Arney Family Researchers, Specifically Stan and Julie who have most recently posted. I will be doing family research in York Co Pennsylvania Mid October 2011 I've been researching this line just the past few days for a friend in North Carolina. I too live in NC but grew up in Southern York Co. Pennsylvania, where I will be doing family research next month for a few days. My family has lived and farmed there since the 1700's and I've researched them extensively. I'm familiar with hundreds of names common to that area, have walked and photographed numerous cemeteries and looked through more census records then I could ever recall for York, Lancaster Pa as well as Cecil and Harford Co. Md. Never in any of my searching have I ever seen an Arney in Pennsylvania. I have however seen many of the names associated with the Arney family of North Carolina in Pennsylvania. When looking through records for the earliest Arney's of North Carolina the allied family names associated with the early family ie Maiden names of wives and such read like they jumped out of the pages of my families research. At the time I wasn't aware of the influence Pa. had on settling NC. I'm very much interested in exchanging information in the future. Though this is not my family, info about the families that pioneered out of Pa could shine light on gaps and dead-ends I'm currently dealing with in my families history. I could certainly help you understand some of the social and cultural history of the area, much more than you'll get reading stuff online. Our family farmhouse was a Grain and Cider mill that operated officially on paper from 1840-1950. My Grandparents purchased the 12 acre farmette in 1953 for $2000. The house has been looked at by experts to try and date it and they believe it built in the 1700's (there's still bark on the trees they used for the roof beams in the attic)but there's no official record. I say this because this house was a working business for a century. There's a dam built 60 yards wide at one end of the property that diverted water up onto the hill behind the house where it traveled in a man made earthen trough on the side of a hill for several hundred yards before coming around the back of the house to spin themill wheel. Anyway alot of time and effort went into this property and it supported the group of people working there for a century or more yet there is not a single record anyone can find of who built it or when exactly. This could be a likely sort of end for Arney family research as well, dead ends are common in the Susquahanna river valleys. Finding proof of evidence in the 1700's is often a long shot. Having a general understanding of the collective group of people associated with the person or name has been an enormous help for me getting around a block. I need Info on the families that left York Co. and you need Info on the Families that came from York Co. It's a perfect match. If there's specific records you'd like looked at in York Co.I will be there next month and make regular trips there. I may be able to look up something if I can get a specific location.