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Availability of microfilm about York, Pa., an oft-posed question

This photo, appearing on the York Daily Record’s front page, is an example of the treasures found in microfilm. It shows TMI shortly before the accident in 1979 disabled Unit No. 2. It is possibly one of the last newspaper photographs to capture the scene in which steam was rising from No. 2’s cooling towers. Today, steam rises from Unit 1’s towers, and Unit 2’s stacks are partially dismantled.

The availability of newspaper microfilm is among the questions most posed to the York Daily Record/Sunday News.
Lee Hoffheins from Glen Rock, for example, e-mailed us this week thinking Daily Record archives went back only as far as 1985.
He was in luck… .

The York County Heritage Trust’s archives has York Gazette and York Daily Record microfilm back to 1815, plus scores of other newspaper film reels going deep into the 1800s. Information on hours and costs for accessing microfilm is available at Heritage Trust.
For additional details on availability of microfilm, see previous post: Martin.
Other posts with tips for researchers:
York County Heritage Trust’s Web site gives virtual look at its vast holdings, activities.
Common genealogical query: ‘Is there still anyone living … related to this David Miller?’.
York County library site brings together links for local research.
The Four bloggers write.
Peeking into Pa.’s attic.
Tips for genealogical research.
Opportunities in York County to feed your sense of discovery.