Genealogy Record Information
The Clerk of Orphans' Court office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for research. 
Researchers may use the computer terminals in the front of the office for information and use the docket books at no charge.  
 
Public docket index and history is available online with no charge upon creation of an account by clicking here. Please review the dates of records that are available online to ensure the records are available. There are no birth or death records available online.
                                              
The Clerk of Orphans' Court office will also research Orphans' Court records for a fee of $20.00 per hour/per name. You may make request and provide initial payment by going to www.GovPayNow.com​.  The written request may be submitted via the Adams County PA Clerk of Court mobile app or can be submitted by returning the Research Request form and mail payment to Clerk of Courts, Room 103, 117 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Requests are completed within 5 days.
 
All adoption, termination and incapacitation records are confidential.​
 
*Birth and Death Records after 1905 are Recorded in New Castle, PA. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF VITAL RECORDS. 
 
DEPARTMENT OF VITAL RECORDS
PO BOX 1528
NEW CASTLE, PA 16103
724-656-3100

Other Resources

You may wish to contact the below for additional information:  Adams County Historical Society PO Box 4325
Gettysburg, PA 17325 Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
350 North Street Harrisburg PA 17120    
717-783-3281
www.phmc.state.pa.us 

Information occurring before 1800 contact:
THE YORK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
250 EAST MARKET STREET
YORK, PA 17402
Available Records on File 
                      

ORPHANS' COURT RECORDS​ - 1800 TO PRESENT
        
BIRTHS: - 1852 TO 1855 AND1893 TO 1905* 

​DEATHS:​ - 1852 TO 1855 AND 1893 TO 1905*    
   
​MARRIAGES: - 1852 TO 1855 AND 1885 TO PRESENT