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Adams County

Adams County was created in 1836 from Allen and Randolph Counties.  It is located on the Ohio border in northeast Indiana.  The county seat is Decatur.

Selected Holdings at the Indiana State Library

The following list is not complete.  Further resources may be found by searching the Indiana State Library online catalog.

Print Materials from the Genealogy Division

Marriage Records

Marriage Licenses, Adams County, Indiana, 1836-1844
ISLG 977.201 A219Lo
WPA Index to Marriage Records, 1845-1920
ISLG 977.201 A219u v. 3
WPA Index to Supplemental Marriage Records, 1840-1897
ISLG 977.201 A219u v. 4

Vital Records

WPA Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 A219u v. 1
WPA Index to Death Records, 1882-1920
ISLG 977.201 A219u v. 2

Wills and Probates

Will Books A-B, 1837-1888
ISLG 977.201 A219L

Other Library Materials

Online Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries

Court Records

Land Records

Marriage Records



Vital Records

Wills and Probates


Locating Original Records

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GEN JD 9-21-2021