This website is dedicated to providing easy access to free information for family historians searching for their roots in Adams County, Illinois.
Adams County is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in West Central Illinois. The county was established January 13, 1825 and named for President John Quincy Adams. John Wood is regarded as the founding father of Adams County. Wood and his friend, Willard Keyes, first settled in the area in 1819.
This website is maintained by Adams County ILGenWeb County Coordinator, Linda Lee. Your questions and comments about the website are welcomed. Information is welcome too! If you would like to share family histories, family group sheets, biographies, obituaries or photographs, please contact us.