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York County

Pennsylvania, USA

 

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Introduction

     York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2004, the estimated population was 401,613. York County is located in the Susquehanna Valley, a large fertile agricultural region in south-central Pennsylvania.

     York County was created on August 19, 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either for the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England. Its county seat is the city of York. York was laid out in 1741, incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787 and chartered as a city on January 11, 1887. York served as America's first capitol-home to the Continental Congress from September 1777-June 1778.

     With seventy-two different municipalities, York County has a diverse range of communities. From small quaint boroughs where everybody knows everyone else to large urban communities such as Hanover and the City of York.

     Adjacent counties are: Cumberland County (north); Dauphin County (northeast); Lancaster County (east); Harford County, Maryland (southeast); Baltimore County, Maryland (south); Carroll County, Maryland (southwest); and Adams County (west).

 

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     Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located in the area.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral county for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the county courthouse; the county library; and the county historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.

 

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 County Records

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Bermudian Church of the Brethren Cemetery 
Cemeteries of York County      
Ephrata Cemetery 
Harry Senft York and Adams County (Pennsylvania) Cemetery Pictures 
Lenhart Gerber Cemetery, Salem  Sections B, C and D     Pennsylvania Gravestone Photo Project  York County
The Political Graveyard     

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hanover, PA   

Union Cemetery, East Manchester Twp., York Co., PA     Warrington Friends Meeting Cemetery Records     
York County 
PA Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project    

York County Cemeteries - Genealogy Trails History Group
York County Cemeteries 
York County Cemeteries 
- USGenWeb PA Archives
York County Cemetery List   
York County Cemetery Registration     

    York County Tombstone Photos     

Maps and Gazetteers

History

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in YORK County


A Brief History of York County  1906    

Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania     

A Geography of Pennsylvania, 1843  York County    
History of Lancaster and York Counties  1845     History of York County Pennsylvania  Vol. 1, 1907   

History of York County Pennsylvania  Vol.  II, 1907    
History of York County Pennsylvania From the Earliest Time to the Present  1886     
History of York Co., from its erection to 1834
History of York County, Pennsylvania  Volume 1  

History of York County, Pennsylvania  1886     

Lancaster-York Heritage Region 
National Register of Historic Places 
Some Facts Concerning York and York County  1901    
York County 
An illustrated history of Pennsylvania, 1876    

York County     
York County Area History     

York County Beginnings     
York County Historical Markers     

York County History     

York County History  From the Penns to the Present
York History 

County History

Libraries, Museums & Archives

Family History Library Holdings     

Genealogy & Local History Resources - York Co. Library
Hanover Fire Museum 
Old Line Museum  Delta, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Room  Hanover Public Library

PERiodical Source Index Search  York County,
Police Heritage Museum  York, Pennsylvania
USGenWeb Archives     
York County Archives 
York County Libraries     

Libraries, Museums & Archives

Maps and Gazetteers

1876 York County Atlas      
Chester, Dauphin, Berks, Lebanon, York, Lancaster counties1872

Quad List of Bald Eagle, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Bridgeton, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Chanceford, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Codorus, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Dover, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of East Hopewell, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of East Manchester, Pennsylvania     
Quad List of Hanover, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Hartley, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Hellam, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Lower Chanceford, Pennsylvania     
Quad List of Lower Windsor, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Manchester, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Monaghan, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of North Codorus, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of North Hopewell, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Springetsbury, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of West Manchester, Pennsylvania     
Quad List of West Manheim, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of Windsor, Pennsylvania     

Quad List of York, Pennsylvania     

Tiger Map Server Browser 
View of York, Pa.  1852     
Warrantee Township Maps     

Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania, 1894     
York County  -
1895 U.S. Atlas
York County 1876     
York County 1958 - Waters - Highway     

York County 1976     
York County Gazetteer     
York County Post Offices 
York County Post Offices  1846    

York County Topo Maps and Aerial Photos     

York, Pa.  1879    

County Records

Records

York County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage Records from 1749 and Probate Records from 1749 and is located at York County Judicial Center, Second Floor, 45 North George Street, York, PA 17401; 717-771-9607 .  York County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1749 and is located at Administrative Center, 28 East Market St., York, PA 17401-1590; 717-771-9644. York County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court Records from 1749 and is located at 45 North George Street, York, PA 17401; 717-771-9611.        

