New to the Ligonier Valley Library's database offering is Fold3 by Ancestry which combines official military records with deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters and more. More than 500 million searchable records span hundreds of years. Coverage includes:
- Revolutionary War
- Civil War
- War of 1812
- Mexican American and Early Indian Wars
- World Wars I and II
- Korean and Vietnam Conflicts
- Recent Wars
- International Records
- And more
Fold3 Library Edition can be accessed within the library using our WiFi or from home with a Westmoreland Network Library (WLN) library card barcode. Questions? Call the library at 724-238-6451.
Visit the Event Calendar to see all of the events and programs taking place at the Ligonier Valley Library, including Pennsylvania Room programs, such as Genealogy Forum, and exhibit openings.
If you have any questions, please call the Library at 724-238-6451.
The Genealogy Forum is an organization devoted to learning about family history research and is for both beginner and advanced researchers. Meetings are free and open to the public! For more information or to request a brochure and survey sheet, please call the library at 724-238-6451 or send an email to email@example.com.
Historic Photography Show
The Ligonier Valley has a proud history that the Pennsyvlania Room showcases every year with their Historic Photography Show. In addition to photographs, the exhibit includes memorabilia and artifacts relating to that year's theme. Special programs are also planned around the theme of the show.
The exhibit and theme for 2023 are still in the works. Please check back for more details or follow us on Facebook for updates.
The Photography Show’s History and Mission
The Pennsylvania Room staff and volunteers began doing the photography shows in 2002 with the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. The exhibits have covered a wide array of local Ligonier Valley history. Binders for each of the Historic Photography Shows are available in the Pennsylvania Room and feature photos and documents that were on display for the show - staff and volunteers continue to add to them. The show has been held every year since 2002 except for 2020. The 2021 show is now the 19th exhibit.
The mission of the Show (as well as the smaller shows held throughout the year) is to present a facet of Ligonier Valley history that is interesting, educational and may have been overlooked in the past. In addition, the photographs and documents copied become a permanent part of the Pennsylvania Room collection. This is an ideal manner of preserving our history and provides patrons with a strong base from which to conduct research.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Historic Photography Show or have items you are willing to donate for one of the shows, please visit the Pennsylvania Room or contact the Pennsylvania Room's Archivist by calling the Library at 724-238-6451 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in learning more about the Pennsylvania Room, have any questions, would like to become a volunteer, or wish to join the Genealogy Forum, please call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 or send an email to email@example.com. The Pennsylvania Room is closed on Sundays and Mondays. If traveling from a great distance, we encourage you to call ahead to be sure the Pennsylvania Room is open and available.