Fayette County’s position as an early “Gateway to the West” and a bustling center of the region’s coal industry made it a destination for travelers from all over the world. Today, many are returning to retrace their ancestors’ steps through southwestern Pennsylvania.

Whether your predecessors were just passing through or if they laid down roots, clues to your lineage might be right here in the Pennsylvania Room. The following resources will be most relevant to your search:

  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • County and Town Histories
    • Nelson’s Biographical Dictionary and Reference Book of Fayette County (1900)
    • Jordan and Hadden’s Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County (1912)
    • Ellis’ History of Fayette County (1882)
    • Hadden’s A History of Uniontown (1913)
  • Family Histories
  • Maps & Atlases
  • Marriage Announcement Index
  • Microfilm – Fayette County Newspapers, 1805 – present
  • Microfilm – Fayette County Records
    • Vital Records (Marriage, Births, Deaths)
    • Census Records
    • Tax Records
    • Deeds and Mortgages
    • Wills
  • Obituary Index
  • Yearbook Collection