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:''This article is about a town in Plymouth County. For other uses, see [[Abington]].''
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| founded date= July 10
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| building address = 110 W. Main St.<br>West Union, Ohio 45693-1347<br>[http://adamscountyoh.com/ '''Adams County Website''']
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}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''Adams County'''<br><br>
  
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Abington''' '' <br><br>[[Image:{{AbingMAmap}}]]
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Brief History  ===
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[http://www.adamscountyohio.com/ Adams County Courthouse]<br> 110 W Main Street<br> West Union, OH 45693-1347<br> Phone: 937.544.5547&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records 1888-1893, <br>marriage records 1803-1853 and from 1910, probate records<br> 1849-1860 and from 1910; Board of Health has birth and death<br>records from 1908; Clerk Court has divorce and court records<br> from 1910; County Records has land records from 1797<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adams County, Ohio. Page 540 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
The first land grant in this area was to Nathaniel Souther, Secretary of the Plymouth Colony, in 1654. The first settler was Andrew Ford in 1668. This area was part of Bridgewater at that time and set off as its own town in 1712. Abington was in Plymouth Colony. The town was placed in Plymouth County when counties were formed in 1685. For a brief time, the town was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. The town is still in Plymouth County, though was in limbo, until the "Colony" was merged with Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691 that became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== Historical Data  ==
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{| border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%"
<center>'''Associated names'''<ref>William Francis Galvin, ''Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts'' (Boston, new ed., 1997), 11. {{WorldCat|37416784}}; {{FHL|677425|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}</ref> </center>
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Abington at one time was called Manamooskeagin.
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Village or section names include Center Abington, Musterfield, North Abington, Thicket, and West Abington.
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<center>'''Border changes''' </center>
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! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
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| 10 June 1712
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| Abington established from part of Bridgewater and adjoining land [Acts and Resolves - Mass. Bay, 21: 605].
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| 14 June 1727
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| Part included in the new town of Hanover.
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| 31 Mar. 1847
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
| Border between Abington and Weymouth established.
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adams County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| 21 Mar. 1861
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1888</center>
| Border between Abington and Randolph established.
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1910</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1888</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center></center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1797</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1849</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Adams County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Adams County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Adams County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
| Border between Abington and Hingham established.
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| 9 Mar. 1874
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| Eastern part established as the new town of Rockland.
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| 4 Mar. 1875
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| Southern part established as part of the new town of South Abington [now Whitman].
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== Town Histories  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]] and&nbsp;[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]]&nbsp;Counties in 10 July 1797.<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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''West Union<br>
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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>[[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)
  
