The Madison County Records Center in Alabama has online, searchable databases for Alabama records including:


The Madison County Records Center (MCRC) has free, online Alabama Marriage Records Indices from 1809-1973. Searches can be made by:

Currently indexes are available for the following document types and date ranges: Land Records – 1971 to present; Marriage Licenses – 1976 to present; Military – 1976 to present.” Under the Historical Index Search: “Land Record Indexes, 1880-1985, Marriage Records, 1928-2004.

The MCRC archives the non-current documents (generally dated 1809-2004) delivered to or developed by the Probate Judge’s office according to the source, type, and age. The MCRC develops supplemental indexes as needed for directing public access.

Ledger entries showing quarterly amounts paid the veteran or his widow.

Ledger entries showing quarterly amounts paid the veteran or his widow.

These are the affidavits that allowed the following children, supposedly between the ages of 12 and 17, to work in Huntsville’s cotton mills during the period 1908 – 1915. Information given on most of these forms include, but is not limited to, date of birth (don’t believe many of the younger ones!), name of doctor or midwife who delivered the child, place of birth, and name of sponsoring parent or guardian. These are the records used to produce the book “Children of Industrial Huntsvillle”

Transcriber’s notes: There are usually four entries (names) per page. Information given is Name, Location of Property, and Amount of Tax owed. If PAID it is so marked. If SOLD an additional entry is made giving that information. The data is alphabetized by Beat.

During the period 1835 – 1918, if livestock strayed into your possession and no one claimed them, you could go through a series of steps to gain legal ownership.

The following index is for the book entitled Justice of the Peace Bonds 1840 – 1853. There are, however, other types of bonds recorded in this book.

This file begins with items found in Deed Books (not deeds) and other miscellaneous documents. Some of the items listed herein were never official court documents as the submission process was either incomplete or never filed.

Naturalizations 1847-1906

Naturalization Records, 1818-1846

Register of births by surname.

Deed Book indexes & Court indexes are now available online at RootsWeb.

  • On-site “The Madison County Records Center houses many older records of G. W. Jones and Sons – civil engineers. G. W. Jones and Sons has surveyed, most, if not all of Madison County. This is a tremendous resource consisting of bound books and filing cabinets in which land abstracts are cataloged by Township, Section, and Range. No index is currently available for these records, thus they are only available to in-house visitors and patrons, at this time.”


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