Societies

Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

surnames

Researching
by Surname

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding Link.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Bracken

Christman

Dill

Fletcher?

Geisler

Gobel

 Green

Miller

Morrison

Ritchey

Stahlin

Staley

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Abel

Altland

Anstine

Arnold

Attich

Attig

Attigh

Axe

Bacon

Bair

Barth

Becker

Behner

Berry

Bloure

Blouse

Bock

Bott

Bracher

Brown

Burg

Burgholtzhaus

Chateau

Cooper

Culbertson

Deh

Deitz

Dellinger

Dosch

Dosh

Dritt

Dull

Eckert

Eggers

Ellis

Essig

Felger

Ferree

Fry

Gartner

Gierse

Gilbert

Gohn

Gossner

Hake

Hamaker

Hamme

Harrell

Hauer

Hayes

Heffner

Heim

Houseal

Howard

Howert

Ilges

Illgas

Imschweiler

Jacobs

Julius

Kauffman

Keller

Kinard

Kline

Klinefelter

Knisley

Kohler

Koons

Kuffer

Leber

Leiphart

Lieberknecht

Mann

McCleary

Minnich

Muller

Myers

Nardone

Oberdorff

Olewiler

Otstadt

Overmiller

Paules

Pfaff

Poff

Price

Quickel

Reider

Reinaman

Reisinger

Rinehard

Rinehart

Rohrbaugh

Ruby

Runkle

Rupp

Schaffer

Schall

Schatto

Schlott

Schonberger

Seiler

Senft

Sharer

Sharp

Shaul

Shaull

Shuman

Shurman

Shurman

Silar

Siler

Sitler

Slough

Smeltzer

Smith

Snyder

Sprenkle

Stambaugh

Sterner

Swartzer

Ulrich

Walck

Walker

Weaver

Weinhold

Welsh

Wolf

Ziegler

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Map of the County

Family History Notes

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Map of the county

Map of the County

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Chanceford Township;   Dallastown Borough;   East Prospect Borough;

Hellam Township;   Lower Chanceford Township;

  Lower Windsor Township;   Shrewsbury Township;    Windsor Township;

   Wrightsville Borough;   Yorkana Borough;  York City; 

 

Chanceford Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;  Township: Chanceford;  Coordinates/Map: 39.916667, -76.466389; 

PLACES: Bridgeville;  Brogue;  Brogueville;  Brownton;  Collinsville;  Fenmore;  Keys;  Lockport;  Lucky;  New Bridgeville;  Richmond;  Rockey;  Shenks Ferry;  Star Rock

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Chanceford Twp., York Co., PA - Wikipedia

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE: Arnold, Adam;  Arnold, Johannes I;  Arnold, John I; 

Arnold, Mary;  Dellinger, Ida Matilda;  Dellinger, Jonathan;   Ellis, Catherine;   Hauer, Anthony;    Hauer, Elizabeth;  Ilges, Anna Margaretha (Nee ?);      Ilges, David (Ellis);    Ilges, Johann Georg;    Kuffer, Maria  Barbara;   Rinehard, Catherine;   Schall (Shaul), John;    Shaul, Anna Catherine;    Ulrich, Elizabeth

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

BALD EAGLE -  Bald Eagle is a populated place actually located in Fawn Township. 

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Jonathan Dellinger listed in 1880 Census as living in Bald Eagle, Chanceford Twp.

Internet Web Link(s): Bald Eagle, PA - Community Profile

NEW HARMONY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -  2295 Delta Road, Brogue, PA  17309, Telephone: (717) 927-6445

Ancestors Associated With This Site: When the German Reformed congregation disbanded at “Stahle’s Church” several of the families associated themselves with the New Harmony Church.  These individuals included members the Schall, and Ilges families.  As members of this primarily Scots-Irish congregation they soon Anglicized their surnames to Shaull and Ellis.

