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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.
The key genealogical facts for the Estate files usually contains the following information
- 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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Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection
- “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.
- “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.
Citation for This Collection
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.
"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.
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