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ACHS Microfilm Index:
This index is for the microfilm collection in the Society’s library. The index contains the subject, a brief note on the subject. To view the index in a PDF click here.

ACHS Vertical File Index:
To view the index in a PDF click here.

Family File Index:
This index is a listing of the family files contained in the archives. The information in the files is varies from folder to folder. Family files can contain a significant amount of information and could include photos, family histories, correspondences, newspaper clippings, and other similar material. To view the index in a PDF click here.

Adams County Cemetery Index:
This index is list the cemeteries of Adams County. The index includes any alternate names for a cemetery, the township in which it is located, and directions to the site. To view the index in a PDF click here.

Adams County Clergymen:
This index contains the name, churches served, dates served, and any pertinent notes for the clergymen of Adams County. To view the index in a PDF click here.

Marsh Creek German Baptist Brethren Index:
This index is for book 2 of the Marsh Creek German Baptist Brethren Church. It is a page index for the surnames. Unfortunately, book 1 is missing. To view the index in a PDF click here.

Marsh Creek Congregation Church of the Brethren Index:
This index is for book 3, covering 1908 to 1956 for the Marsh Creek Congregation Church of the Brethren. It is a page index for the surnames. To view the index in a PDF click here.

Adams County Delayed Birth Register 1893-1905:
The Society has birth listings in Adams County from 1893-1905. Beginning in January 1906 the state began to issue state birth certificates. This alphabetical listing includes name and date of birth. To view the index in PDF click here.

Adams County Original Land Records Series Volume I Name Index: This is the complete name index to Volume I of the Adams County Original Land Records Series by Neal Otto Hively. It includes land in Germany Township, Conewego, Union, Mount Joy, Mount Pleasant, and Straban Townships. The volume with these names may be purchased through the giftshop. The Society will not copy pages or sections from this work or the companion map. Map One, the companion for this volume, is also available from the giftshop. To view the name index in PDF click here

Adams County Original Land Records Series Volume II Name Index: This is the complete name index to Volume II of the Adams County Original Land Records Series by Neal Otto Hively. It includes land in Berwick, Oxford, Hamilton, Reading, Tyrone, Huntington, and Latimore Townships. The volume with these names may be purchased through the giftshop. The Society will not copy pages or sections from this work or the companion map. Map Two, the companion for this volume, is also available from the giftshop. To view the name index in PDF click here

Adams County Original Land Records Series Volume III Name Index: This is the complete name index to Volume III of the Adams County Original Land Records Series by Neal Otto Hively. It includes land in Menallen, Butler, Franklin, Hamiltonban, Liberty, Highland, and Freedom Townships. The volume with these names may be purchased through the giftshop. The Society will not copy pages or sections from this work or the companion maps. Map Three and Four are the companions for this volume, they are also available from the giftshop. To view the name index in PDF click here.