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York County library site brings together links for local research

The Brownstone building, whose interior is seen here, was incorporated into the Martin Library’s renovations in 2005. The York, Pa., library is part of the York County Library System, which has an ever-improving Web site, including a section for researchers and genealogists. Background posts: Genealogists find mother lode in York County, Martin Library leaves microfilm behind and Availability of microfilm and oft-asked question.

At some time in the past, those answering the phones at libraries throughout the York County Library System must have tired of answering calls with requests for research.
The system, incorporating libraries throughout York County, offers a site titled Genealogy and Local History.
The site offers one-stop shopping for sources that researchers can use… .

It also offers places to go for personalized research, something the libraries do not offer.
For example, it cites the York County Heritage Trust’s research service, offered to individuals living more than 100 miles away. This service limits its work to one topic per request. A standard set of resources is checked after payment is received.
This is a good site to bookmark for that day – and it will come – when you need just one stray fact.