Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy
Guide to Randolph County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 County Information
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biographies
- 2.3 Business, Commerce, and Occupations
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census Records
- 2.6 Church Records
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Directories
- 2.9 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.10 Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups
- 2.11 Funeral Homes
- 2.12 Genealogies
- 2.13 Guardianship
- 2.14 Land and Property Records
- 2.15 Local Histories
- 2.16 Maps and Gazetteers
- 2.17 Migration
- 2.18 Military Records
- 2.19 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.20 Newspapers
- 2.21 Obituaries
- 2.22 Other Records
- 2.23 Periodicals
- 2.24 Probate Records
- 2.25 School Records
- 2.26 Tax Records
- 2.27 Vital Records
- 3 Research Facilities
- 4 Societies
- 5 Websites
- 6 Research Guides
- 7 References
County Information[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
Randolph County is located in the central portion of North Carolina and was named for Peyton Randolph, the first president of the Continental Congress.
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Randolph County Courthouse
176 East Salisbury St, Suite 201
Asheboro, NC 27203
Randolph County Website
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, and probate records from 1786.
Randolph County, North Carolina 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.
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
Many court records are missing.
For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
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.
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
The following are locations in Randolph County, North Carolina:
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]
- Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Trinity, NC Cemetery Transcriptions (NCGenWeb)
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Church Records[edit | edit source]
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]
- [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 $
Guardianship[edit | edit source]
Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]
- 1779-1780 Land Docket 1779-1780. North Carolina Pioneers $
The Randolph County, North Carolina Register of Deeds has deed records dating back to 1779.
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- 5. Searching tips: The deeds are not in strict order by date: Book 1: 1779-1793; 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.
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
- Randolph County, 1779-1979 (1980)
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Migration[edit | edit source]
Military Records[edit | edit source]
- 1861-1865 North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch
- 1861-1865 North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch
- 1861-1865 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry
- 1861-1865 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 at Ancestry
- 1885-1953 North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953 at FamilySearch
Regiments. Men in Randolph County 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:
- - 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- - 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company F
- - 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company F
- - 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- - 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company A
- - 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company D
- - 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
World War I
World War II
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]
Online Probate Records
- 1660-1790 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790 at Ancestry $
- 1663-1979 North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979 at FamilySearch
- 1665-1998 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998 at Ancestry $
- 1735-1970 North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970 at FamilySearch
- 1760-1800 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800 at Ancestry $
- 1773-1964 Will Books 1 to 25 (1773-1964) at FamilySearch
- 1773-1993 Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories, Settlements, Guardianships, Deeds, Vol. 1, 1773-1993; Vol. 2, 1794-1804; Vol. 3, 1804-1812; Vol. 4, 1812-1820; Vol. 5, 1820-1829. North Carolina Pioneers $
- Pre-1790 Pre-1790 Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills (North Carolina State Archives)
School Records[edit | edit source]
Tax Records[edit | edit source]
- 1779 Tax Lists, Randolph County, 1779 (index) in NC Taxpayers vol. 2 at Ancestry ($)
- 1779 Tax Lists, Randolph County, 1779 (images) at North Carolina Digital Collections
- 1779 Lists of Taxables, Randolph County, 1779 (images) at FamilySearch
- 1785-1848 List of Taxables, Randolph County, 1785-1848 (images) at FamilySearch: Part 1 and Part 2.
- 1815 Tax Lists, Randolph County, 1815 (images) at North Carolina Digital Collections
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
- 1800-2000 - North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000 at FamilySearch — index and images
- Randolph County Register Vital Records
Birth[edit | edit source]
- Pre-1916 Randolph County Births Before 1916 (NCGenWeb)
- 1800-2000 North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000 at FamilySearch
- 1866-1964 North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964 at FamilySearch
- 1913-1922 North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922 at FamilySearch — index and images
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- 1741-2004 North Carolina, United States Marriages at FindMyPast
- 1741-2004 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004 at Ancestry $
- 1759-1979 North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979 at FamilySearch
- 1762-1979 North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 at FamilySearch
- 1763-1868 North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868 at FamilySearch
Death[edit | edit source]
- 1898-1994 North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994 at FamilySearch
- 1906-1930 North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930 at FamilySearch
- 1908-2004 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004 at Ancestry $
- 1909-1975 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975 at Ancestry $
- 1931-1994 North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994 at FamilySearch
Divorce[edit | edit source]
- 1926-1975 North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975 at FamilySearch
- 1958-2004 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004 at Ancestry $
Research Facilities[edit | edit source]
Archives[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.
- For current information about a center near you, go to the Family History Center Map
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]
- Randolph County Genealogical Society
PO Box 4394
Asheboro, NC 27204
- Randolph County Historical Society
PO Box 4355
Asheboro, NC 27204
Websites[edit | edit source]
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog – 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.
Research Guides[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 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), 505-509.
- "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.