History & Genealogy Databases

With the help of a grant from the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau and a partnership with the Fayette County Genealogical Society, the Uniontown Public Library is pleased to offer access to Ancestry Library Edition and Newspapers.com to our patrons and visitors.

Ancestry Library Edition

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is only available on-site at the library. You may access this service at any of our public computers or via our WiFi. Key collections include the following:

  • U.S. Census Records
  • Military Records, including WWI & WWII draft cards
  • Immigration Records, including passenger lists and naturalizations
  • Pennsylvania Probate Records
  • Pennsylvania Death Certificates
  • Pennsylvania Birth Certificates

If you’re at the library, click the link below to visit Ancestry Library Edition.


Access to Newspapers.com is available both on-site at the library and on the go with your Uniontown Public Library WAGGIN card. Local newspapers available in this database include the Morning Herald, the Daily News Standard, the Evening Standard, and the Daily Courier. Please note that our subscription includes only Pennsylvania newspapers.

If you’re at the library, click the link below to visit Newspapers.com.

If you’re not at the library, use the following steps to access Newspapers.com from anywhere using your computer, smartphone, or tablet:

  1. Have your library card ready.
  2. Click the link below to navigate to Newspapers.com.
  3. On the log-in screen, enter the letters “UP” (in capital letters) followed by the barcode number from your WAGGIN library card.

If you have any difficulty accessing Newspapers.com remotely or other questions about these services, please call the library at (724) 437-1165 and ask to be connected to the Pennsylvania Room.