Difference between revisions of "Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (US County fixing links project: Updated URLs; minor edits; removed bad links)
 
(52 intermediate revisions by 18 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lancaster County'''  
+
''[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lancaster County'''  
  
'''Lancaster County, Pennsylvania''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
+
Guide to '''Lancaster County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy''' in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
  
{{PADC}}
+
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Lancaster_Pennsylvania_Family_History_Center Lancaster Pennsylvania family History Center]<br>
  
 +
{{Click|Image:PA_ORP.png|Pennsylvania Online Genealogy Records}}
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Lancaster County
 
| county = Lancaster County
Line 14: Line 15:
 
| founded year = 1728
 
| founded year = 1728
 
| founded date = October 14
 
| founded date = October 14
| seat wl = Lancaster
+
| seat = Lancaster
 
| building image = Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
 
| building image = Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
 
| building address = Lancaster County Courthouse<br>Register of Wills<br>50 N. Duke St.<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/site/default.asp Lancaster County Website]
 
| building address = Lancaster County Courthouse<br>Register of Wills<br>50 N. Duke St.<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/site/default.asp Lancaster County Website]
Line 20: Line 21:
 
}}  
 
}}  
  
== Historical Facts  ==
+
=== Lancaster County Pennsylvania Historical Facts  ===
  
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
Line 29: Line 30:
 
| width="20%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="20%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Deeds|Deeds]]'''</center>  
+
| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
| width="20%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
Line 39: Line 40:
 
|}
 
|}
  
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]] County 14 October 1728. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
+
[[Image:Palancaster.jpg|right|500px|Palancaster.jpg]]  
*'''County Seat:''' Lancaster<br>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Pennsylvania (accessed 17 July 2012).</ref>[[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]] (north){{•}}[[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]] (east){{•}}[[Harford County, Maryland|Harford County, Pennsylvania]] (southwest){{•}}[[York County, Pennsylvania|York]] (west) {{•}} [[Cecil County, Maryland|Cecil County, Maryland]] (south){{•}} [[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin]] and [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]] (northwest)
 
  
Many Scotch-Irish immigrants settled in Lancaster County in the early eighteenth century. The area was predominantly a German place of settlement.<ref name="way">Wayland F. Dunaway, ''The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania'' (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 50. Free digital version at [http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/u?/digitalbks2,18370 PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State].</ref>  
+
'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Chester County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Chester]] County 14 October 1728. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania Wikipedia]
+
'''County Seat:''' Lancaster<br>
  
<br>  
+
'''Neighboring Counties''': Lancaster County '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania.</ref>
 +
 
 +
*[[Berks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Berks]] 
 +
*[[Chester County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Chester]]
 +
*[[Harford County, Maryland Genealogy|Harford County, Pennsylvania]]
 +
*[[York County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|York]]
 +
*[[Cecil County, Maryland Genealogy|Cecil County, Maryland]]
 +
*[[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Dauphin]]
 +
*[[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lebanon]]
 +
 
 +
Many Scotch-Irish immigrants settled in Lancaster County in the early eighteenth century. The area was predominantly a German place of settlement.<ref name="way">Wayland F. Dunaway, ''The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania'' (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 50. Free digital version at [http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/u?/digitalbks2,18370 PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State].</ref><ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania Wikipedia] </ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*'''14 October 1749:''' [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]] County set off.  
+
*'''14 October 1749:''' [[York County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|York]] County set off.  
*'''14 October 1751:''' [[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]] County set off.  
+
*'''14 October 1751:''' [[Berks County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Berks]] County set off.  
*'''27 January 1750:''' [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]] County set off.  
+
*'''27 January 1750:''' [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Cumberland]] County set off.  
*'''21 March 1772:''' [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland]] County set off.  
+
*'''21 March 1772:''' [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Northumberland]] County set off.  
*'''16 October 1813:''' [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania|Lebanon]] County set off.
+
*'''16 October 1813:''' [[Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lebanon]] County set off.
  
== Resources ==
+
For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps"] (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 +
 
 +
==== Records Loss ====
 +
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
Line 63: Line 75:
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/bios.htm Some Biographies of Lancaster County] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb.org]
+
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/bios.htm Some Biographies of Lancaster County] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb.org]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
Line 90: Line 102:
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/cemet.htm USGenWeb-transcripts] <br>[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/cemet.htm USGenWeb-transcripts] <br>[http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/tsimages.htm USGenWeb-tombstone photos]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Lancaster-County-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Genealogy]  
+
[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Lancaster-County-Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Genealogy]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=14263&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=73&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=14263&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=73&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
|-
 
|-
Line 102: Line 114:
 
[http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=36&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Pennsylvania Gravestones]  
 
[http://pennsylvaniagravestones.org/search.php?cid=36&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Pennsylvania Gravestones]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
+
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
+
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
 
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
+
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/lancaster_county.htm Access Genealogy]  
 
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/pennsylvania/lancaster_county.htm Access Genealogy]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
+
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |  
 
[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Lancaster/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]  
 
[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Pennsylvania/Lancaster/Default.aspx Ancestry($)]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
+
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |  
+
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
+
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| colspan="3" | See [[Pennsylvania Cemeteries|Pennsylvania Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
| colspan="3" | See [[Pennsylvania Cemeteries|Pennsylvania Cemeteries]] for more information.
Line 186: Line 198:
 
[[Image:Lancaster county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|400px|Lancaster county pennsylvania churches.png]]  
 
[[Image:Lancaster county pennsylvania churches.png|thumb|right|400px|Lancaster county pennsylvania churches.png]]  
  
:*'''1708-1985''' - [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
+
*'''1708-1985''' [http://hsp.org/collections/catalogs-research-tools/members-only-database Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985] at [http://hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania] – $, free to members of the society; Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451 Ancestry.com] – $; 7,542,774 entries. ''This database is incomplete for all counties.''
  
::Contains the church records of:  
+
:Contains the church records of:  
::*Columbia: Presbyterian Church; United Church of Christ  
+
:*Columbia: Presbyterian Church; United Church of Christ  
::*Eden: Mount Hope United Methodist Church  
+
:*Eden: Mount Hope United Methodist Church  
::*Ephrata: Bethany United Church of Christ  
+
:*Ephrata: Bethany United Church of Christ  
::*Lancaster: First Presbyterian Church; Salem United Church of Christ; St. John's Episcopal Church  
+
:*Lancaster: First Presbyterian Church; Salem United Church of Christ; St. John's Episcopal Church  
::*Leacock: Christ Episcopal Church  
+
:*Leacock: Christ Episcopal Church  
::*Lititz: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church  
+
:*Lititz: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church  
::*Maytown: St. John's Lutheran Church  
+
:*Maytown: St. John's Lutheran Church  
::*Millersville: St. Paul Lutheran Church  
+
:*Millersville: St. Paul Lutheran Church  
::*Mohnton: Swamp Lutheran Church  
+
:*Mohnton: Swamp Lutheran Church  
::*Reamstown: Salem Lutheran Church  
+
:*Reamstown: Salem Lutheran Church  
::*Rohrerstown: Trinity Lutheran Church  
+
:*Rohrerstown: Trinity Lutheran Church  
::*Rothsville: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
+
:*Rothsville: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
  
:*'''1729-1881''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7830 Pennsylvania Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – $; details on 180,000 church-goers from 50 churches; incomplete.
+
*'''1729-1881''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7830 Pennsylvania Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – $; details on 180,000 church-goers from 50 churches; incomplete.
  
:*'''1723-1800''' - Humphrey, John T. ''Pennsylvania Births, Lancaster County, 1723-1800.'' 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1997. {{FHL|783974|item|disp=FHL Book 974.815 K2h}}.
+
*'''1723-1800''' Humphrey, John T. ''Pennsylvania Births, Lancaster County, 1723-1800.'' 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1997. {{FHL|783974|item|disp=FHL Book 974.815 K2h}}.
  
::Contains records from the following churches: Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, Sadsbury Township; Little Britain Monthly Meeting, Little Britain Township; St. James' Protestant Episcopal Church, Lancaster; Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, East Cocalico Township; Emanuel Lutheran Church, Elizabeth Township, also called Old Warwick Lutheran Church; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster; Moravian Church, Lancaster; First Reformed Church, Lancaster; Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland; St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster; Zion Lutheran Church, Manheim; Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township; Bangor Protestant Episcopal Church, Caenarfon [sic] Township; Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, Ephrata Township; Records of Rev. John Waldschmidt; Records of Rev. John Cuthbertson; Records of Rev. Traugott Frederick Illing; Christ Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown; St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Strasburg; Swamp Reformed Church, West Cocalico Township; Zion Reformed Church, Elizabeth Township, also known as Reyer's Reformed Church; Blasser Reformed Church, West Donegal Township; White Oak Lutheran and Reformed churches, Penn Township; Zeltenreich/Seltenreich Reformed Church, Earl Township; Maytown Reformed Church, East Donegal Township; St. Paul's Reformed Church, Manheim; Pequea Reformed, Strasburg Township; Maytown Lutheran Church, East Donegal Township; Cocalico Reformed Church, Ephrata; Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, Jr.; Moravian Church, Lititz.
+
:Contains records from the following churches: Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, Sadsbury Township; Little Britain Monthly Meeting, Little Britain Township; St. James' Protestant Episcopal Church, Lancaster; Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, East Cocalico Township; Emanuel Lutheran Church, Elizabeth Township, also called Old Warwick Lutheran Church; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster; Moravian Church, Lancaster; First Reformed Church, Lancaster; Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland; St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster; Zion Lutheran Church, Manheim; Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township; Bangor Protestant Episcopal Church, Caenarfon [sic] Township; Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, Ephrata Township; Records of Rev. John Waldschmidt; Records of Rev. John Cuthbertson; Records of Rev. Traugott Frederick Illing; Christ Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown; St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Strasburg; Swamp Reformed Church, West Cocalico Township; Zion Reformed Church, Elizabeth Township, also known as Reyer's Reformed Church; Blasser Reformed Church, West Donegal Township; White Oak Lutheran and Reformed churches, Penn Township; Zeltenreich/Seltenreich Reformed Church, Earl Township; Maytown Reformed Church, East Donegal Township; St. Paul's Reformed Church, Manheim; Pequea Reformed, Strasburg Township; Maytown Lutheran Church, East Donegal Township; Cocalico Reformed Church, Ephrata; Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, Jr.; Moravian Church, Lititz.
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ Lancaster County USGenWeb Project] This site has several listings of online Lancaster County church records.<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ Lancaster County USGenWeb Project] This site has several listings of online Lancaster County church records.<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/church.htm Church and Religious Records of Lancaster County,] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb.org]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/church.htm Church and Religious Records of Lancaster County,] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb.org]
 +
 +
===== Amish  =====
 +
 +
Lancaster County had one of the largest Mennonite and Amish populations in Pennsylvania in the 1800s.
  
 
===== Catholic  =====
 
===== Catholic  =====
  
:*'''1787-1804''' - St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lancaster, PA Marriages, Baptisms, Burials 1787-1804 at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reinsel/okeefe/stmarys.html PAGenWeb] - free.
+
*'''1787-1804''' St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lancaster, PA Marriages, Baptisms, Burials 1787-1804 at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reinsel/okeefe/stmarys.html PAGenWeb] - free.
  
 
===== Church of the Brethren  =====
 
===== Church of the Brethren  =====
  
:*[http://www.cob-net.org/genchurch.htm Church of the Brethren Network] includes [http://www.cob-net.org/text/genbrm16.htm Conestoga Congregation Baptisms 1739-1747] and [http://www.cob-net.org/text/genbrm17.htm Conestoga Congregation Baptisms 1748-1769].
+
*[http://www.cob-net.org/genchurch.htm Church of the Brethren Network] includes [http://www.cob-net.org/text/genbrm16.htm Conestoga Congregation Baptisms 1739-1747] and [http://www.cob-net.org/text/genbrm17.htm Conestoga Congregation Baptisms 1748-1769].
  
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
 
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
Line 223: Line 239:
 
The Blue Ridge District of the Eastern States Mission comprised church members living in southeastern Pennsylvania. District headquarters were in Lancaster, with branches located in Bucks, Fulton, Lancaster, and York counties.  
 
