Illinois, Adams County, Card Index to Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

This collection includes a card index to death records in Adams County from the courthouse in Quincy, Illinois for the years 1877 to 1990. Card index to death records in Adams County from the courthouse in Quincy, Illinois.

Record Content

The cards list the following:

  • Name at the time of death
  • Death date

How to Use the Record

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

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Using the Information

Use the name and death date to search for a death record in one of the following:

  • The Family History Library. It has the following two death collections for Adams County
Adams County, Illinois registers of deaths, 1877-1915; Film numbers
1870155 Item 3
1870156 Item 1
Adams County death record listing, 1878-1972; Film number 1870153 Item 2

Related Websites

County, Illinois Free Public Records Directory]

Related Wiki Articles

Adams County, Illinois

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Illinois, Adams County, Card Index to Deaths, 1877-1990.” Index. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing County Clerk. Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Illinois.


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