Madison County, Georgia Genealogy

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Guide to Madison County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Madison County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 5, 1811
County Seat Danielsville
Address Madison County Courthouse
91 Albany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633-0147
Phone: 706.795.3352
Madison County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Madison County Courthouse
91 Albany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633-0147
Phone: 706.795.3352

Probate Court has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1812.[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
91 Albany Ave.
P.O. Box 247
Danielsville, GA 30633
Phone: (706) 795-6310
Fax: (706) 795-2209

Probate Court of Madison County
PO Box 207
Danielsville, GA 30633
Phone: (706) 795-6365

Beginning Dates for Madison County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1811--Madison County was created 5 December 1811 from Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson andOglethorpe Counties.
County seat: Danielsville [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

No reported loss or damage.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Danielsville is the county seat and other towns include Carlton, Colbert, Comer, Hull and Ila.

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Banks County  • Clarke County  • Elbert County  • Franklin County  • Hart County  • Jackson County  • Oglethorpe County

Template:GAMadison County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Methodist Episcopal[edit | edit source]
  • 1790-1939 - Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Baptism Index 1790-1939. Batch C713261 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1858-1903 - Jones Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church Marriage Index 1858-1903. Batch M713261 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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Tabor, Paul. History of Madison County, Georgia. No Place Given: 1974.

Maps[edit | edit source]


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Madison County, Georgia Genealogy 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, Georgia Genealogy:

- 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies A and D
- 37th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E; Company B, 9th Battalion
- 66th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) Company I
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also given)

  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Madison County). 1964. Confederate pension roll, 1890-1931. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. film 351786
  • Tabor, Paul. 1974. The history of Madison County, Georgia. [Place of publication not identified]: [S n.].  (page 79-83)  975.8152 H2t

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

McRee, Fred W. Jr. Madison County, Georgia, Deaths, 1854-1925. Dahlonega, Georgia: Fred W. Mcree Jr., 2011.

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Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

McRee, Fred W. Jr.  Madison County, Georgia, Abstracts of Wills, 1813-1922. Dahlonega, Georgia: Fred W. McRee Jr., 2012.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Microfilmed tax records are available at the Georgia Archives for the years 1831, 1817, 1820, 1821, 1824, 1825, 1830, 1832, 1833, 1838, 1840, 1843, 1848, 1849, 1859, 1853, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1861.

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The State of George did not require the registration of births and deaths until 1919, although a few cities began keeping records earlier.

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at— index $

  • 1885-1886 Marriages (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
  • 1812-1908 - Madison County, GA Marriage Index 1812-1908 on-line. These records were copied from an index compiled by the county clerk from the original marriage books.
  • 1812-1889 - Madison County Marriage Books A thru C Index 1812-1889. Batch M713271 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1889-1895 - Madison County Marriage Books 1 and 2 Index 1889-1895. Batch M713272 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at — index $

Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madison County, Georgia. Page 158 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).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 41. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at