The Adam Yancey Family Genealogical Correspondence Collection

This collection of Genealogical Correspondence - was collected by the members of the Adam Yancey family over many years - as they corresponded with many across the country in relation to Yancey family genealogy and history.  This mainly included letters collected by Sylvia Yancey Anderson, Alice Yancey, Bertha Yancey Jensen (daughters of Adam & Alice Yancey of Groveland, Idaho) and Thelma Yancey (a granddaughter)  The letters collected represent dates as early as 1927 and as late as 1980

Adam Yancey (1859-1920 of Groveland, Idaho) knew very little about his ancestry. After he died in 1920 his daughters sought out the details of the family history and origins  They not only focused on info about their father's direct  Yancey ancestry - but information about Yanceys across America of all branches. These letters represent their correspondence to various family researches across the country    .

  • To view an "inventory" of these letters - click on the link option to the right of "Inventory of Files" below.
    An EXCEL  chart will be downloaded - which when opened will display a chart with three tabs/sheets of corresponding info.


  • For a list of the individual letters in this collection click on the EXCEL tab named "Letter_Inventory"

  • For a list of the people who wrote or received these letters - with additional info about them - click on the EXCEL tab labeled "Person_List"

  • In the EXCEL Person Tab - note links to memorials at where you will find additional information

  • To actually View the letters (in pdf format) - click on the links below  

    For further details about this collection - please contact Dennis Yancey - 



Inventory of Files


Preliminary Files


Pages 001 thru 031 Link
Pages 032 thru 059 Link
Pages 060 thru 090 Link
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Pages 801 thru 850 Link
Pages 851 thru 866 Link

*** Note that most  of these are quite large files - and will take time to download.
They are in pdf format and will require a pdf reader for viewing.


This collection of info is oly small part of a much greater collection of Yancey Family Records
For more info click here or here

or visit the Yancey Family Surname Resource Center