Somerset County was created from parts of Bedford County, 17 April 1795.
The county seat is Somerset.

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Meyersdale Library Special Collections Project  - The Meyersdale Public Library has graciously donated 28,000 obituaries to the Somerset County, PAGenWeb/USGenWeb Archives. This collection represents obituaries published in several newspapers from 1970-2004 and housed at the library. We are honored to be the recipient of this wonderful gift!   You can now view the obituary files through the USGW Archives link for our county.

Somerset County Historical Center  - The Historical Center has recently updated their website and you can now download a membership application as well as contact them via email!

Information regarding Flight 93 - a new website by the National Park Service:

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania County Resource guides under Public Collections.