Works written on the town include:
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="0"
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| 1.
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| Benjamin Hobart, ''History of the Town of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, from its first settlement'' (Boston, 1866), 453 pp. The appendix of this book covers over hundred pages devoted to the genealogy of town families.
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| The appendix includes the families: Beal, Blake, Blanchard, Brown, Cobb, Cooke, Corthell, Dunbar, Dunham, Dyer, Ford, Gurney, Hobart, Howe, Howland, Hunt, Jacobs, Jenkins, King, Lane, Nash, Noyes, Payn (i.e. Paine), Pool, Pratt, Reed, Stetson, Studley, Thaxter, Torrey, Walker, Wheeler, and Whitman.
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| Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyoftownofa00hoba Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=EF9AAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16885 Ancestry] ($). {{WorldCat|1515424}}; {{FHL|262595|item|disp=FHL film 1033649}}.
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| 2.
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| "History and Description of Abington, Mass., Aug. 1816" in Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, 2nd Series, 7 [1818]: 114-124.
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| No digital version available. {{WorldCat|741827093}}.
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| 3.
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| Aaron Hobart, ''An Historical Sketch of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1839), 176 pp.
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| Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/anhistoricalske00hobagoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DMwTAAAAYAAJ Google Books]. {{WorldCat|6702615}}; {{FHL|820241|item|disp=FHL fiche 6078737}}.
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| 4.
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| Charles A. Snow, ''A Historical Discourse given on the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Baptist Church, South Abington, Mass., November 6, 1872'' (South Abington, Mass., 1873), 32 pp.
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| A digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=DcwTAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
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| 5.
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abington,_Massachusetts Abington Wikipedia page].
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== Vital Records ==
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
The town's vital records are available in many locations:  
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See an interactive map of Adams County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
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| 1.
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| Abington Town Clerk's Office, 500 Gliniewicz Way, Abington MA 02351, 781-982-2112, [http://abington.depina.net/ website].
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| 2.
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| ''Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1912), 2 v.
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| Note: This includes, in part, church records from the First Church (C.R.1), Second Church of Christ (C.R.2), Third Church of Christ (C.R.3), Fourth Congregational Church (C.R.4), and First Baptist Church of Christ (C.R.5). Deaths are included from Mt. Vernon Cem. (G.R.1), Maplewood Cem. (G.R.2), Abiah Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.3), Samuel Reed Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.4), Old Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.5), Lane Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.6), Wilkes Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.7), Beal Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.8), Mount Pleasant Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R.9), High Street Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.10), Small Pox Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.11), Mount Zion Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R.12), Colebrook Cem. [now in Whitman] (G.R. 13), Old Cem. [on Washington St.] (G.R. 14), Beech Hill Cem. [now in Rockland] (G.R. 15), Old Cem. [between Abington and North Abington] (G.R. 16), West Abington Cem. (G.R. 17), Cobb Family Burying Ground [West Abington] (G.R. 18), and The Plain Cem. [West Abington] (G.R. 19).
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| These volumes were microfilmed by the Family History Library ({{FHL|231249|item|disp=FHL film 873756 Items 1-2}}); and in digital version at [http://archive.org/details/vitalrecordsofab00abin Internet Archive] and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ziy7CGKXzVsC vol. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=is4UAAAAYAAJ vol. 2]). {{WorldCat|1044201}}; {{FHL|231249|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/A1 V2v}}.
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| Microfilm of the originals created by the Family History Library, 1712-1860, {{FHL|390605|item|disp=FHL films 904376–904378, 770907}}; 1850-1905, {{FHL|737654|item|disp=FHL films 2111177–2111178}}.
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| Microfiche of the originals created by the Holbrook Research Institute covering town records that included vital records and a few other town records, 1712-1892, on 79 fiche. Soon to be part of [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7840 ‘’Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620–1988’‘] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index
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| Official state copy of vital records starting in 1841. See the guide to the state for more information here.
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== Cemeteries  ==
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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.
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Bridgewater. Remember that the "old" town included present-day East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, and Brockton. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.
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=== Resources  ===
  
#Adams Street Burying Ground [called Old Cem. in VRs], n.d. (A)
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==== Bible Records  ====
#Bicknell Family Tomb, n.d.
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#Cobb Family Burying Ground. (A)
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#Cushing Family Tomb.
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#Gould Family Burial Ground or Indian Cemetery, 1798.
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#Hillside Cemetery, 18<sup><small>th</small></sup> Century.
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#Hunt Family Tomb, n.d.
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#Island Grove Cemetery or Centree Cemetery or French's Burying Ground, n.d.
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#Mount Vernon Cemetery, 1732. (A)
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#Old Church Burying Ground. (A)
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#Plain Cemetery, n.d. (A)
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#Richards Family Burial Ground.
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#Torrey Family Burying Ground.
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#West Abington Cemetery, n.d. (A)
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Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to: (A) ''Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1912). [See links above for various versions of this source.]
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==== Biography  ====
  
== Churches  ==
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[http://web.archive.org/web/20041019021533/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/biocatalog.html Adams County Biographies] for more&nbsp;information.
  
