Archives Research Ordering Information

The ACHS archive is a self-service research center, with assistance from an ACHS employee.  For those who are unable to search our archive in person, there are two ways to order research:
     1) Index Specific Search of six popular indexes (Ordering Details Below)   
     2) Full Archive Search (Ordering Details Below)

Both require pre-payment for the search.  When the search is completed, search results and a quote for copy fees (postage included) will then be submitted to you via the email or mailing address you provide.  Once we have received the copy fees, the copies will be mailed to the address of your choice.

1) Index Specific Search
The following six indexes will be searched (search paid in advance) by an ACHS employee for the listed fees.  Search Fee is $2.00 per individual, per index.  For example:  John Brown and Mary Green each for an obituary index and each for a cemetery index would be a total of $8.00.  This fee applies to search requests via email, mail, phone or communicated in person.

Please click on the print icon at the top of this page to print this page, which serves as your search order form.  Write name(s) to be searched under the index(es) to be searched.  Important-Please include exact and full name(s).  Mail form and search fee payment to:  Adams County Historical Society P.O. Box 102  Hastings, NE  68902. Checks made out to Adams County Historical Society.

When the search is completed, search results and a quote for copy fees will then be submitted to you via the email or mailing address you provide.  Once we receive the copy fees, the copies will be mailed to the address of your choice.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us if you have any questions.

Search Results to be sent to: 
Name:
Email:
Mail: 

 

1.  Adams County Cemeteries Index
Please include death date, if known.

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Search-$2.00 per individual

Plus

Copy-¢50 per page

Photo of Stone
$10-Scan
¢50-Photocopy

2.  Adams County Newspaper Index 1877-1979
News items other than obituaries.

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Search-$2.00 per individual

Plus

Copy-$5.00 per article

3.  Obituary Index, Adams County Newspapers 1877-1980 
Please include death date, if known.
*For obituaries after 1980, a death date must be included.

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Search-$2.00 per individual

Plus

Copy-$5.00 per obit 

4.  Marriage License Index 1871-1972 brides and grooms
Please include marriage date, if known.

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

Search-$2.00 per individual

Plus

Copy-$5.00 per record. Copy made from original marriage application and license.

 

5.  Probate Index 1872-1930.
This is a detailed index, listing all names in each file.

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

 

Search-$2.00 per individual

Plus

Copy-actual probate files-$10 per file for up to 12 pages. 

Copy index abstract-¢50

6.  Naturalization Index 1872-1929

Name:

Name:

Name:

Name:

 

Search-$2.00 per individual

Plus

Copy-$4.00

2)  Full Archive Search
Our full archive, including the six indexes above and resources below, will be searched by an ACHS employee for a per hour fee of $20 (minimum one hour and paid in advance).  This fee applies to research requests via email, mail, phone or communicated in person.     

Please print this page, which serves as your search order form and include:  As much information as you know, including full name(s) of person(s) or business etc. to be searched and $20, check made out to Adams County Historical Society.  Mail order form and payment to Adams County Historical Society P.O. Box 102 Hastings, NE  68902.    

When the search is completed, search results and a quote for copies will then be emailed or mailed to the address of your choice.  Once we receive the copy fees, copies will be mailed to the address of your choice.  Depending on the request, it may be possible to search several items in one hour.  If necessary, additional hours will be added to the copy fee quote.

*Hastings City Directories 1882-Present 
Copy-¢50 per page

*Adams County Plat Books, 1906, 1919, 1929 & 1948
Rural landowners indexed.
Copy-¢50 per page

*All available Adams County history books
Copy-¢50 per page

 *All available Adams County business and organization/club records
Copy-¢50 per page

*School Census taken annually 1876-1920
You must provide school district number or exact location of home.
Copy-$5.00 microfilm, ¢50 from copier

*Photo Index (22,000+ images)
High Resolution Scan-$10, Photocopy-¢50

*Church Records of 67 area churches
Some denominations recorded births and deaths. You must provide the denomination and area of the county.
Copy-¢50 per page

*Adams County Census - 1870, 1880, 1885, 1900, 1910, 1920
We will use an online index.
Copy-¢50 per page

Name(s) of person(s) or business(es) to be searched, with as much information known about those to be searched:

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

Nebraska births and death registration began in 1905 and is recorded ONLY at:

Bureau of Vital Statistics, PO Box 95065, Lincoln, NE 68509

Adams County Historical Society

PO Box 102  -  Hastings, NE 68902  -  Telephone: (402)463-5838