Adams County, Pennsylvania Genealogy

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==== Parent County  ====
 
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Adams County was created 22 January 1800 from [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]] County. '''<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>'''  
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Adams County was created 22 January 1800 from [[York County, Pennsylvania|York]] County. '''<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>'''  
  
 
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Boundaries in this county have changed.
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==== Cemeteries <br>  ====
 
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*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures] Harry Senft has taken pictures of 100s of 1000s of headstones in over 200 cemeteries in York and Adams counties that are ALL posted online. In conjunction with [mailto:familyhart@aol.com FamilyHart] (aka Don &amp; Jeanine Hartman), Custom Google Maps for each cemetery location have been produced so that the user can easily find the cemetery. An index of the cemeteries listed is also provided by name and by location. In addition, indexing of the actual cemetery picture files with links to the [http://familyhart.info FamilyHart Online Database]are being compiled. The FamilyHart Online Database contains over 600,000 linked family names, most of which have connections to York and Adams counties. This family database is the most comprehensive and complete listing of York and Adams County names on the Internet. It grows by about 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.
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*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures] Harry Senft has taken pictures of 100s of 1000s of headstones in over 200 cemeteries in York and Adams counties that are ALL posted online. In conjunction with [mailto:familyhart@aol.com FamilyHart] (aka Don &amp; Jeanine Hartman), Custom Google Maps for each cemetery location have been produced so that the user can easily find the cemetery. An index of the cemeteries listed is also provided by name and by location. In addition, indexing of the actual cemetery picture files with links to the [http://familyhart.info FamilyHart Online Database]are being compiled. The FamilyHart Online Database contains over 719,000 linked family names, most of which have connections to York and Adams counties. This family database is the most comprehensive and complete listing of York and Adams County names on the Internet. It grows by about 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/adams/accemeteries.htm The Cemeteries of Adams County, Pennsylvania] includes many of the same images taken by Harry Senft (along with those of others) posted online with indexing.&nbsp; In addition there are transcriptions of some cemeteries that do and don't have photographic images. Many older stones are unreadable in photographs so these transcriptions are often invaluable.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/adams/accemeteries.htm The Cemeteries of Adams County, Pennsylvania] includes many of the same images taken by Harry Senft (along with those of others) posted online with indexing.&nbsp; In addition there are transcriptions of some cemeteries that do and don't have photographic images. Many older stones are unreadable in photographs so these transcriptions are often invaluable.
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The Adams County Historical Society houses all the official county historical records.  
 
The Adams County Historical Society houses all the official county historical records.  
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*[[Gettysburg Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (New Oxford)<br>
 
*[[Gettysburg Pennsylvania Family History Center]] (New Oxford)<br>
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

111 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2312
Telephone: (717) 334-6781

Hours:  M - F   8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

History

Parent County

Adams County was created 22 January 1800 from York County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Boundaries in this county have changed.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Boroughs
  • Bonneauville
  • Carroll Valley
  • East Berlin
  • Fairfield
  • Gettysburg
  • Littlestown
  • McSherrystown
  • New Oxford
  • York Springs
Townships
  • Berwick
  • Butler
  • Conewago
  • Cumberland
  • Franklin
  • Freedom
  • Germany
  • Hamilton
  • Hamiltonban
  • Highland
  • Huntington
  • Latimore
  • Liberty
  • Menallen
  • Mount Joy
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oxford
  • Reading
  • Straban
  • Tyrone
  • Union
Communities
  • Charmian

Fountain Dale

Jack's Mountain

Census Designations
  • Bendersville Station-Aspers
  • Cashtown-McKnightstown
  • Hampton
  • Lake Heritage
  • Lake Meade
  • Midway
  • Orrtanna

Neighboring Counties

Cumberland | Franklin | York | Maryland counties: Carroll | Frederick

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures Harry Senft has taken pictures of 100s of 1000s of headstones in over 200 cemeteries in York and Adams counties that are ALL posted online. In conjunction with FamilyHart (aka Don & Jeanine Hartman), Custom Google Maps for each cemetery location have been produced so that the user can easily find the cemetery. An index of the cemeteries listed is also provided by name and by location. In addition, indexing of the actual cemetery picture files with links to the FamilyHart Online Databaseare being compiled. The FamilyHart Online Database contains over 719,000 linked family names, most of which have connections to York and Adams counties. This family database is the most comprehensive and complete listing of York and Adams County names on the Internet. It grows by about 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.
  • The Cemeteries of Adams County, Pennsylvania includes many of the same images taken by Harry Senft (along with those of others) posted online with indexing.  In addition there are transcriptions of some cemeteries that do and don't have photographic images. Many older stones are unreadable in photographs so these transcriptions are often invaluable.
  • Idaville United Methodist Cemetery on BillionGraves. On Highway 34, just north of a very small town by that name, in a very rural area. Two land parcels to this cemetery, nearly side by side on east side of highway as shown on this page.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • Ancestor Tracks has posted free, downloadable images from the 1858 Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania by G. M. Hopkins. This wall map located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing.  While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used to commercially.  We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.

Military

  • Adams County USGenWeb This site has several online military record listings for Adams County that are online.
Civil War

Civil War service men from Adams County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Adams County.

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Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

  • Adams County USGenWeb Project This site has the Returns of Taxables of the County of York for the Years 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, and 1783 online. Adams County was a part of York County during these years.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

The Adams County Historical Society houses all the official county historical records.

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • FamilyHart Online Database, FamilyHart(aka Don & Jeanine Hartman), has the largest collection of York and Adams County family genealogies online (Total database size over 630,000 linked names, most with York and Adams County ties). They also have a large collection of family photgraphs, documents, and headstone pictures associated with these families.
  • Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures Harry Senft has taken pictures of 100s of 1000s of headstones in over 200 cemeteries in York and Adams counties that are ALL posted online. In conjunction with FamilyHart (aka Don & Jeanine Hartman), Custom Google Maps for each cemetery location have been produced so that the user can easily find the cemetery. An index of the cemeteries listed is also provided by name and by location. In addition, indexing of the actual cemetery picture files with links to the FamilyHart Online Databaseare being compiled. The FamilyHart Online Database contains over 600,000 linked family names, most of which have connections to York and Adams counties. This family database is the most comprehensive and complete listing of York and Adams County names on the Internet. It grows by about 1,000 names per week, and is updated online quarterly.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].