The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
#First Congregational Church, 1712, records good.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
#New Jerusalem Society, 1835, records good.
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#Fourth Congregational Church, North Abington, 1839, records good.
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#First Universal Church, 1863, records good.
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#St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, 1864, records unknown.
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#Second Advent Church, n.d., church extinct by 1889, record location unknown.
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#[http://www.abingtonfbc.com/ First Baptist Church of Abington], 1886.
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#Assembly of God Brazilian Church, n.d.
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#Flame of the Covenant, n.d.
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#Joy in Life Luthern Church, n.d.
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#Life Giving Church, n.d.
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#South Shore Community Church, n.d.
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== Newspapers  ==
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Burial Information
  
#Weekly News, 1878-1879.  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/adams.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;(Ohio USGenWeb)
#Abington Advertiser, 1962-1965, 1993-present.  
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*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 Digital Images of Adams County, Ohio Gravestones] (Search [http://ohiogravestones.org/ ohiogravestones.org])<br>
#Abington Mariner, 1990-present.
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sahlinlds/cemetery.htm Adams County Cemeteries] (RootsWeb, some broken links but also some good info)
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041019022952/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/cemeterycatalog.html Adams County Cemeteries] (web content preserved on Archive.org, volunteer transcriptions)
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2040 Cemeteries of Adams County] (FindAGrave)
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*{{FHL|366145|subject-id|disp=Cemetery Records for Adams County on FHL Microfilm}} (See [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche|Ordering Microfilm]] to learn more.)
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/OH/AD.html Famous Politicians buried in Adams County] (PoliticalGraveyard.com)
  
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
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Cemetery Listings (no burial information)
  
The following is list of research facilities in town:  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/cemeteries.html GPS Coordinates for Adams County Cemeteries] (GenealogyTrails.com)
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*[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>
  
#Abington Historical Commission, 500 Gliniewicz Way, Abington MA 02351, 781-982-0059, [http://www.abingtonma.gov/pages/AbingtonMA_Bcomm/Historical/index website].
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==== Census  ====
#Abington Public Library, 600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington MA 02351, 781-982-2139, [http://www.abingtonpl.org/ website].
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#Dyer Memorial Library, 28 Centre Ave., PO Box 2245, Abington MA 02351, 781-878-8480, [http://www.dyerlibrary.org/hsoa.html website].
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== References  ==
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{{USCensusPop
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|1800=3432
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|1810=9434
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|1820=10406
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|1830=12281
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|1840=13183
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|1850=18883
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|1860=20309
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|1870=20750
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|1880=24005
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|1890=26093
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|1900=26328
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|1910=24755
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|1920=22403
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|1930=20381
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|1940=21705
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|1950=20499
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|1960=19982
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|1970=18957
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|1980=24328
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|1990=25371
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|2000=27330
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/OH/Adams/ Census Index Online]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Adams/cen/ Census for Adams County]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7734&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1820 United States Federal Census] $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8058&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1830 United States Federal Census] $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8057&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1840 United States Federal Census] $
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*[[United States Census 1850]]
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*[[United States Census Population Schedules, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[United States Census 1860]]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1860 United States Federal Census] $
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*[[United States Census 1870]]
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*[[United States Census 1880]] (Index only)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6742&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1880 United States Federal Census] $
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*[[United States Census 1900]]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7884&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1910 United States Federal Census] $
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*[[United States Census 1920]]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census] $
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*[[United States Census 1930]]
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==== Church Records  ====
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*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39001.cfm Adams County, Ohio Churches]
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*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Adams&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Adams County, Ohio]
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*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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==== Court Records  ====
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*[http://www.courtreference.com/Adams-County-Ohio-Courts.htm Adams County Ohio Court Directory]
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*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 {{FHL|628386|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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[http://www.migrations.org/county.php3?migpassed=Adams Adam County migration records]
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22adams+county+Ohio%22+funeral+homes&fb=1&gl=us&hq=funeral+homes&hnear=%22adams+county+Ohio%22&view=text&ei=BjDySuS_NoGCsgO4rcQH&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CB8QtQMwAA Funeral Homes Near Adams County, Ohio]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Adams County, Ohio}}
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[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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===== Local Histories  =====
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*''[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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*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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*[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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*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/adams.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe 1888
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Adams/hist/ A Book of Clevelanders]
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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 977.186 H2t}}
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==== 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}}.
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/OH/County/adams.htm Adams County, Ohio 1895 U. S. Plat Map]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/countymap.htm Adams County, Ohio Map]
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*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Maps_of_Adams_County,_Ohio Category:&nbsp;Maps of Adams County, Ohio]
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*[http://www.us-places.com/Ohio/maps/Adams-County-map.htm Map Showing Adams County, Ohio]
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*[http://www.zipmap.net/Ohio/Adams_County.htm Adams County, Ohio]
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*[http://www.ohiobiz.com/maps/Adams.htm Adams County Map]
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*Many Maps 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|1107843|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco_militaryrevwar.htm Adams County Military in the Revolutionary War]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050305201140/www.scioto.org/Adams/military/revwar/revvetbios.html Revolutionary Veterans living in Adams County Ohio]&nbsp;and [http://web.archive.org/web/20050305184921/www.scioto.org/Adams/catalogs/militarycatalog.html Revolutionary Veterans Service Information]
  
