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Madison County, Alabama
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Madison County, Alabama Facts

When was Madison County, AL Created?
Madison County was created on Dec. 13, 1808 from the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1806 (Additional land was added until the county achieved its current form in 1824).

What is the County Seat of Madison County, AL?
The County Seat is located in Huntsville (Huntsville also served as the temporary State capitol in 1819) and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Madison County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Lincoln County, Tennessee, Franklin County, Tennessee, Jackson CountyMarshall CountyMorgan CountyLimestone County.

Madison County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Madison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madison County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Madison County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Madison County Health Department has Birth Records from 1881 , Death records from 1881.

Madison County, AL Census Records

What Madison County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Madison County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800180018101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Madison Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Madison Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Madison County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Madison County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Madison County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Madison County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Madison County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Madison County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Madison County, AL?
A list of Madison County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Madison County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Madison County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Madison County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Madison Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Madison Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

Madison Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Madison Co. AL General and History Websites

Madison Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Madison Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Madison Co. AL Military Records