FW: Madison Co. Records Center news
From: LeeRoses@... [mailto:LeeRoses@...]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 8:44 PM
Subject: Madison Co. Records Center news
http://co.madison.al.us/mcrc/ permanant site
http://members.aol.com/leeroses/mcrc.html Treasures and partial
I have started a new index of "Miscellaneous Court Files" on the
Treasures site. The first items I will list are entries from early deed
1850 there was no Probate court. Some early probate records and almost
anything else that someone thought needed to be recorded were sometimes
the deed books. One of these items I would like to mention here.
In 1820 the business copartnership of Purdom and McAlister was
dissolved. In Deed Book F there are 9 long pages listing alphabetically
about 700 names
of their customers. I have been told this was about 20 % of the
1820. For anyone who wished to start work on a project to reconstruct an
census or place an ancestor here in 1820 this is an excellant resource.
Our archivist has also found a book entitled "Record of Wills,
Inventories, and Other Records
1818 - 1819" (that's close to the correct name anyway). I copied all the
records and put them
in the appropriate Probate case files. So, if you had an ancestor who
during those years or shortly before and I had previously listed the
"missing", it may not be "missing" any more.
Additional papers may have also been added to other partial files.
I've also added about 200 more probate cases to the index from the
- 1894 time period and a couple more early business letterheads.
Finally, I would like to announce that Lil Herrin has transcribed
last of the 142 marriage volumes at the MCRC. That's 1809 - February
1974 at an
average of about 630 marriages per volume folks! Would you volunteer 4
days a week for well over a year for such a project? Lil did. We owe her
couple of others our everlasting gratitude.
Terry D. Lee - volunteer
Rhonda Larkin - archivist