Eastern Shore Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate

Eastern Shore Public Library serves the people of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It is located in Accomac, Virginia. The Eastern Shore Public Library has become a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

Libraries that become FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to more genealogy resources to help genealogists and family historians make more family discoveries. There are only a few hundred FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries in the United States.

The designation means that patrons of the Eastern Shore Public Library will now have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. The FamilySearch website has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records.

FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anyone who wants to can get a FamilySearch account and use the website for free. However, people who log into FamilySearch at any of the four Eastern Shore Public Libraries with their individual account will have access to more FamilySearch records.

“Interest in our ancestral roots continues to grow with the popularity of DNA tests, reality tv shows like Long Lost Family or Who Do You Think You Are?, and the growing access to online genealogy records. Adding Eastern Shore Public Library as our newest FamilySearch Affiliate Library will enable patrons to make many fun, personal discoveries and family connections,” said Paul Nauta, FamilySearch Public Relations Manager.

Some of the genealogy resources at the Eastern Shore Public Library include: Mears Collection, Miles Files, Nock Family Heritage, ESVA Connections, Eastern Shore Stuff, Eastern Shore Heritage, Eastern Shore History Heroes, Free African Americans, Ghotes.Net, and Accomac Roots.

Eastern Shore Public Library began its library services in 1957 as a demonstration project of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in the Town of Accomac’s Community Hall. 

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