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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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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1896</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1886</center>  
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*'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
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*'''[[Randolph County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Randolph County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]  
 
*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
 
*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]  
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*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
 
*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
  
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*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
 
*&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[[Image:Randolph_County,_Alabama_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse]]
 
[http://www.randolphcountyalabama.gov/ Randolph County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 249<br>Wedowee, Al 36278 <br>Phone: 256-357-4933  
 
[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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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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|2000= 22380
 
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|2010= 22913
 
|2010= 22913
}} {{Census|Alabama}} <br>  
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}} {{Census|Alabama}} <br>
  
 
*Gandrud, Pauline Jones. ''1840 Federal Census of Randolph County, Alabama.'' 1947. Digital version at {{FSbook|87296}} - free.
 
*Gandrud, Pauline Jones. ''1840 Federal Census of Randolph County, Alabama.'' 1947. Digital version at {{FSbook|87296}} - free.
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>  
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To place a grant or deed on a map within context of {{PAGENAME}} see:<br>
  
 
*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}}.
 
*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}}.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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===== Birth =====
  
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Nearly 14,000 Randolph County births.
 
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Nearly 14,000 Randolph County births.
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
 
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
  
===== Death =====
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===== Death =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. More than 5,000 Randolph County deaths and burials.  
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. More than 5,000 Randolph County deaths and burials.
  
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
 
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[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.usgwarchives.net/al/randolph.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alrandol/ Randolph County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alrandol/ Randolph County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Randolph|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Randolph|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Randolph/ Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Randolph/ Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Alabama|Alabama}}  
 
{{Alabama|Alabama}}  
  
 
[[Category:Randolph_County,_Alabama]]
 
[[Category:Randolph_County,_Alabama]]

Revision as of 21:22, 20 August 2012

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1886
1896
1886

1897
1897
For earlier dates, try...

  • Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
Remember these collections


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



United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Randolph County

County Courthouse

Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse

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 Genealogy 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

Court

Land and Property

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


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

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).