New Genealogy Books (June 2013)

The Weir Genealogy Room

In 1987, the Edgar Weir family provided for the creation of a resource room where family and local history could be researched. Located on the second floor of the Butler Area Public Library, the room is available by elevator or stairs. Here you will find the largest genealogical collection in Butler County.


The Weir Room follows the same schedule as the Butler Area Public Library. If you desire a genealogist's guidance during your visit, please call (724) 287-1715 to verify an appointment. The reference librarians are also available to assist you. You may also E-mail the genealogist at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your complete mailing address.


What Resources are in the Library and Online?

• Beginner guides to genealogical research and genealogical dictionaries.
• 3000 volumes, maps and gazetteers.
• 1000 rolls of census, newspaper and probate microfilm.
• State of the art microfilm and microfiche readers and copiers
• An online obituary index dating from 1818 to the present with over 100,000 names.
• 400 family histories and 50 linear feet of family files available with staff assistance.

Most resources are searchable in our Online Catalog!

Obituary Index Online!


Heritage Quest Access





Online Catalog

Newspaper Photo Index


Historic Postcard Collection
(Coming soon!)

Research Policies

• Please be as specific as possible when requesting research, especially concerning names and dates.
• Research requests are done on a first come, first served basis.
• You can submit your requests by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone (724) 287-1715 or send your request to: Genealogist, Butler Area Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001.
• You may phone or e-mail our genealogist if you have further questions.


Visiting? You Should Bring:

• Any materials to help guide your search and assist the genealogist in mapping a research strategy.
• Basic supplies of pencil, paper, paper clips or stapler.
• Quarters for the copier and parking meter.


Great Genealogy Websites


Allegheny Valley Library Obituary Index
Butler County Genealogical Society
Butler County Historical Society
Cyndi's List
Ellis Island
Genealogy Online
Kindred Trails - Butler Genealogy

National Archives
PA Scrap Book Necrology
RootsWeb Butler
Serbian History 101
Social Security Death Index
U.S. Genealogy Web Project