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York County, Pennsylvania

York County, PA  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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County seat: York

Pennsylvania had welcomed Europeans of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. However, when tensions grew between English- and German-speaking immigrants in the 1700s, the colony told its agents to avoid selling land to Scotch-Irish in Lancaster and York counties.

Major ancestry groups reported by York County residents include:

· German - 39%
· Irish - 11%
· English - 8%
· Italian - 5%
· Black or African American - 4%
· Polish - 3%
· Dutch - 2%
· Scotch-Irish - 2%
· French (except Basque) - 2%
· Puerto Rican - 2%
· Scottish - 2%
· Welsh - 1%
· Pennsylvania German - 1%
· Swiss - 1%
· European - 1%
· Swedish - 1%
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Libraries in York County include A Hufnagel Glen Rock Library, Collinsville Community Library, Dillsburg Area Public Library, Dover Area Community Library, Glatfelter Memorial Library, Hanover Public Library, Kaltreider-Benfer Library, Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, Martin Memorial Library, Mason Dixon Public Library ... More libraries

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