Also see Obituaries and Death Notices under Newspapers.
About Death Records
Adams County began to keep death records in 1878. Copies of death records can be obtained from the Adams County Clerk's Office. Current information about ordering death 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
The State of Illinois began to keep death records in 1916. Complete information about ordering death records from the State is available at the website for the Illinois Department of Public Health - Vital Records.
Be sure to check the following online databases for Illinois deaths.
Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950
The Great River Genealogical Society of Adams County has published many books of cemetery transcriptions. Visit the GRGS Website for information about their books.
(15 counting subcategories)
Last article added: 06/01/10