Alabama, Randolph County Circuit Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|Randolph, Alabama, United States|
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|Location of Randolph County, Alabama|
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|Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing this Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection includes records of disputed estates and divorces cases heard by the Randolph County Circuit Court. This collection is being published as images become available. The records cover the years 1897 to 1930.
What Can these Records Tell Me?
The records include:
- Names of interested parties
- Date of court proceeding or transaction
- Details of the case
- Place of residence
- Names of witnesses
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- Their residence or the date of the event
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- Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use a Court record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
- Use the information to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years.
- Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records.
- Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Alabama, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog .
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- “Alabama, Randolph County Circuit Court Records, 1897-1930.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Randolph County Clerk. Wedowee.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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