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LIBRARY & ARCHIVES - General Information
 
 
The Historical Society of York County was founded in 1895 and became part of the York County Heritage Trust in 1999. The Heritage Trust's Library & Archives houses an extensive and varied collection covering a wide range of topics including genealogy and family history, local history, the decorative arts and military history. All library users, whether members or not, have access to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com on the YCHT computer terminals in the reading room. This edition is a subscription internet website available only to libraries that allows researchers access to approximately 10 billion genealogical records, including the U.S. Federal Census images and indexes.

Patrons are encouraged to visit and make use of the resources in genealogy, regional history, or other pertinent areas. Library & Archives hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Library & Archives is closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays. York County Heritage Trust members may use the library without charge; otherwise, the cost is $8 per day. York County students completing research in the Library & Archives are free with a valid student ID.

For individuals over 100 miles away, the Trust offers a program to answer limited reference requests, for a moderate fee, payable in advance and non-refundable. All research services utilize the holdings of the York County Heritage Trust Library & Archives.  Click here to see research services available.
The Library & Archives collection benefits from the proceeds of the Trust's annual book sale, Book Blast.
 
COMING IN JUNE:
The 2014 Genealogical Conference, sponsored by the South Central Pennsylvania
Genealogical Society and the York County Heritage Trust
  
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Historical Society Museum and Library,
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Registration begins at 8:30am. The conference lasts until 4:00pm. 
Lunch is provided in the registration fee.
 
This year's biennial genealogical conference, entitled Thinking Outside the Box: Take Your Research to a New Level, will provide attendees with a broad array of techniques, insights and information for expanding your family research. Whether you are just getting started with your family research, are stuck on finding a particularly difficult ancestor, or just need to brush up on your research skills, this conference will have something to offer everyone who attends.
 
The conference sessions and presenters are as follows:
9:00am - Exploring Your Heritage Through Expatriate Newspapers presented by Kevin Shue
10:15am - Archivists' Dirty Little Secrets: How to Get the Most Out of Archives and Manuscript Collections presented by Jonathan Strayer
12:30pm - Advanced Genealogy: Hitting Genealogical Problems Out of the Park! presented by Kevin Shue
1:45pm - Finding Your Ancestors Through DNA: Which Test is Best for Me? presented by Darvin Martin
3:00pm - Q&A and Roundtable Discussion with the day's guest speakers
 
Registration is $40.00 for SCPGS and YCHT Members, $50.00 for non-members. Lunch is included in the registration fee and free parking is available.  For additional information or to obtain a registration form, please see the conference flyer, or visit the SCPGS website.



 
 
 
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