Property research can be a complex yet very gratifying project. The Society has many materials and collections to aid this process including court records, church registers, tax records, Adams County deeds, genealogical collections, photographs, and more. Knowledgeable volunteers are also available to assist your on-site research.
Below is a sampling of the records at the Adams County Historical Society, offering a very comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material including books, manuscript collections, artifacts, and prior research to aid your search. Use the links to access finding aids and indexes from court records and our library, archival, and photograph collections.
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 Cupola. You can search easily to find information on local history and families.