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Genealogy

The Adams County Genealogical Society, located two blocks north of the Court House on State Route 247 in West Union, Ohio, holds extensive local genealogical records, including obituaries, cemetery records, family histories, books and maps and artifacts from Adams County history, and much more. Genealogical Society library hours are Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, but the staff are happy to open the library by appointment for visitors traveling from outside the local area. The Genealogical Society Library is supported exclusively by donations, and members perform research and record look-up services, for a requested donation. Call the Society at 937-544-8522, or email them at acgsoh@yahoo.com.

To become a member of the Adams County Genealogical Society, to request an obituary lookup, or records lookup, please complete the attached forms, and return to:

Adams County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 231
West Union, OH, 45693

AncestryLibrary.comThe Adams County Public Library offers access to subscription genealogy database Ancestry.com. Access to this site through the Library’s subscription is available only in the library, or through the library’s wireless Internet.

Access Ohio Southland: A Quarterly Journal of History for Adams, Brown, Clermont, & Highland Counties, published by Adams County historian Stephen Kelley from 1989 – 1993. Ohio Southland covers local history, genealogy, archaeology, and natural history for the Ohio valley region. Read every published issue, available on the library’s website as high-quality digital scans.

Chronicling America – Search historic American newspapers from around the country, from 1864 – 1922, digitized and offered online by the Library of Congress.

Family Search

Find a Grave – Search cemeteries and burial records nation-wide.

Heritage Quest

Ohio Death Indexes – a compiled list of resources for finding death records, cemetery burials, and obituaries

Ohio History Connection – How to find and access death records in Ohio, from the Ohio History Connection

Ohio Public Records Index – find Ohio death certificate records, and order copies of death certificates online

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Ohio Obituary Index

Public Record Center

The Adams County Public Library has limited genealogical and local history records in our collection. For more information, please contact the library.