Manuscripts & Archives

Historic properties in Gettysburg and Adams County have often changed owners many times since their construction. Some buildings transferred from private homes to businesses and back again. Studying the families living in these homes usually helps to better understand the history of the lot or building. The Society has many archival maps including local town lot maps, the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and county-wide maps. There are also archival collections which focus on local businesses whose records and ledgers can often support property research. Use the finding aids below to start researching local properties in Adams County.