Madison County, Iowa Genealogy

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Guide to Madison County Iowa genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Madison County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 13, 1846
County Seat Winterset
Courthouse


County Courthouse

112 N John Wayne Dr. Winterset, Iowa 50273

History

Parent County

1846--Madison County was created 13 January 1846 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mahaska County prior to organization 19 February 1849.  County seat:  Winterset [1]

For an early history of the county go to the following link:

http://iagenweb.org/madison/county_history/county_history_first.html

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adair | Clarke | Dallas | Guthrie | Polk | Union | Warren

Resources

Cemeteries

iagenweb.org/madison/cemetery_records/cemetery_index.html (U.S. GenWeb)

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories 

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Probate

iagenweb.org/madison/probate_records/probate_index.html (U.S. GenWeb)

Taxation

Vital Records

Births:

[1] (Information on birth records, U.S. GenWeb)

iagenweb.org/madison/birth_records/birth_rec_idx.html (Birth Index, U.S. GenWeb)


Marriages:

iagenweb.org/madison/birth_records/birth_rec_idx.html (Marriage Index, U.S. GenWeb)


Death:

iagenweb.org/madison/death_records/death_rec_index.html (Death Index, U.S. GenWeb)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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