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Adams County, Illinois

Adams County is the westernmost county of the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1825 and named after John Quincy Adams. Its county seat and largest city is Quincy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 67,103 people and a total area of 871 square miles, of which 16 square miles is water and 855 square miles is land.

The Adams County Clerk’s Office performs a wide range of functions in county government, which include conducting all elections in Adams County, recording the minutes of all County Board meetings, and acting as the official record keeper for all birth records, marriage records, and death records in Adams County.

Certified copies of vital records (birth, death, or marriage records) can be obtained by doing a background check online, by mail, or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Adams County Clerk Website. The website has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available.

The other way to obtain copies of records maintained by the clerk’s office is by visiting the clerk’s office in person. You will be required to submit a completed records request form. While filling out the form, provide as much detailed information as possible relating to the records you are requesting. This will help in reducing the search time and ensuring that you get accurate information regarding the records you are requesting. The records request form can also be mailed to the clerk’s office, along with the following:

  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • A check or money order to cover the applicable processing fees
  • A copy of the requestor’s valid identification

The records request form can be obtained from the clerk’s office or downloaded from the county website.

Below is the physical address of the Adams County Clerk’s Office:

507 Vermont St

Quincy, IL 62301

Adams, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200971,761
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,622
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009214
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009176
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009319
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,864
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009205
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200929,479
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,861
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009400
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,051
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,166
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200999
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009778
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009215
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009194
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,296
Adams County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Adams County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act – 750 ILCS 5 and Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – 750 ILCS 10
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Adams County Marriage License
Location:507 Vermont Street, Quincy, Illinois, 62301
Phone:217-227-2150

Adams County Clerk’s Office

Address: 507 Vermont St, Quincy, IL 62301, United States

Phone: (217) 277-2150

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