Adams County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Adams County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of North Dakota
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Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded April 17, 1907
County Seat Hettinger
Address Adams County Courthouse
602 Adams Avenue
Hettinger, ND 58739
Phone: 701.567.2460
Adams County Website

Adams County, North Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

County Courthouse

Adams County Courthouse
602 Adams Avenue
Hettinger, ND 58739
Phone: 701.567.2460 

Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce,
and land records from 1907[1]


Parent County

1907--Adams County was created 17 April 1907 from Hettinger County. County seat: Hettinger [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.



Local Histories





Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.


Vital Records

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adams County, North Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).