Internet Web Link(s): History of the New Harmony Presbyterian Church;  New Harmony Presbyterian Church

SAINT LUKE'S CHURCH & CEMETERY - New Bridgeville, 395445N, 0762919W, FROM EAST PROSPECT: To go to St. Luke’s, you make a right at the stop sign in East Prospect. Continue on that road. You will end up in a town called Craley. At the flashing red light, go straight through. This will be New Bridgeville Road.  Continue on this road until you come to Burkholder Road, a few miles. There you want to make a left. You should pass the volunteer fire company on the left, once you make the left. The cemetery in a couple of miles on the left. There should be a church with it, if memory serves me right. FROM RED LION: take 74 east, turn left on Burkholder Road. 

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Mary Arnold, Jonathan Dellinger,  David (Ellis) Ilges

Internet Web Link(s): New Bridgeville;  Saint Luke's New Bridgeville Cemetery Transcriptions;   Chanceford Twp., York Co., PA - Church Records $ ;  York County Cemetery Records Go Back to the 18th Century

Dallastown Borough

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;  Borough: Dallastown;  Coordinates/Map: 39.9, -76.640833

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Dallastown, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE: Dellinger, Ida Matilda;  Silar, George J.;   Silar, Sherman Rhoades

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

EAST MAIN STREET Home of George J. Silar and his family in 1900

Direct Ancestors Associated With This Site: Dellinger, Ida Matilda;  Silar, George J.;   Silar, Sherman Rhoades

Internet Web Link(s):  1900 United States Federal Census
about George J. Silar Household
$;   

East Prospect Borough

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;  Borough: East Prospect; Coordinates/Map: 39.971389, -76.520556

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  East Prospect;  East Prospect, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE: Hayes, Sarah;  Silar, George W. Sr.;  Silar, William Henry;  Gilbert, Magdalena;  Silar, George W. Sr.;  Silar, George J.

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

RIVERVIEW CEMETERY - 395819N, 0763112W, Go to Canadochly Church, continue into East Prospect. You will encounter the stop sign at the "square" of town.  At that stop sign, take a left. The cemetery is up the street about 2 blocks on the right. There will be a sharp left in the road, if you miss it. The cemetery is on that bend in the road. I believe they have built new homes around the cemetery. 

Direct Ancestors Associated With This Site: Silar, George W. Sr.;  Gilbert, Magdalena

Internet Web Link(s):  Riverview Cemetery, USGenWeb Archives;   Riverview Cemetery ( East Prospect Cemetery); 

Hellam Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;  Township: Hellam;  

Coordinates/Map: 40.033333, -76.633056

PLACES: Accomac;  Codorus Furnace;  Crestwood East;  Greystone Farms;  Highmount;  Kreutz Creek;

Leiphart Mill;  Stoner;  Strickler

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Hellam Township, York County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE: Dellinger, Jonathan;  Lieberknecht, Lydia; 

Arnold, Mary;  Dellinger, Jacob;   Dellinger, Johan George;   

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

FAIRVIEW CEMETERYLocated at the intersection of Route 462 (Lincoln Highway, and Route 2011 (Coal Creek Road), Longitude: -76.537W    Latitude: 40.023N

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Annie M. Reisinger;  Ervin Silar;  Frances I. Silar;  George G. Sterner;

Howard H. Silar;  John H. Silar 

Internet Web Link(s): Fairview Cemetery, Wrightsville, York County, PA;   Fairview Cemetery;  

Lower Chanceford Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;  Township: Lower Chanceford;  Coordinates/Map: 39.8, -76.349722

PLACES: Airville;  Boeckel Landing;  Bridgeton;  Bruce;  Castle Fin;  Goram;  Highrock;  Kyleville; Muddy Creek Forks;  Pleasant Grove (historical);  Slab;  Southside;  Sunnyburn;  York Furnace

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Lower Chanceford Twp., York Co., PA - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE:  Hayes, Sarah;  Hayes, Sarah (Nee ?)

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

RESIDENCE OF SARAH HAYES 1850, located next to a tavern owned by William Linn (Splinn)

Direct Ancestors Associated With This Site: Hayes, Sarah;  Hayes, Sarah (Nee ?)

