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Local History, Special Collections, and Genealogy

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Contact Information

The Local History and Genealogy staff can be reached by emailing or by sending us a message below.

You are always welcome to visit us in-house. If you will be needing assistance with your research, please make an appointment before your expected visit so that our staff can make sure we have set aside some time to assist you. 

We are located at:

Worcester County Library, Snow Hill Branch
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

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The Local History and Genealogy staff reside at the Snow Hill Branch. Our genealogy collection (located in the Worcester Room) is available anytime during the normal Snow Hill Branch hours. However, the Local History and Genealogy staff are not there during all hours being opened. If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with our Local History Librarian, or would like to call ahead to see when they will be in, please email or call 410-632-3495

Snow Hill Branch Hours:

Monday 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday Closed

These hours are subject to change based on holiday's, and other events. Please visit our closings and holidays page to view any changes to the hours. 


The Local History and Genealogy staff use monetary donations to help ensure we have the best upkeep to our collections. If you would like to help us out by sending a donation, we would greatly appreciate it. 

You can send donations to:

Worcester County Library, Snow Hill Branch
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Attn: Worcester Room 


If you are interested in donating photographs, books, documents, or any other materials to the Worcester County Library, please email or call 410-632-3495. As we have limited storage and a limited scope, we are unable to accept all items to our collection, and reserve the right to decline any potential donations. If we are unable to accept your donation, we will assist you in finding another organization that may be interested.

We are currently only interested in items, photographs, or documents related directly to Worcester County, Maryland. We may accept items related to the surrounding counties of Wicomico and Somerset (MD), Accomack (VA), or Sussex (DE). Items may not be accepted if they are not directly related to Worcester County, they do not have concrete historic value or interest, they are a duplicate of another item in our collection, they are too large for our storage spaces, or are too damaged. 

We cannot promise that any items dropped off at the library without prior conversation or paperwork will be added to our collection.

Research Fees

Simple genealogy questions that take less than an hour to answer are free of charge.

If you would like more in-depth research help requiring the full attention of our staff regarding Worcester County, Md genealogy, then there will be a $5.00 per hour fee up to two additional hours. Other fees include $0.25 per photocopied page plus shipping and handling for mail requests. 

There is no fee for visiting the Snow Hill Branch and conducting your own genealogical research! Our staff will be more than willing to answer any quick and easy questions for the duration of the time you wish to remain in the branch. 

Worcester County Library - 307 North Washington Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 Email: | Phone: 410-632-2600 | Fax: 410-632-1159