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Revision as of 21:29, 31 March 2014
Guide to Randolph County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Randolph County, North Carolina|
Location in the state of North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Randolph County Courthouse
Asheboro, NC 27203
* Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
* Marriage records from 1800 and land records
* Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records
* Probate records from 1786
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
Many court records are missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses
For tips on accessing Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.
- [German] German, John L. "Finding the Father of David German of North Carolina and Shelby County, Indiana," The American Genealogist, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Apr. 1993):87-94. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
The Randolph County, North Carolina Register of Deeds has deed records dating back to the 1780s. For example, typing in book 1 with no page number yields a listing of pages of book 1, even though the site indicates only books 1047-1173 are available. Images with page 0 are book index pages.
SOME INDEX POINTS. The deeds are not in strict order by date.
Book 4 starts about 1787.
Book 5 starts about 1790. It begins with an index. Book 6 starts about 1794.
Book 7 starts about 1795.
Book 8 starts about 1797.
Book 9 starts about 1799. No index.
Book 10 starts about 1802. No index.
Book 12 starts about 1807. No index.
Update as of 31 March 2014 :
- The Randolph historical deeds site requires Sun Microsystems Java. If you use the Foxfire browser, Java 7 may refuse to display records. It might be necessary to download Java SE6. This site is helpful: http://www.oldapps.com/java.php. Because Firefox is 32 bit even on a 64-bit computer, you will have to download 32-bit Java. Update 45 works. Click through all warnings when installing.
- Preliminary: Run javacpl.exe, the Java control panel and set it not to update automatically and to display the control panel.
- On visiting www.randrod.com/Historical.asp you will receive warnings from Java. Click through all of them. If the display balks during a viewing session restart the browser. When you are through with the old version of Java you might want to uninstall it for security reasons.
- Randolph County, 1779-1979 (1980)
Civil War Confederate units from this county include:
- Pre-1790 - Pre-1790 Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills stored at the North Carolina State Archives are online - free. Website tips.
- 1773-1964 - Will Books 1 to 25 (1773-1964) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
- Pre-1916 - Randolph County Births Before 1916 at USGenWeb - free.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Randolph County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy (Genealogy Inc)
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- "Sandy Creek Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
- George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:227-228. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.