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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Madison County'''<br>  
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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Madison County'''<br>  
  
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Guide to '''Madison County, Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://madison.mt.gov/ Madison County Courthouse]<br>110 W Wallace Street<br>Virginia City, MT 59755<br>Phone: 406.843.4270&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records<br>from 1909 and&nbsp;land records from 1864; Clerk Court<br>has marriage records from 1887, divorce, probate and <br>court from 1865<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Madison County  
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| county_map = Map of Montana highlighting Madison County.png
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1865
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| founded date = February 2
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| seat = [[Virginia City, Montana|Virginia City]]
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| building image = Madison County Courthouse.jpg
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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'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
'''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 class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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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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*'''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 Genealogy|Beaverhead]] | [[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont County Idaho]] | [[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]] | [[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]] | [[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy|Silver Bow]]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1048706?availability=Family%20History%20Library Progressive years; Madison County, volume 2, 1920-1950] Includes indexes. Consists mainly of family histories.
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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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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/298424?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemetery inscriptions of Madison County, Montana&nbsp;: burials from 1865 to 1980] This inventory of all the cemeteries [except Ziegler] in Madison County, Montana was compiled over a period of eight years, from 1972 to 1980, by Doris B. Townshend." -- Pref. This was photocopied and additional information, including Ziegler Cemetery, was added by Carol E. Campbell Johnson. Gives location, description, and inscriptions for each cemetery.
*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont County Idaho]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/161700?availability=Family%20History%20Library Madison County, Montana cemeteries] Contents: Tombstone records of Virginia City, Madison County, Montana -- Laurin, Montana cemetery.
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1009308?availability=Family%20History%20Library Madison County tombstone inscriptions as of 1980] Inscriptions from the tombstones were copied in 1979 and 1980 and include all known cemeteries in Madison County, Montana. Indexed
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
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*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2086646?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1870 Madison County, Montana&nbsp;: census index]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Directories ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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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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[[Image:Mtmadison.jpg|500px|Mtmadison.jpg]]
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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  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2060140?availability=Logan%20Utah%20FamilySearch%20Library Pioneer trails and trials&nbsp;: Madison County, 1863-1920] Viewable
  
 
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Madison}}
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===== Courthouse  =====
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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>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Ennis Montana Family History Center]]
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:*[[Sheridan Montana Family History Center]]
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1115894?availability=Family%20History%20Library Madison County, Montana, tax list, 1871, 1880]
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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}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/298363?availability=Family%20History%20Library Register of births recorded in Madison County courthouse, Virginia City, Montana, 1864 thru 1907] Arranged alphabetically by name within each year.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Marriage  =====
*[[Ennis Montana Family History Center]]
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*[[Sheridan Montana Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites ==
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/140005?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage certificates (Madison County, Montana) 1864-1886] A typed list, by year, of marriages, giving names of bride and groom, marriage date, and date filed.
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/284042?availability=Family%20History%20Library Register of marriages recorded in Madison County courthouse, Virginia City, Montana, 1864 thru 1887] Arranged by year and groom's surname. Includes only a partial listing for 1887.
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages 1864-1887
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===== Death =====
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/298402?availability=Family%20History%20Library Register of deaths recorded in Madison County courthouse, Virginia City, Montana, 1977 thru 1981] Arranged alphabetically by name within each year.
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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}}
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Madison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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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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Latest revision as of 03:10, 6 February 2015

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

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


Contents

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

Census

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

Mtmadison.jpg

  • 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

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 Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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.
  • FamilySearch 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.

 

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