How the site is organised

The organisation of the site is fairly self-explanatory and hopefully the design makes navigation reasonably straightforward. A 'breadcrumbs' navigation link can be found immediately below the mast head on each page. It is useful for moving back again through the pages of the site.

Records for Ireland and Australia provide primary source documentation.

Births, Marriages and Deaths include church records [including baptisms and burials], civil registration and cemetery records and gravestones.

Land and Taxation records for Ireland include Griffith's Primary Valuation, Tithe Applotment Book and Other Land Records.

The Resources section includes links to other MADDEN related websites.


This site contains information about families that has been traced back many generations.

Most of this information has been obtained through the researching of public documents available in published form, at historical archives and on-line.

Some information has been supplied by private individuals about their own families.

Information obtained will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected, that is, researching the genealogy and family history of all persons with the surname MADDEN, MADDIN and other variants.

The privacy of living persons is respected. Information supplied by individuals about their own relatives who may still be alive will not be publicly displayed in any form on this website.

Information obtained on living individuals from public sources may be displayed as source material, for example Australian BMD Indexes. However, once source information is analysed and constructed to show relationships and family connections, such as in the compiling of family trees, all living persons will be excluded.

Information supplied by individuals will normally be acknowledged on the website unless requested otherwise. However, all email addresses shown on the site have been encrypted to prevent spam harvesters from collecting and misusing addresses. Full address contacts will not be shown unless specifically requested by you.

Any personal contact information provided by you will not be passed on to any third party without specific permission from you, for example your email or home address.

This web site contains links to other sites. No responsiblity is taken for the content and the privacy practices of these sites. You should examine each site's privacy policies and make your own decisions regarding the site and the information they contain.


Every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of the information obtained and the family lines that have been constructed from this information. Visitors are encouraged to correct any inaccuracies found.


Material on this site is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce material from this site only for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation and for the purpose for which it was intended. A suitable acknowledgment of the source would be appreciated.