Helpful Addresses and Links for Adams County Researchers

Adams County Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 576

Adams, WI 53910

(608) 339-6997

e-mail Chamber of Commerce

Adams County Economic Development

P.O. Box 236

Friendship, WI 53934

(608) 339-6945

e-mail Economic Development Office

Adams County Courthouse

P.O. Box 219

Friendship, WI 53934-0219

(608) 339-4206

Adams County Historical Society

507 Main Street P.O. Box 264

Friendship, WI 53934


Open for tours of the McGowan House Sunday afternoons, 1 - 4pm from May 11 through October. Open by appointment only Nov-April. Please send SASE with correspondence.

Adams County Office for Vital Records

Jodi M. Helgeson

Register of Deeds

P.O. Box 278

Friendship, WI 53934

(608) 339-4206

Adams County Public Library

P.O. Box 850, 101 South Main St

Adams, WI 53910


Open M-Wed 9 - 7, 1 - 7 Thursdays, 9 - 5 Friday and 10 - 2 Saturday. 
Holds some Adams County newspapers on microfilm.  Adams County Press 
1865 - 1918. Adams County Times 1914-present.  Friendship Reporter
1910 - 1943. Reader-printer copies are 50-cents each. Will send copies 
of obits already found on the Adams Co pages (send source title, date,
page if known, etc). Please send SASE with correspondence and donations 
to the library are appreciated. 

Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory

512 Main Street

Friendship, WI 53934

e-mail Roseberry's

Please send SASE with correspondence.

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 5106

Madison, WI 53705-0106

WSGS web site or e-mail Index to Wisconsin Delayed and Affidavit Birth Registrations Prior to 1 October 1907

State Historical Society of Wisconsin

816 State Street

Madison, WI 53706


Wisc. Historical Society's Pre-1907 Vital Records Research Service Online Genealogical Research Service Request and Payment Form This online service from the Wisconsin Historical Society (formerly the State Historical Society of WI), allows researchers to request a search of Wisconsin Pre-1907 birth, marriage and death records and pay with their credit card since June 2001. Requests will be processed and mailed within four weeks. Fees are $10.00 per request for Wisconsin residents and Wisconsin Historical Society members, who already help underwrite our costs, and $15.00 per request for all other researchers. Wisconsin state and local sales taxes are automatically added to each order. First class shipping by the U.S. Post Office is included in the prices above. Researchers can choose Rush Service, which guarantees their request will leave the library within 7 working days, for an additional $25.00. Orders shipped to addresses outside the U.S. are charged an additional $2.50. Researchers may have no more than two orders pending in the system at any time.

Wisconsin Adoption Registry

ICARE Wisconsin Adoptees & Birth Family Resources Adoption Network for Birth Parents, Adoptees and Parents

Wisconsin Land Records--Pre-1908 Patents

Wisconsin Pre-1908 Land Records Database from the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office

Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society

6100 W. Mequon Rd.

Mequon, WI 53092-1951

Wisconsin State Vital Records Office

Vital Records

1 West Wilson Street

Madison, WI 53707

(608) 266-1939 or (608) 266-9622

Wisconsin Vital Records Office

Information about Wisconsin Vital Records

Wisconsin Register of Deeds

Important: When name and county of event are known, county offices provide faster
service than requesting a state-wide search for an ancestor's vital record and name.

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Area Research Center


Learning Resources Center

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Phone 715/346-2586

Usual Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00-noon & 1:15-4:30pm,

Tues & Thurs 8 - noon (no afternoon hours) Patrons should call ahead to verify hours for a day/week due to a small staff


Ruth Wachter-Nelson, UW-SP Archivist Phone 715/346-2586 or E-Mail

The ARC is a cooperative project of the University and the State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin to preserve historical records in a
nine-county region. These counties are: Adams, Juneau, Langlade, 
Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood. 

University students and faculty, genealogists, local-history writers, and
other researchers are encouraged to use the Center.


More than 250 series of county and local public records including tax and assessment rolls, rural school district records, some probate records, county board proceedings and justice dockets. Also in the holdings are naturalization records for Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood counties; pre-1907 birth, death and marriage registrations for these counties; state and federal population censuses; and genealogical files (98 boxes with card index) for residents of Wausau, compiled at the time of the Wausau Centennial (1939).

The ARC holds over 50 collections of papers and records produced by private organizations and individuals. Among them are records (1900-1955) of the Wisconsin Cranberry Sales Company, Wisconsin Rapids; papers (1857-1860) of Burton Millard, a Wausau millwright; records (1854-1946) of the East Lemonweir (Juneau County) Lutheran Church; and tape-recorded interviews by Malcom Rosholt.

Finding Aids

For ARC Holdings check the online ARCAT catalog

Guides for the Portage County Historical Society collection, University records and smaller archives collections are available at the Area Research Center.

Network Transfer Provision

This feature makes available in Stevens Point one of the nation's richest collections. Request for temporary transfer of collections from Madison or other ARC's should be made to the head of the Stevens Point ARC.

Other Research Resources

Related collections available for use in conjunction with the ARC include: University archives; the Portage County Historical Society's newspapers, books, maps, clippings, and other local history sources; and extensive government documents and special collections. Archivists at each Center answer written and telephone reference requests and help the public use the network's resources. Archival collections usually located at the State Historical Society or at one of the Centers may be transferred temporarily within the network to accommodate local historians, genealogists, students, and other scholars throughout Wisconsin. Before their initial visit, researchers are advised to write or call the appropriate repository since some collections may be on loan and hours may vary.

Area Research Center-Archives Page

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Wisconsin Veterans Museum has a database of all WI Civil War Veterans and will do look-ups. Please send a small donation with your look-up request and SASE to:

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 West Mifflin Street

Madison, WI 53703

Other Interesting Genealogy Links

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