Requesting Records

Records may be requested from the Lancaster County Archives in person, by email, or by U.S. mail. All outside requests must be submitted by email or regular mail. Photocopies and electronic images of all records are $0.25 per page or image plus any postage charges.  The archives staff cannot perform in depth research but will check available indices for names during a given time period.
Send us an email with your request:  archives@co.lancaster.pa.us    

New records policy effective August 4, 2017:  The archives is able to send electronic images of records for some requests.  Prepayment of all requests is now required.  Once payment is received your records will be sent to you.   


Genealogy Resources



View our Genealogy Resource Guide to see which historical government records are available to assist in your genealogy search!