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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
 
This collection contains unbound marriage records from the office of the Randolph County Probate Judge.  
 
This collection contains unbound marriage records from the office of the Randolph County Probate Judge.  
  
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The records may include:  
 
The records may include:  
 
 
*Names of the groom, bride, and officiator.  
 
*Names of the groom, bride, and officiator.  
 
*Names of parents or guardians, especially in later records  
 
*Names of parents or guardians, especially in later records  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Date of the marriage or license  
 
*Date of the marriage or license  
*Birth dates and places of the bride and groom (in later records)
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*Birth dates and places of the bride and groom  
 
*Residences of the bride and groom  
 
*Residences of the bride and groom  
*Occupation of the groom (frequently)
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*Occupation of the groom  
*Name of the officiator, usually either a Minister (MG) or a Justice of the Peace (JP)
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*Name of the officiator, usually either a Minister of the Gospel(MG) or a Justice of the Peace(JP)
 
 
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
== Collection Content  ==
 
=== Coverage Map ===
 
=== Coverage Map ===
 
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Alabama marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/AL_FRM.html here].<br>
 
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Alabama marriages, click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/AL_FRM.html here].<br>
 
 
 
== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
 
== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
 
Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
 
Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
 
*The name of the individual
 
*The name of the individual
 
*The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
 
*The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse
 
 
=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2092064|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':<br>
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2092064|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
→ The levels of the browse hierarchy are found under the Guidance Tab in Rosetta, in the Browse Hierarchy table, in the Hierarchy Description column.
 
→ The levels of the browse hierarchy are found under the Guidance Tab in Rosetta, in the Browse Hierarchy table, in the Hierarchy Description column.
 
# Select '''first browse level'''
 
# Select '''first browse level'''
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.   
 
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.   
 
*Search the indexes and records of [[Alabama, United States Genealogy]].
 
*Search the indexes and records of [[Alabama, United States Genealogy]].
*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=192650&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Alabama%2C%20Randolph%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Amarriage FamilySearch Library Catalog].<br>
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{{Tip|'''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.}}<br><br>
 
{{Tip|'''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.}}<br><br>
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used. <br>
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used. <br>
 
;Collection Citation:
 
;Collection Citation:
{{Collection citation | text = “Alabama, Randolph County Marriage Records, 1898-1930.Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Randolph County Probate Judge. Randolph County Probate Office, Wedowee}}<br>
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"Alabama, Randolph County Marriage Records, 1898-1930." Images. <i>FamilySearch.</i> http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Randolph County Probate Judge. Randolph County Probate Office, Wedowee.
 
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
{{Contributor_invite}}

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Randolph, Alabama, 
United States
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Location of Randolph County, Alabama
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Location of Alabama
Record Description
Record Type Marriage records
Collection years 1898-1930
FamilySearch Resources
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Randolph County Probate Office, Wedowee


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains unbound marriage records from the office of the Randolph County Probate Judge.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include:

  • 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
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Occupation of the groom
  • Name of the officiator, usually either a Minister of the Gospel(MG) or a Justice of the Peace(JP)

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Alabama marriages, click here.

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching the collection, 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[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page: → The levels of the browse hierarchy are found under the Guidance Tab in Rosetta, in the Browse Hierarchy table, in the Hierarchy Description column.

  1. Select first browse level
  2. Select next browse level
  3. Select final browse level to view the images.

→ The three levels listed here are just an example. You can add more browse levels if needed.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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.




Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Alabama, Randolph County Marriage Records, 1898-1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Randolph County Probate Judge. Randolph County Probate Office, Wedowee.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.