Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1829-1968 is a free collection at FamilySearch with estate and divorce records. There is no searchable index for these records.

 

These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

 

What Can I Learn from Court Records?

 

These records may contain: 

  • Name of interested parties
  • Associated event dates such as marriage, divorce, death. or probate
  • Names of relatives and heirs such as spouse, minor children, and dependents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of court
  • Type of event
  • Date of court hearing
  • Residences
  • Lists or property disputed
  • Document and recording dates
  • Occupations

 

How Can Court Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use a probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives
  • Use a will to approximate a death date, then search for a death certificate
  • Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years
  • Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records

 

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