Historical and Genealogical Societies
Somerset Historical Center, 4 miles north of Somerset, PA is an exciting indoor and outdoor museum exhibit showing you how the mid-18th century settlers braved the mountain barrier and the wilderness beyond to carve a new life for themselves in southwestern PA. You will see the activities of pioneer men, women, and children, an interesting slide show, an early log cabin, and maybe you' 11 even get a taste of maple syrup.
Somerset County Historical Center
The Somerset Historical Center is open year-round Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from noon until 5:00 pm. The site is closed Mondays and holidays, except Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Hours may be subject to change. Admission is charged.
If you are a frequent researcher to this county, it would be worth your while to join The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, Inc. Membership includes numerous benefits, most noteably, a subscription to the quarterly genealogical periodical, The Laurel Messenger. You can now download a membership application here!
Research Requests via Mail. The Library currently offers genealogical “Research by Mail” services to its members at a rate of $15 for the first hour and $10 per hour thereafter. Research fees for nonmembers are $20 for the first hour, $15 thereafter. Photocopies of records are $.25 each, and copies from microfilm are $.50. For more information please contact Librarian Susan Seese at (814) 445-6077, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA Historical Societies
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Local Township Societies
Old Petersburg Addison
Rockwood Area Historical and Genealogical Society.
Boswell Historical Society
Springs Historical Society
*The Casselman Chronicle is a great newsletter published by this historical society
Berlin Area Historical Society
Shade-Central City Historical Society
Meyersdale Historical Society
Conemaugh Township Hist. Soc.
Hooversville Hist. Soc.
Stoystown Hist. Soc.
Salisbury-Elk Lick Hist. Assoc.
Windber Coal Heritage Center
Windber-Johnstown Area Genealogical Soc.
Maryland Genealogical Societies
Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Maryland
This county is part of the USGenWeb Project, a non-profit genealogical resource web system, and is maintained by April Phillips and Connie Burkett with help and information provided by other volunteers.
Last Revised: February 12, 2011