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Madison County, Nebraska

Madison County was founded on January 26, 1856 from Loup County and and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Madison County Seat is located in Madison and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Madison County are Stanton CountyPlatte CountyBoone CountyAntelope CountyPierce County .

Madison County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Madison County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Madison County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Madison County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Madison County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Madison County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Madison County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Madison County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Madison County genealogy or family history related sites.

Madison Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Madison Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Madison Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Madison Co. NE Census Records

Madison Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Madison Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Madison Co. NE General and History Websites

Madison Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Madison Co. NE Military Records