A committee of volunteers use the facilities of the York County Heritage Trust Library to answer correspondence pertaining to genealogical information that refers primarily to York and Adams Counties in Pennsylvania. Research requests can be sent to ...

Please include the word RESEARCH in the subject line.


Please state all requests as clearly and precisely as possible and include Family Group Sheet information, if available. We will check a specific name for baptism, cemetery, will and orphans court records (1749-1850) for the donation/fee paid in advance. If a large amount of photocopying is required, you will be notified in advance.


DONATION / FEE structure ... 

    • There is no charge to MEMBERS for this volunteer service if the request is brief.
    • A $15 donation is required from MEMBERS if the request is complex and lengthy.
    • A $30 fee is charged to NON-MEMBERS for all requests. A list of Professional Researchers will be sent to NON-MEMBERS requesting complex research.


Research requests can also be submitted via mail. Please include a SASE and make checks payable to  ...

South Central Pennsylvania Genelaogical Society

Attention: Corresponding Secretary

PO Box 1824

York, PA 17405


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