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Description

The purpose of this task is to find archives containing records located in a county and list their contact information, website, collections and databases for family history research..

Instructions

1.Most Pennsylvania archives are located within the county courthouse. Determine if this is true for your county, and add the archive information under the county courthouse heading in Repositories-courthouse.

2. To locate any additional archive in a county, search the following websites:

3. For each county archive you locate, whether in the courthouse or an independent facility, add the following:

  • Name of the archive. If the archive has a website, add the link to the name of the archive. See the example below. If there is no website link, bold the name of the archive.
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email

4. Add one or two sentences that discuss the strengths and peculiarities of the databases or collections of the county archives.

5. You may also wish to include the following:

  • Rules for using the collection
  • Copy policies
  • Research help
  • Cost of entrance

5. If you copy a link and add it to the county page, make sure the link works. Do not add any broken links.


6. Some archives may also libraries. If the repository is already listed as a library, you do not need to list it again.

7. You do not need to add state archives to county pages.

Example

Archives

The York County Archives is a department of the York County Government.

The Archives was established in 1987 and moved to its current location in 1995. To accommodate the growing number of records, the Archives building was expanded in 2001.

York County's records begin in August of 1749 when York County was formed from Lancaster County. The Archives stores records for over 40 different county offices during various time periods throughout the past 250 years.

The Archives is located at:
150 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17420
Phone (717) 840-7222
Open - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Example of Completed Repository Heading

Repositories

Archives

The York County Archives is a department of the York County Government.

The Archives was established in 1987 and moved to its current location in 1995. To accommodate the growing number of records, the Archives building was expanded in 2001.

York County's records begin in August of 1749 when York County was formed from Lancaster County. The Archives stores records for over 40 different county offices during various time periods throughout the past 250 years.

The Archives is located at:
150 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17420
Phone: 717–840-7222
Open - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Courthouse

York County Judicial Center
Second Floor
45 North George Street
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717–771-9288 Fax: 717–771-4678

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for York County, Pennsylvania is the York Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries

Martin Memorial Library, 159 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, Phone: 717–846-5300

Museums

York Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, (formerly York County Historical Society). From quilts to tiny photographs, the Historical Society Museum and Library houses both exhibits and an extensive research library. The Heritage Trust's Library and Archives houses an extensive and varied collection covering a wide range of topics including genealogy and family history, local history, the decorative arts and military history.

Societies

York Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street, York, Pennsylvania, (formerly York County Historical Society)

South Central Genealogical Society, meets in the York County Heritage Trust, 250
E. Market St., Richard Konkel, president. Check meeting dates and times online.

Susquehanna Trail Genealogy Club, meets the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York, Pennsylvania. Contact Jackson Sonneborn, president, and Mark Gagermeier, webmaster. 717-757-2331

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