Genealogy

Many of the Society’s researchers, those who come to our archive and those who request research from afar, are tracing their family’s genealogy. When that research brings them to Adams County, the Society’s collection offers an abundance of useful resources. The collection includes dozens of personal family collections donated by family members, local business records, school records, wills, deeds, estate papers, tax records, family photographs, and much more. Starting your research in our family files can direct you to documents and photographs of Adams County family members.

A small portion of the Society's photograph collection is now available online. Click here to access and search the photograph database. 

Many of the Society’s photographs are available for reproduction and publishing. Please use the link on the Photos page to access our photograph reproduction quote form.

Are you looking for a local history article from our annual journal? Twenty years of Adams County History is now available for free download from Gettysburg College's The CupolaYou can search easily to find information about local history and families.