Butler County Genealogical Society

PO Box 662 

Butler, PA 16003-0662


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Welcome to Butler County Roots, the website of the Butler County Genealogical Society of Butler County, Pennsylvania.

The Butler County Genealogical Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to the collection and preservation of information about its families, past and present, of Butler County and to help its families obtain the information they need to document their family heritage. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in genealogy.

The next meeting of the Butler County Genealogical Society will be on Tuesday, May 10th  at 6:30 PM in the meeting room on the lower floor of the Butler Public Library.  John Ripper, Associate Professor of Biology at Butler County Community College will present The Persistent Widow and the Prodigal Son (the story of Adolfo and Mary Farsari as revealed through a wide range of genealogy resources).

“Two of my great great grandparents were Adolfo and Mary Farsari.  Adolfo rose to fame in the late 1800's as an important photographer and entrepreneur in Japan.  He faded into obscurity for the next 100 years and became famous once again when some of his personal letters were discovered.  My genealogy research into his past led to some shocking revelations about Mary, who was at the center of a fierce legal battle that played out over several years and was featured on the front pages of New York City newspapers.  Their complicated relationships with each other and the world around them take place across five continents and are revealed through a wide range of genealogy resources.”



2016 Officers

President -

Vice President - Edna Kerr

Secretary -

Treasurer - Walter Johnson

Membership Secretary - Karen Grelling


Programs - Natalie Price


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