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York County was created on August 19, 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either for the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England. Its county seat is the city of York. York County is located in the Susquehanna Valley, a large fertile agricultural region in South Central Pennsylvania.


THIS COUNTY IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.  

If you have the desire to help transcribe genealogical data and place it online for the free use of all researchers, contact Nancy to become a host. Volunteer Information is available here.

If would like to add any data to our webste, please contact me at n.piper@mchsi.com

This County currently does not have a host. This means that there is no one available to help answer your questions about this county's history or to help you with your family's genealogy within this county. WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.


BIOGRAPHIES

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

COUNTY HISTORY

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS

FAMILY HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

   

Recent Updates
March 2015:
News - Marriage Notices: Griffy-Walker, Stevens-Doudle, Forry-Myers, Glessner-Shope, Slagle-Felty, Diehl-Kohler
News-Fires: Jacob Buchler Tanning Establishment Destroyed by Fire, George Heyd's Barn Destroyed by Lightning, Jacob Altman Barn Destroyed by Fire
News-Accidents: Thomas James Killed by FallingTree, Peter Lefevre Killed by Lightning, Child of George Forney Accidently Drowns
Local News and Gossip: 1914 Dillsburg News
News-Crimes: Eleven Charged With Using Dynamite in Celebrating at Dillsburg
Obits - Death Notices: William Barber, William P. Fisher, Solomon Melhorn, William Nes, George Porter, Frederick Shultz, George Spahr, John Whiteman


May 2014: Bio: DAVID A. McCONNELL - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Marriage Notices: Shall-Spangler, Burg-Eckert; Death Notice: Samuel McIlhenny; News-Crimes: Mr. Nivens Attacked by Thieves; Misc. News: Mr. Hugh's Hemp Stalk; Military: Civil War 3 year Volunteer Records - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
June 2013: Bio: Daniel R. Hall - Transcribed by by Rhonda Hill; Obit: BALESTIER, JOSEPH, ESQ. - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Bio: CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT - transcribed by FOFG
December 2012: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Debbie Ovechka
July 2012: Obituary: Maud Mallory, Marriage Notice: Clark-Weil (Jacoby), Reiff-Roth, Dineman-Coulson, Cox-Godfrey, Decker-Flickinger, Williams-Rensel, Rensel-Baker, Jacobs-Atland, Straly-Hershey, Swartz-Spangler, Baub-Clark, Spangler-Eichelberger, Carl-Barnitz, Little-Welsh, Death Notices: George Able, Jacob Barnitz, Daniel Billmeyer, Elias Eyster, Conrad Kessler, Daughter of Henry Kline, Joseph Schmuck, Sarah Shoaf, William Slagle, Mary Speer; News: Gobrecht and Landis to Publish Newspapers, Mr. Awbell Mysteriously Disappears, Baltimore and Susquehanna Rail Road, Jacob Weltzhoffer's Hog; News - Accidents: Young Man Accidently Kills Mrs. Henry Louck; News - Crime: John Steel Kills Wife; News - Weather: Destructive Hail Storm - John Nicholson Dies; The York County Wine Association (News) - 1828 and 1829 Meeting of the Wine Association
March 2012: Biography:  FRANCIS A. RAMSEY - Contributed by FOFG
February 2012: The Truett Family - Contributed by Dawn and Dorsey Truitt ; Family Letters - Letter From James B. Truett to Samueal Truett Concerning Family History, Letter from J.B. Bollinger to G. W. Powell Concerning Daughter's Abduction; Photos of Samuel Truett and the York County Police Department; Photos of The Bixler Brothers Candy Store; Legal Documents ( Order to Summon William Matzen to Court ); News Articles (The Truett Tragedy - Suicide, Attempted Murder of Spouse)



BIOGRAPHIES


CEMETERIES



CENSUS



COUNTY HISTORY



COURT RECORDS



DEATHS

Obituaries and Death Notices  



FAMILY HISTORY



MARRIAGES



MILITARY




Surrounding Counties

Cumberland County (north)

Lancaster County (east)

Harford County, Maryland (southeast)

Dauphin County (northeast)

Adams County (west)

Baltimore County, Maryland (south)

Carroll County, Maryland (southwest)


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