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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

Marriage Notices

FAMILY HISTORY

MILITARY

Obits and Death Notices

NEWSPAPERS

 WILLS AND PROBATE

 Previous Updates

Recent Updates
October 2016
Death Notice: Henry E. Hobaugh, George I. Cook, Mrs. Frank (Baish) Shellar
Dillsburg Community News
Lewisberry Community News



May 2016
Marriage Notices: Leas-Herman, Herrbold-Crist, Asper-Fissell
News-Crimes: Harry Keener Found Not Guilty

CENSUS

1800 Chanceford Township Census -



COUNTY HISTORY


  Petition for forming the County of York  from Lancaster County PA




FAMILY HISTORY

Rev. James Caldwell

The Truett Family


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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