Internet Web Link(s):  1850 U.S. Federal Census Record for Sarah Hayes $;   1850 United States Federal Census

Lower Windsor Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;   Township: Lower Windsor;  Coordinates/Map: 39.95, -76.499444 

PLACES: Bittersville,  Craley,  Delroy,  Leibharts Corner,  Long Level,  Margaretta Furnace,  Martinsville, 

Snyder Corner, 

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., PA - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE: Dellinger, Ida Matilda;  Dellinger, Jacob;  Dellinger, Johann "Jacob";  Gilbert, Andrew Jr.  Gilbert, Magdalena;  Hayes, Sarah;  Jacobs, Anna Margaretta;  Keller, Anthony II;  Kohler, Maria Elizabeth;  Lieberknecht, Lydia;  Schaffer, Christina;  Schaffer, Paul Jr.;                        Silar, George W. Sr.;  Silar, William Henry

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

CANADOCHLY CHURCH & CEMETERY - Lat: 39:58:18N (39.97167); Lon:76:33:42W (-76.56167);  4845 East Prospect Road, York, Pennsylvania 17406;  Phone: (717) 252-1307

Ancestors Associated With This Site:

Internet Web Link(s): Canadochly Church Cemetery;  Canadochly Lutheran & Reformed Church Cemetery - York Co., PA;  Canadochly Church History;  Find A Grave: Canadochly Church Cemetery

EBENEZER CHURCH & CEMETERY - Long Level, 395729N, 0762903W

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Silar family members listed on Veterans Memorial and are buried here.

Internet Web Link(s):  Ebenezer Church

CRALEY - Home Of George And Magdalena Silar, Lat 39d 56m, Lat 39d 56m, The first stone house on the left going on Bull Run Road from Craley toward the Susquehanna.  Occupied by Amos Kopp in 1980.

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Silar

Internet Web Link(s):  Craley, PA Community Profile;  

LONG LEVEL -  Located on the Susquhanna river 1.4 miles south west of Craley;  Lat:39.9639879;  Long:-76.4891313;  

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Silar

Internet Web Link(s):  

Shrewsbury Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;  Township: Shrewsbury;  Coordinates/Map: 39.733333, -76.751389 

PLACES: Centerville,  Hametown,  Keeney,  Seitzland,  Tolna

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE:  Anna Maria Ziegler

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

Site / Description Shrewsbury Township, was settled in 1739 and Incorporated in 1742, while part of Lancaster County.  Shrewsbury Township was among the original 13 Townships that made up York County and one of the first municipalities to be established west of the Susquehanna River.  At the time the Townships were formed Shrewsbury included the present Townships of Springfield, Hopewell, East Hopewell and North Hopewell.  The first settlers in the area were mostly English and Scottish-Irish; other portions of the area were settled under Maryland land titles.  When the township was established, the majority of the citizens were English as reflected by the English name of Shrewsbury. The Germans began to locate in the township shortly after its formation, and many of the former English settlers sold their lands. Conflicting feelings arose between the border settlers in Pennsylvania and Maryland as a result of the aforementioned land titles, and the dispute was not resolved until 1767 through the establishment of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Anna Maria Zeigler, possible wife of Andrew Gilbert, Jr. is believed to have been born in this Township about 1790.

Internet Web Link(s):  Shrewsbury Township > Home;  

 

Windsor Township

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York; Township: Windsor;  Coordinates/Map: 39.915556, -76.583056

PLACES: Carol Heights,  Chapel View,  East Yoe,  Forest Hills,  Freysville,  Golden (historical),  Grimms Crossroads,  Holtz,  Kendale East,  Locust Grove,  Locust Spring,  Longstown,  Longview Heights,  Manifold Manor,  Panorama Hills,  Petersburg,  Pleasant View,  Sechrist Mill,  Springvale,  Sylvan Hills

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Windsor, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE:  Abel, George;  Abel,  Johan George;  Barth, Anna Elizabeth;  Dellinger, Jacob;  Ellis, Catherine;  Gartner, Mary;  Gilbert, Andrew (Andreas) Sr.; Gilbert, Andrew Jr.;   Gilbert, Magdalena;  Jacobs, Anna Margaretta;  Silar, William Henry;  Siler, John Frederick

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

Site / Description: 

Ancestors Associated With This Site: see above

Internet Web Link(s):  1876 Landowner Map of Windsor Township

Wrightsville Borough

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;   Borough: Wrightsville;  Coordinates/Map:  40.024444, -76.531111

INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Wrightsville, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE:  William Henry Silar, Sarah Hayes

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

Site / Description: 

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Silar, William Henry

Internet Web Link(s):  

Yorkana Borough

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York; Borough: Yorkana; Coordinates/Map: 39.974444, -76.585

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Yorkana, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

DIRECT ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLACE:  Dellinger, Ida Matilda;  Silar, George J.

