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Civil Records, Lancaster County

Lancaster County
Courthouse Records

 

Office of Records and Archives Services
50 North Duke Street, P.O. Box 3480,Lancaster Pa. 17603 717-299-8319

Introduction to the records in the Archives

The Archives collection is compromised principally of records of the following Clerk of Courts – Criminal, Recorder of Deeds, Prothonotary, Register of wills Recorder of Deeds

 

Land records are available from the beginning of the County on May 10, 1729

Deeds are the principal instruments in the record books
Mortgages were included in the record books until 1812 when the Mortgage book series was begun.

Register of Wills

Wills are recorded from 1730. In testate records (Letters of Administration and Administration Bonds) at the Archives begin 1753
Orphan court records (recorded principally in Miscellaneous Books) may include records of all estates. A second series of bound records called Accounts & reports was begun in 1850. Early Estate papers such as Inventories and Accounts , are stored at the Lancaster County Historical Society.

Birth Records

Birth records from 1893 through 1907 for the county and from 1881 through 1906 for the city are located in the office of the Register of Wills, 50 N Duke Street.

Delayed Birth Certificates are available from 1942

Death Records

Death Affidavits are Available from 1874
Deaths are registered for the period 1894 through 1907

Marriage Records

Marriages are recorded continuously from 1885

Note: Births deaths and marriages were registered for 1852 – 1855

 

Letters of Attorney begin in 1811

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Thomas McColgan Teacher of Poor Children, Lancaster County

Thomas McColgan Teacher of Poor Children   contributed by Dorene Paterson 22 March 1824     Martic Twp     McColgan Thomas Teacher Peaters Samuel   Peaters Abraham   Peaters…

Francis McColgan Teacher of Poor Children, Lancaster County

Francis McColgan Teacher of Poor Children   contributed by Dorene Paterson 6 Sept 1820     Bart Twp     Mccolgan Francis Teacher Moffet John Parent Moffet Mary   Moffet…

Countryman List from PA archives, Lancaster County

Countryman List from PA archives   From: "Elmer R. Robinson" Robinson@ClarityConnect.com This information came from PA Archives, Volumes XVII - XXV at the Monroe County, PA Historical Society in Stroudsburg,…

1751 Naturalizations, Lancaster County

Naturalizations 1751    Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies (Pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c. 7.) M. S. Giuseppi, editor. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore…

State of the Accounts of George Graff, Collector of Excise, Lancaster County

STATE OF THE ACCOUNTS OF GEORGE GRAFF,  Esquire COLLECTOR OF EXCISE, LANCASTER COUNTY, PA. From the 2d of August 1784, to the 6th of August 1785. After which he received…

1751 Assessment List Londonderry Township, Lancaster County

1751 Assessment ListLondonderry Township, Lancaster County PA     Taken from I. Daniel Rupp’s “History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon”     Contributed by Roxanne Eckenrode.     AIKEN, Thomas    BALMER,…

1758 Assessment List Lebanon Township, Lancaster County

1758 Assessment ListLebanon Township, Lancaster County PA     Taken from William Henry Egle’s “History of Dauphin & Lebanon Counties PA”     ACKERMAN, Nicholas    ANDERSON, Frank    ATKINSON, John    BACHMAN, John    BACHMAN,…

1755 Assessment List Lebanon Township, Lancaster County

1755 Assessment ListLebanon Township, Lancaster County PA     Taken from William Henry Egle’s “History of Dauphin & Lebanon Counties PA”     ACKERMAN, Nicholas    ATKINSON, John    BACHMAN, John    BACHMAN, Michael    BEAM,…

1750 Assessment List Lebanon Township, Lancaster County

1750 Assessment ListLebanon Township, Lancaster County PA     Taken from I. Daniel Rupp’s “History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon”     Contributed by Roxanne Eckenrode.     BACHMAN, Michael    BERGER,…

1753 Assessment List Heidelberg Township, Lancaster County

1753 Assessment ListHeidelberg Township, Lancaster County PA     Taken from I. Daniel Rupp’s “History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon”     Contributed by Roxanne Eckenrode.     The following people…