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Guide to Randolph County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Missouri
Online Records

Randolph County, Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Founded information needed
County Seat Huntsville
Address Randolph County Courthouse
110 S Main Street
Huntsville, MO 65259
Phone: 660.277.4717
Randolph County Website

County Courthouse

County Recorder has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Probate
Court has probate records[1]

Record Loss


History of Randolph County, Missouri (1920), by Alexander H. Waller, is available free of charge online at Internet Archive.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



City Directories



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.




Civil War
Civil War Battles


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Randolph County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

  • 1837, 1854-1867 - Randolph County Birth Index 1837, 1854-1867. Batch C515651 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1884 - Randolph County Birth Index 1884. Batch C582473 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1829-1881 - Randolph County Marriage Index 1829-1881. Batch M515651 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1881-1885 - Randolph County Marriage Index 1881-1885. Batch M515652 at FamilySearch - free.[2]
  • 1883-1884 - Randolph County Death Index, Volume A, 1883-1884. Batch B582473 at FamilySearch - free.[2]

Societies and Libraries

Little Dixie Regional Libraries

Monroe and Randolph Counties Library and Technical Center
Local newspaper data and scanned obituary images - click on "genealogy" in the 24 hour Library Resources menu.

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County, Missouri. Page 404 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.