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Somerset County, Pennsylvania
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Somerset County, Pennsylvania Facts

When was Somerset County, PA Created?
Somerset County was established on April 17, 1795 from Bedford County.

What is the County Seat of Somerset County, PA?
The County Seat is located in Somerset and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Somerset County, PA?
Bordering Counties are Cambria CountyBedford CountyAllegany County, Maryland, Garrett County, Maryland, Fayette CountyWestmoreland County.

Somerset County, PA Vital Records

Where can find Somerset County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Somerset County vital records can be found at the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records since 1906 and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Pennsylvania for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Somerset County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Pennsylvania  Birth CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Somerset County, PA Census Records

What Somerset County, PA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Somerset County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Somerset Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Somerset Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Somerset Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Pennsylvania Census Records Research Guide

Somerset County, PA Courthouse and Government Records

Somerset County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Somerset County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Somerset County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Pennsylvania Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Somerset County, PA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Somerset County, PA?
A list of Somerset County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Pennsylvania Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Somerset County, PA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Somerset County, PA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Somerset County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is basically a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Somerset Co. PA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Somerset Co. PA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Somerset Co. PA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Somerset Co. PA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Somerset Co. PA General and History Websites

Somerset Co. PA Immigration & Naturalization

Somerset Co. PA Military Records