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WikiProject Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png Progress Chart Gotoarrow.png Wiki Project Pennsylvania Tasks - Repositories: Courthouse


The purpose of this task is to find the county courthouse and list the contact information, website, collections and databases for family history research.


1. Add the courthouse information under the county courthouse heading in Repositories-courthouse.

2. To locate the county courthouse, search the following websites:

  • Pennsylvania Courthouses Click at the bottom of the page under County Seats. Click on the highlighted county name to access the courthouse web site.
  • Google "[county name and state] courthouse"

3. Add the following information:

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

Put a <br> between each item and it will send the information to a new line.

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

5. You may also wish to include the following:

  • Rules for using the courthouse collections
  • Copy policies
  • Research help
  • Entrance policies

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

7.  If you need to use a dash, be sure to use the N–dash.  This is done by holding the Alt key and typing 0150. 



Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610–478-6136
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed on holidays

Public parking is available on the south side of Court Street across from the Service Center.

Example of Completed Repository Heading



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


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.


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


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.


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