Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama
Mail: Madison County Records Center, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801.
TIPS TO RESEARCHERS: We suggest you check for your primary person of interest not only under that name in our indexes, but also check for court records of related names. Often the index has only principal parties and not all of those. Several names involved in a suit will be included within the phrases "et al" or "and others" in the case title. Your person may be mentioned even as a principal party, witness, or deponent, but not be included in the index listings. We suggest either using the FIND function in your menu or using our Reverse Master Index to locate surnames in the Defendants column. Expect various misspellings by either the court clerk or the transcriber. Examples, Estill, Estelle, Esteele, Cole, Kole, Coal, etc. Because of hand writing conventions of the time period, o and a, r and s, and S and L may not be readily determined. Thus surnames like Mastin and Martin should both be looked at by the researcher.
|We are making a beginning toward creating a Master Index of all court books on this page for which we have created a spreadsheet index. This does not include Deeds or Probate, but does comprise all other courts. Note that the majority of the books below do not yet have spreadsheet indexes, but do have scans of a surname only index found within the book. This is an Excel file with over 50,300 entries. We will update periodically. Current as of Nov 15, 2015.|
|And here is a Reverse Master Index.|
(A total of 49 volumes. Vols. 2 and 16 missing.) .xlsx spreadsheet
Documents found separated from their original files.
|State Cases - County Court Minute Books 1877-1911. Detailed examination has shown the following six volumes to be a sort of hybrid between minute books and record books in that they often (but not always) contain considerably more information than a typical court minute book. This is especially true of Book 5.
This mercantile business operated on the Tennessee River south of Huntsville. This interesting ledger lists the buyers, their purchases, and the cost of the items. It is possibly from the Asa Shelton and Joel R. Love General Store.
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