Genealogy & Local History

The Somerset County Library maintains a small collection about Pennsylvania and Somerset County history.  We also have a collection of obituaries clipped from local newspapers.  Ask staff for assistance at the library.  We also have access to Ancestry Library Edition from inside our library buildings.

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Help iconAncestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical  collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration  records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!   Licensed for use inside the physical library buildings only.   From a computer inside the main Somerset County Library or Conemaugh Township branch, click on the Ancestry desktop icon to access Ancestry Library Edition.

The Meyersdale Public Library maintains a larger genealogy and local history collection.  Check out the Meyersdale Public Library Genealogy Department home page for more information.