Quincy, Adams County, Illinois Genealogy

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Quincy, Illinois
Map of Adams County highlighting Quincy
Location in Adams County
Map of Illinois highlighting Adams County
Adams County's location in the state of Illinois
Coordinates: 39°55′56″N 91°23′19″E / 39.932222°N 91.388611°E / 39.932222; 91.388611
Founded 1834
Seat Quincy
Address 730 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
Website: http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/
Named for: John Quincy Adams

United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Adams County Gotoarrow.png Quincy

Historical Facts



  • History of Quincy and its men of mark, or, Facts and figures exhibiting its advantages and resources, manufactures and commerce; pub. 1869 FHL film 934969 Item 2
  • James D. Morgan collection at the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County (Illinois) 1843-1907 FHL film 1863526 Item 5, 1863527 Item 1
  • Past and present of the city of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois: including the late Colonel John Tillson's History of Quincy, together with biographical sketches of many of its leading and prominent citizens and illustrious dead; pub. 1905 FHL 934969 Item 4
  • Past and Present of the City of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois; pub. 1905 Internet Archive (F); Ancestry ($)

Business Records and Commerce





Quincy Memorial

Not to be confused with Quincy National Cemetery.

Quincy National

St. Boniface

St. Peter


Sunset Cemetery, Illinois veterans home, 1887-2000; pub. 2001 FHL Book 977.344/Q1 V3sc

Valley of Peace




Census of the town of Quincy, taken August 1837 FHL Film1787254 Item 9


1865 State Census Transcription for the city of Quincy.

Church History

  • Historical sketches of the first half century of the First Congregational Church of Quincy, Illinois, organized December 4th, 1830, and of the First Union Congregational Church organized March 6, 1869; typescript 1898 FHL Film 965275 Item 8
  • History of the Catholic Church in Quincy; pub. 2006 FHL 1375733
  • St. Rose of Lima Parish: 1892-1992, our first 100 years; pub. 1993 FHL Book 977.344/Q1 K2u

Church Records

Gotoarrow.png Quincy, Illinois Church Records


Quincy (Illinois) city directories FHL fiches

1855/56 Quincy city directory... by Gibson & Morrison
1857/58 Quincy city directory, and business mirror... by McEvoy & Beatty; published by Whig Office Steam Power Press
1859/60 Williams' Quincy directory, city guide, and business mirror... by C. S. Williams
1884-5 Gould's Quincy city directory for 1884-5 ... David B. Gould
1887 Stone's Quincy city directory ... 1887 ... H.N. Stone & Co.
1889-90 Stone's Quincy city directory for 1889-90 ... H. N. Stone & Co.
1891-1892 Stone's Quincy city directory, 1891-1892 ... [H.N. Stone & Co.]
1894-1895 Stone's Quincy city directory, 1894-1895 ... H. N. Stone & Co.
1896-1897 Stone's Quincy city directory, 1896-1897 ... H. N. Stone & Co.
1898-1899 Wallin & Gille's Quincy city directory for 1898-1899 ... Wallin & Gille.
1900-1901 Stone's Quincy city directory, 1900-1901 ... H. N. Stone & Co.

Emigration and Immigration

Quincy, Illinois immigrants from Munsterland, Westphalia, Germany FHL Book 977.344/Q1 W2b (2 vols

Funeral Homes

  • Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
    Walter Douglass and Helen Bruenger Hansen opened the Hansen Funeral Home in 1929 at 8th and Jefferson, Quincy, Illinois. It is 4-generations family owned.
    The Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
    1535 State Street
    Quincy, Illinois 62301
  • Freiburg Funeral Home records, 1885-1889, 1897-1911 FHL Book 977.344/Q1 V2f
    The funeral home is now under the name of Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
  • Haugh & Son Funeral Home Records, 1885-1911 FHL films
    (now Dukar & Haugh Funeral Home)
    823 Broadway
    Quincy, IL 62301
    1885-1886 - 961865 Item 3
    1896-1903 - 961866
    1903-1908 - 967867
    1908-1911 - 967868
  • Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
    1435 State
    Quincy, IL 62301


Family History Center



Military Records



  • The Quincy Public Library Newspaper Archive includes local newspapers from 1835 through 1919. Newspaper articles include mentions of births, marriages, and deaths, details of family celebrations (and feuds), delinquent taxes, unclaimed letters at the Post Office, out of town guests, legal notices, mentions of crop failures or outbreaks of certain diseases, and the travels of local community members.

Indexed and searchable, and linked to images of the actual pages. View either the article alone, or the entire page where it appears. Click on [Browse the Archive] and select a particular timeframe.

Newspapers included in the archive:

Quincy Daily Herald
Quincy Daily Journal
Quincy Daily Whig
Quincy Morning Whig
Quincy Herald
Quincy Whig Republican
Quincy Whig

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Obituaries published in the Quincy Herald Whig can be searched for a range of years at the newspaper's website.

Public Records



Libraries and Museums

Quincy Public Library
(217) 223-1309
526 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301

Ancestry library from library computers only. HeritageQuest on-line.


Vital Records


Death and marriages from early Quincy papers, 1835-1850; 1979 FHL Fiche 6017549 (1 fiche), book 977.3 A1 no. 192, FHL Book 977.3 A1 no. 192