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Guide to '''Adams County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Adams County'''<br><br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Adams County'''<br><br>  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1888</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1888</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1910</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1910</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1888</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1888</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1797</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1797</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1849</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1849</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Adams County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Adams County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Adams County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Adams County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Adams County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Adams County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]] and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] counties in 10 July 1797.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Hamilton County, Ohio Genealogy|Hamilton]] and [[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington]] counties in 10 July 1797.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''West Union<br>  
 
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''West Union<br>  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Lewis County, Kentucky|Lewis County, Kentucky]](south){{·}}[[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto]](east){{·}}[[Pike County, Ohio|Pike]] (northeast){{·}}[[Brown County, Ohio|Brown]] (west){{·}}[[Mason County, Kentucky|Mason County, Kentucky]] (southwest){{·}}[[Highland County, Ohio|Highland]] (north)
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Adams County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Highland County, Ohio Genealogy|Highland County]] (north) {{·}}[[Pike County, Ohio Genealogy|Pike County]]&nbsp; (northeast){{·}} [[Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lewis County, Kentucky]] (south) {{·}}[[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason County, Kentucky]] (southwest){{·}}[[Brown County, Ohio Genealogy|Brown County]] (west)
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Brown County, Ohio Genealogy|Brown County]] {{•}} [[Highland County, Ohio Genealogy|Highland County]] {{•}} [[Pike County, Ohio Genealogy|Pike County]] {{}} [[Scioto County, Ohio Genealogy|Scioto County]] {{•}} [[Mason County, Kentucky Genealogy|Mason Countn KY]] {{}} [[Lewis County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lewis County, KY]]  
  
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<center>{{OHAdams County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Adams County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
[[Image:Fire.png|left|24px|Fire.png]]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.  
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{{Fire}}'''1910'''  Fire burned the courthouse, resulting in the loss of most of the will books and other probate files, as well as some other records.<br>
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{{Fire+}}
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see [[Ohio Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/cemeteries.html GPS Coordinates for Adams County Cemeteries] (GenealogyTrails.com)  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/cemeteries.html GPS Coordinates for Adams County Cemeteries] (GenealogyTrails.com)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down List of Adams County Cemeteries] (Location information at ePodunk. No burial information.) <br>
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down List of Adams County Cemeteries] (Location information at ePodunk. No burial information.) <br>
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/adams.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Adams+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/adams.htm USGenWeb]
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Adams&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Adams&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/OH/Adams/ Census Index Online]  
 
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/OH/Adams/ Census Index Online]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Adams/cen/ Census for Adams County]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Adams/cen/ Census for Adams County]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7734&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1820 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7734&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1820 United States Federal Census] $  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8058&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1830 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8058&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1830 United States Federal Census] $  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8057&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1840 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8057&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1840 United States Federal Census] $  
 
*[[United States Census 1850]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1850]]  
 
*[[United States Census Population Schedules, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States Census Population Schedules, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1860]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1860]]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1860 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1860 United States Federal Census] $  
 
*[[United States Census 1870]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1870]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1880]] (Index only)  
 
*[[United States Census 1880]] (Index only)  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6742&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1880 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6742&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1880 United States Federal Census] $  
 
*[[United States Census 1900]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1900]]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7884&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1910 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7884&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1910 United States Federal Census] $  
 
*[[United States Census 1920]]  
 
*[[United States Census 1920]]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census] $  
 
*[[United States Census 1930]]
 
*[[United States Census 1930]]
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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===== General  =====
  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39001.cfm Adams County, Ohio Churches]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39001.cfm Adams County, Ohio Churches]  
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Adams&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Adams County, Ohio]  
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*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Adams&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Adams County, Ohi]o<br>
*Many Church 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 {{FHL|501637|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Adams|501637}}  
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
{{Wikipedia|Adams County, Ohio}}  
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{{OH History}}  
  
