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McGovney School 1905Notice! Do you live in the Adams County, OH area? Are you willing to transcribe county records? Transcriptions of early tax records, marriage, death, and other vital statistics are invaluable to researchers. If you are willing to help, please contact me. Thanks, Pauli Smith

Many early Vital Records for Adams County were destroyed in a courthouse fire in 1910. Some records were saved but they are sometimes hard to find. Some of these links are off site, so you may need to use your back arrow to return to this page. The records listed below are for general records. If you are looking for a specific name, check the family records page and/or use the search engine on the home page.

Land Records/Maps Misc Records


Death Records Town and County Records
Bible Records Marriage & Divorce


There are more Adams County marriage records and Divorce Records in the USGenWeb Archives. Go Here.

Immigration Records Court and Criminal Records


Birth Records Wills/Probate

Recording of Ohio births (and deaths) began in 1867 at the county level. A few counties, including Adams County have them for the years 1856-1857. There was a courthouse fire in 1910. A few records were saved, but most were lost.

Census Military Records
School Records Family Records/Websites
Newspaper Articles Various Photos

I have a separate page for Newspaper articles that pertaining to Adams County. Go here to read them.

You can find quite a few Administration and estate notices on my Newspaper page.

This page was updated on October 23, 2015