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This page is under development and is NOT a complete listing of all Adams County family history resources available at the Indiana State Library at this time. As new Adams County family history resources by county are added, this page will be updated.

Birth Records

Delayed Birth Record 1
1941-1968
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

WPA, Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A291u

Death Records

WPA, Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219u

Marriage Records:

Marriage Affidavits
Vol. 1, 1891-1908
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage License-Applications
Vol. 1, 1891-1908
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage License-Applications
Vol. 1-8, 1905 -1916
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records
Vol. 1-5, 1891 - 1935
Vol. A-X, 1836-1951
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records, and Returns, 1882-1891
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriage Records & Returns
Vol. 1 1882-1914
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Marriages, 1836-1844
Microfilm, Second Floor

DAR, Marriage license ... [1836-1845]. Copied by Electa Lochner. 1973? 8 pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 A219 no.1

Marriages, 1836-1844
The Hoosier Genealogist (Dec. 1978) vol. 18, no. 4
Genealogy Division, 977.2 H789

WPA, Index to Marriage Records, 1845-1920
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219u

 WPA, Index to supplemental records, marriage applications, 1840-1897
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219u

Lochner, Erin. Marriage licenses, Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, Book A. 1967. 21 leaves.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219Lo

Deed Records

Deed indexes, 1837-1902
Microfilm, Second Floor

Probate Records

General Index to Estates
Vol. 1, 1873-1885
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index of Files, Administrators & Estates
Vol. 1, 1841-1968
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Files-Probate
(No Dates "Old")
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Court-Complete
Record A (Final Record) 1842-1851
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Indexes, 1847-1900
Microfilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books
Vol. A-B, 1839-1852
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probate Order Books
Common Pleas, Vol. 1-38, 1853-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Probates, 1838-1846
Microfilm, Second Floor

Will Records

Will Records
Vol. A-F
1839-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Wills, 1839-1899
Microfilm, Second Floor

DAR, Will books ... 1837-1888. Copied by Electa Lochner. 1971. 109 pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219L

Heller, Dick D., Jr. Index of files, Administrationships, 1841-1968. 1970. 259 pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219h

Cemetery and Church Records

DAR, Cemetery records, 1957-1961. 3 volumes.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219d
also LH13700, Microfilm, Second Floor

Cemetery inscriptions. Copied by Mrs. Ervin Lochner? 1965.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219

Franz, Allen. Cemetery inscriptions, St. Peter Fuelling Evangelical Lutheran Church. 1995. 1 volume.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219f

Scharpenberg, Louis. A visit to our cemeteries (Adams & Allen counties). 7 pp.
Genealogy Division, p.f. 977.201 Auncat. no. 1

Grether, Rev. George. German Reformed Zion Congregation records, Decatur. 4 pp.
Genealogy Division, p. f. 977.201 Auncat. no. 2

Lochner, Electa I. B. First Records of Salem Magley, St. Lukes Honduras, Zion Friedheim and First Methodist churches, Decatur ... 1970. 58, 145 pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 D291L

Census Records:

Harter, Fayne E. 1850 federal census of Adams County, Indiana, indexed microform. 1969.
LH7255
Microfilm, Second Floor

Werner, Betty Newland. Index to 1870 and 1880 U.S. census. 1998. 27, 40 pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219w

Court Records

Chancery Court Complete Civil Record A
1844-1859
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Circuit Court-Civil Complete
Complete Record, Vol. 2, 1868-1880
Vol. 5-14, 1883-1896
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Circuit Court-Civil Complete Record
Vol. 2-28 1868-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Circuit Court-Civil  Complete Record
Vol. 27-28 1916-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Circuit Court-Civil Order Book
Vol. A-Z, 1836-1892
Vol. 26-56, 1892-1921

Circuit Court-Civil Order Books
Vol. A-F, 1836-1875
Vol. 55-56, 1919-1921
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Circuit Court-Complete Record
A (Final Record) 1837-1850
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Circuit Court Order Book Index
Vol. A-B (Index  Dates Included 1836- Post 1920)

Common Pleas Index to Files
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas-Civil Order Book
Vol. 1-4, 1853-1873
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas and 
Circuit Court Complete Record
Vol. 2, 1871-1878
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas General
Civil Complete Record
Vol. 2, 1859-1871
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas General Index
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas
Civil Complete Record, Vol. 2, 1859-1871
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Court of Common Pleas & Circuit Court Complete Records
Vol. 2, 1871-1878
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

General Index Administration Court of Common Pleas
Vol. 1, 1853-1873
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Index to Files Civil-Court Order Books
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Partition Records 1 (Court of Common Pleas)
1853-1864
MiCrofilm, Second Floor

Partition Records 1 (Circuit Court)
1873-1884
MiCrofilm, Second Floor


History

Adams County Historical Society. 1979 history of Adams County, edited by Dick D. Heller. 1980. 786 pp.
Genealogy Division, q 977.201 A219ni

Land Records

Tract book, 1824-1854
Microfilm, Second Floor

Lochner, Electa I. B., Virgil Dick, and Dick Heller. Tract book ... with index of deeds. 1971. 149 pp.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219da

Miscellaneous:

Dick, Peggy Davidson. Adams County, Indiana newspaper clippings. 1990. 148 leaves.
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219n

Early tax lists, 1839, 1842, 1843. [1975] [105 pp.]
Genealogy Division, 977.201 A219a

Many of the records identified on this page were initially selected by Carolynne L. Wendel Miller in her book, Indiana Sources for Genealogical Research in the Indiana State Library, published in 1984 by the Indiana Historical Society.