Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama

The MCRC is located on the 3rd floor of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Photo courtesy Jeff Bennett.

Below are our latest online court indexes. To make a request or order copies

Phone: 256-532-2347


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.

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Surname A-B Direct Index
Surname C-D Direct Index
Surname E-G Direct Index
Surname H-K Direct Index
Surname L-M Direct Index
Surname N-R Direct Index
Surname S Direct Index
Surname T-Z Direct Index


Surname A-B Reverse Index
Surname C-D Reverse Index
Surname E-G Reverse Index
Surname H-K Reverse Index
Surname L-M Reverse Index
Surname N-R Reverse Index
Surname S Reverse Index
Surname T-Z Reverse Index

**** MASTER INDEX ****

We are making a beginning toward creating a Master Index of all 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 31,100 entries. We will update periodically. Current as of September 1, 2014.
And here is a Reverse Master Index.


Superior Court of Law and Equity Minutes 1811-1819 Madison Co., Miss. Territory
Superior and Circuit Court Record 1819-1823 State cases


Minute Book entries are very brief and give little information - usually only a sentence or two.

The Record Book entries, preferred by researchers, are longer and give details of the case.

Superior Court 1813-1814 Circuit Court Minute Book No. 1
Superior Court Minutes 1815 Circuit Court Book No. 2
Superior Court Minutes 1817 Circuit Court
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 6 1820-1821
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 8 1821
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 7 1822
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 9 1822
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 14 1825
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 15 1826
Circuit Court Minute Book No. 56 1877-1879
Additional Circuit Court Minute Book Indexes (Spreadsheet format)

Circuit and County Court Record Book 1 - 1811-1813
Circuit Court Record Book 3 - 1815
Circuit Court Record Book 4 - 1816-1817
Circuit Court Record Book 5 - 1817
Circuit Court Record Book 6 - 1818
Circuit Court Record Book 7 - 1819
Circuit Court Record Book 8 - 1819-1822
Circuit Court Record Book 9 - 1820
Circuit Court Record Book 10 - 1820
Circuit Court Record Book 11 - 1820
Circuit Court Record Book 12 - 1820-1821
Circuit Court Record Book 13 - 1820-1821
Circuit Court Record Book 14 - 1822
Circuit Court Record Book 15 - 1822-1823
Circuit Court Record Book 17 - 1824-1825
Circuit Court Record Book 18 - 1825
Circuit Court Record Book 19 - 1824
Circuit Court Record Book 20 - 1826
Circuit Court Record Book 21 - 1826
Circuit Court Record Book 22 - 1824
Circuit Court Record Book 23 - 1827
Circuit Court Record Book 24 - 1827-1828
Circuit Court Record Book 25 - 1828
Circuit Court Record Book 26 - 1828-1829
Circuit Court Record Book 27 - 1829
Circuit Court Record Book 28 - 1829-1830
Circuit Court Record Book 33 - 1834-1836
Circuit Court Record Book 1833-1835 Criminal
Circuit Court Record Book 43 - 1842
Circuit Court Record Book 44 - 1842-1843
Circuit Court Record Books 1-45 REVERSE INDEX 1811-1844 - Under Construction - Letter "A" surnames complete - "B" completed through Book 28 - 05/18/14
Circuit Court Record Book 49 - 1847-1851
Circuit Court Record Book 1852-1854 - State Causes
Circuit Court Record Book 56 - 1857-1858
Circuit Court Record Book 61 - 1861-1866
Circuit Court Record Book 1868-1870 - State Causes
Circuit Court Record Book 76 - 1879-1880
Circuit Court Case Files 1907-1951. Original documents in folders. Alphabetical index.
Circuit Court Loose Files.xls. Original documents in folders
Loose Circuit Court Records 1829-1849.xlsx.
Documents found separated from their original files.


