The Adams County Historical Society keeps historical records for Adams County, Nebraska. Members are able to search a Newspaper index, Obituary index, Tombstone transcriptions from all cemeteries in the county, an index of Marriage Licenses, Naturalization Records, Hastings City Directories, Census Records, School Records, Church Records, and more. These records are on-site only. To order archive research follow the Ordering Information instructions.


Free, online collections include photos of historic buildings, cemetery addresses, rural schools, historic slideshows, and more. 




Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

 Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Birth and Death Records

NOTE: Birth and death records in Nebraska begin in 1905.  They are available only from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.




Adams County Cemeteries





Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Residence Records


Adams County Township Map







Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Daily Life Records


Audio / Video

Adams County Historical Society slideshows feature images from Hastings, Nebraska. “Each of these slideshows consists of an assortment of historical photos from the archives of the Adams County Historical Society.” For anyone interested in using any photos from this site, please see their licensing fee schedule. “


Buildings & Dwellings

National Register of Historic Places

Historic Places

A.H. Jones Company

Adams County Courthouse

Antioch School

Bostwick Hotel

Burlington Depot

Cameron Building

Central Hastings Historic District

Chautauqua Pavilion

Clarke Hotel

Enterprise Block

Farrell Block

Fire & Police Station

First Presbyterian Church

Fountain to Fountain Tour

Frahm-Brooke Drugstore

Gaston Building

German National Bank

Hastings Municipal Airport Hangar

Hastings Post Office

Heartwell Park Historic District

Kerr Opera House

Kipp Cigar Company

Kool-Aid Building

Liberal Hall

Loyal Mystic Legion of America

Masonic Temple

McCormick Hall

McCue-Trausch Farmhouse

Naval Ammunition Depot Virtual Tour

Nebraska Loan and Trust Company

Nowlan-Dietrich House

Oregon Trail Tour

Rivoli Theatre

St. Mark’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral

Stein Building

Stitt Building

Strand Theatre

Thirty-Two Mile Station

Victory Building

William Brach House

Wolbach & Brach Department Store




History Articles

WWII Temporary Housing

Hastings Regional Center Burials

Rittenhouse and Way: Architects of Hastings’ First Half Century

The Winter of 1948-49

The Grave of Susan Haile

Spencer Park

Adams County in the Spanish-American War


The Hastings Regional Center


Prairie to Prominence: Hastings’ First 10 Years

The Kool-Aid Story


The Naval Ammunition Depot





The Heat Wave of 1934


Early Hansen Community

The Flu Epidemic of 1918

The Easter Sunday Blizzard of 1873

The Dust Bowl Years

The Drought of 1894

Navigating the DLD: the Origins of Hwy 6 in Adams County



Immaculate Conception Academy




Hines Photo Collection




Adams County, Nebraska Schools





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