Madison County, New York
Genealogy, History & Facts
Madison County, New York Facts
When was Madison County, NY Created?
Madison County was created on March 21, 1806 from Chenango County.
Madison County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Madison County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madison County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 and a Divorce records since 1847 . There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Madison County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
- Marriages and deaths from the Lyons Republican and inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery : Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives New York Marriage Project
- New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
- New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
- New York Marriages, 1686-1980
- New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
Madison County, NY Census Records
What Madison County, NY 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 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Madison Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Madison Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
Madison County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
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 New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York 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 New York Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Madison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 138 North Court Street, Wampsville, NY 13163
- Madison County Clerk
- Phone: 315–366-2261
- Land Records: 1806
- Court Records: 1806
- Madison County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Phone: 315–366-2392
- Probate Records: 1806
- Madison County Historian
- Address: Box 668, Wampsville, NY 13163
- Phone: 315–366-2453
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Madison County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Madison County, NY?
A list of Madison County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, Phone: 315-363-4136/315-361-9735
- Central New York Genealogical Society, P.O.Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205
- Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida, New York 13421, Phone: 315-363-3050; Genealogical resources: Local History Room The Oneida Public Library’s Local History Room contains a noncirculating collection of over 1,560 books, pamphlets, maps and genealogical materials relating to the City of Oneida, Madison County, Oneida County and New York State. It also contains on microfilm Oneida City and Madison County newspapers dating back to 1846, a complete set of published directories of Oneida City and surrounding communities and U.S. Census data for Madison County from 1850 to 1930.
- New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
- New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
- New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800
Where can I connect with other Madison County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Madison County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Madison County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Madison County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Madison County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.