How To Start Your Online Research

  • RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative has an interactive search engine to search their RootsWeb Surname List (over 500,000 surnames). Please read the instructions on how to submit your surnames to this list - it is a great resource tool.
  • Genealogy.Com has an interactive search engine to search their InternetFamily Finder database (over 325 million surnames) as well as other websites, CD's and databases. Note: this feature is SLOW - so be patient as it searches for a related surname.

Other Helpers

Email Discussion Groups

If you are new to genealogy or new to Internet genealogy, there are two email discussion groups especially for you: GEN-NEWBIE-L and NewGen-L.

For instructions on how to subsribe and participate in these groups, see the www.rootsweb.com website.

Join the SOMGEN email discussion group for Somerset Co., PA.

Check out the list of genealogical email discussion groups maintained by John Fuller.

(this information is by Carol Hepburn, the Somerset County PAGenWeb Coordinator for over 10 years, now retired)

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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: January 28, 2016

Copyright The Somerset County, PAGenWeb Project.