Welcome to Randolph County

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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

This website is available for adoption!

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
If you are interested in joining our group by hosting this county website, view our Volunteer Page for further information about us.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees.

If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
SEND IT TO US and we'll make sure it gets posted online.

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

County Information

The county was organized in 1795 out of a part of St. Clair County.
It was named in honor of Edmund Randolph, Governor of Virginia.
Chester is the county seat

Cities and Towns
* Baldwin * Chester * Coulterville * Ellis Grove * Evansville * Kaskaskia * Percy
* Prairie du Rocher * Red Bud * Rockwood * Ruma * Sparta * Steeleville * Tilden

Unincorporated Communities
* Glenn * Grigg * Menard * Modoc * Schuline * Walsh * Welge * Wine Hill

Fan of Free Genealogy

Many thanks to these Fans of Free Genealogy for their contributions to this site:

Kathyrn Todd
Jeana Gallagher
Stephanie Thornton

Randolph County Data

Church Histories / Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Jan 2015:  obits for FRIEMAN, CRAIN, MATTHEWS, Crime News for DUNCAN, CRAIN
Aug 2014:  obits for HAYER; Marriage announcement for HILLMAN - HIBBARD; HAIR/HAREY family records
Feb 2014:  obits for DICKEY, BOYD, DREWRGVBY, BROWN;  weather news story



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Adjacent Counties
* Monroe County (northwest)
St. Clair County (north)
Washington County (northeast)
Perry County (east)
Jackson County (southeast)
Perry County, MO (south)
Ste. Genevieve Co, MO (southwest)

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