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Madison County, Illinois
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Madison County, Illinois Facts

When was Madison County, IL Created?
Madison County was established on September 14, 1812 .

What is the County Seat of Madison County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Edwardsville also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Madison County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Bond CountyClinton CountyJersey CountySt. Clair CountyMontgomery CountyMacoupin County

Madison County, IL Census Records

What Madison County, IL 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 Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

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

Madison County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Madison County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Madison County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Madison Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Madison Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Madison Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Madison Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Madison Co. IL General and History Websites

Madison Co. IL Military Records

Madison Co. IL Schools & Directories