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Madison County, Georgia
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Madison County, Georgia Facts

When was Madison County, GA Created?
Madison County was established on December 5, 1811 from Clarke CountyElbert CountyFranklin CountyJackson County and Oglethorpe County (between 1813 to 1877 there have been numerous transfers of land between Madison and neighboring counties ). The county was named in honor of James Madison (1751 – 1836), the fourth President of the United States and the chief writer of the U.S. Constitution.

What is the County Seat of Madison County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Danielsville and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Madison County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Franklin CountyHart CountyElbert CountyOglethorpe CountyClarke CountyJackson CountyBanks County

Madison County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Madison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madison County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia 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 copies of Madison Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Madison County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Madison County, GA Census Records

What Madison County, GA 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 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Madison County, GA 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 Georgia courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Georgia 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 Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Madison County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Madison County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Madison County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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