Orphans Court Minutes 1810-1819 Madison Co., Miss. Territory (Probate)


County Court Minutes 1818-1819
County Court Minutes 1823-1824
County Court Minutes 1824-1825
County Court Minutes 1827-1828

County Court Records - Case Files. 1824-1842. Original documents in folders.
County Court Record Book 1 - 1820
County Court Record Book 2 - 1820-1821
County Court Record Book 3 - 1821
County Court Record Book 4 - 1822
County Court Record Book 5 - 1822
County Court Record Book 6 - 1823
County Court Record Book 7 - 1824-1825
County Court Record Book 9 - 1825-1826
County Court Record Book 10 - 1827
County Court Record Book 11 - 1827
County Court Record Book 13 - 1826-1827
County Court Record Book 14 - 1829-1831
County Court Record Book 15 - 1829-1831


NEW!!! A wonderful but little used resource. Great detail within cases.
Chancery Court Record Books A-W Master Index 1811-1859
Sample Case from Chancery Book A
Chancery Book A 1811-1821 Superior Ct of Miss. Terr. sitting in Chancery
Chancery Court Record Book B 1822-1826
Chancery Court Record Book C 1826-1828
Chancery Court Record Book D 1828-1829
Chancery Court Record Book E 1829-1831

Second Series

Chancery Court Record Book C 1873-1877
Chancery Court Record Book H 1872-1877
Chancery Court Record Book I 1875-1878
Chancery Court Record Book J 1877
Chancery Court Record Book K 1876-1878
Chancery Court Record Book L 1868-1872
Chancery Court Record Book M 1880-1882.
Chancery Court Record Book N 1881-1882
Chancery Court Record Book P 1858-1880
Chancery Court Record Book Q 1866-1882
Chancery Court Record Book R 1872-1880
Chancery Court Record Book S 1873-1888
Chancery Court Record Book T 1869-1875
Chancery Court Record Book U 1873
Chancery Court Record Book V 1883
Chancery Court Record Book W 1883-1884
Chancery Court Record Book X 1858-1886
Chancery Court Record Book Y 1885-1887
Chancery Court Record Book Z 1884-1889

Double Letter Series

Chancery Court Record Book AA 1867-1871
Chancery Court Record Book BB-1 1868-1870
Chancery Court Record Book BB-2 1888-1890
Chancery Court Record Book CC-1 1873-1875
Chancery Court Record Book CC-2 1888-1890
Chancery Court Record Book DD 1890-1892
Chancery Court Record Book EE 1890-1905
Chancery Court Record Book FF 1892-1893
Chancery Court Record Book GG 1877-1896
Chancery Court Record Book HH-1 1893-1896
Chancery Court Record Book HH-2 1899-1905
Chancery Court Record Book ii 1893-1895
Chancery Court Record Book JJ 1894-1902
Chancery Court Record Book KK 1877-1908
Chancery Court Record Book LL 1897-1900
Chancery Court Record Book MM 1893-1904

Chancery Court Minute Book 1839-1841
Chancery Court Minute Book 1841-1845
Chancery Court Minute Book 1846-1855

Richard B. Purdom vs John McAllister 1820 Chancery Court Record
Chancery Court Record 1872 - 1874 Francis Ward vs LeRoy Walker et al
Chancery Records John S. Moon vs Crowder and Newman


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.

Whitesburg Ledger 1848-51.xls
Sample page from the Whitesburg Ledger


The Bragg Collection. Over 50 years ago, attorney William Bragg borrowed thousands of court files for his research. The 35 moving boxes, packed full of documents, were recently returned by his descendants. In some instances only one document was taken from a file, and in others the entire file was taken. A few volunteers are currently indexing these documents and placing them in file folders. This spreadsheet will be periodically updated. Current as of Aug 27 , 2014.
FOUND! Original Probate documents returned after borrowed over 50 years ago. File may vary from 1 page to over a thousand. Much listed as missing in our earlier index.
Spreadsheet of the 1890 Tax List. Scans from this and other years are available from the Tax Assessor's Annex next door to the Madison Co. Records Center. email Ph: 256-532-2366
Criminal Docket Book 1816
Circuit-Superior Court Appearance Docket 1816-1819
Wills, Inventories, Other Returns 1818-1820.xls

Governor's Certificate of Recognition to the Madison County Records Center

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