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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Alabama|Alabama]] > Randolph County''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Randolph County]]''  
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Guide to '''Randolph County Alabama genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1886</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1896</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1886</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1897</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1897</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''For earlier dates, try...[[Randolph County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Newspapers|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Parent_County|Parent County]]'''
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{{ALDC}}
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{{ALinfobox|Randolph|1832|December 18|Wedowee}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.randolphcountyalabama.gov/ Randolph County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 249<br>Wedowee, Al 36278 <br>Phone: 256-357-4933
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Probate Judge has birth and death records from 1886 <br>marriage records from 1896, land and probate records from 1897<br>and military pensions 1904-1909 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County p. 39. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Randolph County was created by act of the state general assembly on 18 December 1832 from lands ceded to the state by the Creek Indians. County seat: Hedgeman Trylett's (Triplett's) Ferry (1833-ca. 1835) and Wedowee (ca. 1835-present).
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'''1832'''--Randolph County was created 18 December 1832&nbsp;from the Creek Cession of 1832.<br>'''County seat''': Wedowee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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{{Fire}} '''1896''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll County, Georgia]]
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*[[Chambers County, Alabama|Chambers]]
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*[[Clay County, Alabama|Clay]]
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*[[Cleburne County, Alabama|Cleburne]]
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*[[Heard County, Georgia|Heard County, Georgia]]
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*[[Tallapoosa County, Alabama|Tallapoosa]]
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*[[Troup County, Georgia|Troup County, Georgia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{USCensusPop&nbsp;
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|1840= 4973
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|1850= 11581
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|1860= 20059
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|1870= 12006
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|1880= 16575
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|1890= 17219
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|1900= 21647
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|1910= 24659
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|1920= 27064
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|1930= 26861
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|1940= 25516
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|1950= 22513
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|1960= 19477
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|1970= 18331
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|1980= 20075
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|1990= 19881
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|2000= 22380
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|2010= 22913
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}} {{Census|Alabama}} <br>
  
==== Land  ====
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*Gandrud, Pauline Jones. ''1840 Federal Census of Randolph County, Alabama.'' 1947. Digital version at {{FSbook|87296}} - free.
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
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*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Randolph County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More''. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2011. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at [http://www.historygeo.com/maplib/prjs/AL HistoryGeo.com] ($). Website includes free surname index. {{FHL|1972643|item|disp=FHL Book 976.157 E7b}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military&nbsp; ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Randolph County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;RandolphCounty.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company I
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:- [[7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company A and G
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:- [[13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E and I
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:- [[14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K "Louina Guards"
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:- [[17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E (Dowdelll Rangers)
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F and G
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:- [[25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F
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:- [[30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry|31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I
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:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company G and K
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:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company F
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Randoolph County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. Nearly 14,000 Randolph County births.
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1888, 1896-1900, 1925, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1896-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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===== Death  =====
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. More than 5,000 Randolph County deaths and burials.
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Randolph County has one [http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/randolphcounty.pdf book].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Annie L Awbrey Public Library'''<br>263 College Street<br>Roanoke Alabama 36274<br>Telephone: 334-863-2632<br>
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:Collections include books on genealogy and local history.
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[http://www.anniston.lib.al.us/ '''Public Library of Anniston - Calhoun County''']<br>108 E. 10th St.<br>Anniston, Alabama 36201<br>Telephone: 256-237-8501<br>
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:Collections include local history and genealogical records of Randolph County.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192650&subject_disp=Alabama%2C+Randolph&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/randolph.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alrandol/ Randolph County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Randolph|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Randolph/ Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 01:13, 14 March 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Randolph County

Guide to Randolph County Alabama genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1886
1896
1886
1865
1897
1897
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
Hand and keyboard.jpg Alabama
Online Records


Randolph County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Randolph County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Wedowee
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Randolph County Courthouse
P O Box 249
Wedowee, Al 36278
Phone: 256-357-4933

Probate Judge has birth and death records from 1886
marriage records from 1896, land and probate records from 1897
and military pensions 1904-1909 [1]

History

Parent County

1832--Randolph County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
County seat: Wedowee [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Fire.png
1896 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18404,973
185011,581132.9%
186020,05973.2%
187012,006−40.1%
188016,57538.1%
189017,2193.9%
190021,64725.7%
191024,65913.9%
192027,0649.8%
193026,861−0.8%
194025,516−5.0%
195022,513−11.8%
196019,477−13.5%
197018,331−5.9%
198020,0759.5%
199019,881−1.0%
200022,38012.6%
201022,9132.4%
For tips on accessing Randolph County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.
  • Gandrud, Pauline Jones. 1840 Federal Census of Randolph County, Alabama. 1947. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Randolph County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Randolph County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2011. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.157 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Randolph County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of RandolphCounty.

- 1st Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company I
- 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company A and G
- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E and I
- 14th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K "Louina Guards"
- 17th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E (Dowdelll Rangers)
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F and G
- 25th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F
- 30th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G
- 31st Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G and K
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company F



Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Randoolph County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1888, 1896-1900, 1925, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1896-1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Randolph County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

Annie L Awbrey Public Library
263 College Street
Roanoke Alabama 36274
Telephone: 334-863-2632

Collections include books on genealogy and local history.

Public Library of Anniston - Calhoun County
108 E. 10th St.
Anniston, Alabama 36201
Telephone: 256-237-8501

Collections include local history and genealogical records of Randolph County.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County p. 39. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).