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Photocopy Requests for Lancaster County Government Documents

The search feature on our website allows you to identify specific documents in our collections that will aid in your research. With an exact citation from our website, can provide a photocopy or low-resolution color PDF of historic county documents. These documents include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrators’ Accounts
  • Commissioners’ Orders for Payment
  • Estate Inventories
  • Indictments
  • Quarter Sessions papers
  • Renunciations

There is a minimum fee of $5.00 per reproduction request. Photocopies/PDFs 1-10 pages = $5.00. Fee after the first 10 pages is $0.50 per page. We will provide an invoice showing the number of copies and the amount due.

If you are not able to identify the specific document(s) needed, there is a $5.00 service fee for our staff to research your request.

When submitting a photocopy request for specific items, please provide as much citation information as possible, including a link to the URL of the document(s) you find on our website. For example:

AdAcct 1786 F009 H = Administrators’ Account for Frederick Hess, 1786, Derry Twp., Lancaster County, Box 140

If you are not able to identify the specific document(s) needed, there is a $5.00 service fee for our staff to research your request. For example: “I am looking for an administrator’s account for Frederick Hess, circa 1780. I think he lived in Derry Twp.”

Requests that are not easily identifiable will be referred to our Research Services. For example: “I am looking for my ancestor, Frederick Hess.”


You will be contacted to confirm that the document(s) can be copied or scanned and inform you of the cost to reproduce the requested document(s). Please send your request, with contact information, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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