The Blue Ridge District of the Eastern States Mission comprised church members living in southeastern Pennsylvania. District headquarters were in Lancaster, with branches located in Bucks, Fulton, Lancaster, and York counties.  
  
:*''Record of Members, [1929]-1944,'' {{FHL|174974|item|disp=FHL film 1979}}
+
*''Record of Members, [1929]-1944,'' {{FHL|174974|item|disp=FHL film 1979}}
  
 
===== Ephrata Community  =====
 
===== Ephrata Community  =====
  
:*'''1728-1853''' - Sachse, Julius F. "The Registers of the Ephrata Community," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' '''Burials 1728-1853:''' Vol. 14 (1890):297-312, '''Burials 1730s-1813:''' 387-402. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate]. Also available on the [http://www.cob-net.org/text/gencloister01.htm Church of the Brethren Network] website.
+
*'''1728-1853''' Sachse, Julius F. "The Registers of the Ephrata Community," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' '''Burials 1728-1853:''' Vol. 14 (1890):297-312, '''Burials 1730s-1813:''' 387-402. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate]. Also available on the [http://www.cob-net.org/text/gencloister01.htm Church of the Brethren Network] website.
  
 
===== Episcopalian  =====
 
===== Episcopalian  =====
Line 235: Line 251:
 
Registers begin in 1755.<ref name="syng">Philip Syng Physick Conner,"Registers of the Anglican Church in Pennsylvania prior to 1800," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 12 (1888):341-349. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].</ref>  
 
Registers begin in 1755.<ref name="syng">Philip Syng Physick Conner,"Registers of the Anglican Church in Pennsylvania prior to 1800," ''The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 12 (1888):341-349. For free online access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Historical_Society_of_Pennsylvania._Pennsylvania_Magazine_of_History_and_Biography WeRelate].</ref>  
  
:*'''1755-1759''' - Private Marriage Register of Rev. Thomas Barton, in York County, Pennsylvania in "Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania" at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4948 Ancestry] ($).
+
*'''1755-1759''' Private Marriage Register of Rev. Thomas Barton, in York County, Pennsylvania in "Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania" at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4948 Ancestry] ($).  
 +
*'''1755-1756, 1783-1796'''  St. James Church, Lancaster, Baptism Index 1755-1756 and 1783-1796 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C507311}}.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
'''St. John's Church, Pequea'''  
 
'''St. John's Church, Pequea'''  
Line 248: Line 265:
  
 
Registers are lost, but some parishioners appear in the registers of St. James's Church, Lancaster. An old trunk was discovered at Bangor Church with "sundry account-books and ancient title-deeds."<ref name="syng" />  
 
Registers are lost, but some parishioners appear in the registers of St. James's Church, Lancaster. An old trunk was discovered at Bangor Church with "sundry account-books and ancient title-deeds."<ref name="syng" />  
 +
 +
===== Evangelical  =====
 +
 +
'''Salem Church of the Evangelical Association, Lancaster'''
 +
 +
*'''1852-1876'''  Salem Church of the Evangelical Association, Lancaster, Baptism Index 1852-1876 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C526051}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1852-1877'''  Salem Church of the Evangelical Association, Lancaster, Marriage Index 1852-1877 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M526051}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Trinity Church, Lititz'''
 +
 +
*'''1875-1885'''  Trinity Church, Lititz, Marriage Index 1875-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M526421}}.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Lutheran  =====
 
===== Lutheran  =====
  
:*Weiser, Frederick Sheely. ''Parochial Registers for Lutheran Congregations in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1729-1960: A Guide to Genealogical Resources in the Parish Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, As Well As to Translations and Copies in Print in Public Institutions.'' Lancaster, Pa.: unknown, 1961. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10956 Ancestry] ($).
+
*Weiser, Frederick Sheely. ''Parochial Registers for Lutheran Congregations in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1729-1960: A Guide to Genealogical Resources in the Parish Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, As Well As to Translations and Copies in Print in Public Institutions.'' Lancaster, Pa.: unknown, 1961. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10956 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
'''Evangelical Lutheran'''  
 
'''Evangelical Lutheran'''  
Line 261: Line 289:
 
:Transcripts:  
 
:Transcripts:  
 
:- [http://www.pagenweb.org/~lebanon/records/StoeverBaptisms.pdf Rev. John Casper Stoever’s Baptisms in Alphabetical Order]  
 
:- [http://www.pagenweb.org/~lebanon/records/StoeverBaptisms.pdf Rev. John Casper Stoever’s Baptisms in Alphabetical Order]  
:- [http://www.pa-roots.com/lancaster/church/stoever/stoevermarriage.html Marriage Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever] with all 1,429 marriages compiled by Mildred Smith, (Lancaster County Genealogy Project).<br>
+
:- [http://www.pa-roots.com/lancaster/church/stoever/stoevermarriage.html Marriage Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever] with all 1,429 marriages compiled by Mildred Smith (Lancaster County Genealogy Project).<br>
 +
 
 +
'''Augustus Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Providence'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1729-1777'''  Augustus Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Providence, Baptism Index 1729-1777 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C536541}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata Township'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1742-1875'''  Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata Township, Baptism Index 1742-1875 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|C504171}} and {{IGI|C536481}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1770-1875'''  Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown, Baptism Index 1840-1908 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|C504361}} and {{IGI|C536481}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1779-1885'''  Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown, Marriage Index 1779-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|M504361}}, {{IGI|M536481}}, and {{IGI|M504361}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Cocalico Evangelisch Luttnusche'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1729-1742'''  Cocalico Evangelisch Luttnusche, Baptism Index 1729-1742 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C536711}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Evangelical Church, Lutheran County'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1868-1967'''  Evangelical Church, Lutheran County, Baptism Index 1868-1967 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C526301}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1868-1967'''  Evangelical Church, Lutheran County, Marriage Index 1868-1967 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M526301}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Mount Joy'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1833-1853'''  Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Mount Joy, Baptism Index 1833-1853 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C504471}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1748-1766'''  Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marriage Index 1748-1766 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M536501}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1808-1875'''  Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds, Baptism Index 1808-1875 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C504521}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1730-1799'''  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland, Baptism Index 1730-1799 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C536511}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1730-1799'''  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland, Marriage Index 1730-1799 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M536511}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1730-1799'''  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland, Death Index 1730-1799 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|B536511}} and {{IGI|B000451}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
'''White Oaks Lutheran and Reformed Church, Penn Township'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1754-1789'''  White Oaks Lutheran and Reformed Church, Penn Township, Baptism Index 1754-1789 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C727041}}.<ref name="vr" />
  
===== Methodist  =====
+
'''Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim'''
  
:*'''1884-1913''' - The Church of the Mount Hope Methodist-Episcopal Church, Quarryville Charge, Record of Marriages at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paslchs/mhmarr.html PAGenWeb] - free.
+
*'''1759-1875'''  Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, Baptism Index 1759-1875 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C504231}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
:*'''1771-1782, 1807-1812''' - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, Marriage Index 1771-1782 and 1807-1812 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M504231}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 
 +
===== Mennonites  =====
 +
 
 +
Lancaster County had one of the largest Mennonite and Amish populations in Pennsylvania in the 1800s.  
  
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
 
===== Presbyterian  =====
Line 273: Line 350:
 
'''Paxtang Church''' and '''Derry Church''' were both organized in 1729.<ref name="way" />  
 
'''Paxtang Church''' and '''Derry Church''' were both organized in 1729.<ref name="way" />  
  
:*'''1741-1810''' - Marriage Record of Paxtang and Derry Churches, 1741-1810 (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Vol. 8, Part 10) at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2206 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=AD0OAAAAIAAJ Google Books] - free.
+
*'''1741-1810''' Marriage Record of Paxtang and Derry Churches, 1741-1810 (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Vol. 8, Part 10) at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2206 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=AD0OAAAAIAAJ Google Books] - free.
  
 
The '''Hanover Presbyterian Church''' was built in 1736 in a Scotch-Irish settlement. This ground later fell within the bounds of Dauphin County and still later Lebanon County after those counties split off.<ref name="way">Wayland F. Dunaway, ''The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania'' (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 53-54. Free digital version at [http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/u?/digitalbks2,18370 PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State].</ref>  
 
The '''Hanover Presbyterian Church''' was built in 1736 in a Scotch-Irish settlement. This ground later fell within the bounds of Dauphin County and still later Lebanon County after those counties split off.<ref name="way">Wayland F. Dunaway, ''The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania'' (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 53-54. Free digital version at [http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/u?/digitalbks2,18370 PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State].</ref>  
 +
 +
'''Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, East Earl'''
 +
 +
*'''1840-1908'''  Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, East Earl, Baptism Index 1840-1908 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C727431}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1843-1890'''  Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, East Earl, Marriage Index 1843-1890 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M727431}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, Quarryville'''
 +
 +
*'''1808-1821, 1846-1859'''  Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, Quarryville, Baptism Index 1808-1821 and 1846-1859 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|C534991}} and {{IGI|C534992}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Seltenreich Presbyterian Church'''
 +
 +
*'''1766-1800'''  Seltenreich Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1766-1800 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C523711}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1766-1779'''  Seltenreich Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1766-1779 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M523711}}.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Quaker  =====
 
===== Quaker  =====
  
*'''1800s-1900s''' - ''Pennsylvania Quaker Records: Warrington, York County, Little Brittain, Lancaster County, Centre, Centre County, West Branch, Clearfield County, Dunnings Creek, Bedford County.'' n.p. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5996 Ancestry] ($); [http://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaquak00soci Internet Archive] - free.
+
*'''1800s-1900s''' ''Pennsylvania Quaker Records: Warrington, York County, Little Brittain, Lancaster County, Centre, Centre County, West Branch, Clearfield County, Dunnings Creek, Bedford County.'' n.p. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5996 Ancestry] ($); [http://archive.org/details/pennsylvaniaquak00soci Internet Archive] - free.
  
 
===== Reformed  =====
 
===== Reformed  =====
 +
 +
'''First Reformed Church, Lancaster'''
 +
 +
*'''1736-1800'''  First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Baptism Index 1736-1800 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C511421}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Keller's Reformed Church, Cocalico'''
 +
 +
*'''1738-1806, 1853-1861'''  Keller's Reformed Church, Cocalico, Baptism Index 1738-1806 and 1853-1861 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C536681}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1767-1779'''  Keller's Reformed Church, Cocalico, Marriage Index 1767-1779 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M536681}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township'''
 +
 +
*'''1766-1779'''  Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township, Marriage Index 1766-1779 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M516471}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Reformed Church of Cocalico'''
 +
 +
*'''1743-1772'''  Reformed Church of Cocalico, Baptism Index 1743-1772 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C536701}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1753'''  Reformed Church of Cocalico, Marriage Index 1753 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M536701}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
'''Reformed Church of Maytown'''
  
 
:*'''1774-1819''' - Transcript of baptismal record of the Reformed Church of Maytown, Lancaster County, 1765 (1774)-1819. Typescript held at the Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6004 Ancestry] ($).
 
:*'''1774-1819''' - Transcript of baptismal record of the Reformed Church of Maytown, Lancaster County, 1765 (1774)-1819. Typescript held at the Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6004 Ancestry] ($).
 +
 +
'''Reihers or Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville'''
 +
 +
*'''1823-1843'''  Reihers or Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville, Marriage Index 1823-1843 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M516571}}.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf]].</ref>
 +
 +
'''Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville'''
 +
 +
*'''1766-1820'''  Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville, Baptism Index 1766-1820 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C536671}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
*'''1767-1779'''  Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville, Marriage Index 1767-1779 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M536671}}.<ref name="vr" />
 +
 +
===== Roman Catholic  =====
 +
 +
'''St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church'''
 +
 +
*'''1770-1792'''  St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Baptism Index 1770-1792 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C507321}}.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
Line 291: Line 417:
 
===== Court of Common Pleas  =====
 
===== Court of Common Pleas  =====
  
The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. {{PAGENAME}} County has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
+
The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Lancaster County has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.<ref>The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.</ref>  
  
 
====== Clerk of the Courts  ======
 
====== Clerk of the Courts  ======
Line 301: Line 427:
 
{{PA court3}}  
 
{{PA court3}}  
  
Katherine Wood-Jacobs – Prothonotary<br>
+
Office of Prothonotary<br>Katherine Wood-Jacobs – Prothonotary<br>50 N. Duke St<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>Phone: 717-299-8282 <br>Fax: 717-293-7210<br>Email: [mailto:kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us]<br>  
 
 
Mailing Address:<br>County of Lancaster<br>Office of Prothonotary<br>50 N. Duke St<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, Pa. 17608-3480<br>Phone (717) 299-8282 <br>Fax (717) 293-7210<br>email: kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us<br>
 
  
 
===== Orphan's Court (see Vital Records)  =====
 
===== Orphan's Court (see Vital Records)  =====
Line 311: Line 435:
 
In Lancaster County the Register of Wills and the Clerk of the Orphans' Court are the same individual. The only birth records stored in Lancaster County are dated from 1881 to 1906.  
 
