Madison County, Indiana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
16 E 9th;
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765.641.9457 

County Health Department has birth records from 1891
and death records from 1895;
County Clerk has marriage records from 1884,
divorce, probate and court records from 1880;
County Auditor has land records from 1867;
County  Board of Health has school records 1904-1932[1]

History

Parent County

1823--Madison County was created 4 January 1823 from unorganized territory and Marion County.
County seat: Anderson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

December 1880 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Madison County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

  • Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Madison County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Forkner, John L., and Byron H. Dyson. 1974. Historical sketches and reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana: a detailed history of the early events of the pioneer settlement of the county, and many of the happenings of recent years, as well as a complete history of each township. (Tucson, Arizona: Americana Unlimited.) 977.257 H2fj FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other libraries   INTERNET ACHIVE   Google books
  • HARDEN, S. (1874).History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874 giving a general review of principal events, statistical and historical items, derived from official sources. (Markleville, Ind, [s.n.].) 977.257 H2h FHL US/CAN Book  other libraries   INTERNET ACHIVE    Google books
  • 1973).Portrait and biographical record of Madison and Hamilton counties, Indiana: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties, together with biographies and portraits of all the presidents of the United States. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic, Inc. )  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE
  • FORKNER, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic.)  other libraries   INTERNET ARCHIVE

Maps

Military

- see - Military Records and Histories - Linkpendium

Civil War

Civil War service men from Madison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Madison County.

Civil War Books

  • "Military History" Chapter 17 in FORKNER, J. L. R. (1970). History of Madison County, Indiana; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. (Evansville, Ind, Unigraphic.), (page 283-308, Regiment,Companies, Name's) other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

Newspapers

Probate

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Indiana 214 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).