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Adams County, Nebraska

Adams County was founded on February 16, 1867 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Adams County Seat is located in Hastings and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Adams County are for the years of Clay CountyWebster CountyKearney CountyBuffalo CountyHall County .

Townships located in the county include Ayr, Blaine, Cottonwood, Denver, Hanover, Hastings, City of, Highland, Juniata, Kenesaw, Little Blue, Logan, Roseland, Silver Lake, Verona, Wanda, West Blue, Zero.

Adams County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940Mortality Schedules are available for 1870 and 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Adams County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Adams County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Adams County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Adams County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Adams County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Adams County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Adams County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Adams County genealogy or family history related sites.

Adams Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Adams Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Adams Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Adams Co. NE Census Records

Adams Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Adams Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Adams Co. NE General and History Websites

Adams Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Adams Co. NE Military Records

Adams Co. NE Schools & Directories