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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.

Be aware that some of the index cards only contain a two digit year, for example 81. We have assumed that the cards with only two digit years for the number range 77-90 are from the 1900s. This may not always be correct. It would be best to contact Adams County for further details.

Record Content

The cards list the following:

  • Name at the time of death
  • Death date

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • An estimated death year.

Search the Collection

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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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
1870157
1870156 Item 1
Adams County death record listing, 1878-1972; Film number 1870153 Item 2

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one person to determine which person is your ancestor.
  • Be aware that some of the index cards only contain a two digit year, for example 81. We have assumed that the cards with only two digit years for the number range 77-90 are from the 1900s. This may not always be correct. It would be best to contact Adams County for further details.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

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Adams County, Illinois

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

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

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.

 

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