In Lancaster County the Register of Wills and the Clerk of the Orphans' Court are the same individual. The only birth records stored in Lancaster County are dated from 1881 to 1906.  
  
Register of Wills Office <br>Mary Ann Gerber, Register of Wills<br>2nd Floor, New Courthouse<br>Hours - 8:30AM-5:00PM<br> <br>Marriage License Department- 8:30AM-4:30PM<br> <br>Mailing Address:<br> <br>County of Lancaster <br>Register of Wills<br>50 N. Duke St.<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>email: Mary Ann Gerber - MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us<br>  
+
Register of Wills Office <br>Mary Ann Gerber, Register of Wills<br>50 N. Duke St.<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>Email: [mailto:MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us]<br>  
  
*'''1742–1867&nbsp;'''Miscellaneous Books; Index to Miscellaneous Books, 1742-1891 {{FHL|244145|item|disp=FHL film 21368 (first of 23 films)}}  
+
*'''1742–1867'''Miscellaneous Books; Index to Miscellaneous Books, 1742-1891 {{FHL|244145|item|disp=FHL film 21368 (first of 23 films)}}  
*'''1742–1755''' Index and Abstracts of Orphans' Court Records {{FHL|614056|item|disp=FHL film 383286 Item 2}}<br>
+
*'''1742–1755''' Index and Abstracts of Orphans' Court Records {{FHL|614056|item|disp=FHL film 383286 Item 2}}<br>  
*'''1730–1830''' Index to Letters of Administration {{FHL|271328|item|disp=FHL film 383286 item 1}}<br>
+
*'''1730–1830''' Index to Letters of Administration {{FHL|271328|item|disp=FHL film 383286 item 1}}<br>  
 
*'''1942–1973''' Delayed Birth Certificates, filed 1942-1973; Index to volumes 1-25 {{FHL|436836|item|disp=FHL film 941249 (first of 15 films)}}
 
*'''1942–1973''' Delayed Birth Certificates, filed 1942-1973; Index to volumes 1-25 {{FHL|436836|item|disp=FHL film 941249 (first of 15 films)}}
  
{{PA court6|Lancaster|351321}}
+
{{PA court6|Lancaster|351321}}  
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2203:lancaster-city-and-county-directories-1843-1900&catid=44:ourdigitalnewspapers&Itemid=436 Lancaster City and County Directories, 1843-1914]
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2203:lancaster-city-and-county-directories-1843-1900&catid=44:ourdigitalnewspapers&Itemid=436 Lancaster City and County Directories, 1843-1914]
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
 
{{PA emigration}}<br>  
 
{{PA emigration}}<br>  
 +
 +
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~berry/newupload/figures/Fig29.jpg Major Scotch-Irish Settlements in the 1730's Lancaster County, Pennsylvania]
  
 
==== Ethnic Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic Groups  ====
Line 334: Line 460:
 
===== Huguenots  =====
 
===== Huguenots  =====
  
Shirk, Willis L., Jr. "Assimilating into the Amerian Milieu: French Huguenots in Eighteenth Century Lancaster County", ''Lancaster Historical Society Journal'', 95:3, 74.
+
Shirk, Willis L., Jr. "Assimilating into the Amerian Milieu: French Huguenots in Eighteenth Century Lancaster County", ''Lancaster Historical Society Journal'', 95:3, 74.  
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
Line 348: Line 474:
 
Some of the Lancaster County histories available in the {{FHL|361895|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}:  
 
Some of the Lancaster County histories available in the {{FHL|361895|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}:  
  
*<u>[http://www.archive.org/details/historyoflancast02elli History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania]&nbsp;</u>: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. &nbsp;Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885 (Has been microfilmed on #547037 or on #1000559 Item 3)  
+
*<u>[http://www.archive.org/details/historyoflancast02elli History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania]</u>: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. Ellis, Franklin, 1828-1885 (Has been microfilmed on #547037 or on #1000559 Item 3)  
*<u>[http://books.google.com/books?id=9Kk-AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=authentic+History+of+Lancaster+County&source=gbs_similarbooks_s&cad=1#v=onepage&q=authentic%20History%20of%20Lancaster%20County&f=false History of Lancaster County]&nbsp;</u>: to which is prefixed a brief sketch of the early history of Pennsylvania. &nbsp;Rupp, Israel Daniel, 1803-1878 (Has been microfilmed on #1036814 Item 3)  
+
*<u>[http://books.google.com/books?id=9Kk-AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=authentic+History+of+Lancaster+County&source=gbs_similarbooks_s&cad=1#v=onepage&q=authentic%20History%20of%20Lancaster%20County&f=false History of Lancaster County]</u>: to which is prefixed a brief sketch of the early history of Pennsylvania. Rupp, Israel Daniel, 1803-1878 (Has been microfilmed on #1036814 Item 3)  
*<u>[http://books.google.com/books?id=pTkSbvYgIM4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=authentic+History+of+Lancaster+County&source=gbs_similarbooks_s&cad=1#v=onepage&q&f=false An authentic history of Lancaster County, in the state of Pennsylvania]. &nbsp;</u>Mombert, J. I. (Jacob Isidor) , 1829-1913 (This book has been digitized.)  
+
*<u>[http://books.google.com/books?id=pTkSbvYgIM4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=authentic+History+of+Lancaster+County&source=gbs_similarbooks_s&cad=1#v=onepage&q&f=false An authentic history of Lancaster County, in the state of Pennsylvania]. </u>Mombert, J. I. (Jacob Isidor) , 1829-1913 (This book has been digitized.)  
 
*<u>1875 </u><u>Historical Atlas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.</u> Everts &amp; Stewart (Has been microfilmed on #982071 Item 13)
 
*<u>1875 </u><u>Historical Atlas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.</u> Everts &amp; Stewart (Has been microfilmed on #982071 Item 13)
  
Line 363: Line 489:
 
'''Online Land Records'''  
 
'''Online Land Records'''  
  
*'''1729–present''' The [http://searchdocs.lancasterdeeds.com/countyweb/login.do?countyname=Lancaster Recorder of Deeds] has placed all county land records on-line which can be viewed for free. Land Records from 1981 to present can be viewed and searched; you do not have to be a registered user, just login as Guest. Land Records from 1729 to 1981 can be viewed but not searched so have the Page number and the Land Record number (Book and Volume for older records).
+
*'''1729–present''' The [http://searchdocs.lancasterdeeds.com/countyweb/login.do?countyname=Lancaster Recorder of Deeds] has placed all county land records on-line which can be viewed for free. Land Records from 1981 to present can be viewed and searched; you do not have to be a registered user, just login as Guest. Land Records from 1729 to 1981 can be viewed but not searched so have the Page number and the Land Record number (Book and Volume for older records).  
 +
*'''1729-1770 '''Mayhill, R.,[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/147190?availability=Idaho%20Falls%20Idaho%20FamilySearch%20Library ''Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, deed abstracts and Revolutionary War oaths of allegiance: deed books "A" through "M", 1729 through ca.1770.''] Everyname (incl adj landowners) index.<br>
  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Land Records on Microfilm'''  
Line 372: Line 499:
 
'''Maps'''  
 
'''Maps'''  
  
*MacInnes, Sharon Cook and Angus MacInnes. ''Early Landowners of Pennsylvania&nbsp;: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of Lancaster County, PA.'' Apollo, Pennsylvania&nbsp;: Closson Press, 2008. {{FHL|501963|item|disp=FHL book 974.815 E7ms}}<br>  
+
*MacInnes, Sharon Cook and Angus MacInnes. ''Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of Lancaster County, PA.'' Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, 2008. {{FHL|501963|item|disp=FHL book 974.815 E7ms}}<br>  
*Gilbert, Geri. ''The Warrant Maps of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Including an Every-name Index.''Morgantown, Pennsylvania&nbsp;: Masthof Press, 2005. {{FHL|1246421|item|disp=FHL Q book 974.815 R2g}}
+
*Gilbert, Geri. ''The Warrant Maps of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Including an Every-name Index.''Morgantown, Pennsylvania: Masthof Press, 2005. {{FHL|1246421|item|disp=FHL Q book 974.815 R2g}}
  
 
Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.  
 
Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.  
Line 385: Line 512:
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Lancaster+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Lancaster+land&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Lancaster+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Lancaster+county+pennsylvania+land WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].)<br>  
*{{FHL|348708|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]].)
+
*{{FHL|348708|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]].)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
Line 393: Line 520:
 
<br>  
 
<br>  
  
*[http://ancestortracks.com Ancestor Tracks] has posted free, downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/Lancaster_Co_blurb.html Bridgens' Atlas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys by H.F. Bridgens published by D.S. Bare in 1864]. &nbsp;This atlas shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. &nbsp;While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used commercially. We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.  
+
*[http://www.mapofus.org/pennsylvania/ Maps of Pennsylvania (1673-1878)]
*An [http://ancestortracks.com/Lancaster_Co_blurb.html Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of Lancaster County and a Companion Scans of Township Warrantee Maps plus Current Road Overlay CD ($)] are also available from [http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks]. &nbsp;They show precise outlines in metes and bounds of each original tract and all surrounding tracts in the township, giving the names of the warrantee and patentee; dates of the warrant, survey, and patent; and the patent and survey book and page of the recorded patent.<br>  
+
*[http://ancestortracks.com Ancestor Tracks] has posted free, downloadable images from the [http://ancestortracks.com/Lancaster_Co_blurb.html Bridgens' Atlas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from Actual Surveys by H.F. Bridgens published by D.S. Bare in 1864]. This atlas shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used commercially. We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.  
 +
*An [http://ancestortracks.com/Lancaster_Co_blurb.html Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of Lancaster County and a Companion Scans of Township Warrantee Maps plus Current Road Overlay CD ($)] are also available from [http://ancestortracks.com/ Ancestor Tracks]. They show precise outlines in metes and bounds of each original tract and all surrounding tracts in the township, giving the names of the warrantee and patentee; dates of the warrant, survey, and patent; and the patent and survey book and page of the recorded patent.<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ Lancaster County USGenWeb Project] This site contains several maps of Lancaster County both old and modern.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ Lancaster County USGenWeb Project] This site contains several maps of Lancaster County both old and modern.  
 
