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 of records are $0.25 per page plus any postage charges. Please do not send advance payment. Archives staff will send payment notice with the requested copies for all requests under $10. 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   

Land Records


Deeds were recorded beginning on May 10, 1729 when the county was first formed. Digital images of all historical deeds back to 1729 are available through the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds:  www.lancasterdeeds.com   

Genealogy Resources



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