[http://www.archive.org/details/ahistoryadamsco01stivgoog A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, 1900.] (Internet Archive)
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<br> Local Histories
  
===== Local Histories  =====
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:*Evans, Nelson Wiley, ''A history of Adams County, Ohio from its earliest settlement to the present time&nbsp;: including character sketches of the prominent persons…'' (West Union, Ohio&nbsp;: E.B. Stivers, 1900) Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/ahistoryadamsco00stivgoog Internet Archives]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=8HwUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; {{FSbook|57778}}; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|277014|item|disp=FHL film 476934}}.
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:*Thompson, Carl N., ''Thompson's Historical Collections of Adams County, Ohio'' (West Union, Ohio&nbsp;: Adams County Historical Society (Ohio), c1991) {{FHL|381959|item|disp=FHL book 977.186 H2t}}.
  
*''[http://books.google.com/books?id=na8CAAAAMAAJ&printsec=titlepage&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false A History of Adams County, Ohio&nbsp;]''From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, including, Character Sketches of the Prominent Persons Identified with the First Century of the County's Growth. By Nelson&nbsp;W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers.
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==== Land and Property  ====
*Many History 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 {{FHL|454511|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.''<br>''
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AAdams+County+%28Ohio%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Adams County Biography] (WorldCat)
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{{OH Land}}  
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/adams/adamsco_bios_indx.htm Biographical Index]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County%2C_Ohio Adams County, Ohio (WikipediA)]
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:*'''1797-1837''' -[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/adams/deeds-index.html Adams County Deeds] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/adams.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe 1888
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Adams/hist/ A Book of Clevelanders]  
 
*Thompson, Carl N., ''Thompson's Historical Collections of Adams County, Ohio'' (West Union, Ohio&nbsp;: Adams County Historical Society (Ohio), c1991) {{FHL|381959|item}|disp=FHL 977.186 H2t}}
 
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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:*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 {{FHL|454510|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
*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 {{FHL|454510|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Adams|454510}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Ohadams.jpg|right|400px|Ohadams.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/OH/County/adams.htm Adams County, Ohio 1895 U. S. Plat Map]  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/OH/County/adams.htm Adams County, Ohio 1895 U. S. Plat Map]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/countymap.htm Adams County, Ohio Map]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/countymap.htm Adams County, Ohio Map]  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]  
 
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=list&roff=0&rcnt=50&rmax=12&cond=CemCounty+like+%27%25Adams%25%27+and+CemState%3D%27OH%27 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]
 
*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=list&roff=0&rcnt=50&rmax=12&cond=CemCounty+like+%27%25Adams%25%27+and+CemState%3D%27OH%27 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]
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===== World War I  =====
 
===== World War I  =====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $
  
 
===== World War II  =====
 
===== World War II  =====
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946] $  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=waypoint;s=waypointsOnly;c=1339071;w=0 United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]&nbsp;Collection Description:&nbsp;Images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included in the fourth draft conducted on Arpil 27, 1942.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=waypoint;s=waypointsOnly;c=1339071;w=0 United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]&nbsp;Collection Description:&nbsp;Images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included in the fourth draft conducted on Arpil 27, 1942.
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.peoplesdefender.com/ The People's Defender]  
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{{OHnewspapers|Adams}}
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050305185827/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/obitscatalog.html Obituaries and Death Notices]
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:*[http://www.peoplesdefender.com/ The People's Defender]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''
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:*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050305185827/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/obitscatalog.html Obituaries and Death Notices]  
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:*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwiki&url=http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/newspaper.html Newspaper Articles] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form''' <br> {{Template:OHnewspaper abstracts|Adams}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohadams.htm Adams County, Ohio Will Testators]  
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{{OH Probate Intro}}<br> '''Online Probate Records'''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohtttp/adams/wills/wills.htm Adams County Ohio Will Index prior to 1910]  
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*Many Probate 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 {{FHL|446590|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''Early to 1910''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohtttp/adams/wills/wills.htm Adams County Ohio Will Index prior to 1910]  
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*'''1883-1924''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/adams/wills-index.html Wills] - Adams County. Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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<br> {{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Adams|446590}}  
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
{{OH fhc|Adams}}  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
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[http://www.achs-ohio.org/ The Adams County Historical Society]<br> 507 N. Cherry St.<br> West Union, Ohio 45693 <br>Phone: 937-544-8522
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/ Adams County Genealogy Genealogical Society] West Union, Ohio  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/ Adams County Genealogy Genealogical Society] West Union, Ohio  
 
