Bentz Coat of Arms

Bentz Family Genealogy Pages

These family web pages are intended as a repository
of genealogical data relating to the Bentz family, with particular
emphasis on the descendants of Andreas Bentz,
who arrived in 1740 in Pennsylvania.

Signature Example
Signature of Andreas Bentz
(Click on it, or the coat of arms, for more information)


    The Discussion Forum
    The Mailing List
    Contacting the web page author(s)
    Web pages policies
Useful Research Resources
    York, PA civil and church records
    Cemetery information
    German origins
    Other Bentz links
    Other genealogy links
The Andreas Bentz Branch
    Background information
    Early family information
    Genealogical data files  New Data!
    Photo gallery
    Stories about family members
    Pennsylvania/Dillsburg family sites
Andreas Branch Related Links
    Associated Families
    Mysteries Page
John Bentz Branch
    Background information
    Descendants tree
    Photo gallery
    Stories about family members
    Original source material
Other Bentz Lines
    Philip Bentz
    Whyrich Bentz
    Martin Benz, Dorothea Schmeller
    Other family groups

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This web site provides two means of communications among family members: a discussion forum and a mailing list.

The discussion forum is a web-based tool for handling threaded discussions. You may post messages, or look back and read previous discussion threads on topics of interest to you. It is probably the better place to post real information, as it will be available to others in the future. Unlike the data at this website, however, anyone on the Internet may read the forum contents.

The mailing list is useful for notifying people about events, or even to actively let them know about something interesting in the discussion forum. Sending a message to it will cause that message to go to all those currently subscribed. Right now, these messages aren't archived anywhere.

The Discussion Forum

  For postings and questions:   
Post A New Topic Message Board by View Message Board

  (This you may want to bookmark; you can get
  to it from anywhere on the Internet)

The (New) Mailing List

  For announcements to family researchers:

Research Resources

York, PA Records (Michael W. Lau)

Michael W. Lau's volume "Bentz Families (Includes Pentz Families) of York County, Pennsylvania And Surrounding Areas", (October 1998) is an excellent and very useful listing of any mentions of individuals in the civil or church records in York Co. He has graciously allowed his copyrighted material to appear here for convenient reference. This volume is broken into two parts below for convenient download. It is in order of the male head of family.

The third .rtf file is Michael Lau's "Bentz Marriages Recorded At the Register of Wills, York County PA".

Cemetery Data:

German Origins:

Other Bentz Links:

Useful Genealogy Links (A Small Selection):

Page maintained by Bryan Bentz
Last update: November 4, 2004