Genealogical Resources in the Surrounding Counties

Special Notice: This list includes county court houses, historical societies and genealogical societies. Please contact them before sending a research
request as they all have different rules and fees. Do not assume that they will do the research for you or that they will do it for free.


Berks County

Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphan’s Court
Berks County Courthouse
County of Berks
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601

Berks County Genealogical Society
3618 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, Pa 19605

Historical Society of Berks County
940 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Culture Society, Inc.
(Baver Memorial Library)
Main and Willow Streets
Lenhartsville, PA 19534

Tri-County Heritage Society
590 Willow Glen Road
P.O. Box 352
Morganstown, PA 19543

Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society
116 North Front Street
P.O. Box 53
Womelsdorf, PA 19567-0053


Chester County

Chester County Archives and Records Services
Government Service Center
Suite 080
601 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19382-4527

Chester County Historical Society
225 N. High Street
West Chester, PA 19380

General Order of the War of 1812
P.O. Box 106
Mendenhall, PA 19357

Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
P.O. Box 915
Valley Forge, PA 19481


Dauphin County

Capitol Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4502
Harrisburg, PA 17111-4502

Dauphin County Courthouse
Front and Market Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17101
[call for information]

Historical Society of Dauphin County
219 South Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Hummelstown Area Historical Society
Rosanna Street and North Alley (Museum)
28 West Main St. (Library)
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Millersburg/Upper Paxton Township Historical Society and Museum
330 Center Street
P.O. Box 171
Millersburg, PA 17061


Lebanon County

Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Room 105, Municipal Building
400 South 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042-6794
717-274-2801 Ext. 2217
Lebanon County Historical Society
The Hauck Research Archives
924 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042


York County

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Inc.
Collection housed at the York County Heritage Trust

York County Archives
150 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402

York County Heritage Trust
250 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

York College of Pennsylvania

Country Club Road
York, PA 17403-3426
717-846-7788, ext. 353


Compiled on February 26, 2008
E. Margaret Coldren
Lancaster Public Library