Alabama, Randolph County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in the Collection?
This collection contains unbound marriage records from the office of the Randolph County Probate Judge.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The records usually include the following:
- Names of the groom, bride, and officiator.
- Names of parents or guardians, especially in later records
- Names of witnesses
- Date of the marriage or license
- Birth dates and places of the bride and groom (in later records)
- Residences of the bride and groom
- Occupation of the groom (frequently)
- Name of the officiator, usually either a Minister (MG) or a Justice of the Peace (JP)
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Alabama marriages, click here.
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
- The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
View the Images
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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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==.
I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
- 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 .
|Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers. Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.|
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 Marriage Records, 1898-1930.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Randolph County Probate Judge. Randolph County Probate Office, Wedowee
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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