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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
10649 Somerset Pike
Somerset, PA 15501
Telephone: 814-445-6077

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 hgssc@wpia.net.


PA Historical Societies

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Telephone: 215-732-6201
Fax: 215-732-2680

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 412-454-6000
Fax: 412-454-6028
Senator John Heinz History Center


Local Township Societies

Old Petersburg Addison
Sarah Bartlett
PO Box 82
Addison, PA 15411
Telephone: 814-395-3469

Rockwood Area Historical and Genealogical Society.
Includes: Black, Middlecreek, Milford, and Upper Turkeyfoot Townships, and Casselman, New Centerville, Rockwood, and Seven Springs Boroughs
531 West Main Street, PO Box 95
Rockwood, PA 15557
Telephone: 814-926-1500 Tuesday & Friday 12:00 to 3:00

Boswell Historical Society
Phyllis Ickes
417 Main St. Box 39
Boswell, PA 15531
Telephone: 814-629-9161

Springs Historical Society
Harriet Berg
PO Box 142, Springs Rd.
Springs, PA 15562
Telephone: 814-662-2051

*The Casselman Chronicle is a great newsletter published by this historical society

Berlin Area Historical Society
400 Vine St., Box 35
Berlin, PA 15530
Telephone: 814-267-5987

Shade-Central City Historical Society
Sandy Wojick
5251 Dark Shade Dr.
Carnbrook, PA 15924
Telephone: 814-754-5675

Meyersdale Historical Society
527 N. Main St.
Meyersdale, PA 15552
Telephone: (814) 634-0668 or (814) 634-5272

Conemaugh Township Hist. Soc.
Diane Saylor
100-104 Sough Main St. Box 307
Telephone: Davidsville, PA 15928

Hooversville Hist. Soc.
Doloris A. Griffith
1264 Stoystown Rd.
Friedens, PA 15541
Telephone: 814-445-8264

Stoystown Hist. Soc.
Don Deaner
Box 11
Telephone: Stoystown, PA 15563

Salisbury-Elk Lick Hist. Assoc.
Brian Seese
9102 Mason Dison Highway
Salisbury, PA 15558
Telephone: 814-662-2556

Maple Manor
Janet Slusser
Maple Festival Park
Meyersdale, PA 15552

Windber Coal Heritage Center
Christopher Barclay
505 15th St.
Windber, PA 15963

Website: www.westsylvania.org/windber/

Windber-Johnstown Area Genealogical Soc.
PO Box 5048
Johnstown, PA 15904-6048


Maryland Genealogical Societies

Genealogical Society of Allegany County, Maryland
Member of the MDGenWeb and USGenWeb Projects

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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: February 12, 2011

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