Library Resources: Genealogy and Historical Research

If you find the genealogy information on this page helpful, please consider making a donation to our library!

Obituaries-webObituaries 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: