Adams County Illinois Research Help

Help From The Online Community

Vital Records

  • Birth Records
    Adams County has kept birth records since 1878.
  • Marriage Records
    Adams County has kept marriage records since 1825.
  • Death Records
    Adams County has kept death records since 1878.


  • There are many obituaries available right here on this website. Check the Obituary Index.
  • Obituaries can be found by searching the microfilmed local newspapers at the Quincy Public Library. Visit the Library Site to find the newspapers available on microfilm. This is a good option for local researchers.

Adams County Books Online

Where To Find Adams County Books

The Great River Genealogical Society has published many books to help Adams County researchers. The GRGS cemetery books and marriage books are especially useful. Visit the GRGS website to see a complete list of their publications along with prices and ordering information.

The Quincy Public Library has a lot to offer!

Historical Quincy Newspapers published from 1835 to 1890 can now be searched and read online at the Quincy Public Library website. This is an excellent resource for Adams County family historians