Adams, Jefferson County, New York Genealogy

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United States
New York
Jefferson County



These 123 biographies and biographical sketches were extracted from the Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890, History of Jefferson County, New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, 1878, and Seventh Day Baptist Yearbook, 1922.

Church Records



Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Adams, Jefferson County, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

  • Adams New York Herald 1876-1877


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Adams Free Library
2 North Main Street
Adams, New York 13605
Phone: 315-232-2265


Town Clerk

Adams Town Clerk
13263 US Route 11
P.O. Box 152
Adams Center, New York 13605
Phone: 315-232-2467

Town Historian

Town Historian
11911 US Route 11, Adams Center, New York 13606
Phone 315-232-2232
Adams,NY History and Genealogy

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Adams, Jefferson County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records