We will answer general questions regarding our record series. We will not handle any specific research questions. Requests need to be made by visiting the facility, email, fax, regular mail or through the website.
Yes. We now accept Visa, Master Card and Discover Cards for copies made while visiting the facility and for copies ordered through mail or online. If you are paying with a credit card, it is done through PayGOV. Please note, PayGOV has a minimum charge of $1.00. If you have any problems or questions with this feature, please contact the customer service number located under Terms and Conditions on PayGOV page. Please do not send payment with your initial request.
Prior to 1906, Pennsylvania only kept birth and death records for the years we list. Government birth and death records never existed for any other time periods in Pennsylvania. The best alternatives are church records or family files found at the York County History Center.
Adams County was formed out of York County in January 1800. The York County Archives holds Adams County's records from 1749-1799. After January 1800, please contact the Adams County Historical Society.