*Online map site and things to do in [http://www.800padutch.com/lancastermap.shtml Lancaster county PA]
 
*Online map site and things to do in [http://www.800padutch.com/lancastermap.shtml Lancaster county PA]
Line 426: Line 554:
 
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>  
 
'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br>  
  
:*'''1740-1773''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4259&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Pennsylvania Naturalizations, 1740-1773] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), incomplete for all counties<br>
+
*Mayhill, R., [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/147190?availability=Idaho%20Falls%20Idaho%20FamilySearch%20Library Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, deed abstracts and Revolutionary War oaths of allegiance: deed books "A" through "M", 1729 through ca.1770.] ''At the back of Deed Book L are some Oaths of Allegiance''.<br>
 +
*'''1740-1773''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4259&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Pennsylvania Naturalizations, 1740-1773] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), incomplete for all counties<br>
  
:*'''1795-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1937344|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952}} on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] - free, National Archives publication M1248, browsesable images of card index<br>
+
*'''1795-1952''' {{RecordSearch|1937344|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952}} on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] - free, National Archives publication M1248, browsesable images of card index<br>
  
:*'''1795-1931''' {{RecordSearch|1913395|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931}} on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] - free, National Archives publication M1522, browsesable images of petitions, no index, use index listed above<br>
+
*'''1795-1931''' {{RecordSearch|1913395|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931}} on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] - free, National Archives publication M1522, browsesable images of petitions, no index, use index listed above<br>
  
:*'''1795-1930''' [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=117&title=naturalizations_pa_eastern%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1522, incomplete for all counties<br>
+
*'''1795-1930''' [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=117&title=naturalizations_pa_eastern%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1522, incomplete for all counties<br>
  
:*'''1795-1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1522<br><br>
+
*'''1795-1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1554 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania] located in ''Selected US Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974'' database on [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), indexed, National Archives publication M1522<br><br>
  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
 
'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br>  
  
:*'''1743''' Extract aus der Registratur der Supreem Court zu Philadelphia {{FHL|310442|item|display=FHL Film 20361 Item 9}}<br><br>
+
*'''1743''' Extract aus der Registratur der Supreem Court zu Philadelphia {{FHL|310442|item|display=FHL Film 20361 Item 9}}<br><br>
  
 
{{PAnaturalization2|Lancaster|620678}}  
 
{{PAnaturalization2|Lancaster|620678}}  
Line 448: Line 577:
 
'''Newspapers of Lancaster County'''  
 
'''Newspapers of Lancaster County'''  
  
:*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
+
*[http://www.usnpl.com/panews.php Pennsylvania Newspapers]  
:*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Lancaster&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
+
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?state=Pennsylvania&county=Lancaster&city=&year1=1690&year2=2012&terms=&frequency=&language=&ethnicity=&labor=&material_type=&lccn=&rows=20 Chronicling America] US Newspaper Directory
  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
  
:*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83032300/ Chronicling America ''Lancaster Daily Intelligencer''] 1863-1928 Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  
+
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83032300/ Chronicling America ''Lancaster Daily Intelligencer''] 1863-1928 Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  
:*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/collections/8728/pennsylvania_historic_newspapers Pennsylvania Historic Newspapers]  
+
*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/collections/8728/pennsylvania_historic_newspapers Pennsylvania Historic Newspapers]  
::*''Lancaster Intelligencer'' 1833-1852  
+
:*''Lancaster Intelligencer'' 1833-1852  
::*''Marietta Register'' 1883-1890  
+
:*''Marietta Register'' 1883-1890  
::*''Mariettian'' 1858-1860  
+
:*''Mariettian'' 1858-1860  
::*''Marietta Advocate and Farmers' and Mechanic's Intelligencer'' 1833-1835  
+
:*''Marietta Advocate and Farmers' and Mechanic's Intelligencer'' 1833-1835  
::*''Marietta Pioneer'' 9/1827-9/1828  
+
:*''Marietta Pioneer'' 9/1827-9/1828  
::*''Pioneer'' (Marietta) 9/26/1828-1/8/1830
+
:*''Pioneer'' (Marietta) 9/26/1828-1/8/1830
  
The Lancaster County Digitization Project is a consortium of institutions interested in digitizing the county's newspaper and manuscript collections. Several Lancaster county newspapers are provided in digital format through this and other collaborative efforts.&nbsp;
+
The Lancaster County Digitization Project is a consortium of institutions interested in digitizing the county's newspaper and manuscript collections. Several Lancaster county newspapers are provided in digital format through this and other collaborative efforts.  
  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 Lancaster Examiner and Hearld] (1834-72) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 Lancaster Examiner and Hearld] (1834-72) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The Columbia Spy] (1830-89) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The Columbia Spy] (1830-89) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The Intelligencer Journal] (1848-71) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The Intelligencer Journal] (1848-71) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The New Holland Clarion] (1873-1950) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The New Holland Clarion] (1873-1950) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The Lancaster Farmer] (1869-84) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=154 The Lancaster Farmer] (1869-84) from Collections: Our Digital Newspapers
  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?39 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Lancaster County.  
+
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?39 PA-Roots Newspaper Articles] for Lancaster County.  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/papers.htm Selected Newspaper Articles] from ''Lancaster Intelligencer''1881 - 1897; ''Terre Hill Times'' 1910-1911; ''Quarryville Sun,'' 1918. Courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb Archives]
+
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/papers.htm Selected Newspaper Articles] from ''Lancaster Intelligencer''1881 - 1897; ''Terre Hill Times'' 1910-1911; ''Quarryville Sun,'' 1918. Courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
'''Newspaper Collections'''  
 
'''Newspaper Collections'''  
  
:*[http://digitalnewspapers.libraries.psu.edu/Default/Skins/civilwar/Client.asp?skin=civilwar&AW=1345069864331&AppName=2 Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection]  
+
*[http://digitalnewspapers.libraries.psu.edu/Default/Skins/civilwar/Client.asp?skin=civilwar&AW=1345069864331&AppName=2 Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection]  
::''Father Abraham'' 6/12/1868-4/29/1870; 10/25/1872-12/13/1872  
+
:''Father Abraham'' 6/12/1868-4/29/1870; 10/25/1872-12/13/1872  
::''Lancaster Intelligencer 12/28/1847-12/27/1871''
+
:''Lancaster Intelligencer 12/28/1847-12/27/1871''
  
 
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts'''  
 
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts'''  
  
:*Hawbaker, Gary T., ''Runaways, Rascals and Rogues:Missing Spouses, Servants and Slaves'' (Hershey, Pennsylvania:G.T. Habaker, c1987) {{WorldCat|17842814|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|603629|item|disp=FHL book 974.815 B38h}} Lancaster Journal, 1794-1810.
+
*Hawbaker, Gary T., ''Runaways, Rascals and Rogues:Missing Spouses, Servants and Slaves'' (Hershey, Pennsylvania:G.T. Habaker, c1987) {{WorldCat|17842814|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|603629|item|disp=FHL book 974.815 B38h}} Lancaster Journal, 1794-1810.
  
:*''Der Volksfreund, Lancaster (Pennsylvanien)'' (SLC, Utah, 1961) {{FHL|239740|item|disp=FHL film 262665 item 2}}
+
*''Der Volksfreund, Lancaster (Pennsylvanien)'' (SLC, Utah, 1961) {{FHL|239740|item|disp=FHL film 262665 item 2}}
  
 
===== Obituaries  =====
 
===== Obituaries  =====
Line 495: Line 624:
 
'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Obituary Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?40 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Lancaster County.  
+
*[http://www.pa-roots.org/data/list.php?40 PA-Roots Obituaries] for Lancaster County.  
:*[http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/index.html Mennonite and Amish Obituaries]  
+
*[http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/index.html Mennonite and Amish Obituaries]  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/obits.htm Lancaster County Obituaries] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb Archives]  
+
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/obits.htm Lancaster County Obituaries] courtesy [http://usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/ USGenWeb Archives]  
:*[http://www.obitsarchive.com/oa-search/we/Archives?p_field_OBIT-1=YMD_date&p_action=keyword&p_field_OBIT-0=title%7CTopics&d_sources=location&s_trackval=ursus2&p_maxdocs=200&p_text_region-0=United%20States&p_widesearch=&p_sort=YMD_date:D&p_field_region-0=ProductID&p_product=OBAR&s_siteloc=paobitlinks&p_params_OBIT-1=date:B,E&p_queryname=4000&p_perpage=10&d_place=0C9C3374CE800800&s_search_type=keyword&p_theme=obar&# Archived Intelligencer Obituaries]  
+
*[http://www.obitsarchive.com/oa-search/we/Archives?p_field_OBIT-1=YMD_date&p_action=keyword&p_field_OBIT-0=title%7CTopics&d_sources=location&s_trackval=ursus2&p_maxdocs=200&p_text_region-0=United%20States&p_widesearch=&p_sort=YMD_date:D&p_field_region-0=ProductID&p_product=OBAR&s_siteloc=paobitlinks&p_params_OBIT-1=date:B,E&p_queryname=4000&p_perpage=10&d_place=0C9C3374CE800800&s_search_type=keyword&p_theme=obar&# Archived Intelligencer Obituaries]  
:*[http://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/ Current Lancaster Intelligencer Obituaries]  
+
*[http://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/ Current Lancaster Intelligencer Obituaries]  
:*[http://surnamearchive.com/1obits.htm Marshall College Obituaries] 19th Century
+
*[http://surnamearchive.com/1obits.htm Marshall College Obituaries] 19th Century
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
Line 506: Line 635:
 
===== Indentured Servants  =====
 
===== Indentured Servants  =====
  
{{ISPA|Lancaster}}  
+
{{ISPA|Lancaster}}
  
==== Periodicals ====
+
==== Probate ====
  
==== Poorhouse, Almshouse  ====
+
'''Online Probate Indexes'''
  
==== Probate Records ====
+
*'''1683 - 1993'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8802 Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records 1683-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
{{PA Probate Intro}}  
+
*'''1683 - 1994'''  {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania Probate Records 1683-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
'''Online Probate Indexes'''<br>
+
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=9PMZ-T3F%3A268493801%3Fcc%3D1999196 Lancaster County Probate Records]
  
:*'''1729-1850''' - Fulton, Eleanore Jane. ''An Index to the Will Books and Intestate Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1729-1850: with an Historical Sketch and Classified Bibliography.'' Lancaster, Pa.: Fulton and Mylin, 1936. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2042 Ancestry] ($).
+
==== Periodicals  ====
  
'''Online Probate Records'''<br>
+
==== Poorhouse, Almshouse  ====
  
:*Lancaster County has an [http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/ Online Index for their Probate Files] and can be viewed for free.<br>
+
Probate Settlement papers are usually in possession of the Lancaster Historical Society
:*'''1721–1819''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/wills.htm Will Abstracts 1721-1819 and index] located on [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb] –Index is located at the top of the page. Scroll to the will abstracts.
 
:*'''1729-1947''' – {{RecordSearch|1999196|Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - free. Includes {{PAGENAME}} Will Index (1729-1947), Wills Abstract Index (1721-1820), Will Books A-2R (1730-1908), Letter of Administration Index (1730-1830), and Orphan's Court Record Index (1742-1755).
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/wills.htm Wills, Administrations and Estate Papers] located on [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb]- also includes year will was probated and residence of deceased<br>
 
  
'''Original Probate Records on Microfilm'''<br>
+
==== Repositories  ====
  
:*'''1730-1830''' Index to Letters of Administration {{FHL|271328|item|disp=FHL film 383286 item 1}}<br>
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-society-archive/ List of Pennsylvania Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
:*'''1730-1908''' Wills {{FHL|227825|item|disp=FHL film 383290 (first of 31 films)}} - Index included: 1729-1947<br>
 
  
{{PA probate FHLC and WorldCat|Lancaster|472015}}
+
===== Archives =====
 
 
==== Repositories ====
 
  
===== Archives =====
+
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives]<br>150 North Queen Street, Suite 10, <br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-299-8319 <br>Fax: 717-735-9606 <br>Email: [mailto:archives@co.lancaster.pa.us archives@co.lancaster.pa.us]<br>The archives has historic records, such as wills and deeds from the beginning of the county in 1729.
  
