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Somerset County

Hi and welcome to the Somerset County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project — a proud member of the PA-Roots family of websites.
Your County Team Associate is Nathan Zipfel and I’m really glad you stopped by and I hope that you find this website useful for your genealogical research.  A  huge thanks to Nan who originally develped the resources for Somerset County.
I’ll be adding to and updating this website as new material is made available, so please be sure to stop by often. If you’ve got data that you’d be willing to contribute, please contact me. I’m always in the need of help in getting data on-line. If you’d be interested in helping, please contact me.
The links below will take you to the various PA-Roots DataBoards and other resources for Somerset County.  At last check there are over 19,900 individual data records posted.

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Boswell, Somerset County

This town was laid out by the Boswell Improvement Company in 1901 near the mine that was opened by the Merchant Coal Company in the same year. It was named…

Bethel (Benson), Somerset County

Bethel village has sprung up very recently. Though young, it is prosperous. It is laid out on land which was formerly the Henry Blough farm. The first building erected was…

Berlin, Somerset County

The town of Berlin was originally settled by Germans, who named it after the chief city of their fatherland. At what date the settlement commenced we have no means of…

Benson, Somerset County

Benson borough is one of the three boroughs of Paint township and is located in a bend of Stony creek. It was laid out by Emanuel Eash, in 1880, as…

Barronvale, Somerset County

Barronvale was a small village in the southern part of the township. It was here that John Koozer established his gristmill in 1806, and the village eventually grew around it.…

Addison Borough, Somerset County

Formerly called Petersburg, it was renamed Addison for Judge Alexander Addison who was the first president judge of Somerset County. Originally founded in 1798, it was laid out as a…