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Genealogy Research page title

The BMHS library has extensive information on early German families -- particularly those who settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. We have all of Pastor Ruff's books, many cemetery records, over 150 family histories, numerous vital records from newspapers, and many other resource items to aid genealogical research. So, if you have roots in Westmoreland County, you'll want to check us out.

You can browse our archives yourself, or solicit the services of our volunteer research staff. There is a moderate charge if we do the research.

  • $15.00 non-refundable retainer for the first hour of research
  • $10.00 for each additional hour
  • Photocopy costs ($.25/page)
  • Shipping and handling fees

To engage our research staff, please submit your request to

Baltzer Meyer Historical Society
642 Baltzer Meyer Pike
Greensburg, PA 15601-9711

Include your check for $15.00 (retainer) made payable to BMHS - Genealogy. You will be billed when the research is completed. Once payment is received, your documents will be shipped to you.

Money brought in through research services is used to extend our growing library of records, books, family and local histories, and to purchase office equipment.