Madison County, Illinois Records
Madison County, Illinois (Map It) was created on September 14, 1812 from St. Clair County. Madison County was named for James Madison (1751-1836), fourth President of the United States and principal author of the Constitution of the United States. .
Madison County Cities, Towns & Villages include Alton, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Granite City, Highland, Madison, Troy, Venice, Wood River, Alhambra, Bethalto, East Alton, Glen Carbon, Godfrey, Grantfork, Hamel, Hartford, Livingston, Marine, Maryville, New Douglas, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, South Roxana, St. Jacob, Williamson, Worden.
Madison County Townships include Leef, Helvetia, Hamel, Jarvis, Edwardsville, Foster, Fort Russell, Granite City, Godfrey, Alhambra, Alton, Collinsville, Chouteau, Pin Oak, Omphghent, Olive, Marine, Moro, Nameoki, New Douglas, St. Jacob, Saline, Venice, Wood River.. View the Madison Federal Township Plats of Illinois from 1804-1891.
A Madison County, Illinois General Highway Maps includes County, City and Township maps which contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Madison County, Illinois Courthouse Records
Madison County, IL Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Madison county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Madison County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1813 and Birth & Death Records from 1858 / 1877. The County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
- Madison County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1802. The County Recorder of Deeds serves the people of County by receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
- Madison County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1813 and Court Records from 1803. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
- Madison County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
- Local Government Records Database provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system
Madison County, Illinois Census Records
- Learn More: State of Illinois Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1825-1865
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Madison County, Illinois Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Illinois Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1916 to present
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from January 1962 to present.
- Locations: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, 925 East Ridgely Ave., Springfield, IL 62702-2737; (217) 782-6553
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Madison County, Illinois Resources
- State of Illinois Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Illinois
- Madison County Genealogical Society
- The Hayner Public Library District
- Southern Illinois University (SIU), Illinois Regional Archives Depository
- Madison County, Illinois Message Boards
Madison County, Illinois External Links
- Illinois Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Map of Madison County and its civil and congressional townships
- Madison County, Illinois Books - Amazon
- U.S. Veterans of Collinsville, Madison Co., IL
- Madison Co., Illinois - FindaGrave
- Illinois Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Fact Sheet for Madison County - Illinois State Archives
- DEBDAVIS.ORG Madison County Illinois Genealogy and Research
- Madison County, Illinois Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Illinois (1808 - 1922)
- Madison Co. ILGenweb
- Madison County, Illinois Ancestry Database Collections
- Madison County, Illinois Military Records