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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Record Description
Record Type Court
Collection years 1897-1930
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Randolph County, Alabama Courthouse


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The collection includes records of disputed estate and divorce cases heard by the Randolph County Circuit Court, covering the years 1897 to 1930.

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