This video reminds me of a lot of the basic information that I needed to start my family tree. When I began three years ago, I had no experience at all. Ancestry.com was a big help to me in those early days of my researching, and most of their help is free of charge.
The MilesFiles 14.2 (revised version) contains about 70,000 names from the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, Virginia; Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico, Maryland; and Sussex Co, Delaware. Included in this database, is the Nock Family of Accomack County, Virginia.
It includes at least the first 6 generations of descent from the First Families of Virginia from the Jamestown era (listed in the Muster of 1624/5) that settled in these Eastern Shore counties. These individuals can easily be identified by the numbers placed in parentheses “(–)” between their given name and surname, which are the numbers used by Mr. Dorman in the 3 volume set Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, 4th Edition, 2004-2007, published by the Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore, MD, in collaboration with the Order of First Families of Virginia. There are about 4,000 persons so identified. Many of these lines have been expanded to the present generation. Descendant charts for these and other early settlers have been built to quickly indicate if and how those in more recent generations are descended from them.
This is a wonderful book chronicling the history of the Eastern Shore. It is the most detailed book that I’ve come across, so far. As we know, most Nocks in the U.S. trace their roots back to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, specifically Accomack County.
History of the Eastern Shore 1603-1964
Lisa Louise Cooke talks with Allison Dolan, Publisher of Family Tree Magazine at the RootsTech 2014 conference about live and virtual conferences. There’s definitely something for everyone! Family Tree Magazine and podcast can be found at http://www.familytreemagazine.com. And listen to the free Genealogy Gems Podcast at http://www.genealogygems.com