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Guide to '''Madison County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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| county = Madison County
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| founded year = 1811
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| founded date = December 5
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| seat = Danielsville
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| building address = Madison County Courthouse<br>91 Albany Avenue<br>Danielsville, GA 30633-0147<br>Phone: 706.795.3352<br>[http://www.madisoncountyga.us/ '''Madison County Website'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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=== Madison County, Georgia Record Dates ===
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1812<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1812<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.madisoncountyga.us/ Madison County Courthouse]&nbsp;<br> 91 Albany Avenue<br> Danielsville, GA 30633-0147<br> Phone: 706.795.3352<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial<br> and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has<br> divorce, court and land records from 1812<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.madisoncountyga.us/ Madison County Courthouse]<br>91 Albany Avenue<br>Danielsville, GA 30633-0147<br>Phone: 706.795.3352<br><br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1812.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>
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91 Albany Ave.<br>
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P.O. Box 247 <br>
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Danielsville, GA 30633 <br>
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Phone: (706) 795-6310<br>
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Fax: (706) 795-2209<br>
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'''Probate Court of Madison County'''<br>
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PO Box 207<br>
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Danielsville, GA  30633<br>
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Phone: (706) 795-6365<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1811'''--Madison County was created 5 December 1811&nbsp;from [[Clarke County, Georgia|Clarke,]] [[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]], [[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin]], [[Jackson County, Georgia|Jackson]] and[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Danielsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1811'''--Madison County was created 5 December 1811&nbsp;from [[Clarke County, Georgia Genealogy|Clarke,]] [[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert]], [[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Jackson County, Georgia Genealogy|Jackson]] and[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia Genealogy|Oglethorpe]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Danielsville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps"] (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<ref name="PKG">Paul K. Graham, ''Georgia Courthouse Disasters'' (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. {{WorldCat|852690295|item|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Danielsville is the county seat and other towns include Carlton, Colbert, Comer, Hull and Ila.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Banks County, Georgia|Banks]]  
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[[Banks County, Georgia Genealogy|Banks County]] {{•}}
*[[Clarke County, Georgia|Clarke]]  
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[[Clarke County, Georgia Genealogy|Clarke County]] {{•}}
*[[Elbert County, Georgia|Elbert]]  
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[[Elbert County, Georgia Genealogy|Elbert County]] {{•}}
*[[Franklin County, Georgia|Franklin]]  
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[[Franklin County, Georgia Genealogy|Franklin County]] {{•}}
*[[Hart County, Georgia|Hart]]  
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[[Hart County, Georgia Genealogy|Hart County]] {{•}}
*[[Jackson County, Georgia|Jackson]]  
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[[Jackson County, Georgia Genealogy|Jackson County]] {{•}}
*[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia|Oglethorpe]]
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[[Oglethorpe County, Georgia Genealogy|Oglethorpe County]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{ GAMadison County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{GA Cemeteries Intro| Madison}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Madison, Georgia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=12&GScnty=479&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gamadiso/Cemeteries/cemetery.htm GAGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ga/madison/cemetery.html GAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/georgia/madison.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|509865|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Madison%2C+Georgia+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=479 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Georgia&county=Madison&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8069&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= Madison County Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/georgia-cemetery-records.htm Georgia Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Madison County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/GA/ Interment.net] Georgia cemetery records
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{GA Church Intro}}
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===== Methodist Episcopal =====
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*'''1790-1939''' - Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1790-1939. Batch {{IGI|C713261}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1858-1903''' - Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Marriage Index 1858-1903. Batch {{IGI|M713261}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{GA Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{GA History}}
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Tabor, Paul. History of Madison County, Georgia. No Place Given: 1974.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Marriages ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/georgia/ Maps of Georgia (1758-1932)]
  
*1885-1886 Marriages (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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[[Image:Gamadison.jpg|center|900px|Gamadison.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/madison/military.html USGenWeb Archives Project]
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932370|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932397|Georgia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
Online Resource:  
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Companies A and D
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:- [[37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]], Company E; Company B, 9th Battalion
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:- [[66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)|66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate)]] Company I
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:- Georgia [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/madison/military.html USGenWeb] Archives Project
  
[http://cyndislist.com/openurl/?url=336469 Madison Parish Civil War Claimants]: Landowners who filed Civil war damage claims against the US government between 1871-1880.  
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*Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Madison County). 1964. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1931. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. {{FHL|276497|item|disp=film 351786}}
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*Tabor, Paul. 1974. The history of Madison County, Georgia. [Place of publication not identified]: [S n.]. (page 79-83) {{FHL|834739|item|disp=975.8152 H2t}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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McRee, Fred W. Jr. Madison County, Georgia, Deaths, 1854-1925. Dahlonega, Georgia: Fred W. Mcree Jr., 2011.
  
