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Revision as of 16:43, 5 June 2014

This article is about a southwestern Iowa county. For other uses, see Adams.

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Guide to Adams County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Adams County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1851
County Seat Corning
Courthouse
Address Adams County Courthouse
500 9th St.
Corning, IA 50841
Phone: (515) 322-4711
Adams County Website


County Courthouse

Adams County Courthouse
500 9th St.
Corning, IA 50841

(515) 322-4711

Adams County

History

Parent County

1851--Adams County was created 15 January 1851Pottawattamie County. The county was organized 7 March 1853. County seat: Corning [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

February 1, 1888 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in Iowa Counties see: Iowa Counties with Burned Courthouses


For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Carbon
  • Corning
  • Lenox
  • Nodaway
  • Prescott
Townships
  • Carl
  • Colony
  • Douglas
  • Grant
  • Jasper
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mercer
  • Nodaway
  • Prescott
  • Quincy
  • Union
  • Washington
Communities
  • Brooks
  • Carbon
  • Corning
  • Dickieville
  • Iveyville
  • Lincoln Center
  • Mount Etna
  • Nevinville
  • Strand
  • Stringtown
  • Williamson

This list of cities and townships came from hometownlocator.com and wikipedia.org.

Neighboring Counties

Adair • Cass • Montgomery • Page • Ringgold • Taylor • Union

Adams CountyUnion CountyRinggold CountyTaylor CountyPage CountyMontgomery CountyCass CountyAdair CountyMadison CountyClarke CountyDecatur CountyFremont CountyMills CountyPottawattamie CountyShelby CountyAudubon CountyGuthrie CountyDallas CountyHarrison CountyWorth CountyNodaway CountyAtchison CountyGentry CountyIAAdams.JPG

Resources

Biographies

Rootsweb Iowa Biographics Project Click title to see alphabetical list, some with links

Cemeteries

  • Baldwin Cemetery
  • Bohemian National Cemetery
  • Brooks Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Carl Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Homan Cemetery
  • Icarian Cemetery
  • Lincoln Center Cemetery
  • Methodist Grove Cemetery
  • Mount Etna Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Nodaway Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Old Brooks Cemetery
  • Old Evergreen Cemetery
  • Old Mount Etna Cemetery
  • Old Queen City Cemetery
  • Prairie Rose Cemetery
  • Queen City Cemetery
  • Quincy Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
  • Strand Cemetery
  • Stringtown Cemetery
  • Summit Cemetery
  • Thompson Cemetery
  • Walnut Grove Cemetery

Lists of the cemeteries in Adams County can be found at IaGenWeb Adams County Cemeteries

Transcriptions of these cemeteries can be found at:

Census

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article.

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for additional information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Adams County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


Biographical History of Montgomery and Adams Counties, Iowa

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Adams County, Iowa Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Adams County, Iowa Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Probate

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Iowa - Adams - Probate records.


Taxation

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Iowa Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).