Madison County Records Center Huntsville, Alabama Archives
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
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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DEED BOOK DIRECT INDEXES 1810-1919
|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 |
DEED BOOK REVERSE INDEXES 1810-1919
|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 have created a Master Index spreadsheet of most of the court books on this page. This does not include Deeds or Probate, but is comprised of all other courts. All books in the 1800s have been completed. Minute books are not included at this time. This is an Excel file with over 60,000 entries. Current as of February 13, 2017. |
|And here is a Reverse Master Index. |
SUPERIOR COURT INDEXES
|Superior Court of Law and Equity Minutes 1811-1819 Madison Co., Miss. Territory |
|Superior and Circuit Court Record 1819-1823 State cases |
CIRCUIT COURT INDEXES
With some exceptions, Minute Book entries are quite brief - 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) |
ORPHANS COURT INDEXES
|Orphans Court Minutes 1810-1819 Madison Co., Miss. Territory (Probate) |
COUNTY COURT INDEXES
|County Court Minutes 1818-1819 ||County Court Minutes 1823-1824
||County Court Minutes 1824-1825
||County Court Minutes 1827-1828
||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 which contains over 300 divorces.
County Court Minute Books (6 volumes) 1877-1911.xlsx spreadsheet
|County Court Records - Case Files. 1824-1842. Original documents in folders. ||County Court Record Books COMPLETE. Master Index - 25 volumes (2 are missing). 1820-1850; 1877-1881 .xlsx
CHANCERY COURT INDEXES
|A wonderful but little used resource. Great detail within cases. All 66 volumes 1811-1917 complete. Here is a sample Divorce Case from Chancery Book A ||Chancery Court Record Books Master Index 1811-1917 COMPLETE. All 66 volumes. Excel .xlsx spreadsheet download.
||Chancery Court Record Books Reverse Master Index 1811-1917 complete. All 66 volumes. Excel .xlsx spreadsheet download.
|Chancery Court Minute Book 1839-1841 ||Chancery Court Minute Book 1841-1845
||Chancery Court Minute Book 1846-1855