Adams County Vital Records Search

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Find Adams County Vital Records

Adams County Vital Records are documents related to birth, death, marriage, and other milestones in a person's life that are recorded by the government in Adams County, Iowa. A number of government agencies maintain Vital Records at the Iowa State or Adams County level, and certain documents may also be housed by the National Archives. The most common forms of Adams County Vital Records include birth and death records, records of marriage and domestic partnerships, and divorce records. These public records all document a person's life, and they may be required for a range of legal purposes.

Learn about Vital Records, including:
  • Where to get Adams County Vital Records online
  • Which public records are considered Vital Records
  • How to get certified copies of public records
  • What Adams County records are available to the public
  • Which records are important to genealogists
How to get Vital Records in Adams County, IA

Adams County Vital Records are available to the public upon request from a variety of Adams County, Iowa state, and federal government offices. The Adams County Clerk's office, or Adams County Vital Records Office may provide a variety of vital records, including Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and Divorce Decrees. Many of these records are considered Adams County public records and as such, certified copies may be requested for a fee by members of the public.

Adams County Birth Records

An Adams County birth certificate is a Vital Record that confirms a person's full, legal birth name, birth date, and location of birth. Birth certificates also contain information about an individual's parents. These records are required to access various government services, including applying for a passport, a marriage certificate, or a Social Security number.

Adams County Death Records

Adams County death certificates contain details about an individual's death, including the date of death, the location, and in some cases, the cause of death. The death certificate may also list the Adams County authority that confirmed the death. These records may be part of the Iowa death index. These records are required to settle estates and wills, for insurance purposes, and to handle other legal matters after a person's death.

Adams County Marriage Records

Adams County marriage certificates and domestic partnership records confirm that the union between two individuals is recognized by Iowa. These documents include personal information on each member of the couple, including names, dates of birth, and the date of the union. These Adams County public records are required for legal name changes and to apply for certain spousal benefits.

Adams County Divorce Records

Adams County divorce decrees, or divorce certificates, legally confirm that a couple has dissolved their marriage. The divorce decree or divorce certificate is required for legal proceedings after the divorce, including financial and property settlements, alimony filings, and orders for child custody.

Adams County Genealogy Records

Vital Records are important for many legal actions, such as applying for a passport or legally changing your name. They are also useful for Adams County genealogists, historians, and sociologists who can use Vital Records to trace a family history and ancestry, understand historical birth or death trends, and answer other research questions.