Idaho, Madison County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Madison, Idaho, United States
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Flag of Idaho
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Location of Madison County, Idaho
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Location of Idaho
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1894-1963
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains the following various records from the county clerk’s office:

  • Vital or civil registration – marriages (1936-1964)
  • Homesteads (1907-1958)
  • Patents (1899-1951)
  • Deeds (1882-1949)
  • Mining records (1902-1964)
  • Wills and probate records (1913-1938)

To Browse This Collection

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.


Collection Content

Coverage Map

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Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The following information is generally found in the records:

  • Name of primary persons
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page[url] then:
⇒Select the appropriate "County"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"


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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Idaho, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Idaho Archives and Libraries.


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation:

"Idaho,Madison County Records,1894-1963." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Madison County Clerk. Madison County Courthouse, Rexburg, Idaho.

Image Citation

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.


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