Case Search
Welcome to the online Orphans' Court record search.  This feature permits free access to public Orphans' Court index and case docketing dating back to 1800. Available records include estate matters such as Accounts and Trusts, as well as other matters including birth and death records and marriage applications.  Adoptions, termination of parental rights and incapacitations are NOT public record and therefore are not included online. Birth and death records after 1905 are recorded at Vital Records in New Castle, PA and are not on file at the courthouse. 

Please visit www.familysearch.org and click search for the following case information.
Marriage Dockets                 1885 - 1950
Orphans' Court Docket        1800 - 1853
      general index to Orphans' Court records
 
Please visit www.ancestry.com for marriages prior to 1973. Pennsylvania residence may search for free using this link only.  Otherwise you must create and pay for an account.  
Marriage Dockets                1852 - 1973
 
Please visit Esearch for the following case information. You must create an account for free access
Marriage and Orphans'       1978 - present
 
For further advice on where you might continue to search, contact the Adams County Historical Society.  For records prior to 1800, contact York County Historical Society.
 
Other Resources

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
350 North Street Harrisburg PA 17120    
717-783-3281
www.phmc.state.pa.us 

 
DEPARTMENT OF VITAL RECORDS
PO BOX 1528
NEW CASTLE, PA 16103
724-656-3100