Franklin County Archives & Record Management

From the area's beginnings as the first frontier of the colonies to the battleground for many wars and onto today, Franklin County has a rich and varied history. The Franklin County Archives & Records Management is dedicated to safeguarding and preserving its history and heritage as well as providing the public with access to the documents and records pertaining to the history, administration and operation of the county.

Rikki Chesley

Director of Archives & Record Management

Rikki Chesley

Director of Archives & Record Management

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Frances C.  Golden

Archives Clerk

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Briana McNames

Archives Specialist

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Nicholas Means

Archives Public Services Assistant

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Cecilia Scott

Archives Specialist

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Heather A.  Wade MA, CAE


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The Franklin County Archives' Research Room is open to serve the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Getting Started

Browse the Archives' online selection or plan your research visit using Our CatalogThis new catalog is not a complete listing of the nearly seven miles of records in our new Records Center; rather, it describes the records most commonly used by the public. We add digitized records and images to the catalog every day. Please contact staff if you don’t see a listing for the type of records you seek - we would love to help you find what you need.

To search an assortment of select, digitized Birth, Marriage, Death, Estate, Land and Tax Records, visit our online repository.

Enjoy digital access to some of our local history books, timelines, story maps, exhibits and blog posts here.

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Franklin County Archives 
340 N. Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

(717) 261-3154

Public Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Outside business hours, please email or contact Archives.

Closed on weekends and all County-observed holidays.

To better assist you, we recommend making an appointment.