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|Randolph County, Missouri|
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
|Address|| Randolph County Courthouse|
110 S Main Street
Huntsville, MO 65259
Randolph County Website
County Recorder has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate
Court has probate records
For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
For a list of record loss in Missouri counties see: Missouri Counties with Burned Courthouses
History of Randolph County, Missouri (1920), by Alexander H. Waller, is available free of charge online at Internet Archive.
- History of Randolph and Macon Counties, Missouri : written and compiled from the most authentic official and private sources : at Ancestry.com ($)
Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog
- Randolph County, Missouri, Cemetery Records and Histories, Vol. IV (1-6) & Vol.V (1-2) at Ancestry.com ($)
- Randolph County, Missouri Cemetery Records, Vol. 3 at Ancestry.com ($)
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.
Local histories are available for Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.
- History of Randolph and Macon counties. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical, 1884.
- Online at FamilySearch (Free)
- Waller, Alexander H. History of Randolph County, Missouri. Topeka, Kan. : Historical Pub. Co., 1920.
- Online at FamilySearch (Free)
- Edwards Brothers. An illustrated historical atlas of Randolph County, Missouri. Philadelphia, Pa. : Edwards Brothers of Missouri, 1876.
- Online at FamilySearch (Free)
- Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)
- Family Maps of Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
- - 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
:- 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
:- 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C
:- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
:- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Detached Company
:- 9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G
Civil War Battles
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Moberly Monitor-Index (Moberly, Missouri) at Ancestry.com ($)
- Moberly Weekly Monitor (Moberly, Missouri) at Ancestry.com ($)
- Magic City Free Press (Moberly, Missouri) at Ancestry.com ($)
In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.
Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.
St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births. The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.
- 1827 - 1935 Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1851 - 1910 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910 at Ancestry.com — index/images $
- 1837, 1854-1867 - Randolph County Birth Index 1837, 1854-1867. Batch C515651 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1884 - Randolph County Birth Index 1884. Batch C582473 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1802 - 1969 Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969 at FamilySearch.org — index/images
- 1750 - 1920 Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1805 - 2002 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 at [http://home.ancestry.com/
- 1850 Missouri Marriages to 1850 at Ancestry.com — index $
- 1829-1881 - Randolph County Marriage Index 1829-1881. Batch M515651 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1881-1885 - Randolph County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M515652 at FamilySearch - free.
- Randolph County, Missouri Marriage Records, 1829-1859 at Ancestry.com ($)
- 1867 - 1976 Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976 at FamilySearch.org — index
- 1834 - 1910 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910 at Ancestry.com — index/images $
- 1883-1884 - Randolph County Death Index, Volume A, 1883-1884. Batch B582473 at FamilySearch - free.
Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries
Little Dixie Regional Libraries
Monroe and Randolph Counties Library and Technical Center
Local newspaper data and scanned obituary images - click on "genealogy" in the 24 hour Library Resources menu.
Family History Centers
- Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
| Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.
Local societies and libraries may know of other websites.
|Missouri Digital Heritage||Free||digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State|
|MOGenWeb||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions|
|USGenWeb Archives||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|
|Roxann Gess Website||Free||five Randolph Co. data bases / data may be submitted by individuals|
|RootsWeb resources||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|
|Linkpendium||Free||Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|
|CyndisList||Free||Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|
|StateofUS||Free||family history resources and government records|
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
|FamilySearch catalog||Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.|
|WorldCat||To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.|
|Allen County Public Library||located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.|
|Missouri State Archives Library||catalog; from this page you must search "Randolph County"|
|Google+||Missouri Genealogy Network Community|
|list of groups from "Missouri Genealogy" search|
|genealogy.com||Randolph County, MO Genealogy Forum|
|ancestry.com||Randolph County Message Board|
- Randolph County, Missouri Administration and Wills: 1836-1858 at Ancestry.com ($)
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County, Missouri. Page 404 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.
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