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

Site / Description: 

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Ida Matilda Dellinger and George J. Silar were married here 07 Feb 1892.

 

Internet Web Link(s):  

York City

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Pennsylvania;   County: York;   City: York ; 

Coordinates/Map: 39.962778, -76.728056  

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  York, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia

Gen-Site(s) Located Within This Locale

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH - 29 South George Street , York City 17402, 717-854-5589

Ancestors Associated With This Site: Christina Schaffer,

Internet Web Link(s):  Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery - York, PA;  Christ Lutheran Church Yard, York, PA; 

 Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Records 1733-1800 $

250 S. BELVIDERE AVE.,  N 39.95360 W 76.74385

Ancestors Associated With This Site: The family of George J. and Ida (Dellinger) Silar lived at this location. 

 

Internet Web Link(s):  250 S. Belvidere Ave., York, York, Pa

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The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.

Profiles for 387 cities, towns and other populated places in York County Pennsylvania

Map of York County Pennsylvania

York County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

 

York County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

York County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches

 

York County, Pennsylvania, United States

Details | Resources | Townships, Boroughs and Cities | Cities | Cemeteries |

Links To Populated Places Within This County

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in York County:

City: York

Boroughs

Townships

 

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Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

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County boundary changes

Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this County

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of county boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you must be sure that you are not looking for records in the wrong county or state. 

     The web site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.   Listed below are the boundary changes for this county, the dates they occurred, as well as the government statute that decreed the change.  To see actual changes in a mapping format follow this link to the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project .

Map of Early County Boundaries

The Green Line depicts York County boundaries between 1749 and 1800.  

19 Aug 1749 - YORK created from LANCASTER. (Pa. Stat., ch. 377, sec. 1/5:71, 73)

09 Feb 1751 - YORK exchanged with CUMBERLAND. (Pa. Stat., ch. 387, sec. 1/5:106-107)

22 Jan 1800 - YORK lost to the creation of ADAMS. (Pa. Stat., ch. 2097, sec. 1/16:392)

31 Mar 1823 - Boundary between YORK and CUMBERLAND clarified [no change]. (Pa. Laws 1822-1823, ch. 122, sec. 4/p. 193)

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Locality Specific Resources

Locality Specific Resources

·        York County Genealogy Links

·        York County (Family History 101.com)

·        York County USGenWeb

·        York County USGenWeb Archives

·     York County, Genealogy Forum

·     York County, at Rootsweb

·     Cyndi's List - U.S. – Pennsylvania - Localities

·     York County Research Wiki

Genealogy Reference Library

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality

This Link will take you to our

collections of military reference books.  

Free Records & Databases

FREE Records
 & Databases

All of the records and databases we’ve collected are FREE and can be accessed and searched online without having to pay for a subscription.   We have divided our collected into 14 record types as follows: Biographical; Birth; Cemetery; Census & City Directories; Church; Court; Death; Immigration & Naturalization; Land; Marriage; Military; Newspapers; Occupational; and Tax Records.    We try not to list any sites that have only a few records for the purpose of getting you to a website that will charge a fee to actually see the record beyond just a name.  

This Link will take you to our

collections of FREE Records.  

Click on these links to visit some of the websites we really like!!.

Gallery

Image Gallery

During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

 

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Long Level, Lower Windsor Township

Use this LINK to see the picture

gallery  that pertains to this location.

 

If you have any photographs or other images relating to this 
 county, we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

 

Free Image Search
help from Google

Use the power of Google™ to find more interesting images about this topic. A Click on this button will link you to the Google Images Search page.   Enter  the

topic you are searching in the box and click “Search Images”. At the “Images” display page you will see the image, as well as the website to which it is linked.

 

Contact Information 

Contact information

Email

Snail mail:

Fred
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USA

Revised 01 April 11

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Canada