 
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===== War of 1812  =====
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[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/military/1812-c.html War of 1812 Adams County Ohio Veterans]
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===== Civil War  =====
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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*[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  =====
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*[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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===== World War II  =====
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*[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.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $
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*[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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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.peoplesdefender.com/ The People's Defender]
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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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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohadams.htm Adams County, Ohio Will Testators]
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*[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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==== Public Records  ====
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===== Schools  =====
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*[http://www.oldohioschools.com/adams_county.htm Adams County Schools]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sahlinlds/school.htm School Records]
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*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 {{FHL|475109|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_County_Courthouse_(Ohio) Adams County Courthouse]&nbsp;(WikipediA)
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{OH fhc|Adams}}
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===== Libraries  =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco_libraries.htm Libraries]
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/ Adams County Genealogy Genealogical Society] West Union, Ohio
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*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society]
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==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco_taxlists.htm Index to Tax List of 1810 Adams County]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;c=1473259Ohio Tax Records]&nbsp;1816-1838 &nbsp;[[Ohio Tax Records|About this collection]]
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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*[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).
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*'''1821–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. This index is an electronic index for the years 1821 to 1962. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.<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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===== Marriage  =====
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MARRIAGE IN ADAMS COUNTY OHIO: &nbsp;The first law regulating marriages in the Territory was published in the fall of 1788, at Marietta.
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*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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*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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*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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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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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20050310060211/www.scioto.org/Adams/articles/1896-marriages.html 1896 Marriage License Issued]
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*'''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>
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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.<br>
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===== Death  =====
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*'''[[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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*[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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/adamsco.deaths1909.html Adams County Deaths 1909]<br>
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*[http://www.opengen.net/locations/usa/states/ohio Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County]
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*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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*[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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*[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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'''Adjacent towns: ''' '''''Plymouth Co:''''' [[Brockton, Massachusetts|Brockton]] | [[Rockland, Massachusetts|Rockland]] | [[Whitman, Massachusetts|Whitman]] | '''''Norfolk Co:''''' [[Holbrook, Massachusetts|Holbrook]] | [[Weymouth, Massachusetts|Weymouth]]{{Towns in Plymouth County in Massachusetts}} {{-}}
 
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Adams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>
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*[http://www.hollyhockfarms.com/Ohadams/addresses.html Adams County, Ohio Useful Addresses]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohadams/ OHGenWeb] - Adams County
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/oh/adams/adams.htm UsGenWeb] - -Adams County
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/adams/ Genealogy Trails, Adams County, Ohio]
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/adams/index.htm Ohio Genealogy Express]
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://www.placenames.com/us/39001/ppl/ Place Names]
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=== References  ===
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{{reflist}}
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1.''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. ''(Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)  
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Revision as of 23:03, 19 September 2012

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Online Records


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 110 W. Main St.
West Union, Ohio 45693-1347
Adams County Website
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County Courthouse

Adams County Courthouse
110 W Main Street
West Union, OH 45693-1347
Phone: 937.544.5547 

Probate Court has birth and death records 1888-1893,
marriage records 1803-1853 and from 1910, probate records
1849-1860 and from 1910; Board of Health has birth and death
records from 1908; Clerk Court has divorce and court records
from 1910; County Records has land records from 1797[1]

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

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

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
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 DiltsGD/Sandbox 2 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; Index. This index is an electronic index for the years 1821 to 1962. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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.

  • 1800–1958 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 at 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


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), Adams County, Ohio. Page 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).

1.The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)

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