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Somerset County, PA
 Search Somerset County, Pennsylvania portion of the USGenWeb Archives

 This Page will constitute the "Main Index" for the Somerset County Archival Records
Please note that there have been major revisions which includes
 this page and others.
The information that has been contributed over the years is intact, this is just a new presentation.

Area History ~ Bible Records ~ Biographies ~ Church History
Court Documents ~ Family History & Photos ~ Land Records ~ Newspaper Articles
Schools & Yearbooks ~ Tax Assesments ~ Tombstone Transcription Project
Tombstone Photo Project: Somerset County
Vital Records: Marriages & Death Notices ~ Wills & Estates ~ Odds & Ends

Cemeteries: Meyersdale Public Library Collection
Please Use This Link

There is more information on the Cemeteries of Somerset County.

Early on, Volunteers worked transcribing information from WPA Files.
As mentioned elsewhere, WPA Records have shown to be incorrect, but, that said,
they are still valuable.
Please use this Link for updated WPA Cemetery Pages

Military: Civil War
Meyersdale Public Library Collection

Please Use This Link for the Index
Thank you to the late Keith Petenbrink for sharing with us his years of research regarding
the Somerset County men and women involved in the Civil War and
the Meyersdale Public Library for making the data available for online research.

All information is spelled as it is found. If there is information for persons
with identical names which cannot be clearly attributed to one of those persons,
there is a separate entry for that name with that information. We did not
combine names with information unless we were certain such information
pertained to a specific individual.

Check any possible spellings of the name you are researching. Examples:
Zerfoss/Cerfoss; Zuick/Cick; Critchfield/Scritchfield; Bauman/Bowman.

Ages: Age is listed as it is found. Ages are often misrepresented by minors at
enlistment. We have found at least one where the kid said he was 18 when he
enlisted, but in fact he was 15. We're not going to try to correct this kind of
thing, but want to call attention to the fact that the age is often
misrepresented and could be incorrect.

Please email Jennifer Hurl, Meyersdale Public Library archivist, at,
with any additions, comments or corrections.
In the Subject line please type CWV Project.
In the body please include the source of your addition or correction.

Additional Miscellaneous Military Records
Atchison, William P Nicholson, Benj
Critchfield, Benjamin Pritts, Jacob
Critchfield, William Rice, Christian Sr
GAR Honor Roll - 54 PA Vols Sell, John
Mostoller, Uriah Speelman x Totten [Marriage]
  Troutman, Peter

Roster Records:
Stine, Thomas C ~ Lewis Stinebaugh

Census Transcriptions : Miscellaneous Files
A very old Project, no longer active

Meyersdale Public Library Special Project Collection:
Obituary Notices from 1930-present published in several county newspapers.
[NOTE: Indicated as MPLB under the Obituary Notices, Contributor Column.]
*Not all obituaries published in the newspapers are included in this collection]

Obituaries from 1888-present contributed by individuals published in several county Newspapers

The Obituaries have been consolidated and formatted into batches of searchable pdf files:

A > F ~ G > L ~ M > R ~ S > Z

The Obits that have been contributed for 2020 > 2022 are listed below
For access, use either the search box above and enter the Name of Interest.
or go to the main Somerset Co Site and use the USGW Archives Search Engine
2020 - 2022 [Sub Yr] Name
boden16152gob.txt Boden, Harry Calvin Jr
edie17527gob.txt Edie, John Rufus
holebroo17535gob.txt Holbrook, H L, Mrs -d/n
hostetle16149gob.txt Hostetler, David Jeron
kooser17528gob.txt Kooser, Jacob
luther16529gob.txt Luther, Jane Ann
lytle16260gob.txt Lytle, Louise
meyers17529gob.txt Meyers, Rudolph
mong16524gob.txt Mong, John R
mong16525gob.txt Mong, Gladys R
mong16526gob.txt Mong, Samuel E
mong16527gob.txt Mong, Ellwood L
mong16528gob.txt Mong, Vernon Ellwood
ream17530gob.txt Ream, Samuel W
rhodes17531gob.txt Rhodes, J J
snyder16261gob.txt Snyder, Susan Louise
weigly17534gob.txt Weigley, Polly
zelenyak16150gob.txt Zelenyak, Istvan

For More Information about Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Please Visit: The Somerset County portion of the PAGenWeb


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A note of Gratitude for all of our previous Somerset County PAGenWeb Archives List Managers. 
Thank you for all of your hard work, and for the wonderful legacy you have left for us to continue.
April Phillips, Mary Ann Lubinsky & Connie Burkett [Tombstone Project]

Martha A Crosley Graham - Somerset County Archives File Manager
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This Page Updated: 11 November 2022