:*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives]<br>150 North Queen Street, Suite 10, <br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: (717) 299-8319 <br>FAX: (717) 735-9606 <br>Email: archives@co.lancaster.pa.us<br>The archives has historic records, such as wills and deeds from the beginning of the county in 1729.<br>
+
*{{PA Archives}}
  
:*{{PA Archives}}
+
*[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/ National Archives at Philadelphia]<br>14700 Townsend Road<br>Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096<br>Phone: 215-305-2044<br>Fax: 215-305-2052<br>
  
:*[http://www.erhs.info/Home.html Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS)] and United Church of Christ Archives (UCC)<br>Philip Schaff Library <br>Lancaster Theological Seminary <br>555 W. James Street <br>Lancaster, PA 17603 <br>Phone: (717) 290-8734<br>This site has church records and family histories that used to be at the Franklin and Marshall College Library.<br>
+
*[http://www.erhs.info/Home.html Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS)] and United Church of Christ Archives (UCC)<br>Philip Schaff Library <br>Lancaster Theological Seminary <br>555 W. James Street <br>Lancaster, PA 17603 <br>Phone: 717-290-8734<br>This site has church records and family histories that used to be at the Franklin and Marshall College Library.<br>
  
:*[http://library.fandm.edu/archives/index.php Franklin and Marshall College Library ]<br>Archives and Special Collections<br>450 College Ave <br>PO Box 3003 <br>Lancaster, PA 17604 <br>Phone: (717) 291-4223 <br>Has some genealogical data about College faculty, students and administrators only. All church records and family histories were moved to the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967 (see above).<br>
+
*[http://library.fandm.edu/archives/index.php Franklin and Marshall College Library ]<br>Archives and Special Collections<br>450 College Ave <br>P.O. Box 3003 <br>Lancaster, PA 17604 <br>Phone: 717-291-4223 <br>Has some genealogical data about College faculty, students and administrators only. All church records and family histories were moved to the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967 (see above).<br>
  
:*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55 LancasterHistory.org]<br>Lancaster County's Historical Society and President James Buchanan's Wheatland<br>230 North President Avenue<br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: (717)392-4633<br>Fax: (717) 293-2739<br>Email: Information|Research Assistant<br>The archive has county records, manuscripts, newspapers, and more. Check the [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=37&Itemid=57 online finding aids], library catalog, [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?searchword=Discover&ordering=&searchphrase=all&Itemid=191&option=com_search Discovery Tool], and [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=72&Itemid=62 online newspapers and city directories].<br>
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55 LancasterHistory.org]<br>Lancaster County's Historical Society and President James Buchanan's Wheatland<br>230 North President Avenue<br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-392-4633<br>Fax: 717-293-2739<br>Email: [mailto:info@lancasterhistory.org info@lancasterhistory.org]<br>The archive has county records, manuscripts, newspapers, and more. Check the [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=37&Itemid=57 online finding aids], library catalog, [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?searchword=Discover&ordering=&searchphrase=all&Itemid=191&option=com_search Discovery Tool], and [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=72&Itemid=62 online newspapers and city directories].<br>
  
:*[http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Archives Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society - Archives]<br>2215 Millstream Rd<br>Lancaster, PA 17602-1499<br>Phone:(717) 393-9745 <br>Fax: (717) 393-8751 <br>E-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org <br>This is the official depository for records of the Atlantic Coast and Lancaster Conferences of the Mennonite Church. In addition, it has many records of other organizations affiliated with them.It also has helps for [http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Genealogy genealogists].<br>
+
*[http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Archives Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society - Archives]<br>2215 Millstream Rd<br>Lancaster, PA 17602-1499<br>Phone: 717-393-9745 <br>Fax: 717-393-8751 <br>Email: [mailto:lmhs@lmhs.org lmhs@lmhs.org]<br>This is the official depository for records of the Atlantic Coast and Lancaster Conferences of the Mennonite Church. In addition, it has many records of other organizations affiliated with them. It also has helps for [http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Genealogy genealogists].<br>
  
:*[http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/index.shtml Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania]<br>Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania<br>300 Gap Road <br>P. O. Box 15<br>Strasburg, PA 17579 <br>Phone: (717) 687-8628<br>The Library has thousands of historic books and magazines about railroads. The Archives has a large collection of photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Try their [http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/library/search.shtml catalogs] to see specific information.
+
*[http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/index.shtml Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania]<br>Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania<br>300 Gap Road <br>P. O. Box 15<br>Strasburg, PA 17579 <br>Phone: 717-687-8628<br>The Library has thousands of historic books and magazines about railroads. The Archives has a large collection of photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Try their [http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/library/search.shtml catalogs] to see specific information.
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/site/default.asp Lancaster County Courthouse]<br>  
+
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/site/default.asp Lancaster County Courthouse]<br>  
  
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=562&Q=262545&lanconav_GID=1003 Register of Wills] <br>50 N. Duke St.<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>email: Mary Ann Gerber - MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us <br>The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court Office provides a variety of services to the public such as the probate of decedent estates, issuance of marriage licenses, collection of inheritance taxes and maintenance of records pertaining to adoptions, guardianships and estates.<br>
+
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=562&Q=262545&lanconav_GID=1003 Register of Wills] <br>50 N. Duke St.<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>Email: [mailto:MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us] <br>The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court Office provides a variety of services to the public such as the probate of decedent estates, issuance of marriage licenses, collection of inheritance taxes and maintenance of records pertaining to adoptions, guardianships and estates.<br>
  
*Office of the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=502&Q=262083&lanconav_GID=987 Clerk of Courts]<br>County of Lancaster<br>50 North Duke Street<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>Phone: (717) 299-8275<br>Fax: (717) 295-3686<br>Email: ClerkofCourts@co.lancaster.pa.us <br>The Clerk of Courts maintains criminal records for the courts and the 519,000 plus citizens of Lancaster County. Many of the records are scanned.<br>
+
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=502&Q=262083&lanconav_GID=987 Clerk of Courts]<br>50 North Duke Street<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>Phone: 717-299-8275<br>Fax: 717-295-3686<br>Email: [mailto:ClerkofCourts@co.lancaster.pa.us ClerkofCourts@co.lancaster.pa.us] <br>The Clerk of Courts maintains criminal records for the courts and the 519,000 plus citizens of Lancaster County. Many of the records are scanned.<br>
  
*[http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/ Recorder of Deeds]<br>150 N. Queen St.<br>P.O. Box 1478<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-1478<br>Telephone:&nbsp;: 717.299.8238 <br>Fax: 717.299.8393<br>An online sight allows users to search records from 1729-1981 which requires you to sign in.<br>
+
*[http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/ Recorder of Deeds]<br>150 N. Queen St.<br>P.O. Box 1478<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-1478<br>Phone: 717-299-8238 <br>Fax: 717-299-8393<br>An online sight allows users to search records from 1729-1981 which requires you to sign in.<br>
  
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=555&Q=262419&lanconav_GID=999 Office of Prothonotary]<br>County of Lancaster<br>50 North Duke Street<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster PA 17608-3480<br>Phone: 717-299-8282<br>Fax: 717-293-7210<br>Email: kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us
+
*[http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=555&Q=262419&lanconav_GID=999 Office of Prothonotary]<br>50 North Duke Street<br>P.O. Box 83480<br>Lancaster, PA 17608-3480<br>Phone: 717-299-8282<br>Fax: 717-293-7210<br>Email: [mailto:kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us]
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
{{PAfhc|Lancaster}}  
+
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}{{PAfhc|Lancaster}}
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
  
*[http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/lcl/site/default.asp Lancaster County Library]<br>Location Address:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 125 North Duke St <br>Lancaster, PA 17602 <br>Phone Number: (717) 394-2651 <br>Mailing Address:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 125 North Duke St <br>Lancaster, PA 17602<br>
+
*[http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/lcl/site/default.asp Lancaster County Library]<br>125 North Duke St <br>Lancaster, PA 17602 <br>Phone: 717-394-2651 <br>
  
The Lancaster Public Library is part of the Lancaster Public Library System that serves 16 libraries. They have shared online catalog which has a sizable genealogy and biography collection.<br>[http://catalog.lancasterlibraries.org/ Online Catalog]<br>  
+
:The Lancaster Public Library is part of the Lancaster Public Library System that serves 16 libraries. They have shared online catalog which has a sizable genealogy and biography collection.<br>[http://catalog.lancasterlibraries.org/ Online Catalog]<br>  
  
*[http://www.elizabethtownhistory.org/ Winters Heritage House Museum]<br>[http://www.elizabethtownhistory.org/seibert-library/seibert-library-research-information/ Seibert Library]<br>Elizabethtown Preservation Associates, Inc.<br>P.O. Box 14, 41-47 East High Street<br>Elizabethtown PA 17022<br>Phone: (717) 367-4672<br>Email: winters-hh@embarqmail.com<br>Fax: (717) 367-9991<br>The library has historical and family records, maps, photographs, etc. Call ahead to make an appointment with a research librarian. The museum has three original log structures dating from 1750-1847, and a brick house dating to 1877.
+
*[http://www.elizabethtownhistory.org/ Winters Heritage House Museum]<br>[http://www.elizabethtownhistory.org/seibert-library/seibert-library-research-information/ Seibert Library]<br>Elizabethtown Preservation Associates, Inc.<br>P.O. Box 14, 41-47 East High Street<br>Elizabethtown, PA 17022<br>Phone: 717-367-4672<br>Fax: 717-367-9991<br>Email: [mailto:winters-hh@embarqmail.com winters-hh@embarqmail.com]<br>
 +
 
 +
:The library has historical and family records, maps, photographs, etc. Call ahead to make an appointment with a research librarian. The museum has three original log structures dating from 1750-1847, and a brick house dating to 1877.
  
 
===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
*[http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/Home_Page.html Amish Farm and House] <br>GPS/MapQuest Address:<br>The Amish Farm and House<br>2395 Lincoln Highway East (Covered Bridge Drive)<br>Lancaster, PA 17602<br>Phone: 717-394-6185<br>Fax: 717-394-4857<br>info@amishfarmandhouse.com<br>Tours explain Amish life and customs.
+
*[http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/Home_Page.html Amish Farm and House] <br>GPS/MapQuest Address:<br>The Amish Farm and House<br>2395 Lincoln Highway East (Covered Bridge Drive)<br>Lancaster, PA 17602<br>Phone: 717-394-6185<br>Fax: 717-394-4857<br>Email: [mailto:info@amishfarmandhouse.com info@amishfarmandhouse.com]<br>
 +
 
 +
:Tours explain Amish life and customs.
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.bethelamelancaster.org/harambe.html Bethel Harambee Historical Services ]<br>Hopkins Study Center<br>Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church<br>450-512 East Strawberry<br>Lancaster, PA 17602-4449 <br>Phone: 717-393-8379 <br>
 +
 
 +
:Has historical documents relating to African American history. <br>
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.ephratacloister.org/ Ephrata Cloister]<br>632 West Main Street<br>Ephrata, PA 17522<br>Phone: 717-733-6600<br>Email: [mailto:ra-ephratacloister@pa.gov ra-ephratacloister@pa.gov]<br>
  
*[http://www.bethelamelancaster.org/harambe.html Bethel Harambee Historical Services ]<br>Hopkins Study Center<br>Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church<br>450-512 East Strawberry<br>Lancaster PA 17602-4449 <br>Phone: (717) 393-8379 <br>Has historical documents relating to African American history. <br>
+
:The cloister has a small research library that is open weekdays by appointment only. Limited genealogical materials are available. "The staff is unable to answer genealogical queries, but can provide some advice on available sources." For an appointment, call the Curator.<br>
  
*[http://www.ephratacloister.org/ Ephrata Cloister]<br>632 West Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522<br>Phone: 717-733-6600<br>Email: ra-ephratacloister@pa.gov<br>The cloister has a small research library that is open weekdays by appointment only. Limited genealogical materials are available. "The staff is unable to answer genealogical queries, but can provide some advice on available sources." For an appointment, call the Curator.<br>
+
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55 LancasterHistory.org]<br>Lancaster County's Historical Society and President James Buchanan's Wheatland<br>230 North President Avenue<br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-392-4633<br>Fax: 717-293-2739<br>Email: [mailto:info@lancasterhistory.org info@lancasterhistory.org]<br>
  
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55 LancasterHistory.org]<br>Lancaster County's Historical Society and President James Buchanan's Wheatland<br>230 North President Avenue<br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: (717) 392-4633<br>Fax: (717) 293-2739<br>Email: Information|Research Assistant<br>This historical center has a [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=61 library] and [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55 archives] with many records of genealogical value.&nbsp; Their collection contains over 15,000 volumes, as well as maps, family files, subject information files, photographs, oral histories, microfilm, and CDs. A reference collection consisting of indexes, genealogical and historical journals, and books is available for browsing. All other books are housed in closed stacks and must be requested at the reference desk.
+
:This historical center has a [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=61 library] and [http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=55 archives] with many records of genealogical value. Their collection contains over 15,000 volumes, as well as maps, family files, subject information files, photographs, oral histories, microfilm, and CDs. A reference collection consisting of indexes, genealogical and historical journals, and books is available for browsing. All other books are housed in closed stacks and must be requested at the reference desk.
  
