RG-1: York County Court Records, 1786- ca.1962
Finding Aids Search Portal

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Use the Search box below to Search the Online Finding Aids. Click the SUBMIT SEARCH button below.

Search for Name = AND OR Name You can use ONE or BOTH Search boxes
All names must be capitalized - Smith not smith - James not james

in Selected Finding Aid
Search the Other Names Field YES NO
Show Case Types = "Debt" YES NO
Show Duplicate Hits YES NO

* You can use ONE or BOTH Search boxes - All names must be capitalized - Smith not smith - James not james
* Example Searches: Reid or Reid, or Reid, J or Reid, James - * These Searches would give different results.
* Upper or Lower Case Does Matter ** Searching for smith will give different results than searching for Smith **
* A new Tab will open with the Search Results
* Searches may take 20 seconds or more. Be Patient!
* Searches are limited to a max of 200 Hits within a Finding Aid

Information you will need to make an Online Request to the Historical Center based on your Search Results:
Title of the York County Court Records Finding Aid.
Column Header Titles.
The contents of each column in the row containing your search hit.
Gather the above information and go to the Historical Center Research Request page. [A new tab will open.]
Fill in the Research Request form.
Enter the information you gathered above in the Other pertinent information... text box near the bottom of the form.
Click the Submit button to send your request.


This is NOT a complete list of the archival holdings. It is only a highlight. Please check the Historical Center website for future additions.

Bastardy Records:
records include Mother's name, Father's name, sometimes Child's name, Gender, Date of Birth(DOB), Date of Bond/Oath, Comments.

Clerk of Court: ** No Finding Aid currently available **
records include Confederate Veterans' Enrollment Books, Voter Registration Books, and miscellaneous Registers (fortified weapons, dentist/dental hygienists, alien registration, motor vehicles, etc.)

Court of Common Pleas:
records include Judgement Rolls, Direct/Indirect Indexes to Judgements, Decrees in Summary Process, Abstracts of Judgements, Pleadings and Judgements, Confessions of Judgements, Rules Books, Calendars and Court Journals.

Court of Equity:
records include Petitions, Bills of Complaint, Mortgages, Orders, Decrees, Money Bonds, Reports, Guardianship and Trustee Accounts, Dockets, Sales and Calendars.

General Sessions:
records include Case Papers, Sessions Journals, Dockets and Indexes to Session Rolls.

Ordinary Court: ** No Finding Aid currently available **
Records include early Estate Records.

Probate Court: ** No Finding Aid currently available **
records include Inventories, Appraisements and Sales, Wills, Letters of Guardianship, Petitions, Returns, Administrative Bonds, Fee Ledgers, Ledger of Executions, Dockets, Letters of Dismissary, Real Estate Records, Letters of Testimony, Account Books, Cash Books, Minute Books, and Estate Records.