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Our Holdings

The Adams County Historical Society offers a comprehensive collection of research material that includes 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

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NEW: Marriage and Death Notices in Gettysburg Newspapers, 1800-1899

Getting Started: Family History Research

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

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 roughly 20,000 ACHS photos and 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

 

Please Note: The Adams County Historical Society is closed until Spring 2023 as we transition to our newly-constructed Museum and History Center at 625 Biglerville Road. Our archival holdings are currently being packed for the move and reorganization into our new home, so we are not able to retrieve items or process research requests at this time. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope you will check in with us next year when we can resume our normal services. 

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