Somerset County, Pennsylvania Records
Somerset County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on April 17, 1795 from Bedford County. The county was named for the historic English county of Somerset.
Somerset County is bordered by Cambria County (north), Bedford County (east), Allegany County, Maryland (southeast), Garrett County, Maryland (southwest), Fayette County (west), Westmoreland County (northwest). A Map of Somerset County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Somerset County Townships include Addisollegheny, Black, Brothersvalley, Conemaugh, Elk Lick, Fairhope, Greenville, Jefferson, Jenner, Larimer, Lincoln, Lower Turkeyfoot, Middlecreek, Milford, Northampton, Ogle, Paint, Quemahoning, Shade, Somerset, Southampton, Stonycreek, Summit, Upper Turkeyfoot.
Somerset County Boroughs include Addison, Benson, Berlin, Boswell, Callimont, Casselman, Central City, Confluence, Garrett, Hooversville, Indian Lake, Jennerstown, Meyersdale, New Baltimore, New Centerville, Paint, Rockwood, Salisbury, Seven Springs (partial), Shanksville, Somerset, Stoystown, Ursina, Wellersburg, Windber. See also Somerset County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Pennsylvania maps.
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Somerset County Courthouse is located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Learn More About State of Pennsylvania Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Somerset county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Somerset County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1795.
- Somerset County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1795.
- Somerset County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1795 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Somerset County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: 1906 to present.
- Marriage Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Divorce Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Locations: Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, Pennsylvania State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Division of Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, Central Building, Room 401, New Castle, PA 16103; PH (724) 656-3100
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Resources
- Pennsylvania Archives - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission series contains records of pennsylvania, from 1664 to 1780, and includes military, marriage, tax and land records. This is a Free Database.
- Somerset County Historical and Genealogical Society
- Somerset County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Somerset County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Maps of Somerset County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Atlas and map collection of Fulton Co., Bedford, and Somerset, Pennsylvania
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Somerset County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Somerset Countlas of Surveys and Warrants Collected and Plotted as a WPA Project
- Tombstone inscriptions of cemeteries, Somerset County, Pa.
- Somerset Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania
- The Somerset County outline
- Somerset County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Somerset Co. PAGenweb
- Somerset Co. Data Collections
- Survey of World War veterans of Somerset County, Pennsylvania
- Somerset County, Pennsylvania Military Records