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Adams County, Ohio
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Location in the state of Ohio
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Courthouse
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Address Adams County Courthouse
110 W. Main St.
West Union, Ohio 45693-1347
Adams County Website
Phone: 937.544.5547


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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1888
1910
1888
1797
1849
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Adams County boundary changes.

Record Loss

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There was a courthouse fire in 1910, resulting in the loss of most of the will books and other probate files, as well as some other records.

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Adams County Biographies for more information.

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Burial Information

Cemetery Listings (no burial information)

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18003,432
18109,434174.9%
182010,40610.3%
183012,28118.0%
184013,1837.3%
185018,88343.2%
186020,3097.6%
187020,7502.2%
188024,00515.7%
189026,0938.7%
190026,3280.9%
191024,755−6.0%
192022,403−9.5%
193020,381−9.0%
194021,7056.5%
195020,499−5.6%
196019,982−2.5%
197018,957−5.1%
198024,32828.3%
199025,3714.3%
200027,3307.7%

Church Records

Court Records

  • Adams County Ohio Court Directory
  • Many Court and Guardianship Records for Adams County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Emigration and Immigration

Adam County migration records

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Adams County, Ohio

A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, 1900. (Internet Archive)

Local Histories

Land and Property

  • Many Land Records for Adams County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
War of 1812

War of 1812 Adams County Ohio Veterans

Civil War
World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Public Records

Schools
  • Adams County Schools
  • School Records
  • Many School Records for Adams County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Repositories

Courthouse

Adams County Courthouse
110 W. Main St.
West Union, Ohio 45693-1347
Adams County Courthouse (Wikipedia)
Phone: 937–544–5547

Probate Court  has births and deaths 1888-1893, marriages 1803-1853 and from 1910, probate records 1849-1860 and from 1910.
Court Clerk  has divorces and court records from 1910.
County Recorder  has land records from 1797.
Board of Health  has births and deaths from 1908.[1]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Adams County, Ohio Genealogy is the

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • Recordings of Births The Adams County, OH Courthouse was destroyed by fire on February 25,1910. All official Probate Court Birth Records were destroyed. Births may be found in the "Adams County,OH Probate Court Assessor Books," (1879 thru 1895) and the "Restored Adams County, OH Board of Health Birth Records," (1857 to 1909).
  • 1821–1962 Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  • 1856–1909 Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
Marriage

MARRIAGE IN ADAMS COUNTY OHIO: The first law regulating marriages in the Territory was published in the fall of 1788, at Marietta.

Section 1. Provided that males of the age of fourteen, and not prohibited by the laws of God, might be joined in marriages.
Section 2. Provided that any of the Judges of the General Court or Common Pleas or ministers of any religious society within the district in which they resided, might solemnize marriages.
Section 3. Provided that before being joined in marriage, the parties should give notice of their intentions by having them proclaimed the preceding Sabbath in their congregation ; or notices in writing under the hand and seal of one of the Judges before mentioned, or a Justice of the Peace of the county, and posted in some public place in the town where the parties respectively resided ; or a license might be obtained from the Governor, under his hand and seal, authorizing the marriage without the publication aforesaid.

A supplementary act was passed August I, 1792, empowering every Justice of the Peace to solemnize marriages in their respective counties, after publication aforesaid, or upon license.

Death

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).


 

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