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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Adams County typically starts with "977.344". Some common subject headings for Adams County are:

Adams County (Ill.) --Biography.
Adams County (Ill.) --History.
Adams County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

Collins, William Herzog. Past and present of the city of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois / by William H. Collins and Cicero F. Perry. Chicago, S.J. Clarke, 1905.
Call Number: 977.344 C69P1973

The history of Adams County Illinois. Chicago : Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 1879.
Call Number: 977.344 H62

Portrait and biographical record of Adams County, Illinois. Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1892.
Call Number: 977.344 P838

Wilcox, David F. Quincy and Adams County History and Representative Men. Chicago and New York, Lewis, 1919.
Call Number: 977.344 W64Q


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Andreas, Lyter & Co. Atlas map of Adams County, Illinois. Quincy, IL : Great River Genealogical Society, 1997. Reprint.
Call Number: Q. 912.77344 AN2A1997

Standard atlas of Adams County, Illinois. 1957-58 / cartography, photography, lithography by Artcraft Company. Quincy, Ill., 1958.
Call Number: F. 912.77344 Ar75s

Hixson W.W. & Co. Plat book of Adams County, Illinois. Rockford, 1932.
Call Number: 912.77344 H64P

Ogle, George A. & Co. Standard atlas of Adams County, Illinois… Chicago, 1901.
Call Number: F. 912.77344 OG5S


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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