Alabama, Randolph County Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next
- 5 Citing This Collection
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.
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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
|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.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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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]
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