Research Aids

Adams Timeline

Screenshot of Adams Family TimelineSpanning the years 1735 to 1889, the Adams Timeline is a searchable collections of important events and happenings in the lives of John and Abigail Adams and their immediate family.

 

 

Family tree

Screenshot of Adams Family TreeThe Adams Family Tree includes nine generations of John and Abigail Adams' ancestors and descendants, dating from 1590 to 1935.

 

 

 

Secondary Sources

This list includes some of the many titles available for additional reading on the Adams family.

Adams Resources at Other Institutions

Online content related to the Adams family is available at other institutions, including The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library and Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Mass.

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