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The ACHS has acquired several sources of historical information mostly through local donations. This information is available to the public, and is located in the Adams County Heritage Center at 311 Main Street in Friendship Wisconsin, our headquarters.  The Heritage Center is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Noon to 5:00 pm.  As the Society has no paid employees, all research must be done by volunteers. If you are unable to come to the Heritage Center, there are a few members who do research IN THE COUNTY for reasonable per hour fees and costs. Please email your research request to the society and someone will answer as soon as possible.

For appointments, please call the Heritage Center during open hours  (608) 339-7733, or one of the listed members:

  • Patricia Kierstyn – (608) 339-2199
  • Mary Lee Klaus – (608) 584-5727
  • Karen Church – (608) 339-3400
  • Harry Davis – (608) 339-6867

Current information available:

  • Genealogy files of area families – both personal and organizational.
  • County School Records – Elementary to High School dating to 1850’s.
  • Local Newspapers – Friendship Reporter & AdamsCounty Times from 1915.
  • County Assessment Roles – from 1912 through 1969.
  • Census Microfilms – Federal for 1850, 1860, 1870.
  • Census Microfilms – State for 1855, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905.
  • Scrapbooks, Photographs, Glass Negatives.
  • McGowan Family Papers.

Links to additional Adams County Information:

  • Adams County Chamber of Commerce

Other Wisconsin history sites:

If you have any information that will be helpful to increase our archive, please visit the Donations page for more details on how to contribute. For more information about the archive, contact the Society

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