Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nebraska Resources: Adams County

This is the first in a series of posts regarding genealogy and local history resources, museums and other sites that may be helpful for your Nebraska research or if you are planning a research trip in Nebraska. If you have additional resources for this county, please add them in the Comments section below or email me.

Adams County cities and villages include Ayr, Hastings, Holstein, Juniata, Kenesaw, Prosser, Roseland, and Trumbull.

Adams County web site - county seat is in Hastings

Adams County Genealogical Society - The following records are available:

  • Tombstone Transcriptions All Adams County and many Clay County Cemeteries
  • Obituary Index Adams County newspapers 1877 - 1979
  • Adams County Newspapers Index 1877-1979
  • Marriage License Index 1871-1972
  • Hastings City Directories 1882-present
  • School Census All Districts 1876-1920
  • Plat Books 1906-1919
  • Church Records 62 Churches
  • Naturalization Records 1871-1929
  • Adams County Census 1870, 1880, 1885, 1900, 1910, 1920 (all unindexed)
  • Adams County Histories
  • Photo Index 18,000 images
  • County Court Warrants Index

Adams County Historical Society - site includes slide shows of historical businesses and residences

City of Hastings web site - Like this on Facebook

City of Juniata web site - oldest town in Adams County

Family History Center - Hastings

FindAGrave - Adams County cemeteries

Hastings Chamber of Commerce

Hastings Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hastings Public Library

In addition to general genealogy books, the library also has the following books available:
  • Adams County, 1872–1972 by Dorothy Weyer CreighHastings City Directories, 1888–currentPast and present of Adams County, Nebraska by William R. Burton - also available on Google books
Hastings Museum - Like this on Facebook

Hastings Tribune newspaper

Books about Adams County - from the affiliate store with


Kool-Aid was invented in Hastings

Actress Sandy Dennis was born in Hastings. The late actress' Foundation operates from Hastings.

Note: I will keep this page updated and it will have a permanent link under the Susan's Links tab above. Please email me or leave a Comment below if you have a suggestion for a link or resource.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you approve, Kevin! I'm NOT doing the counties in alphabetical order, so Custer and Kimball will move to the top of the list. Otoe county is up next, so you if you have recommendations for Custer and Kimball, drop me an email or post them here. Thanks for stopping by.