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Adams County, Illinois
County Seat - Quincy


Adams County, IL - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Adams County GenWeb page
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iladams/adams.htm

Adams County genealogy and history societies

Great River Genealogical Society, Quincy IL
Website includes society publications available for purchase.
http://gr-gs.org/

Vital records

Adams County, Illinois births, vols. 1-7, 1866-1903
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 3 reels

Adams County, Illinois marriage records, 1834-1923
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 4 reels

Adams County, Illinois marriage records, ca. 1825-1926
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Illinois.
In alphabetical order by 1st letter of husband's surname.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1870158

Marriages of Adams County, IL, 1825-1860, volume 1
Vol 1 is available at St Louis County (MO) Library headquarters.
Contents: v. 1. 1825-1860 -- v. 2. 1861-1875 -- v. 3. 1876-1890 -- v. 4. 1891-1899.
LDS FHL* books 977.344 V2m (4 volumes)
also on microfilm #6046694

Adams County, Illinois registers of deaths, 1877-1915
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 4 reels

Naturalizations

LDS FHL* lists 4 works on this subject

History and biographies

Bornmann's Sketches of Early Germans of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois, translated from the German Deutsche-Amerikanische Geschichsblatter by Lester Holtschlag and Lenore Kimbrough and (book reprint) published by the Great River Genealogical Society, Quincy, IL, 1999.
includes the English text of individual biographies of approximately 600 families of Quincy's early German immigrant population
LDS FHL* book #977.344 D2b
alson on microfilm #1425296

Past and Present of the City of Quincy and Adams County Illinois by Hon. William H Collins and Mr Cicero F Perry; Chicago, The S J Clarke Publishing Co, 1905.
LDS FHL* book on microfilm #934969
Entire book is also online.
http://www.co.adams.il.us/history/

The History of Adams County, Illinois : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc.; a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion; general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men ... miscellaneous matters, etc., etc; Great River Genealogical Society (Quincy, Illinois)
LDS FHL* book on microfilm #1421655

Portrait and biographical record of Adams County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, Chicago, Chapman Bros., 1892
LDS FHL* book on microfilm #825553 or 934969

Libraries

Quincy Public Library
History and Genealogy Section is located in the Illinois Room.
http://www.quincylibrary.org/history_geneaology/Genealogy.asp
Note: The Quincy Public Library has a copy of Walter Tenfelde's book  Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika (REF I 304.8 Ten)

Catholic parishes

The parishes in Adams County are located in the Diocese of Springfield.
http://www.dio.org/

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Adams County, IL - Townships

based on maps found at:
www.outfitters.com/illinois/adams/twpmap_adams.html

and
http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/irad/
township_maps/adams_map.html

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Quincy

Most Emslanders in Adams County settled in Ellington and Melrose Townships and in the city of Quincy.

Catholic parishes in Quincy

History of the Catholic Church in Quincy, Bruener, Theodore, Quincy, Illinois, T. Bruener, 1887
LDS FHL* book #977.344/Q1 K2b

St Boniface Catholic parish
117 North 7th St., Quincy, IL 62301
Tel: (217) 222-3000

St Joseph Catholic Church
1435 1500th St., Quincy, IL 62301
Tel: (217) 434-8442

St Mary's Parish (or Immaculate Conception) established 1867
1119 7th. St., Quincy, IL 62301 (217) 222-2759
http://home.catholicweb.com/stmarysquincy/index.cfm

St Peter Catholic parish established in 1838 (as St Lawrence O'Toole parish with name change to St Peter's ca 1870)
2600 Maine St., Quincy, IL 62301
Tel: (217) 222-3155
very brief history: http://www.cospq.org/index_files/history.htm

Cemeteries

Quincy Cemetery records and cemetery book, 1838-1847
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, Quincy, Illinois.
LDS FHL* book on film #1863526

Calvary Cemetery records, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
LDS FHL* book #977.344/Q1 V3cn or 977.344/Q1 V3g
also as microfilm #824276

St Boniface and St Peter
Cemetery records, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois : Greenmount, St. Boniface and St. Peter burial grounds
LDS FHL* books #977.344/Q1 V22c (2 vols)
also on microfilm #824275

St. Boniface Cemetery records, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
LDS FHL* book #977.344/Q1 V3s or 977.344/Q1 V3st or 977.344/Q1 V3c
also on microfilm #824277

St. Peters Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois and Adams County Catholic cemeteries by Great River Genealogical Society
Includes St. Peter's, Bloomfield (Old St. Joseph), St. Joseph, St. Brigid, and St. Anthony's cemeteries.
LDS FHL* book #977.344 V3st

History

Past and present of the city of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois : including the late Colonel John Tillson's History of Quincy, together with biographical sketches of many of its leading and prominent citizens and illustrious dead Collins, William H. (William Herzog) , 1831-1910, Chicago, S. J. Clarke, 1905
LDS FHL* book on microfilm #934969

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Melrose Township

Most Emslanders in Adams County settled in Ellington and Melrose Townships and in the city of Quincy.

St Anthony's Parish

St Anthony of Padua Catholic parish established 1859
2223 St. Anthony Rd, Quincy IL 62305
Rectory tel: 217-224-5957
brief history: http://www.stanthonypadua.org/

Saint Anthony's 100 years
Saint Anthony's Church, 1859-1959, Melrose Township, Adams County, Illinois, Catholic Church.
LDS FHL* book 977.344 K2sa

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* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp


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