Genealogy Resources at Randolph County Public Library

The Randolph County Public Library is located on Worth Street in Asheboro, North Carolina. Its mission is to provide for the informational and reading needs of the citizens at library sites, through remote access, through community outreach, and to patrons who are homebound or in care facilities.

The Randolph Room is located on the first floor of the Asheboro Public Library. It includes a collection of items fundamental to the study of genealogy and local history for Randolph County. It also has local history and genealogy resources for Piedmont County.

The collections are non-circulating because of the subjects, types, and materials it contains. However, patrons are welcome to visit and use materials in-house. Resources are available in print, microfilm, computer, CD-ROM, photographs, and more. and Heritage Quest are available to patrons with internet access.

Some Resources at the Randolph Room include:


Randolph County Records: Wills & estates; deeds & other land records; various court records; administrators, guardian, apprentice & bastardy bonds and accounts; records of lunacy; county commissioners and board of education minutes; armed forces discharges; court martial minutes; appointment of postmasters; Revolutionary War pension applications; militia minutes; voter registration records; records of accounts; federal tax liens index; and marriage bonds for Randolph County. These records vary in range from 1779-1970s.

* Indexes from marriage records for Randolph County from 1858-1972

* Indexes from birth and death records for Randolph County from 1931-1981


* Ashboro Courier-Tribune (1940-2012)
* Ashboro Courier (1903-1940)
* Randolph Tribune (1926-1940)
* Randolph Guide (1954-2008)
* Randolph Regulator (1876-1879)
* Political Broadaxe (Randleman) [1872-1891]
* Archdale Trinity News (1978-2008)
* Liberty News (1950-2003)
* Ramseur Bulletin (1989-1999)
* (Ashboro) Southern Citizen (1836-1844)
* Trinity Gazette (1874)
* (Trinity College) Country Life (1890-1892)
* Randleman Reporter (1982-1999)
* Randolph Bulletin (1905-1915)
* Greensboro(ugh) Patriot (1826-1887)
* (Greensboro) Patriot and Times; Greensboro Patriot and Flag; Greensboro Times (scattered issues from 1856-1868)
* Montgomery Vidette (1886-1891)
* Southern Vidette (1891-1892)
* Troy Times (1888)
* Southern Telescope; Carolina Beacon; Greensborough Palladium; Lexington and Yadkin Flag

Census Records
* Population & Slave Schedules -North Carolina from 1790-1930
* Census Soundex Rolls – North Carolina from 1880-1900

Church Records
* Sandy Creek Baptist Church record book (1773-1845; 1859-1895)
* Cedar Falls Baptist Church record book
* Franklinville United Methodist Church Records

Special Collections
* Family History research arranged by surname
* Randolph County Biographical files
* Randolph County history files by subject/community
* Other local history files by subject/county
* North Carolina history files by subject

Genealogical Research Files – Lawrence Routh’s family research; Charles L. Cranford family research; Paul Lucas’ family research; Barbara N. Grigg’s family research; Briles’ family research; James Pickard’s family research.

Historical Photograph Collection

Obituary Index from the Courier and Courier-Tribune Newspapers 1903-1999

Related Articles at

* Genealogy Resources at Akron-Summit County Public Library

* Rowan Public Library Edith M. Clark History Room

* Genealogy Resources at Waco-McLennan County Library

< Return To Blog The link to the obituary index is broken. Please let me know when it's fixed. Thank you.
Leslie Lawson 2/08/17

The link to the obituary index has been fixed.
Jen Thorpe 2/08/17

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