Madison County, Georgia Genealogy
Guide to Madison County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Madison County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
|Founded||December 5, 1811|
|Address|| Madison County Courthouse|
91 Albany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633-0147
Madison County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Genealogy Resources
- 5.1 Research Guides
- 5.2 African Americans
- 5.3 Bible Records
- 5.4 Cemeteries
- 5.5 Census
- 5.6 Church Records
- 5.7 Court
- 5.8 Genealogy
- 5.9 Land and Property
- 5.10 Local Histories
- 5.11 Maps
- 5.12 Military
- 5.13 Naturalization
- 5.14 Newspapers
- 5.15 Occupations
- 5.16 Probate Records
- 5.17 Taxation
- 5.18 Vital Records
- 5.19 Voter Records
- 6 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
Madison County, Georgia Record Dates
Madison County Courthouse
91 Albany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633-0147
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1812.
Clerk of Superior Court
91 Albany Ave.
P.O. Box 247
Danielsville, GA 30633
Phone: (706) 795-6310
Fax: (706) 795-2209
Probate Court of Madison County
PO Box 207
Danielsville, GA 30633
Phone: (706) 795-6365
For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Danielsville is the county seat and other towns include Carlton, Colbert, Comer, Hull and Ila.
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The following web site may have additional information on Madison County cemeteries.
- Interment.net Georgia cemetery records
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.
- 1790-1939 - Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1790-1939. Batch C713261 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
- 1858-1903 - Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Marriage Index 1858-1903. Batch M713261 at FamilySearch - free.
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Madison County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.
Tabor, Paul. History of Madison County, Georgia. No Place Given: 1974.
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1861-1865 - Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1865 - Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
- 1861-1865 - U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry — index (free)
Regiments. Service men in Madison County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Madison County, Georgia Genealogy:
- - 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and D
- - 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E; Company B, 9th Battalion
- - 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) Company I
- - Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
- Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Madison County). 1964. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1931. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 351786
- Tabor, Paul. 1974. The history of Madison County, Georgia. [Place of publication not identified]: [S n.]. (page 79-83) 975.8152 H2t
McRee, Fred W. Jr. Madison County, Georgia, Deaths, 1854-1925. Dahlonega, Georgia: Fred W. Mcree Jr., 2011.
Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch Catalog. Do a Place search for Madison County, Georgia Genealogy to find these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
Online Probate Records
- 1742–1992 - Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1742–1990 - Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990 at FamilySearch.org images
Colonial courts kept some early probate records. From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records. The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).
McRee, Fred W. Jr. Madison County, Georgia, Abstracts of Wills, 1813-1922. Dahlonega, Georgia: Fred W. McRee Jr., 2012.
- 1812-1841 - Wills 1812-1841 (abstracts) Georgia Pioneers $
- 1816-1826 - Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1816-1826 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1826-1830 - Index to Annual Returns, Book B, 1826-1830 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1830-1834 - Index to Annual Returns, Book C, 1830-1834 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1834-1837 - Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1834-1837 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1837-1841 - Index to Annual Returns, Book E, 1837-1841 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1813-1828 - Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book B, 1813-1829 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1814-1857 - *Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book D, 1841-1857 Georgia Pioneers $
- 1717-1888 - Index to Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888 *Georgia Pioneers $
Microfilmed tax records are available at the Georgia Archives for the years 1831, 1817, 1820, 1821, 1824, 1825, 1830, 1832, 1833, 1838, 1840, 1843, 1848, 1849, 1859, 1853, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1861.
Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.
The State of George did not require the registration of births and deaths until 1919, although a few cities began keeping records earlier.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.
- 1560-1993 - Georgia, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
- 1699 - 1944 - Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $
- 1754 - 1960 - Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1785 - 1950 - Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1787 - 1962 - Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962 at FamilySearch — index
- 1808 - 1967 - Georgia Marriages 1808-1967 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1828 - 1978 - Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1885 - 1886 - Marriages (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers $
- 1812 - 1908 - USGenWeb Project. Partial listings; includes a few post-1908 records.
- 1812 - 1889 - Madison County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1812-1889. Batch M713271 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1889 - 1895 - Madison County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1889-1895. Batch M713272 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1914 - 1927 - Georgia Deaths 1914-1927 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1919 - 1998 - Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1928 - 1939 - Georgia Deaths 1928-1939 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- 1933 - 1998 - Georgia Death Index 1933-1998 at FamilySearch.org — index
Vital Record Substitutes
- 1867-1868 - Georgia, Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, 1867-1868 at FamilySearch — index
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- Madison County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb Madison County, Georgia project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Madison County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Georgia Pioneers
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf.