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Obituaries from the newspapers of Somerset County from 1817 to present have been digitized into images available free of charge online.
Browse our digitized obituaries collection online.
Random newspaper clippings from the Somerset Herald have been scanned in, spanning various years from 1878-1939. Browse these old newspaper clippings online.
Cemetery Index for Somerset County, PA birth and death info spanning from the 18th to the early 20th century, indexed by last name. Each pdf file is also searchable by text. Browse these cemetery records online
We have an extensive collection of historic Somerset County newspapers on Microfilm spanning from the 1800’s to present day. Our Microfilm reader can print directly to paper or scan and/or email files digitally. Come visit us to research the contents of our collection!
Looking for information on Somerset buildings and historic sites? We’ve partnered with Somerset Inc. and the Somerset County Historical Center to present a community history project, Somerset Then & Now, to catalog buildings and historic sites throughout Somerset County. Visit the website to research local sites and feel free to submit any useful information using the online form!
Useful Free Genealogy Links Online:
- 1901 Census of England and Wales Online
- Access Genealogy » A Free Genealogy Resource
- Ancestor Hunt – Free Genealogy Search Engines
- Census Bureau Homepage
- Chroncling America – FREE VIntage Newspaper Database via Library of Congress
- Cyndi’s List – United States
- Family History & Genealogy Databases, Family History Tree Software
- Family Tree Builder – Free genealogy program: MyHeritage
- Find A Grave – Millions of Cemetery Records
- Free Family History and Genealogy Records — FamilySearch.org
- Free Genealogy and Family History Online – The USGenWeb Project
- Free Genealogy and Family History Research Database
- Free Genealogy Lookups -AncestralFindings.com
- Genealogy Today- Family Tree History, Ancestry, Free Lookups
- GenealogyBuff.com – free genealogy site, obituary searches, library of files
- GENUKI- UK & Ireland Genealogy
- Historical Markers Database – Somerset County
- JewishGen – The Home of Jewish Genealogy
- MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia – Photo animator
- PA GenWeb – includes cemetery records, obituaries, tax documents and more
- PA Newspaper Archives – Hosted by Penn State, full-text and searchable from all 67 counties in PA
- Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians
- RootsWeb.com Home Page