MADISON COUNTY

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Listed below are descriptions of each of the planned projects for this Website.  If a project has "Not Started" after the title, no progress has yet been made on it.  If a project has "In-work" after the title, the status of the project is given on our Home Page.
Birth Records (In work)
Extraction of data from the official birth books of Madison county as well as from the 1885 and 1895 censuses was completed in November 2009. Newspaper extractions will take a few more years. Also to be done, and only done haphazardly to date are extractions from obits and the Cemetery List. This is also expected to take several more years. And last, but not least, extractions from state censuses from surrounding counties has been started and has proven fruitful. This work will also take several years to complete.
1905 Madison County State Census  (Not started)
A complete transcription of the 1905 Iowa state census will be developed and placed on-line in the Iowa Archives.  No source for this microfilm has yet been found. Due to the nature of the indexing of this census, a transcription may not be practical.
1915 Madison County State Census  (Not started)
 A complete transcription of the 1915 Iowa state census will be developed and placed on-line in the Iowa Archives.  No source for this microfilm has yet been found.
1925 Madison County State Census  (Pending)
A complete transcription of the 1925 Iowa state census will be developed and placed on-line in the Iowa Archives.  Digital images of this census have been obtained. Initiation of the transcription effort is pending.
1930 Madison County Federal Census  (Complete)
Madison County Churches  (In-work)
Photos and histories of Madison County churches will be posted.
Cemetery Index Upgrade (In-work)
As a result of the Madison County gravestones project, the Cemetery Index is being continually upgraded as new stones and/or data are found. We have also started a systematic gleaning of death notices and obituaries from the Madison County newspapers. This activity will take several years to complete.
Marriage List Review (In-work)
The list of marriages posted on this website had information added that was not part of the original record. The marriage list is being systematically reviewed and the postings are being corrected to clearly delineate the original record from any "enhancements". At the same time, the married couple is being researched to determine if they had any births in Madison County that have not been posted and the research data is being added to our Madison County Family Tree. This activity will take several years to complete.

 

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This page was created on July 16, 2004.
This page was last updated Thursday, 13-Apr-2017 14:57:42 CDT .