 
Lancaster city and county directories 1847-1922 and directories for several other Lancaster cities have been digitized and are available online.<br>  
 
Lancaster city and county directories 1847-1922 and directories for several other Lancaster cities have been digitized and are available online.<br>  
  
*[http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/index.shtml Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania]<br>Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania<br>300 Gap Road <br>P. O. Box 15<br>Strasburg, PA 17579 <br>Phone: 717-687-8628<br>Has good information about U.S. Railroads, including a [http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/education/historytimeline1.shtml timeline].The museum also has a [http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/library/index.shtml library and archives].
+
*[http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/index.shtml Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania]<br>Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania<br>300 Gap Road <br>P. O. Box 15<br>Strasburg, PA 17579 <br>Phone: 717-687-8628<br>
 +
 
 +
:Has good information about U.S. Railroads, including a [http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/education/historytimeline1.shtml timeline].The museum also has a [http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/library/index.shtml library and archives].
  
 
===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
 
There are two very helpful societies in Lancaster County:
 
  
 
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/ Lancaster County Historical Society]<br>230 N President Ave<br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-392-4633
 
*[http://www.lancasterhistory.org/ Lancaster County Historical Society]<br>230 N President Ave<br>Lancaster, PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-392-4633
  
The society has a research library, with an [http://pilot.passhe.edu:8072/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First Online Search].<br>The Family History Library has some of the journals they have published on microfilm.  
+
:The society has a research library, with an [http://pilot.passhe.edu:8072/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First Online Search].<br>The Family History Library has some of the journals they have published on microfilm.  
  
 
*[http://www.lmhs.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society]<br>2215 Millstream Rd<br>Lancaster, PA 17602-1499<br>Phone: 717-393-9745
 
*[http://www.lmhs.org/ Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society]<br>2215 Millstream Rd<br>Lancaster, PA 17602-1499<br>Phone: 717-393-9745
  
The society has an [http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Library online catalog].  
+
:The society has an [http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Library online catalog].  
  
*Come join our Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group at [http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/210962875655195/ Facebook]
+
*Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group<br> [http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/210962875655195/ Facebook]
  
 
== Taxation  ==
 
== Taxation  ==
  
:*'''Pre-1729''' - Eshelman, H. Frank. ''Assessment Lists and Other Manuscript Documents of Lancaster County Prior to 1729.'' Digitized by [http://archive.org/details/assessmentlistso00eshlrich Internet Archive] - free.<ref>Our thanks to FamilyHart at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ PAGenWeb] for this link.</ref>
+
*'''Pre-1729''' Eshelman, H. Frank. ''Assessment Lists and Other Manuscript Documents of Lancaster County Prior to 1729.'' Digitized by [http://archive.org/details/assessmentlistso00eshlrich Internet Archive] - free.<ref>Our thanks to FamilyHart at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ PAGenWeb] for this link.</ref>
  
:*'''1750-1758, 1771-1772''' - [http://www.pagenweb.org/~lebanon/courthouse.html Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Assessment Lists 1750, 1751, 1753, 1755, 1758, 1771, 1772] at [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb] - free.
+
*'''1750-1758, 1771-1772''' [http://www.pagenweb.org/~lebanon/courthouse.html Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Assessment Lists 1750, 1751, 1753, 1755, 1758, 1771, 1772] at [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb] - free.
  
:*'''1751, 1756-1758''' - ''Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Tax Lists 1751, 1756, 1757, 1758: With Additional Tax Lists and Index'' at {{FSbook|113038}} - free.
+
*'''1751, 1756-1758''' ''Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Tax Lists 1751, 1756, 1757, 1758: With Additional Tax Lists and Index'' at {{FSbook|113038}} - free.
  
:*'''1771-1773, 1779, 1782''' - ''Proprietary and State Tax Lists of the County of Lancaster: For the Years 1771, 1772, 1773, 1779 and 1782.'' (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 17). Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2206 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=j0AOAAAAIAAJ Google Books] - free.
+
*'''1771-1773, 1779, 1782''' ''Proprietary and State Tax Lists of the County of Lancaster: For the Years 1771, 1772, 1773, 1779 and 1782.'' (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 17). Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2206 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=j0AOAAAAIAAJ Google Books] - free.
  
:*'''1798''' - Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2060 Ancestry] ($).
+
*'''1798''' Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2060 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
The Salt Lake City {{FHL|415673|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} has microfilmed many Lancaster County taxation records, and they are available in Salt Lake City and can be accessed in its satellite [[Finding a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].  
 
The Salt Lake City {{FHL|415673|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} has microfilmed many Lancaster County taxation records, and they are available in Salt Lake City and can be accessed in its satellite [[Finding a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].  
Line 622: Line 755:
 
For birth, marriage and death records prior to 1906 contact:  
 
For birth, marriage and death records prior to 1906 contact:  
  
Lancaster County Archives <br>150 North Queen Street, Suite 10<br>Lancaster PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-299-8319<br>Fax: 717-735-9606<br>[mailto:archives@colancaster.pa.us archives@colancaster.pa.us]  
+
Lancaster County Archives <br>150 North Queen Street, Suite 10<br>Lancaster PA 17603<br>Phone: 717-299-8319<br>Fax: 717-735-9606<br>Email: [mailto:archives@colancaster.pa.us archives@colancaster.pa.us]  
  
 
{{PA vitals}}  
 
{{PA vitals}}  
 +
 +
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/pa-vital-records/ How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
Line 630: Line 765:
 
The following records are available at the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives ]:<br>  
 
The following records are available at the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives ]:<br>  
  
:*'''1852-1855 '''Birth Registrations, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
+
*'''1852-1855 '''Birth Registrations, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
:*'''1870-1906 '''Delayed birth certificates, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
+
*'''1852-1855''' - Lancaster County Birth Index 1852-1855 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C535484}}.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.</ref>
:*'''1881-1906''' Birth Registrations (Lancaster City), [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
+
*'''1870-1906 '''Delayed birth certificates, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
:*'''1894-1907''' Birth Registrations, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]
+
*'''1881-1906''' Birth Registrations (Lancaster City), [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
 +
*'''1894-1907''' Birth Registrations, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]
  
 
{{PA birth}}  
 
{{PA birth}}  
Line 639: Line 775:
 
''Online Resources:''  
 
''Online Resources:''  
  
:*'''1726-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
+
*'''1726-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1681005|Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
:*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images.<br>
+
*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Births [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2349 Ancestry.com] – $ Index with images.<br>
  
 
Old birth records for Lancaster County from 1881 through 1906 are kept by the Register of Wills.  
 
Old birth records for Lancaster County from 1881 through 1906 are kept by the Register of Wills.  
Line 647: Line 783:
  
 
[http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939 Birth/Death records from 1907 to the present] are kept by the Pennsylvania Department of Vital Records at New Castle, PA  
 
[http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939 Birth/Death records from 1907 to the present] are kept by the Pennsylvania Department of Vital Records at New Castle, PA  
 
The Lancaster County Register of Wills maintains a 24-hour telephone information line (717-295-2001) which gives specific details about how to access these birth/death records.
 
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
Line 656: Line 790:
 
The following records are available at the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives ]:  
 
The following records are available at the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives ]:  
  
:*'''1852-1855 '''Marriage Registrations  
+
*'''1852-1855''' Marriage Registrations  
:*'''1885-2004''' Marriage License Applications
+
*'''1885-2004''' Marriage License Applications
  
 
''Online Resources:''  
 
''Online Resources:''  
  
:*'''1700-1821''' - Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
+
*'''1677-1950'''  {{RecordSearch|2466357|Pennsylvania Civil Marriages, 1677-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
:*'''1725-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
+
*'''1700-1821''' Pennsylvania Marriage Records [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2383 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties.  
:*'''1730-1779''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/StoeverMarriages.html 1,429 Marriage Records (1730-1779) of Rev. John Casper Stoever Pennsylvania/Maryland,] at [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb] - Lists date of marriage as well as names and residences of bride and groom.<br>  
+
*'''1725-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
:*'''1767-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.  
+
*'''1730-1779''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/StoeverMarriages.html 1,429 Marriage Records (1730-1779) of Rev. John Casper Stoever Pennsylvania/Maryland,] at [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb] - Lists date of marriage as well as names and residences of bride and groom.<br>  
:*[http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/ Marriage Licenses] are recorded continuously from 1885 and an index are available on-line.  
+
*'''1767-1913''' {{RecordSearch|1681011|Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940}} - free index. Not complete for all years.  
:*'''Pre-1810''' Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
+
*[http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/ Marriage Licenses] are recorded continuously from 1885 and an index are available on-line.  
:*'''1852-1854''' - Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
+
*'''Pre-1810''' Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2098 Ancestry.com] – ($) This database is incomplete for all counties. Includes 35,000 marriage records from vol. VIII of of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives.  
:*'''1885-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.  
+
*'''1852-1855, 1885'''  Lancaster County Marriage Index 1852-1855 and 1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf.</ref>
:*'''Beginning 1948''' The [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=562&q=588899&lancoNav=%7C&lancoNav_GID=1003 Register of Wills] keeps a marriage index beginning 1948 with an [http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/ online index].<br>&nbsp;
+
*'''1852-1854''' Pennsylvania Marriages [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2486 Ancestry.com] – ($) Index with images.  
 +
*'''1885-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1589502|Pennsylvania County Marriage, 1885-1950}} Extracted marriage records – free. Most of the records consist of marriage licenses, certificates, applications, docket books, and affidavits. This database is incomplete for all counties. May also contain marriage records earlier than 1885.  
 +
*'''Beginning 1948''' The [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=562&q=588899&lancoNav=%7C&lancoNav_GID=1003 Register of Wills] keeps a marriage index beginning 1948 with an [http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/ online index].<br>
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
Line 675: Line 811:
 
Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Courthouse|courthouse]] building. Records may be obtained by visiting or writing.<br>  
 
Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Courthouse|courthouse]] building. Records may be obtained by visiting or writing.<br>  
  
:*'''1851-1997''' Divorce Records, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=555&Q=262419&lanconav_GID=999 online index] (select Index Book Search)<br>
+
*'''1851-1997''' Divorce Records, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?a=555&Q=262419&lanconav_GID=999 online index] (select Index Book Search)<br>
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
Line 681: Line 817:
 
The following records are available at the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives ]:  
 
The following records are available at the [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/site/default.asp?lancoarchivesNav=%7C Lancaster County Archives ]:  
  
:*'''1852-1855&nbsp;'''Death Registrations, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online&nbsp;index&nbsp;]  
+
*'''1803-1804, 1846-1907'''  Lancaster County Death Index 1803-1804 and 1846-1907 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
:*'''1894-1907''' Death Registrations  
+
*'''1852-1855''' Death Registrations, [http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lancoarchives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=652844&lancoarchivesNav=%7C online index]  
:*'''1874-1978''' Death Affidavits
+
*'''1894-1907''' Death Registrations  
 +
*'''1874-1978''' Death Affidavits
  
 
{{PA death}}  
 
{{PA death}}  
  
:*'''1852-1854''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Pennsylvania, Deaths, 1852-1854] ] Index with images. Ancestry ($)
+
*'''1852-1854''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2487 Pennsylvania, Deaths, 1852-1854] Index with images. Ancestry ($)
  
 
<br>{{Template:PA vitals repositories|Lancaster|351322}}  
 
<br>{{Template:PA vitals repositories|Lancaster|351322}}  
  
== Web Sites ==
+
== Lancaster County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ The Lancaster County PA GenWeb Project], has numerous maps, church records, local histories, family histories, and other genealogical and historical information for Lancaster county.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palanca2/ The Lancaster County PA GenWeb Project], has numerous maps, church records, local histories, family histories, and other genealogical and historical information for Lancaster county.
  
*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Lancaster|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/pennsylvania/lancaster-county/ Lancaster County, PA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 +
 
 +
*{{FHL|Pennsylvania%2C+Lancaster|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/ FamilyHart Online Database] This is an online family database containing over 719,000 records, mostly of Pennsylvania Dutch Extraction. Many of the families are from Lancaster County. This database adds 1,000 names per week which is updated online every quarter. It is the most comprehensive family database online for Pennsylvania Dutch families.
+
*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/ FamilyHart Online Database] This is an online family database containing over 843,000 records, mostly of Pennsylvania Dutch Extraction. Many of the families are from Lancaster County. This database adds 1,500 names per week which is updated online every quarter. It is the most comprehensive family database online for Pennsylvania Dutch families.
  
