Genealogy at ZAPL

Genealogy Information Available at the Zelienople Area Public Library

The library works in cooperation with the Zelienople Historical Society and Historic Harmony, Inc. on genealogy questions. Links for those organizations and the Genealogy Department of the Butler Area Public Library can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are planning a visit to our library please call ahead and speak to the staff about an appropriate time. A call will help ensure that staff familiar with the collection are available. The number is 724/452-9330 or you may contact us at

Available resources at the Zelienople Area Public Library include:

  • Zelienople High School (Zelie-Anns) & Seneca Valley High School (Saga) Yearbooks (1923-2000) – some years not available
  • We also have an incomplete collection of ECHO Yearbooks from Evans City High School and Pathfinders from Riverside High School.
  • Butler County Pennsylvania News of the Day, 1806-1901 – a 16 CD-ROM set of over 40 newspapers active in Butler County during the time period
  • Connoquenessing Valley News Abstracts, 1879-1905 – a bound index of the newspaper of the same name
  • Butler County Cemetery Inventory, Volumes 1-5
  • History of Butler County Pennsylvania, 1927 by C. Hale Sipe
  • Atlas of the County of Butler, and the State of Pennsylvania by G.M. Hopkins & Co., 1874
  • 20th Century History of Butler and Butler County, Pa, 1909 by James A. McKee
  • Vertical files on churches, businesses and personalities in Zelienople and Harmony
  • Information on the Harmony Short Line Trolley Line
  • Bound histories of surrounding counties including Lawrence, Beaver, Venango and Mercer Counties
  • Family histories of local interest including:

The Ziegler Family and Related Families in Pennsylvania by Gertrude Mohlin Ziegler, 1970

The Descendants of Johannes Teets and Christina Walz by by Lois Teets Stokes and Clara Teets Cunningham, 2001

The Story of Christian Buhl and His Descendants by Gertrude Mohlin Ziegler, 1991

Other Institutions you may find helpful:

Zelienople Historical Society –

Harmony Museum –

Butler Area Public Library Geneology Library –