Category Archives: Virginia

Delmar Medical Society?

A quick question, as I am hoping someone might have some answers. Does anyone know about the Delmar Medical Society of the Eastern Shore? Recently I was re-reading a past newspaper article in the Daily Times of Salisbury about the … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Maryland, People, Virginia

On this Day: January 1, 1808

January 1, 1808 — On this day the importation of slaves into the United States was abolished as the result of the Congressional act of March 3, 1807. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture describes this on their … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Maryland, People, Virginia

Onancock: Outlaw Blacksmith Shop

If you are ever in Onancock, turn onto Boundary Avenue to see the restored Samuel T. Outlaw blacksmith shop.   The Samuel T. Outlaw Blacksmith shop of Onancock, Virginia is described in the 2009 pictorial book, Images of America series, … Continue reading

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The Green Book: Delmarva

Watching a PBS program prompted me to take a look at The Green Book and to find the listings shown for Delmarva.  You can find the 1949 edition on the internet, the publication then called “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” … Continue reading

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St. Louis connects to Delmarva History

I ran across this handy website that might be of interest to researchers.  If you are wanting a quick search of slaves who served during the Civil War, you might want to take a look at this St. Louis County … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Maryland, People, Virginia

Importance of Plantation Research

Genealogists will tell you to follow the white history to uncover clues to family black history.  So I am on my soap box encouraging more of that sort of research.  Learn more about the stately old buildings – whether restored … Continue reading

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Virginia: Barrier Island Center Almshouse

Looks like this is yet another opening I have missed.  So the article below is a bit out of date.  But it gives information about this wonderful opportunity to visit a slice of history should you ever get to the … Continue reading

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