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== &nbsp;Taxation  ====
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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:*'''1810''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco_taxlists.htm Index to Tax List] Courtesy of Ohio GenWeb Pages
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:*'''1816 - 1838''' [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1473259Ohio Tax Records][[Ohio Tax Records|About this collection]]
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco_taxlists.htm Index to Tax List of 1810 Adams County]
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Adams|514877}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1473259Ohio Tax Records]&nbsp;1816-1838 &nbsp;[[Ohio Tax Records|About this collection]]
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
  
 
:*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sahlinlds/birth.htm Recordings of Births]&nbsp;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).<br>  
 
:*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sahlinlds/birth.htm Recordings of Births]&nbsp;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).<br>  
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 
:*'''1821–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ 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.<br>  
 
:*'''1821–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ 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.<br>  
:*'''1856–1909''' {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ 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.<br>
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:*'''1856–1909''' {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ 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.<br>  
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1856-1893''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/public.html Township birth records] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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FamilySearch has a large collection of Ohio marriage records digitized and on microfilm. To see the coverage map for this county, go to the [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/OH_FRM.html FamilySearch Ohio Marriage Collection coverage map]. An explanation of how to understand these maps is found [[FamilySearch Coverage Maps|here]]. <br> 
  
MARRIAGE IN ADAMS COUNTY OHIO: The first law regulating marriages in the Territory was published in the fall of 1788, at Marietta.
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
:Section 1. Provided that males of the age of fourteen, and not prohibited by the laws of God, might be joined in marriages.  
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:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images;
: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.  
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:*'''1800-1945''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sahlinlds/marriage.htm Marriages of Adams County, Ohio] and [http://web.archive.org/web/20050306145548/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/marriagecatalog.html Marriage Data - Adams County Ohio 1800-1945]
: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&nbsp;; 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&nbsp;; or a license might be obtained from the Governor, under his hand and seal, authorizing the marriage without the publication aforesaid.
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:*'''1800–1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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:*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1803-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1896''' - [http://web.archive.org/web/20050310060211/www.scioto.org/Adams/articles/1896-marriages.html 1896 Marriage License Issued]
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:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1803-1999''' -&nbsp;[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/adams/vitals-index.html Ohio Marriage Records]&nbsp;Courtesy&nbsp;of OhioGenWeb
  
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.
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:*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sahlinlds/marriage.htm Marriages of Adams County, Ohio]&nbsp;and [http://web.archive.org/web/20050306145548/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/marriagecatalog.html Marriage Data - Adams County Ohio 1800-1945]
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
:*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050310060211/www.scioto.org/Adams/articles/1896-marriages.html 1896 Marriage License Issued]
 
