What's New?


  • Connie Burkett and April Phillips retired from Somerset County PAGenWeb.  Many thanks for all their hard work.
  • Website reviewed and links checked and updated, work in progress
  • Somerset County is up for adoption.  You can volunteer to be the County Coordinator or the Assistant County Coordinator and submit data, review the website, check links, etc.


May 2006

November 2005

  • The surname files have been updated!  over 4000 linked names! (2007 note, since so many of the email addresses were obsolete, this was replaced with the "new" Surnames Registry).

October 2005

September 2005

  • Added a new link to the Bruderhof Peace Barn, a special Flight 93 memorial project in Farmington, PA (Fayette County).
  • 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! 

August 2005

  • We are working along side the Meyersdale Public Library to bring over 28,000 obituaries online and to complete the 3-Volume History of Bedford and Somerset County reference book. Stay tuned...more details to follow!

June 2005

  • Glenda Tressler Smith has taken our 4000 name database and formatted the surnames into html pages! This will make updating the surname files so much easier on April and myself. Thank you, Glenda!

April 2005

  • Welcome to Brian L. Cartwright as new township coordinator for Conemaugh, Paint and Ogle Twps! 

March 2005

  • 1930 U.S. Census Schedules - Several new additions to our census records! Our own April Phillips coordinates the Census Project for this county. Thank you April for helping to make the census files available to our visitors!

January 2005