The Historical and Genealogical Society’s Genealogical Library collects and makes available books, records, and materials of historical significance to the people of Somerset County with a particular emphasis on genealogy. This web page will announce new library acquisitions, publicize items of interest currently available, and inform the membership about the kinds of materials the library is seeking to acquire.
Among the countless items of genealogical interest the library currently has on hand are lists of marriages printed in the Somerset Herald for the years 1828-1831 and 1864-1885. The library also has Somerset County marriage licenses listed from 1885 to the present and the weekly newsletter of the Church of the Brethren Gospel for the years 1887-1891.
The Historical Society's Genealogical Library currently features several thousand volumes including the following resources:
Can't make it to the Somerset Historical Center for research? Let us do it for you... by mail!
Research by Mail; The Library currently offers genealogical “Research by Mail” services to its members at a rate of $20 for the first hour and $15 per hour thereafter. Research fees for nonmembers are $25 for the first hour, $20 thereafter. Photocopies of records are $.35 each, and copies from microfilm are $.50.
Please direct all general information and genealogy inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org