[AL] Madison Co. Records Center update
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 8:30 PM
Subject: Madison Co. Records Center update
Today, while working with the probate estate packets, I came across
two organizational letterheads we have not encountered before. We are hoping someone in internet land can help enlighten us about these two
organizations. I have temporarily uploaded them for those who may be interested to:
On the Madison Co. Treasures page, Probate case files have had
additions as has the Miscellaneous probate file. January - February 1912 marriages are added. Marriages 1920 - 1924 are complete and edited. There is a great photo of the south side of the square in 1867 that just blows me away!
I have also added a Civil War soldier's letter addressed from
Woodville while on the Rail Road. He was a Union officer from Wisconsin and was concerned about the treatment of fugitive slaves. This letter to his wife ended up in
the hands of Abraham Lincoln and is now in the Library of Congress.
The above can be found at
The Madison Co. Records Center home page has slowly been getting a facelift. New to this page is an 1865 letter from Jeremiah Clemens to President Abraham Lincoln. Clemens had previously served as Alabama's U. S. Senator. He was from Madison Co. and openly opposed secession. There are also three new period maps and, thanks to Louise Thedford, the complete set of 36 township maps for Madison county. The History section also has new maps within the Elk Co. and
Decatur Co. files. The Marriage Indexes and Bride's Indexes 1809 - 1899 are updated to reflect the more than 300 corrections made from found original volumes C and D.
These can be viewed at:
I hope each of you enjoys the above as I'm tired of typing and
coding. Y'all come vist the Madison County Records Center. Location is third floor of the library next to the elevator.
Terry D. Lee
Volunteer Webmaster - Madison Co. Records Center
Madison Co. Records Center Archivist