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== What is in This Collection? ==
== What Is in the Collection? ==
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This collection contains unbound marriage records from the office of the Randolph County Probate Judge, for the years 1898 to 1930.
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
This collection contains unbound marriage records from the office of the Randolph County Probate Judge.  
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{{Image Visibility}}
 
 
 
== 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)
 
 
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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>
 
 
 
 
 
  
==Citing This Collection==
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Alabama, United States Genealogy|Alabama]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:Alabama|Alabama Guided Research]]
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* [[Alabama Record Finder]]
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* [[Alabama Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step Alabama Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
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Randolph, Alabama, 
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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, for the years 1898 to 1930.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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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)

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

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.

What Do I Do Next[edit | edit source]

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, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Alabama.

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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