Other Records of Interest Available in the
Madison County Recorder's Office
LAND GRANTS - Listed by townships (2 books)
Land grants are patents granted by the government to the individual. (Not necessarily meaning they were free gratis, there may have been money involved).
For more information write to:
Eastern State Office
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior
350 S. Pickett St.
Alexandria, VA 22340
State of Illinois
SURVEYOR'S RECORDS IN THE 1800'S
Six books of surveyor's records, showing all townships by quarter sections. The index is included in these books. These books show the original monuments or corners, date of survey and who made the survey.
Also in the 1800's - surveys made for the individuals.
SPALDING SURVEY RECORDS
A general survey of an entire township.
GOVERNMENT SURVEY RECORDS
Somewhat more detailed than the Spalding records (shows some names).
ROAD RECORD PLATS
Township roads, county roads, highway.
The grantor is usually: State of Illinois, Department of Transportation; County Superintendent Of Highway
Our old road records books have the index in the front of the books (By section & township)
INDEX TO CHURCHES (1851-1870)
Incorporation paper, change of names, etc.
INDEX TO MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
|List of bankruptcy
|Bldg & Zoning Incorporations
|Incorporation of Cities
|Powers of Attorney
REGISTER OF FARMS NAMES (1915-1979)
By township showing lands & lots; Moro twp 1935-1938; Bk 234 & 306-Assessors books for Granite City, Venice, Madison, New Port. These records show lots or lands by section and township, school district, acreatge figures for unimproved lands, improved lands, improvements (additions & destructions), revisions of local assessor, supervisor of assessment and board of review. Very limited on these records. Your main assessor's records will be found in the supervisor of assessor's office or you township assessor's office.
Our office is open to the public and we have several public work stations available for research. Search options are: name, legal description, parcel number, trust number, document number...