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Adams County, Illinois
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Adams County, Illinois Facts

When was Adams County, IL Created?
Adams County was established on January 13, 1825 .

What is the County Seat of Adams County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Quincy (1825–present) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Adams County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Hancock CountyBrown CountySchuyler CountyPike CountyMarion County, Missouri, Lewis County, Missouri

Adams County, IL Census Records

What Adams County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adams County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Adams Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Adams Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Adams Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Adams County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Adams County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Adams County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Adams County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Adams County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Adams County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Adams County, IL?
A list of Adams County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Adams County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Adams County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Adams County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Adams Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Adams Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Adams Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Adams Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Adams Co. IL General and History Websites

Adams Co. IL Military Records

Adams Co. IL Schools & Directories