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| building address = Madison County Courthouse<br> 110 W Wallace Street<br>Virginia City, MT 59755<br>Phone: 406.843.4270<br>[http://madison.mt.gov/ '''Madison County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Madison County Courthouse<br> 110 W Wallace Street<br>Virginia City, MT 59755<br>Phone: 406.843.4270<br>[http://madison.mt.gov/ '''Madison County Website'''] }}  
  
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Madison County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1903*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1864*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1903*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Madison County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Madison County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Madison County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1865--'''Madison County was created 2 February 1865&nbsp;as an original county. '''County seat:''' Virginia City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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*'''Parent County:''' created 2 February 1865 as an original county  
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*'''County seat:''' Virginia City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]] | [[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont County Idaho]] | [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]] | [[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]] | [[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
{| width="620" align="left" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alder,_Montana Alder]
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==== Church Records ====
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Madison%2C+Harrison&author_givenName=&author_surname= Harrison]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan,_Montana Sheridan]
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{{MT Church Intro}}
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|-
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==== Court Records  ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sky,_Montana Big Sky]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Madison%2C+Norris&author_givenName=&author_surname= Norris]
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==== Directories ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Bridges,_Montana Twin Bridges]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron,_Montana Cameron]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony,_Montana Pony]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_City,_Montana Union City]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennis,_Montana Ennis]
 
| Ruby
 
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Madison%2C+Virginia+City&author_givenName=&author_surname= Virginia City]
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont County Idaho]]
 
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Madison_County interactive map] of Madison County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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:*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Madison_County interactive map] of Madison County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}] that may include residents of Madison County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}] that may include residents of Madison County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Madison}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Repositories ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Madison}}
  
===== Courthouse =====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse =====
  
 
County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1909 and land records from 1864; Clerk Court has marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and court from 1865<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>  
 
County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1909 and land records from 1864; Clerk Court has marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and court from 1865<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>  
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Ennis Montana Family History Center]]
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:*[[Sheridan Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1864-1887 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages 1864-1887
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death =====
*[[Ennis Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Sheridan Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== 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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Madison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Madison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="620" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alder,_Montana Alder]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Madison%2C+Harrison&author_givenName=&author_surname= Harrison]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan,_Montana Sheridan]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sky,_Montana Big Sky]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Madison%2C+Norris&author_givenName=&author_surname= Norris]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Bridges,_Montana Twin Bridges]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron,_Montana Cameron]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony,_Montana Pony]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_City,_Montana Union City]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennis,_Montana Ennis]
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| Ruby
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Madison%2C+Virginia+City&author_givenName=&author_surname= Virginia City]
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=== References  ===
  
<references /> {{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}  
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<references /> {{Montana|Montana}}  
  
 
[[Category:Madison_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Madison_County,_Montana]]

Revision as of 20:39, 6 July 2013

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Guide to Madison County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Madison County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 2, 1865
County Seat Virginia City
Courthouse
Address Madison County Courthouse
110 W Wallace Street
Virginia City, MT 59755
Phone: 406.843.4270
Madison County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1903*
1864*
1903*
1865
1865
1865
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church Records

Church records 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 Montana denominations, view the Montana Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Madison County, Montana 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 Montana Local Histories.

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 Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Maps

  • See an interactive map of Madison County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)

Migration

Military

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Butte and Helena newspapers that may include residents of Madison County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Madison - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1909 and land records from 1864; Clerk Court has marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and court from 1865[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Alder Harrison Sheridan
Big Sky Norris Twin Bridges
Cameron Pony Union City
Ennis Ruby Virginia City

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.