Lancaster County Probate Records

Search for Lancaster County PA probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Lancaster County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Lancaster County PA. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Lancaster County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Lancaster County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Lancaster County probate records through a searchable database.

Lancaster County Clerk Lancaster PA 50 North Duke Street 17602 717-299-8275


Lancaster County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Lancaster County PA. During a Lancaster County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Lancaster County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Lancaster County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Lancaster County probate records.

Columbia Magistrate Court Columbia PA 341 Chestnut Street 17512 717-684-2761

Elizabethtown Magistrate Court Elizabethtown PA 920 South Spruce Street 17022 717-367-4330

Ephrata Magistrate Court Ephrata PA 609 East Main Street 17522 717-733-8688

Intercourse Magistrate Court Intercourse PA 14 Center Street 17534 717-768-3312

Lancaster County Court Lancaster PA 50 North Duke Street 17602 717-299-8055

Lancaster District Court I Lancaster PA 641 Union Street 17603 717-299-7896

Lancaster District Court II Lancaster PA 1351 Elm Avenue 17603 717-299-7898

Lancaster Magistrate Court I Lancaster PA 2205 Oregon Boulevard 17601 717-569-8774

Lancaster Magistrate Court II Lancaster PA 15 Geist Road 17601 717-656-2191

Lancaster Magistrate Court III Lancaster PA 123 Locust Street 17602 717-299-7974

Lancaster Magistrate Court IV Lancaster PA 301 North Queen Street 17603 717-299-7966

Lancaster Magistrate Court V Lancaster PA 225 West King Street 17603 717-295-2000

Landisville Magistrate Court Landisville PA 399 Camp Meeting Road 17538 717-898-2511

Lititz District Court Lititz PA 690 Furnace Hills Pike 17543 717-626-0258

Manheim Magistrate Court Manheim PA 40 Doe Run Road 17545 717-665-4525

Millersville Magistrate Court Millersville PA 841 Stehman Road 17551 717-872-4361

Mount Joy District Court Mount Joy PA 424 South Angle Street 17552 717-653-4575

New Holland Magistrate Court New Holland PA 745 East Main Street 17557 717-354-4206

Quarryville Magistrate Court Quarryville PA 25 East State Street 17566 717-786-7368

Stevens Magistrate Court Stevens PA 2 Cardinal Drive 17578 717-336-2801

Willow Street Magistrate Court Willow Street PA 324 Beaver Valley Pike 17584 717-464-4141


Lancaster County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Lancaster County PA. This may include Lancaster County probate records that date back decades or even centuries. These probate records contain a range of important information, including the distribution of the estate, heirs named in the will, any creditors, and surviving dependents. The Lancaster County public records may also include bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories created during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records are an important source for genealogical research, as they provide personal information about the deceased individual, including the names of children and spouses, residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. Archives may provide online access to Lancaster County probate records through searchable databases.

Lancaster County Offices Archive Lancaster PA 50 North Duke Street 17602 717-299-8319