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Got a question about York County’s people, places or things? Here are some answers

Boring Furniture operated in York County, Pa. – North York, Pa., specifically – for decades. So how do you find out more about the company? Check out the frequently asked questions about York County history below. Also of interest: Family member would like Boring Furniture Co. of North York, Pa., to be remembered.

A co-worker’s friend is looking for a wedding photo of a relative, a Red Lion resident, from 1936.

The question? “Where do I go to access old weddings from the newspaper. Can I do it online?”

The whereabouts of microfilm is, indeed, a common question.

The short answer is that the person posing the query is in luck. He has a date so he can scroll microfilm for that month  at the York County Heritage Trust for two newspapers and probably come up with the answer.

I’ve created a page on yorktownsquare.com with frequently asked questions and links to answers. Hope they help emailers in their research.

Here is the list, a work in progress:


1. How do I find a newspaper wedding notice, say, from 1938? Visit: Availability of York County-based microfilm an oft-asked question.

2. How do I find information about an old York framemaker or furnituremaker or … ? Visit: How to start researching York/Adams history, artifacts.

3. I have just moved into a new home. How do I find if its historic? Visit: York City directory serves as first step in finding history of a house

4. I’m curious about how my York County town got its name. Visit: York County’s Pinchgut v. The Gut.

5. What is the difference between the York County Heritage Trust and Historic York? Where do you go for one-stop queries about York County, Pa., history?

Also of interest:

Of course, you can search for names and places and topics on this blog, June Lloyd’s Universal York, Stephen H. Smith’s YorksPast, Joan Concilio’s Only in York County and Scott Mingus’ Cannonball. These blogs cover a lot of history.
A product from North York’s Boring Furniture Company. You can find out about the company by searching for ‘Boring Furniture’ at yorktownsquare.com.