:*'''1789–1994''' {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.<br>
 
:*'''1800–1958''' {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
 
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
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'''''Online Death Indexes and Records'''''
:*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041010222923/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/deathcatalog.html Adams County Death Index 1913-1937]
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:*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=38 Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932-, 1938-1944, 1958-2002] $  
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco.deaths1909.html Adams County Deaths 1909]<br>
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:*'''1889''' - [http://web.archive.org/web/20050310014352/www.scioto.org/Adams/deaths/peoples-defender-1889.html Adams County Adult Deaths: 1889] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
:*[http://www.opengen.net/locations/usa/states/ohio Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County]
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:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]&nbsp;Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
:*Many Vital 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 {{FHL|345305|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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:*'''1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2002''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=38 Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932-, 1938-1944, 1958-2002] - Ancestry ($)
:*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi?&ls=OH&lc=ADAMS&stat=a&start=1 Adams County Social Security Index]  
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:*'''1909''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco.deaths1909.html Adams County Deaths 1909]&nbsp;Courtesy Genealogy Trails
:*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050310014352/www.scioto.org/Adams/deaths/peoples-defender-1889.html Adams County Adult Deaths: &nbsp;1889]
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:*'''1913-1937''' - [http://web.archive.org/web/20041010222923/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/deathcatalog.html Adams County Death Index 1913-1937] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi?&ls=OH&lc=ADAMS&stat=a&start=1 Adams County Social Security Index] Rootsweb
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'''''Original Death Records on Microfilm'''''
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Adams|345305}}
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/adams-county/ Adams County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[[Ohio Digital Collections|Ohio Digital Collections]] statewide database links <br>  
 
*[[Ohio Digital Collections|Ohio Digital Collections]] statewide database links <br>  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Adams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Adams-County.htm Adams County OH Genealogy]
*[http://www.hollyhockfarms.com/Ohadams/addresses.html Adams County, Ohio Useful Addresses]
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Adams|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/ OHGenWeb] - Adams County  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/ OHGenWeb] - Adams County  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/oh/adams/adams.htm UsGenWeb] - -Adams County  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/oh/adams/adams.htm UsGenWeb] - -Adams County  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/ Genealogy Trails, Adams County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/ Genealogy Trails, Adams County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/adams/index.htm Ohio Genealogy Express]
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/adams/index.htm Ohio Genealogy Express]
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Latest revision as of 05:39, 24 November 2016

Guide to Adams County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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


United States Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Adams County

Historical Facts

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

Neighboring Counties

Brown County  • Highland County  • Pike County  • Scioto County  • Mason Countn KY  • Lewis County, KY


Lewis CountyBracken CountyPendleton CountyMason CountyRobertson CountyFleming CountyHarrison CountyBourbon CountyBath CountyVinton CountyClermont CountyFayette CountyHighland CountyClinton CountyRoss CountyPike CountyJackson CountyWarren CountyBrown CountyRowan CountyElliott CountyCarter CountyGreenup CountyNicholas CountyAdams CountyScioto CountyOHAdams.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Fire.png
1910 Fire burned the courthouse, resulting in the loss of most of the will books and other probate files, as well as some other records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Resources

Bible Records

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Biography

Adams County Biographies for more information.

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Burial Information

Cemetery Listings (no burial information)

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

{{FHL|366145|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more 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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

General
Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

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

Local histories are available for Adams County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.


Local Histories

  • Evans, Nelson Wiley, A history of Adams County, Ohio from its earliest settlement to the present time : including character sketches of the prominent persons… (West Union, Ohio : E.B. Stivers, 1900) Digital version at Internet Archives; Google Books; FamilySearch Books Online; also available on microfilm at FHL film 476934.
  • Thompson, Carl N., Thompson's Historical Collections of Adams County, Ohio (West Union, Ohio : Adams County Historical Society (Ohio), c1991) FHL book 977.186 H2t.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • 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.
Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohadams.jpg

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

Adams County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers.


Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form
===== Finding More Ohio Newspapers =====


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County Ohio newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


Online Probate Records


===== Finding More Probate Records =====

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

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.[4]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

The Adams County Historical Society
507 N. Cherry St.
West Union, Ohio 45693
Phone: 937-544-8522

 Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

FamilySearch has a large collection of Ohio marriage records digitized and on microfilm. To see the coverage map for this county, go to the FamilySearch Ohio Marriage Collection coverage map. An explanation of how to understand these maps is found here.

Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  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).
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adams County, Ohio. Page 540 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.