*Wills 1812-1841 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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{{GA Newspaper abstracts|Madison}}
*Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1816-1826 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual Returns, Book B, 1826-1830 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Occupations  ====
*Index to Annual Returns, Book C, &nbsp;1830-1834 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1834-1837 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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==== Probate Records  ====
*Index to Annual Returns, Book E, 1837-1841 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book B, 1813-1829 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book D, 1841-1857 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1742–1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8635 Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*Index to Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*'''1742–1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1999178|Georgia Probate Records 1742-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] images
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{{GA Probate Intro}}
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McRee, Fred W. Jr. &nbsp;Madison County, Georgia, Abstracts of Wills, 1813-1922. Dahlonega, Georgia: Fred W. McRee Jr., 2012.
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*'''1812-1841''' - Wills 1812-1841 (abstracts) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1816-1826''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book A, 1816-1826 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1826-1830''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book B, 1826-1830 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1830-1834''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book C, &nbsp;1830-1834 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1834-1837''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book D, 1834-1837 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1837-1841''' - Index to Annual Returns, Book E, 1837-1841 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1813-1828''' - Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book B, 1813-1829 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1814-1857''' - *Index to Inventories, Appraisements, Bills of Sale, Book D, 1841-1857 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1717-1888''' - Index to Administrators and Guardians 1818-1888 *[http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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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.
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{{GA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://pages.prodigy.net/wilderv/gen.htm Madison County, GA Marriage Index] 1812-1908 on-line. These records were copied from an index compiled by the county clerk from the original marriage books.  
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The State of George did not require the registration of births and deaths until 1919, although a few cities began keeping records earlier.
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{{GA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/ga-vital-records/ How to order Georgia Vital Records]
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*'''1699 - 1944''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7839 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index $
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*'''1754 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2549568|Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1785 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1927197|Georgia County Marriages 1785-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1787 - 1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2543297|Georgia, Church Marriages, 1787-1962}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1808 - 1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1674807|Georgia Marriages 1808-1967}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*'''1828 - 1978''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4766 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1885 - 1886''' - Marriages (from newspapers) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countymadison.html Georgia Pioneers] $
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*'''1812 - 1908''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/madison/marriage.html USGenWeb Project]. Partial listings; includes a few post-1908 records.
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*'''1812 - 1889''' - Madison County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1812-1889. Batch {{IGI|M713271}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igigeorgiamz.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/53/Igigeorgiamz.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1889 - 1895''' - Madison County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1889-1895. Batch {{IGI|M713272}} at FamilySearch - free.
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===== Death Records =====
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*'''1914 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1320969|Georgia Deaths 1914-1927}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1919 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1928 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1385727|Georgia Deaths 1928-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1933 - 1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1937238|Georgia Death Index 1933-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/georgia/madison-county/ Madison County, GA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Madison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/173266752734188/ Georgia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gamadiso/ USGenWeb Madison County, Georgia project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Madison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Madison/ Madison County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Madison/ Madison County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
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*[http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 20:37, 23 August 2017

United States
Georgia
Madison County

Guide to Madison County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Madison County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 5, 1811
County Seat Danielsville
Courthouse
Address Madison County Courthouse
91 Albany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633-0147
Phone: 706.795.3352
Madison County Website


County Information

Madison County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Madison County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1812

1820
1812
1811


County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
91 Albany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633-0147
Phone: 706.795.3352

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1812.[1]

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

History

Parent County

1811--Madison County was created 5 December 1811 from Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson andOglethorpe Counties.
County seat: Danielsville [2]

Boundary Changes

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.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Danielsville is the county seat and other towns include Carlton, Colbert, Comer, Hull and Ila.

Neighboring Counties

Banks County  • Clarke County  • Elbert County  • Franklin County  • Hart County  • Jackson County  • Oglethorpe County

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Madison, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Madison County cemeteries.

Census

Church 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.

Methodist Episcopal
  • 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.

Court

Genealogy

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

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.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Online Records

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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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:

Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

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.

Taxation

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 slaves aged 21 to 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.

Vital Records

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..

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth
Marriage Records
  • 1812 - 1889 - Madison County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1812-1889. Batch M713271 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1889 - 1895 - Madison County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1889-1895. Batch M713272 at FamilySearch - free.
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

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.

Websites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 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.