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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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Online Records


County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
110 W Wallace Street
Virginia City, MT 59755
Phone: 406.843.4270 

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[1]


Parent County

1865--Madison County was created 2 February 1865 as an original county. County seat: Virginia City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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



  • ($) 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.



Vital Records

For marriages from 1864-1887 see Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


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


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