Adams County, Idaho Genealogy Guide2016-07-01T22:12:19+00:00

Adams County, Idaho Genealogy Guide

Adams County, Idaho (Map It) was created on March 3, 1911 from Washington County. Adams County was named John Adams (1735-1826), second President of the United States (1797-1801). Learn More About State of Idaho History

Adams County is bordered by Idaho County (north), Valley County (east), Gem County, Washington County (south), Baker County, Oregon (southwest), Wallowa County, Oregon (northwest).

Adams County Cities and Towns include Council, New Meadows.

Adams County, Idaho Courthouse Records

Adams County, Idaho Courthouse
Adams County, ID Courthouse

The Adams County Courthouse is located in Council, Idaho. Learn More About State of Idaho Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Adams county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Adams County Clerk, Auditor, Recorders Office has Marriage Records from 1911, Land Records from 1876, Probate Records from 1886 and Court Records from 1911. The Recorder is responsible to keep records of all documents recorded in Adams County. Additionally, the Recorder’s office provides marriage licenses, processes passports and records land documents, including plat maps, surveys, easements, assertions of right-of-way, and some types of liens.

Adams County, Idaho Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Idaho Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Adams County, Idaho Vital Records

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