Adams County, Pennsylvania Records
Adams County is bordered by Cumberland County (north), York County (east), Carroll County, Maryland (southeast), Frederick County, Maryland (southwest), Franklin County (west). A Map of Adams County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Adams County Townships include Berwick, Butler, Conewago, Cumberland, Franklin, Freedom, Germany, Hamilton, Hamiltonban, Highland, Huntington, Latimore, Liberty, Menallen, Mount Joy, Mount Pleasant, Oxford, Reading, Straban, Tyrone, Union.
Adams County Boroughs include Abbottstown, Arendtsville, Bendersville, Biglerville, Bonneauville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford, York Springs. See also Adams County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Adams County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Adams county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed.
The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Adams County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1800.
- Adams County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1800.
- Adams County Register of Wills / Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1800 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Adams County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Adams County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Adams County, Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: 1906 to present.
- Marriage Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Divorce Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Locations: Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, Pennsylvania State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Division of Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, Central Building, Room 401, New Castle, PA 16103; PH (724) 656-3100
Adams County, Pennsylvania Resources
- Pennsylvania Archives - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission series contains records of pennsylvania, from 1664 to 1780, and includes military, marriage, tax and land records. This is a Free Database.
- Adams County Historical Society
- Adams County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Adams County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Adams County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania from surveys by G.M. Hopkins (1858)
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
- New Oxford Item (New Oxford, Pennsylvania)
- Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
- Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
- The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
- Adams County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Cemetery, 1863-2009
- Burial record of Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
- Adams Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- Pennsylvania Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881
- Adams County, Pennsylvania, 1785-1874: Lutheran and Reformed Congregations
- History of Cumberland and Adams counties, Pennsylvania
- The history and topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, Perry, Somerset, Cambria & Indiana counties
- History of the boroughs of Gettysburg, Oxford, Littlestown, York Springs, Berwick, and East Berlin, Adams County, Pa.
- Adams County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Adams Co. PAGenweb
- Adams Co. Data Collections
- Adams County, Pennsylvania Military Records