Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Indexes Available Online From Chester County, PA

If you have ancestors from the Chester County, Pennsylvania area, you may find the county archives online service very helpful.

The archive was created in 1982 and currently holds over 2,940 volumes and 1,823 cubic feet of original public records. It is quite a collection.

After you click on the link below, next click “Online Indexes” to see a list of the categories of indexes available. That list is shown below, and as you can see, it is quite extensive. Those categories are even further subdivided as you follow the links.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Civil Court and Debt Related Records
  • Criminal and Prison Records
  • Land Records
  • Military Records
  • Municipal and Road Records
  • Naturalization Records
  • Occupation and Licensing Records
  • Pauper Records
  • Probate, Estate and Guardianship Records
  • Servant and Slavery Records
  • Tax and Census Records

The indexes are in PDF format, so you need the free Adobe reader to work with them…and they are just indexes, not digitized documents. But if you find a name you want to pursue, you can email the archives the reference and they will provide you with a price quote and mailing instructions.

Get started at Archives Department

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