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LIBRARY & ARCHIVES - Obituary Request
The York County Heritage Trust has many of the York County newspapers on microfilm. Not every death that occurred in York County will have a corresponding obituary in the local paper. If an obituary did appear, the details included in it vary depending on the time period. Early obituaries, when found, may only reference that the individual died, or that he died "leaving a wife and children", not bothering to mention their names.

When a complete date of death is known, i.e. February 27th, 1987, we will then locate it on a microfilm copy of one (1) newspaper and provide a copy of the obituary for a $15.00 fee. When only the month and year is known, we will search that month of one (1) newspaper for the obituary and provide a copy of the obituary for a $25.00 fee.

This fee is non-refundable, and on some occasions when an individual died over the weekend, an obituary may not have appeared in the local York papers. This is because for many years, York's Sunday paper was printed by a Lancaster County newspaper company and these newspapers are not available at our facility.
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