 
*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/padutch Pennsylvania Dutch Family History, Genealogy, Culture and Life] This site contains links to everything Pennsylvania Dutch with a large concentration in Lancaster County.
 
*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/padutch Pennsylvania Dutch Family History, Genealogy, Culture and Life] This site contains links to everything Pennsylvania Dutch with a large concentration in Lancaster County.
  
== Places  ==
+
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Lancaster-County.htm Lancaster County PA Genealogy]
 +
 
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210962875655195/ Lancaster County Genealogy Facebook Group]
 +
 
 +
== Lancaster County Pennsylvania Places  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
== References  ==
+
== Lancaster County Pennsylvania Genealogy References  ==
  
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
Line 711: Line 854:
 
{{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}  
 
{{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}  
  
<br>
+
[[Category:Templates for PA pages]] [[Category:Lackawanna_County,_Pennsylvania]]
 
 
[[Category:Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania]]
 

Latest revision as of 04:35, 4 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png Lancaster County

Guide to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania ancestry, family history and genealogy in courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

Lancaster Pennsylvania family History Center


{{{link}}}

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 14, 1728
County Seat Lancaster
Courthouse
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
Address Lancaster County Courthouse
Register of Wills
50 N. Duke St.
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Lancaster County Website
Adopt-a-wiki page
Pa-rootsbuttonwiki.gif This page adopted by:
PA Roots and its members
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today


Lancaster County Pennsylvania Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1893
1885
1893
1729
1729
Palancaster.jpg

Parent Counties: Formed from Chester County 14 October 1728. [1]

County Seat: Lancaster

Neighboring Counties: Lancaster County residents may also have records in [2]

Many Scotch-Irish immigrants settled in Lancaster County in the early eighteenth century. The area was predominantly a German place of settlement.[3][4]

Boundary Changes

  • 14 October 1749: York County set off.
  • 14 October 1751: Berks County set off.
  • 27 January 1750: Cumberland County set off.
  • 21 March 1772: Northumberland County set off.
  • 16 October 1813: Lebanon County set off.

For animated maps illustrating Pennsylvania county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Pennsylvania County Boundary Maps" (1673-1878) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat Names in Stone

USGenWeb-transcripts
USGenWeb-tombstone photos


Billion Graves

Pennsylvania Genealogy


Epodunk

Pennsylvania Gravestones



Billion Graves



Names in Stone



Access Genealogy



Ancestry($)






See Pennsylvania Cemeteries for more information.


Lancaster County USGenWeb Project This site has several listings for Lancaster County cemetery records.

Cemeteries of Lancaster County in Adamstown & Akron Boroughs and Bart, Brecknock, & Caernarvon Townships. Lists of cemeteries, some with lists of burials

Cemeteries in Lancaster County at Find A Grave

The Family History Library has a number of cemetery records in books and on films.  They would be available either in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or in one of its affiliate Family History Centers.

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For tips on accessing Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Federal (or United States) census records online, see: Pennsylvania Census.

There are no county or state census records available for Pennsylvania. County and city tax records can be used as a substitute when census records are not available.

Church Records

Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:


County-wide Database - Multi-denominational
Lancaster county pennsylvania churches.png
Contains the church records of:
  • Columbia: Presbyterian Church; United Church of Christ
  • Eden: Mount Hope United Methodist Church
  • Ephrata: Bethany United Church of Christ
  • Lancaster: First Presbyterian Church; Salem United Church of Christ; St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Leacock: Christ Episcopal Church
  • Lititz: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Maytown: St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Millersville: St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Mohnton: Swamp Lutheran Church
  • Reamstown: Salem Lutheran Church
  • Rohrerstown: Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Rothsville: Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • 1723-1800 Humphrey, John T. Pennsylvania Births, Lancaster County, 1723-1800. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1997. FHL Book 974.815 K2h.
Contains records from the following churches: Sadsbury Monthly Meeting, Sadsbury Township; Little Britain Monthly Meeting, Little Britain Township; St. James' Protestant Episcopal Church, Lancaster; Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, East Cocalico Township; Emanuel Lutheran Church, Elizabeth Township, also called Old Warwick Lutheran Church; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster; Moravian Church, Lancaster; First Reformed Church, Lancaster; Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland; St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster; Zion Lutheran Church, Manheim; Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township; Bangor Protestant Episcopal Church, Caenarfon [sic] Township; Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, Ephrata Township; Records of Rev. John Waldschmidt; Records of Rev. John Cuthbertson; Records of Rev. Traugott Frederick Illing; Christ Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown; St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Strasburg; Swamp Reformed Church, West Cocalico Township; Zion Reformed Church, Elizabeth Township, also known as Reyer's Reformed Church; Blasser Reformed Church, West Donegal Township; White Oak Lutheran and Reformed churches, Penn Township; Zeltenreich/Seltenreich Reformed Church, Earl Township; Maytown Reformed Church, East Donegal Township; St. Paul's Reformed Church, Manheim; Pequea Reformed, Strasburg Township; Maytown Lutheran Church, East Donegal Township; Cocalico Reformed Church, Ephrata; Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, Jr.; Moravian Church, Lititz.
Amish

Lancaster County had one of the largest Mennonite and Amish populations in Pennsylvania in the 1800s.

Catholic
  • 1787-1804 St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lancaster, PA Marriages, Baptisms, Burials 1787-1804 at PAGenWeb - free.
Church of the Brethren
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Blue Ridge District of the Eastern States Mission comprised church members living in southeastern Pennsylvania. District headquarters were in Lancaster, with branches located in Bucks, Fulton, Lancaster, and York counties.

Ephrata Community
  • 1728-1853 Sachse, Julius F. "The Registers of the Ephrata Community," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Burials 1728-1853: Vol. 14 (1890):297-312, Burials 1730s-1813: 387-402. For free online access, see WeRelate. Also available on the Church of the Brethren Network website.
Episcopalian

St. James's Church, Lancaster

Registers begin in 1755.[5]

  • 1755-1759 Private Marriage Register of Rev. Thomas Barton, in York County, Pennsylvania in "Private Church Registers to 1800, York County, Pennsylvania" at Ancestry ($).
  • 1755-1756, 1783-1796 St. James Church, Lancaster, Baptism Index 1755-1756 and 1783-1796 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batch C507311.[6]

St. John's Church, Pequea

Registers are lost, but some parishioners appear in the registers of St. James's Church, Lancaster.[5]

St. Thomas's Church, Caernarvon

Registers are lost, but some parishioners appear in the registers of St. James's Church, Lancaster.[5]

Bangor Church, Caernarvon

Registers are lost, but some parishioners appear in the registers of St. James's Church, Lancaster. An old trunk was discovered at Bangor Church with "sundry account-books and ancient title-deeds."[5]

Evangelical

Salem Church of the Evangelical Association, Lancaster

Trinity Church, Lititz

Lutheran
  • Weiser, Frederick Sheely. Parochial Registers for Lutheran Congregations in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1729-1960: A Guide to Genealogical Resources in the Parish Records of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, As Well As to Translations and Copies in Print in Public Institutions. Lancaster, Pa.: unknown, 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Evangelical Lutheran

Rev. John Casper Stoever's Records, 1730-1779:

Book: Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever, Baptismal and Marriage, 1730-1779. (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Pub.,1896). Digital version: Internet Archive.
Transcripts:
- Rev. John Casper Stoever’s Baptisms in Alphabetical Order
- Marriage Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever with all 1,429 marriages compiled by Mildred Smith (Lancaster County Genealogy Project).

Augustus Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Providence

Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata Township

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabethtown

Cocalico Evangelisch Luttnusche

Evangelical Church, Lutheran County

Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Mount Joy

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Holland

White Oaks Lutheran and Reformed Church, Penn Township

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim

Mennonites

Lancaster County had one of the largest Mennonite and Amish populations in Pennsylvania in the 1800s.

Presbyterian

The first Scotch-Irish settlement in Lancaster County was made at Chickies Creek in 1714. Donegal Presbyterian Church was built there shortly thereafter. Pequea Presbyterian Church, constructed at another early Scotch-Irish settlement, was built in 1724.[3]

Paxtang Church and Derry Church were both organized in 1729.[3]

  • 1741-1810 Marriage Record of Paxtang and Derry Churches, 1741-1810 (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Vol. 8, Part 10) at Ancestry ($); Google Books - free.

The Hanover Presbyterian Church was built in 1736 in a Scotch-Irish settlement. This ground later fell within the bounds of Dauphin County and still later Lebanon County after those counties split off.[3]

Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, East Earl

Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, Quarryville

Seltenreich Presbyterian Church

Quaker
  • 1800s-1900s Pennsylvania Quaker Records: Warrington, York County, Little Brittain, Lancaster County, Centre, Centre County, West Branch, Clearfield County, Dunnings Creek, Bedford County. n.p. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive - free.
Reformed

First Reformed Church, Lancaster

Keller's Reformed Church, Cocalico

Muddy Creek Reformed Church, East Cocalico Township

Reformed Church of Cocalico

Reformed Church of Maytown

  • 1774-1819 - Transcript of baptismal record of the Reformed Church of Maytown, Lancaster County, 1765 (1774)-1819. Typescript held at the Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Reihers or Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville

Zion's Reformed Church, Brickerville

Roman Catholic

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

Court Records

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy court records are housed at the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Courthouse. For many counties copies of court records may be found at the Pennsylvania State Archives and in the FamilySearch collection. Note that within these collections some films may contain the same records, but have different titles. Other titles are not duplicates. See Finding Court Records at other repositories within this section for links to the online catalogs for these two collections. Films at the Pennsylvania State Archives are not available for inter-library loan. If court records are available FamilySearch films may be ordered at a local Family History Center.


Court of Common Pleas

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts. Lancaster County has its own judicial district. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.[7]

Clerk of the Courts

The Clerk of Courts prepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk signs and affixes the Seal of the Courts to all writs and processes, administers oaths and affirmations, and assumes custody of the seal and records of the Courts. The Clerk certifies and distributes orders of the Court. The Clerk also certifies and prepares bills of costs for the defendants and utilizes the computerized financial management system to disburse fines, costs and restitution.[8] For the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Clerk of Courts address see the Courthouse section on this page.


Prothonotary

The office of the Prothontary is the custodian of all civil matters in the county. This includes naturalization, immigration, equity actions, judgements, federal and local tax leins, city liens, family court, arbitrations, license suspension appeals, appeals to higher court, commercial code filings, applications for passports and divorce proceedings. See the Courthouse section on this page for the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Prothonotary office information.


Office of Prothonotary
Katherine Wood-Jacobs – Prothonotary
50 N. Duke St
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Phone: 717-299-8282
Fax: 717-293-7210
Email: kwoodjacobs@co.lancaster.pa.us

Orphan's Court (see Vital Records)

See Vital Records
The Orphans' Court is responsible for a wide range of matters. The name of the Court is derived from the more general definition of "orphan," that being a person or thing that is without protective affiliation or sponsorship. This would include those not capable of handling their own affairs, minors, incapacitated persons, decedents estates, nonprofit corporations and trusts. It is the role of the Court to ensure that the best interests of the person or entity are not compromised.

It is believed the name of this court was borrowed from the Court of Orphans of the city of London, England which had the care and guardianship of children of deceased citizens, in their minority.[9]

For Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Orphans' Court contact information see the Courthouse section on this page.


In Lancaster County the Register of Wills and the Clerk of the Orphans' Court are the same individual. The only birth records stored in Lancaster County are dated from 1881 to 1906.

Register of Wills Office
Mary Ann Gerber, Register of Wills
50 N. Duke St.
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Email: MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us

Finding Court Records at Other Repositories

Additional court records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Court Records in online catalogs like:


Directories

Emigration and Immigration

For information about emigration into Pennsylvania, see the Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration page.


Major Scotch-Irish Settlements in the 1730's Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Ethnic Groups

Germans
Huguenots

Shirk, Willis L., Jr. "Assimilating into the Amerian Milieu: French Huguenots in Eighteenth Century Lancaster County", Lancaster Historical Society Journal, 95:3, 74.

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Published Histories

Some of the Lancaster County histories available in the Family History Library:

Land and Property

Land records in Lancaster County began in 1728. These records are filed with the Recorder of Deeds office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts, indexes, mortgages, leases, grants, sheriff sales, land patents, and maps. Property records include liens as well as livestock brands and estray records.

