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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.
 
"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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Randolph, Alabama, 
United States
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Location of Randolph, Alabama
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Location of Alabama
Record Description
Record Type Marriage
Collection years 1898-1930
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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)

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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]

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  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse

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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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other vital records such as birth, christening, and death
  • Use the information to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for land and probate records
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records

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

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. 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

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.

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