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Vital Records

Birth & Death Records
The Adams County Health Department stores birth and death certificates, the indexes to these records are housed at APLS-Decatur. Birth records are not open to the public. You may see an individual record if you know the name and date, but the public may not search the birth record books. Death records are open to the public and individuals may search them.
This office provides certified copies of birth and death records for events occurring in Adams County and is available from 1882 to present.
Indexes for records from 1882 to 1920 are at the Adams Public Library System at Decatur.

Adams County Health Office
Adams County Service Complex Room 314
313 W. Jefferson St.
Decatur, IN 46733
Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 M-F

Vital Records: Room 314
Theresa Nelson
Adams County Registrar
Phone: 260-724-5326

Marriage Records
Marriage records from 1836 to the present are at the Adams County Clerk's Office.
Indexes to marriage records 1845-1920 are at the Adams Public Library-Decatur.
Estate records, and the estate index are also in the Clerk's Office.

Circuit and Superior Court Clerk's Office
112 S 2nd St
Decatur, IN 46733
Hours: Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM
Phone: (260) 724-5309

Adams Public Library System Reference Service
Staff will answer queries sent to us through the mail, email, or by phone call as time allows. For Genealogy requests, please specify names and time periods.
Please provide the following information: Your name, address, and telephone number; your query including the name(s), time period, and type of information requested.
APLS - Decatur    APLS - Geneva
128 S 3rd St    305 E Line St
Decatur, IN 46733    Geneva, IN 46740
     260-724-2605       260-368-7270

Estate Records

The Adams County Clerk's Office has an index to administratorships and records of wills from 1837 to the present.

Files of Administratorships

An index to these records is at the Adams Public Library System at Decatur.

Naturalization Records

Adams Public Library System at Decatur has copies of some of the original naturalizations and letters of intent. The library also has abstracts of naturalizations found in the probate court books.

This page last modified 6/6/2023.

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