Images of America - Madison
The perfect Madison Bicentennial
memento – over 220 vintage photos
of Madison with detailed captions.
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preservation of Madison history.
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The Madison Historical Society
Library and Archives
The Madison Historical Society maintains a research room at 136-A W. Main Street in Madison Village. Research is conducted by our volunteers. Visitors are welcome during our open hours, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am to 4 pm. If you are planning a visit, please contact us in advance, to be sure a researcher will be on site.
Research rates for non-members are listed on the Research Request Form.
Genealogy files are created for Madison families as material is submitted and researched. For an index of stones in Madison cemeteries, see the Lake County Genealogy Society projects site.
The Madison Historical Society library and archive collection contains a wide variety of materials. Of particular interest are: a collection of personal papers, ledgers, journals and original early deeds, original early Madison Schools and government records, early atlases, the Madison photograph collection, the Madison Press newspaper, vintage books, genealogy files, extensive clipping files by subject, and general history reference books.
An 1846 edition of “The Narratives of the Sufferings of Lewis and Milton Clarke” is part of our vintage book collection. The narrative includes the first-hand account of Milton Clarke’s trial and escape from a Kentucky slave bounty hunter while passing through Madison.