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Our Holdings

The Adams County Historical Society offers a comprehensive collection of research material that includes official county records, manuscript collections, photographs and media, artifacts, compiled research, and much more. Use the links below to access finding aids and indexes from our library, archival, and photographic collections.

Genealogy Resources:

Great War Veterans Database

Introduction & Users Guide

Full Database

Document Files


Getting Started: Family History Research

Abstracts of South Central Pennsylvania Newspapers (1785-1790,1791-1795,1796-1800)

Marriage and Death Notices in Gettysburg Newspapers, 1800-1899

Family File Index

Family Histories Index

Family Collections Index

Church Records Index

Estate Files Index

Abstracts of Adams County Wills, 1745-1800

Abstracts of Adams County Wills, 1826-1850

Poor Children Listed in Tax Assessment Books, 1813-1842

Poor Veterans' Burial Records, 1886-1911

Tombstone Inscriptions Index

Marriage, Deaths & Events - Newspaper References, 1800-1825

1790 Census - Adams County Index

1830 Census - Adams County Index

1858 Adams County Map Name Index

1872 Adams County Atlas Name Index

1888 Gettysburg Directory (Warren)

1903 Gettysburg Directory

Gettysburg & Adams County Directories & Telephone Books Index

Adams County Almshouse (Poor House) Register, 1874-1928

Adams County United States Colored Troops Index

Adams County Clergymen Index

Adams County Soldiers Who Died in Service

Newspapers on Microfilm

Criminal Cases Index

Tavern License Index

Death Certificates, 1852-1855

Lincoln Cemetery Community Database

A Database for Black History Research in Adams County


Property Research

Getting Started: Property Research

Grantor/Grantee Deed Index

Tax Records Index

Low Dutch Settlement 

Maps Index

Gettysburg Historic Building Surveys Index

Index of Digges' Choice Land Map


Other Resources

PastPerfect Online Database (Search over 60,000 ACHS photographs and cataloged records!)

Walter and Janice Lane Photographic Collection - Index

Walter and Janice Lane Photographic Collection - Scanned Images

County Records at the Adams County Historical Society

Subject File Index

Subject Collections Index

Civilian Accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg Library Index

Civil War Damage Claims Index - Adams County Residents

Gettysburg Battlefield Regiment Flank Marker Maps

ACHS Microfilm Holdings


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