Orphans’ Court records reflect a wide variety of ‘miscellaneous’ court proceedings including the appointment of guardians and the sale of property following an individual’s death. This index records the book volume (range of years), page number, and nature of the court proceedings which can be found in the Miscellaneous Dockets.
Search Tip: Names within this index are arranged separately by the first letter of the surname and then by first letter of given name. Names are indexed chronologically by date filed. To make your search quicker, the second letter of the decedent’s surname is written in the left column. Use the bookmark feature within the index to quickly navigate to the appropriate first name section.
Lancaster County Orphans Court Index (1801-1928)