Genealogy records can be obtained in the office of the County Clerk or through a written request by mail. An uncertified copy may be obtained by anyone doing family history. State law restricts public access to the vital records; however the public may access the indexes.
Record Guidelines and Restrictions to qualify for Genealogy:
- Marriage Records begin in 1804 and must be 50 years old
- Birth records begin in 1857 and must be 75 years old
- Death records begin in 1877 and must be 20 years old
Copies of vital records used for genealogy purposes are $2 each. Genealogy copies are uncertified and copied on white paper. Genealogy copies must be marked “For Genealogy Purposes Only”. These copies can be used only for informational purposes and are not valid for legal purposes.
Genealogical Searches & Records by Mail
Genealogy records may be obtained by mail with a written request. Fees for the search are as followed:
- $10.00 for the first 5 years per name
- $1.00 for each additional year searched
- $2.00 for an uncertified copy of the record
When making request by mail you will need to submit the written request along with the search fee only. If a record is located you will be notified and informed to forward payment for the record.
*Payments made payable to the “Randolph County Clerk” in the form of check, cash or money order*