Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains records of disputed estates and divorces included in the records of the Madison County Chancery Court and the Madison County Circuit Court
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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.
  
=== Record Content ===
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1978142/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
[[Image:Alabama, Madison County Probate Estate Files DGS 5081526 18.jpg|thumb|right]]
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The key genealogical facts for the Estate files usually contains the following information
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Name of County court has taken place in*Name of Court*Full name of Deceased*Type of Estate*Date Probate was taken*Sometimes, but very rarely, their nicknames
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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.<br>
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{{Collection citation
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|text = Madison County Circuit Court. Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records. Records of Divorces and Disputed Estates. Madison County Courthouse, Huntsville, Alabama.}}
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[[Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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[[Image:Alabama, Madison County Probate Estate Files DGS 5081526 18.jpg|thumb|right]]
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The key genealogical facts differ between court files and may include any of the following:
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*Name of interested parties
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*Associated event dates such as marriage, divorce, death. or probate
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*Names of relatives and heirs such as spouse, minor children, and dependents
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*Names of witnesses
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*Name of court
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*Type of event
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*Date of court hearing
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*Residences
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*Lists or property disputed
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*Document and recording dates
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*Occupations
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The names of the principle parties
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*The approximate date of the event
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*The case file number
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the ''"Record"'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''"Record Type, Volume, and Year Range"'' category which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one 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.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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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:
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*Use the records to identify heirs and relatives.
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*Use the information to approximate birth and death dates.
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*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records, such as employment or military records.
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*Use the residences to locate other records such as vital records, census, church, and land records.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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*[http://madison-co.com/elected_offices/chancery_clerk/index.php Chancery Clerk Website]
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*[http://www.carolyar.com/ALWills.html Alabama Wills]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Madison County, Alabama]]
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*[[Alabama]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records of Divorces and Disputed Estates, 1847-1950." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Madison County Circuit Court Clerk, Huntsville, Alabama. FHL digital images, 292,000 images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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“Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circiut Court Records, 1947-1950,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 23 April 2012), Chancery Court Records &gt; Case files no 386-391 1842-1853 &gt; Image 60 of 1001, Nancy McDavid, died 1852; citing Madison County Circuit Court Clerk, Huntsville, Alabama.

Revision as of 20:44, 3 January 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

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.

Citation for This Collection

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.

Madison County Circuit Court. Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records. Records of Divorces and Disputed Estates. Madison County Courthouse, Huntsville, Alabama.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Alabama, Madison County Probate Estate Files DGS 5081526 18.jpg

The key genealogical facts 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.

Look at the images one by one 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circiut Court Records, 1947-1950,” images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 23 April 2012), Chancery Court Records > Case files no 386-391 1842-1853 > Image 60 of 1001, Nancy McDavid, died 1852; citing Madison County Circuit Court Clerk, Huntsville, Alabama.