York County Pennsylvania prior to 1770
- Why is there such poor information, online, about York County, Pennsylvania, prior to 1770?
The brick wall, I have, is more like, set in concrete.
I know who my ancestor was NOT, but not who my ancestor was?
There seems to be lots of information, about Pennsylvania, especially the Pennsylvania State Archives Series, which can be found online.
That series has lots of information, or should I say, misleading information, on the ancestor in question.
Most people researching my particular branch, accept this misinformation as truth. After all, if you can find lots of information that can lead you to a conclusion, but little information to lead you to another conclusion, which leads to no where, why not take the "high road" or the "easy road" and accept the misinformation, and be done.
If researchers in the 1950's could find information, "old school", and this is the era of information, where is the information?
My headache is, all the people who did the initial research, are inaccessible (retired, in a retirement home setting, or passed away). The few new hobbyist or researchers, simply accept the misinformation as truth, and don't care to know otherwise. These type of researchers I term as "shoulder standers", they stand on the shoulders of other people's research and accept it as fact, even if they are shown that it isn't.
I do not have the "financial freedoms" to go to York County, PA myself, nor hire someone to do the legwork for me, I live in KS.
Have any of you found a good source, online, for information on York County, Pennsylvania, in the 1730-1770 range?
My ancestor is known to have been there, at least, between 1750-1767, he moved with his family to North Carolina around 1767.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and cooperation, I truly appreciate it.