War I Questionnaires

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.