Madison County Genealogical Society

Dues are $10.00 per person or $15.00 per family payable January 1 of each year. A Life membership is $115. Meetings are held monthly with occasional programs. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and free queries.

Madison County Historic Preservation Commission

This county-wide organization fosters the care and recognition of historically and culturally significant physical and natural sites.  Visit their website for historic photos, Underground Railroad participants, and National Register of Historic Places locations in Madison County.

Madison County Historical Society

Visitt the Museum Complex of 14 buildings on 25 acres plus an extensive Resource Center.  Open May 1 through October 15.

815 S. 2nd Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273-0015

Madison County Court House 
and Annex

The historic 1876 Courthouse contains the Court, Clerk of Court, and Auditor offices. The County Clerk's office has Civil court and divorce records from 1861, wills, immigration & naturalization records, locked adoptions, probate records from 1852, and guardianship records. 

The Annex, one block west, contains the  County Recorder Office where you will find death records from 1880, birth records, marriage records from 1855, burial records from 1849, and land records.

112 N. John Wayne Drive
Winterset, IA 50273-0015


Winterset Public Library


This library holds an extensive collection of burial notebooks for each Madison County cemeteries, plus family histories and local history. More genealogical resources are available on their website.


123 N. 2nd Street

Winterset, Iowa 50273

Phone (515) 462-1731

Earlham Public Library

The Earlham Library's family history section is organized by topic and includes
local history and Quaker records. 


120 South Chestnut Street

Earlham, Iowa 50072

Phone (515) 758-2121

St. Charles Public Library

The St. Charles Library is a source for local history and family history records. 

210 N. Cross St.

St. Charles, IA 50240

Phone: (641) 396-2945

Truro Public Library



114 East Center Street

Truro, Iowa 50257

Phone (515) 765-4220

Maintained by the County Coordinator

This page was created on July 10, 2004.
This page was last updated Wednesday, 29-Mar-2023 14:02:43 CDT .