Adams County, Wisconsin Genealogy and Family History

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Welcome to the Adams County, Wisconsin WiGenWeb site.

This site is part of the WiGenWeb project, which is part of the larger USGenWeb project.

Please contact me, if you would like to contribute in any way to this project. Any help will be appreciated.


Photo Album
Contributed Family Trees
Nels Quam's 100th Birthday
The Notebooks of Sarah Reeves Douglas, circa 1920-1934
A Book of Memories by Anna Hilleboe Christensen (Roch-a-Cri area)
Abstracts of Biographies of Some Pre-1900 Adams County Residents from Memorial and Biographical Record...Columbia, Sauk & Adams Counties, Wisconsin


1850 Mortality Schedule from the Adams County Census
1860 Mortality Schedule from the Adams County Census
1870 Mortality Schedule from the Adams County Census
Adams County Death Index through 1920 in progress
Adams County Times Obituary Index, 2000 - 2006


Adams-area Newspaper Resources
Newspaper Articles From Long Ago
Selected Adams Co. Residents' Obituaries
Selected Obituaries in the Wisconsin GenWeb Archives (statewide)
Adams County Times Obituary Index, 2000 - 2006


Adams County Townships and Legal Land Descriptions
Adams County Place Names & Post Office History
Adams County History from the 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin
Selected Adams County Residents' Biographies from the 1901 County History
Mrs. Ferris recalls the Early Days in Adams County
News Items about the Early Hotels
Adams County History written by Ernest Klicko
Adams County Highway Historical Markers

Adams County is located in the central plains region of Wisconsin. The County Seat is Friendship. Friendship's twin town, Adams, is the only other incorporated settlement in the county.

Adams County, Wisconsin is bounded On the east by:

On the south by: On the west by: And on the north by:

The rural townships of Adams County Wisconsin are:

  • Adams
  • Big Flats
  • Colburn
  • Dell Prairie
  • Easton
  • Jackson
  • Leola
  • Lincoln
  • Monroe
  • New Chester
  • New Haven
  • Preston
  • Quincy
  • Richfield
  • Springville
  • Strongs Prairie

Some of the unincorporated settlements of Adams County are:

  • Arkdale
  • Big Spring
  • Brooks
  • Cottonville
  • Davis Corners (Glen)
  • Dellwood
  • Easton
  • Grand Marsh
  • Monroe Center
  • New Rome
  • Plainville
  • White Creek.


Genealogist's Breakroom
Testimonials from Site Visitors
Free Beginning Genealogy Lessons
Helpful Addresses & Links
Wisconsin Place Names
Adams County Place Names & Post Office History
Professional Genealogist
Adams County Mailing List click the link to subscribe or send an e-mail to with only the word subscribe in the subject line.

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History of the GenWeb

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. This lead to the US GENWEB of which Wisconsin is a part.Volunteers are needed who are willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of county web pages. If you are interested in adopting a Wisconsin County, please contact Tina Vickery Tina Vickery or MAK


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since January 2001 and was last updated
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