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== Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==

Revision as of 18:54, 18 February 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Randolph County

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

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Online Records


Randolph County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Randolph County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Pocahontas
Courthouse
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Address Randolph County Courthouse
107 W Broadway
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Phone: 870.892.5822
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County Courthouse

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Randolph County Courthouse
107 W Broadway
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Phone: 870.892.5822


County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1837; Circuit Clerk has divorce, land, military, and court records 1836.[1]

Beginning years for Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1837 1914* 1836 1836 1837
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History

Parent County

  • 1832--Randolph County was created 18 December 1832 from Lawrence County. County seat: Pocahontas [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Randolph County boundary changes.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clay  • Greene  • Lawrence  • Oregon County, Missouri  • Ripley County, Missouri  • Sharp •

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Randolph County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1836-1920 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds and letters 1852-1903; Chancery Court records 1858-1880; County Court records 1836-1861; Dockets 1868-1904; Guardian bonds 1858-1887 and 1891; Probate record index 1867-1920; Probate records 1837-1890; Wills 1836-1918.

Taxation

Vital Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Randolph County, Arkansas Church

Riley-Hickingbotham Library
Ouachita Baptist University
OBU Box 3742
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
870/245-5119

Official depository for records of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. See the every-name index to association records through the year 1900 (PDF). The index can be downloaded for off-line research.

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988) FHL book 976.7 M22adw
  5. Desmond Walls Allen, Forty-fifth Arkansas Confederate Calvary, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988), p. 1. FHL book 976.7 M2af
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, Thirty-eighth Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988), p. 1. FHL book 976.7 M2at
  7. Ronald R. Bass, History of the Thirty-first Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996), p. 12 FHL book 976.7 M2ba
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.
  9. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.