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Our Collections at the Meyersdale Library Genealogy Department

Marguerite Cockley Collection

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Marguerite Cockley, the Pennsylvania Room has acquired the Cockley Collection, which contains an extensive collection of family research representing decades of research and correspondence. Mrs. Cockley and her late husband, Eber, were charter members of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County and served as the organization's genealogist for many years. She was also the librarian at the Meyersdale Public Library and was responsible for the creation of our Pennsylvania Room. We will always pay tribute to Mrs. Cockley, her talent and her commitment to this community. Read an article that Diane Saylor Daniels wrote for the Meyersdale New Republic Newspaper paying tribute to Marguerite Cockley.

Harvey Shumaker Collection

New collection! Description coming soon.

On Microfilm
Census Records - PA Census Records - MD
  • Somerset County, 1800-1880, 1900-1920
  • Civil War Veterans and Widows, 1890

  • Allegheny County, 1850, 1860
  • Garrett, Frederick, and Dorchester Counties, 1880

  • Death Records Land, Estates, & Taxes
  • Tombstone inscriptions - Somerset, Bedford, Fayette and Westmoreland Counties of PA & Ashtabula of Ohio
  • Reich Funeral Home Records, 1885-1960 (Meyersdale)
  • William Welfley's Obituary Scrapbooks, 10 vols; 1894-1918
  • Tressler/Konhaus Funeral home records, 1930-1975
  • Somerset County mortality indices for census years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
  • Tax assessments, 1795-1854
  • Wills, 1797-1895, 1922-1945
  • Orphans Court Dockets, 1793-1846
  • Survey Warrants, A-Z

  • Military RecordsNewspapers
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers
  • Berlin Muster Roll, 1813
  • Meyersdale Commerical, 1888-1912, 1913-1918
  • Somerset Herald, 1828-1845 (Not complete)
  • Somerset County Star (Salisbury), 1899, 1909-1929
  • Meyersdale Republican, 1900-1990
  • The New Republic (Meyersdale), 1991-present
  • Turkeyfoot News, 1905-1912

  • Church Records Miscellaneous
  • Reformed and Lutheran-for several townships and towns
  • Berlin Brethren Church Records 1880 - 1883
  • Various Marraige Records
  • Various Somerset County Family Bible Records
  • Bishop Lint's Marriages and Death Records, 1855-1908
  • Marriage Records compiled by Jeanne M. Coleman
  • Rev. Benjamin Knepper's marriage and funeral records

  • Werner Family Reunion Minutes, 1909-1998
  • DAR Ohio Records
  • Primary Genealogy Resource Database
  • Michael Dively marriage records, Salisbury, PA 1816-1840
  • Fowler maps, 1886-1900
  • Miscellaneous local organizations' records
  • Sanborn maps, Meyersdale 1887-1930; Salisbury, 1924
  • Books and other Resources
  • Somerset County, PA Families - Early Vital Records 1700s - 1900s (CD) - compiled by Ora L. Flaningan
  • Family Files
  • Family History Books
  • Meyersdale History
  • County and Town Histories
  • Casselman Chronicles, Laurel Messenger, and other local periodicals
  • Church Histories (Brethren, Lutheran, Amish, Reformed Mennonite, Methodist, United Brethren in Christ)
  • Catholic Vital Records of Central Pennsylvania 1793 - 1869 (5 vol. set)
  • WPA Cemeteries Inventories, Somerset County, up to 1930
  • Scrapbooks on area personalities, wedding and anniversary announcements, 1979-present
  • Obituaries 1971-present
  • Photo and Archive Collections-including the Frances Livengood Imler Collection
  • PA Archives Series 1-7
  • 1903 Somerset Co. Directory
  • 1876 Beers Atlas
  • Please feel free to ask any questions regarding genealogy using our Contact Form.

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