Adams County began to keep marriage records in 1825. Copies of marriage records can be obtained from the Adams County Clerk's Office. Current information about ordering marriage records from the county is available at the website of the Adams County Clerk's Office
If you wish to visit or contact the office by mail, use the following address: Adams County Clerk, 507 Vermont St, Quincy, IL 62301, Telephone: 217-277-2150
Be sure to check the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 to 1900
This is an excellent, easy-to-use, online resource for early Illinois marriages.
The Great River Genealogical Society
of Adams County has published four volumes of early marriage records. Visit the GRGS Website for information about ordering any of these excellent books.
Still need help? Read Finding a Marriage Date
by Karen Clifford. Here you'll find many good suggestions for finding marriage information.
*The first marriage in Adams County occurred in June of 1825 when Amos Bancroft and Ardelia Ames were wed. Willard Keyes performed the ceremony.
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Last article added: 07/29/10