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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
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{{MO History}}
 
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*''History of Randolph and Macon Counties''. 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE87469 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Randolph and Macon Counties''. 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/568800-history-of-randolph-and-macon-counties?offset=1 FamilySearch]
*''History of Randolph County, Missouri''. By Alexander H. Waller. 1920. Topeka, Kan. : Historical Pub. Co. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE926985 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Randolph County, Missouri''. By Alexander H. Waller. 1920. Topeka, Kan. : Historical Pub. Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/104680-history-of-randolph-county-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]
*''An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Randolph County, Missouri''. 1876. Philadelphia, Pa. : Edwards Brothers of Missouri. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1050633 FamilySearch]
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*''An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Randolph County, Missouri''. 1876. Philadelphia, Pa. : Edwards Brothers of Missouri. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/216371-an-illustrated-historical-atlas-of-randolph-county-missouri?offset=1 FamilySearch]
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
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{{MO Maps Intro|Randolph}}
 
{{MO Maps Intro|Randolph}}
 
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=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|Randolph}}
 
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1827-1935'''  {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1827-1935'''  {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1837, 1854-1867'''  Randolph County Birth Index 1837, 1854-1867. Batch {{IGI|C515651}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1837, 1854-1867'''  Randolph County Birth Index 1837, 1854-1867. Batch {{IGI|C515651}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf]].</ref>
 
*'''1851-1910'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1851-1910'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1884''' Randolph County Birth Index 1884. Batch {{IGI|C582473}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1884''' Randolph County Birth Index 1884. Batch {{IGI|C582473}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1883-1884'''  Randolph County Death Index, Volume A, 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B582473}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1884'''  Randolph County Death Index, Volume A, 1883-1884. Batch {{IGI|B582473}} at FamilySearch.
 
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|Randolph}}
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|Randolph}}
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== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Randolph}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|Randolph}}
*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:randolph+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
 
*  [http://www.randolph.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.randolph.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/randolph/randolph.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/randolph/randolph.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions

Revision as of 15:10, 19 September 2020

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

County Facts
County seat: Huntsville
Organized: January 22, 1829
Parent County(s): Ralls and Non-County Area 6
Neighboring Counties
Macon  • Chariton  • Howard  • Boone  • Audrain  • Monroe  • Shelby
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriRandolphCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Randolph County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for John Randolph of Roanoke. The County is located in the north center area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Randolph County Courthouse
110 S Main Street
Huntsville, MO 65259
Phone: 660-277-4717
Randolph County Website

County Recorder has marriage and land records.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce records.
Probate Court has probate records.[2]

Randolph County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1829 1883 1858 1841 1829 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1882 Courthouse burned on August 12, 1882. Some records were destroyed; deed index from 1829 survived.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1829 Randolph County was created from Ralls County and Non-County Area 6 on January 22, 1829.

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in Randolph County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Randolph County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information


Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,942
1840 7,198 144.7%
1850 9,439 31.1%
1860 11,407 20.8%
1870 15,908 39.5%
1880 22,751 43.0%
1890 24,893 9.4%
1900 24,442 −1.8%
1910 26,182 7.1%
1920 27,633 5.5%
1930 26,431 −4.3%
1940 24,458 −7.5%
1950 22,918 −6.3%
1960 22,014 −3.9%
1970 22,434 1.9%
1980 25,460 13.5%
1990 24,370 −4.3%
2000 24,663 1.2%
2010 25,414 3.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.


  • History of Randolph and Macon Counties. 1884. St. Louis, Missouri : National Historical. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History of Randolph County, Missouri. By Alexander H. Waller. 1920. Topeka, Kan. : Historical Pub. Co. Available online at FamilySearch
  • An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Randolph County, Missouri. 1876. Philadelphia, Pa. : Edwards Brothers of Missouri. Available online at FamilySearch

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Macon CountyShelby CountyMonroe CountyAudrain CountyBoone CountyHoward CountyChariton CountyMO RANDOLPH.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments

Service men in Randolph County, Missouri served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Randolph County, Missouri:

- 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company A
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
- 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company C
- 1st Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company G
- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D

- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 46th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Detached Company
- 9th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company G

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Randolph County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Randolph County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Randolph County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

  • Randolph County Historical Society
    223 N Clark Street
    Moberly, MO 65270
    Phone: 660-263-9396
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • MOGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Roxann Gess Website. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals.
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • StateofUS. Free. family history resources and government records
  • Missouri Genealogy. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Randolph, Missouri," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randolph_County,_Missouri. accessed 9/13/2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Randolph County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Randolph County Missouri, accessed Nov 2019.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.