The following are examples of available resources:

Online Land Records

Land Records on Microfilm

Maps

  • MacInnes, Sharon Cook and Angus MacInnes. Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of Lancaster County, PA. Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, 2008. FHL book 974.815 E7ms
  • Gilbert, Geri. The Warrant Maps of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Including an Every-name Index.Morgantown, Pennsylvania: Masthof Press, 2005. FHL Q book 974.815 R2g

Note that the "Maps" section below also includes maps related to land ownership.

Additional Resources

See Pennsylvania Land and Property for more information about using land records, especially about original land warrants, surveys, and patents filed at the state land office.

Additional resources can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lancaster County Pennsylvania Land in online catalogs such as:

Maps

Media:Lancaster county pennsylvania townships.pngLancaster county pennsylvania townships.png
About this image
Click the image to view an enlarged version


Migration

Military

French and Indian War

In 1756, Colonel Armstrong recruited many Scotch-Irish men from Lancaster County. They attacked and destroyed the Indian village at Kittanning (present-day Armstrong County).[3]

Colonel Henry Bouquet led a group of Scotch-Irish men from Lancaster County to rescue Fort Pitt. They decisively defeated the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run.[3]

Reverend John Elder, pastor of Derry and Paxtang churches, recruited Scotch-Irish rangers from his congregation in Lancaster County. Known as the Paxton Rangers or Paxton Boys, they provided security for white settlements between the Blue Mountains and the Susquehanna River. They are remembered for playing a prominent role in Pontiac's War.[3]

Revolutionary War

Local men served in the Lancaster County Militia. A guide at the Pennsylvania State Archives website identifies townships where specific companies recruited soldiers, see Revolutionary War Militia Battalions and Companies, Arranged by County.

Lancaster County men also served in the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment,[10] the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment,[10] and the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment.[11]

Civil War

Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War lists Lancaster County Pennsylvania Soldiers in the Civil War - Civil War Books, Rosters, Medal of Honor Recipients, and Soldier Biographies.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Naturalization records can contain information about immigration and nativity. Prior to 1906, it is rare to find the town of origin in naturalization records. See Pennsylvania Naturalization for more information about the types of records and availability.

Naturalizations granted at the county level were kept by the office of the Prothonotary. Naturalizations could also be granted on the Federal Court level.


Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm

  • 1743 Extract aus der Registratur der Supreem Court zu Philadelphia FHL Collection

Finding Naturalization Indexes at Other Repositories

Additional naturalization indexes can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy naturalization in online catalogs like:

Newspapers

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, historical/genealogical societies, college or university libraries, or state archives in the area where the newspaper was published.

For information on state-wide newspapers see Pennsylvania Newspapers


Newspapers of Lancaster County

Online Newspapers

  • Lancaster Intelligencer 1833-1852
  • Marietta Register 1883-1890
  • Mariettian 1858-1860
  • Marietta Advocate and Farmers' and Mechanic's Intelligencer 1833-1835
  • Marietta Pioneer 9/1827-9/1828
  • Pioneer (Marietta) 9/26/1828-1/8/1830

The Lancaster County Digitization Project is a consortium of institutions interested in digitizing the county's newspaper and manuscript collections. Several Lancaster county newspapers are provided in digital format through this and other collaborative efforts.

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Collections

Father Abraham 6/12/1868-4/29/1870; 10/25/1872-12/13/1872
Lancaster Intelligencer 12/28/1847-12/27/1871

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts

Obituaries

Obituaries are generally found in local newspapers where the person died. However, sometimes an obituary is found in the location from which he or she originated. To find an obituary, see the information under the Newspaper heading


Online Obituary Abstracts

Occupations

Indentured Servants



Probate

Online Probate Indexes

Periodicals

Poorhouse, Almshouse

Probate Settlement papers are usually in possession of the Lancaster Historical Society

Repositories

Archives
  • The Pennsylvania Archives collection contains county archive records that can be searched onsite. Currently the Archives' staff cannot provide research or make copies of these records. Their collections include Almshouse Registers; Tax records; Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes and Records; Midwife records; African American records; Wills; Deeds; Naturalizations; Coroner's inquests; and Orphan's Court dockets. A list of the Archive's county holdings are on Microfilm or Manuscript form.


  • Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS) and United Church of Christ Archives (UCC)
    Philip Schaff Library
    Lancaster Theological Seminary
    555 W. James Street
    Lancaster, PA 17603
    Phone: 717-290-8734
    This site has church records and family histories that used to be at the Franklin and Marshall College Library.
  • Franklin and Marshall College Library
    Archives and Special Collections
    450 College Ave
    P.O. Box 3003
    Lancaster, PA 17604
    Phone: 717-291-4223
    Has some genealogical data about College faculty, students and administrators only. All church records and family histories were moved to the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967 (see above).
  • Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society - Archives
    2215 Millstream Rd
    Lancaster, PA 17602-1499
    Phone: 717-393-9745
    Fax: 717-393-8751
    Email: lmhs@lmhs.org
    This is the official depository for records of the Atlantic Coast and Lancaster Conferences of the Mennonite Church. In addition, it has many records of other organizations affiliated with them. It also has helps for genealogists.
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
    300 Gap Road
    P. O. Box 15
    Strasburg, PA 17579
    Phone: 717-687-8628
    The Library has thousands of historic books and magazines about railroads. The Archives has a large collection of photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Try their catalogs to see specific information.
Courthouse
  • Register of Wills
    50 N. Duke St.
    P.O. Box 83480
    Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
    Email: MGerber@co.lancaster.pa.us
    The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court Office provides a variety of services to the public such as the probate of decedent estates, issuance of marriage licenses, collection of inheritance taxes and maintenance of records pertaining to adoptions, guardianships and estates.
  • Clerk of Courts
    50 North Duke Street
    P.O. Box 83480
    Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
    Phone: 717-299-8275
    Fax: 717-295-3686
    Email: ClerkofCourts@co.lancaster.pa.us
    The Clerk of Courts maintains criminal records for the courts and the 519,000 plus citizens of Lancaster County. Many of the records are scanned.
  • Recorder of Deeds
    150 N. Queen St.
    P.O. Box 1478
    Lancaster, PA 17608-1478
    Phone: 717-299-8238
    Fax: 717-299-8393
    An online sight allows users to search records from 1729-1981 which requires you to sign in.
Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.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 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy is the Lancaster Pennsylvania Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.


Libraries
The Lancaster Public Library is part of the Lancaster Public Library System that serves 16 libraries. They have shared online catalog which has a sizable genealogy and biography collection.
Online Catalog
The library has historical and family records, maps, photographs, etc. Call ahead to make an appointment with a research librarian. The museum has three original log structures dating from 1750-1847, and a brick house dating to 1877.
Museums
Tours explain Amish life and customs.
Has historical documents relating to African American history.
The cloister has a small research library that is open weekdays by appointment only. Limited genealogical materials are available. "The staff is unable to answer genealogical queries, but can provide some advice on available sources." For an appointment, call the Curator.
This historical center has a library and archives with many records of genealogical value. Their collection contains over 15,000 volumes, as well as maps, family files, subject information files, photographs, oral histories, microfilm, and CDs. A reference collection consisting of indexes, genealogical and historical journals, and books is available for browsing. All other books are housed in closed stacks and must be requested at the reference desk.

Lancaster city and county directories 1847-1922 and directories for several other Lancaster cities have been digitized and are available online.

Has good information about U.S. Railroads, including a timeline.The museum also has a library and archives.
Societies
The society has a research library, with an Online Search.
The Family History Library has some of the journals they have published on microfilm.
The society has an online catalog.
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Group
    Facebook

Taxation

  • Pre-1729 Eshelman, H. Frank. Assessment Lists and Other Manuscript Documents of Lancaster County Prior to 1729. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.[12]
  • 1751, 1756-1758 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Tax Lists 1751, 1756, 1757, 1758: With Additional Tax Lists and Index at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1771-1773, 1779, 1782 Proprietary and State Tax Lists of the County of Lancaster: For the Years 1771, 1772, 1773, 1779 and 1782. (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Vol. 17). Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books - free.
  • 1798 Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798 at Ancestry ($).

The Salt Lake City Family History Library has microfilmed many Lancaster County taxation records, and they are available in Salt Lake City and can be accessed in its satellite Family History Centers.

Vital Records

For birth, marriage and death records prior to 1906 contact:

Lancaster County Archives
150 North Queen Street, Suite 10
Lancaster PA 17603
Phone: 717-299-8319
Fax: 717-735-9606
Email: archives@colancaster.pa.us

Vital records are handled by the County Orphans' Court. Between the years 1852-1855 Pennsylvania made a failed attempt to record birth, marriage and death events at the county level. While the records for that time period are available, there were few events recorded. County marriage records were kept in earnest in 1885. Births and deaths, at the county level, were begun in 1893 and kept through 1905. Abstracts and copies of vital records are available for some counties, but most are incomplete. For the most complete set of records, always contact the County Orphans' Court.



See also How to order Pennsylvania Vital Records

Birth

The following records are available at the Lancaster County Archives :

Early births 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania birth records are available through the Department of of Health for 1906 and 1907. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified Birth certificate can be obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


Online Resources:

  • 1726-1930 Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 - free index. Not complete for all years. This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1930. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  • 1852-1854 Pennsylvania Births Ancestry.com – $ Index with images.

Old birth records for Lancaster County from 1881 through 1906 are kept by the Register of Wills.

Birth and Death

Birth/Death records from 1907 to the present are kept by the Pennsylvania Department of Vital Records at New Castle, PA

Marriage

Pennsylvania marriages are located at the county level. Contact the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania clerk's office for marriage records from 2004 to the present. It is best to contact the Lancaster County Archives for marriage records prior to 2004.

The following records are available at the Lancaster County Archives :

  • 1852-1855 Marriage Registrations
  • 1885-2004 Marriage License Applications

Online Resources:

Divorce

Divorce records are available through the office of the Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary is located in the courthouse building. Records may be obtained by visiting or writing.

  • 1851-1997 Divorce Records, online index (select Index Book Search)
Death

The following records are available at the Lancaster County Archives :

  • 1803-1804, 1846-1907 Lancaster County Death Index 1803-1804 and 1846-1907 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[6]
  • 1852-1855 Death Registrations, online index
  • 1894-1907 Death Registrations
  • 1874-1978 Death Affidavits

Early deaths 1893–1905 are located at the County Orphans' Court. See the heading Court Records on this page for contact information.

Indexes for Pennsylvania death records are available through the Department of Health for 1906 through 1962. Once an individual is located in the index a non certified death certificate can be obtained obtained by writing and sending $3.00 to:

Division of Vital Records
ATTN: Public Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103



Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Lancaster County Pennsylvania Genealogy Websites

  • FamilyHart Online Database This is an online family database containing over 843,000 records, mostly of Pennsylvania Dutch Extraction. Many of the families are from Lancaster County. This database adds 1,500 names per week which is updated online every quarter. It is the most comprehensive family database online for Pennsylvania Dutch families.

Lancaster County Pennsylvania Places

Populated Places

Lancaster County Pennsylvania Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_County,_Pennsylvania.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Wayland F. Dunaway, The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania (Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944), 50. Free digital version at PA's Past: Digital Bookshelf at Penn State. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "way" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "way" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "way" defined multiple times with different content
  4. Wikipedia
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Philip Syng Physick Conner,"Registers of the Anglican Church in Pennsylvania prior to 1800," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 12 (1888):341-349. For free online access, see WeRelate.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 6.36 6.37 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/92/Igipennsylvaniaf.pdf. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "vr" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "vr" defined multiple times with different content
  7. The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ accessed 10 July 2012.
  8. Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Clerk of Courts in http://www.pacourts.us/T/CommonPleas/ClerksOfCourts.htm (accessed 25 Aug 2012)
  9. The Philadelphia Courts at http://www.courts.phila.gov/common-pleas/orphans/ accessed 10 July 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 John B.B. Trussell and Charles C. Dallas, The Pennsylvania Line; Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776-1783 (Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977). Digital version at Family History Archive.
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "9th Pennsylvania Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_Pennsylvania_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.
  12. Our thanks to FamilyHart at PAGenWeb for this link.