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Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Alabama, Madison County C... Court Records, 1847-1950.

This is a collection of probate records, including case files and other documents created by the probate courts of various Alabama counties. Probates were generally recorded in the county of residence. This collection covers probate records created 1847 to 1950, but the content and time period of the records will vary by county. Additional records may be added to this collection. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Information may differ between court files and may include any of the following:

  • Name of interested parties
  • Associated event dates such as marriage, divorce, death. or probate
  • Names of relatives and heirs such as spouse, minor children, and dependents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of court
  • Type of event
  • Date of court hearing
  • Residences
  • Lists or property disputed
  • Document and recording dates
  • Occupations

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The names of the principle parties
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The case file number

Search the Collection

To search the collection follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Category"
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the records to identify heirs and relatives.
  • Use the information to approximate birth and death dates.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records, such as employment or military records.
  • Use the residences to locate other records such as vital records, census, church, and land records.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.


Citation for This Collection

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Alabama, Madison County C... Court Records, 1847-1950.

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records 1847-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

 

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