secthead Resources

Library Microfilm Ordering Service

Copies can be made for a variety of documents in our collections. The cost is $8.00 ($5.00 for members) per microfilm document to search, copy and send to you. Not all types of documents will be available for a particular person. We do not photocopy Family Files.

The following documents and years are available on microfilm:

  • Deeds: 1729 - 1860's
  • Obituaries: 1798 - date
    Please note that date of death must be provided. Obituaries are not common before the late 19th century.
  • Orphan's Court: 1742 - 1867
  • Wills: 1730 - 1908

To order copies of any of the above microfilm documents, please download, print and complete the Document Order Request Form.

Patrons wishing to request research beyond searches of these document collections can submit a Research Request. Feel free to call the Research Staff at 717-392-4633 x. 126 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To order photocopies of documents found on our website, but not listed above, please refer to our other photocopy request options on the "Order Copies and Reproductions" page.

Our Blogs

The History Bucket


Because the world is a bucketful of questions.  And someone's gotta answer them

While working with the object collections of we come across many questions.  Visit here to see some of the more unusual stories that we have uncovered.

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Historically Speaking


The staff and volunteers of the Archives Department at never know what they'll find when working on the documents and records in the collections.  Fortunately, when they do discover something noteworthy they are very willing to share!

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Marianne's PhotoBlog


Because pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they need an interpreter.

You know that cliché about a picture being worth a thousand words? Ok, well, imagine the stories going on in my head after cataloging several hundred photos every single day!

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Wheatland: A Love Story

Who would have guessed that a young lady would fall in love with an old President and his old house?

One Young Lady, One Old House, Two Hundred Years of History

I’m Jennifer Walton, Museum Associate at President James Buchanan's Wheatland, and I love an old President and his old house! Over the past nine years, I’ve learned quite a lot about both, and I would love to share it with you!

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