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Though recording was not required until 1907, some of our records begin in 1882
named on the certificate (18+ years old).
of person on the record (if parent named on record).
Grandparent(s) or Great-Grandparent(s)
of the individual name on record. (Copy of birth certificate of your child/grandchild to prove relationship).
brother or sister, older than 18 years old with the same parent(s) of the person named on the record. (If not born in Madison County, copy of birth certificate to prove relationship).
of person named on record (marriage license to prove relationship).
Adult Child or Grandchild or Great-Grandchild
18 years old, of the person named on the record (copy of own and/or your parent’s or grandparent’s birth certificate to prove the relationship if not born in Madison County).
of person named on the record. Legal guardianship papers with raised court seal.
Child Protective Services Representative
with agency ID and original court placement document(s) with raised court seal. Note: MCHD cannot issue a birth record to foster parents.
to release record. Must show original document(s) with raised court seal. Note: MCHD cannot issue a birth record based on a Power of Attorney document.