General History and Genealogy
Religion in North Carolina Project
The Religion in North Carolina Project was a collaborative digitization project of Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill and Wake Forest university. The project sought to bring together, preserve, and provide access to primary materials of religious bodies in North Carolina. The 8000 volumes include material from every county in NC and includes histories of local as well as state wide religious bodies. This project is now preserved as part of the Internet Archive. To access the project, click here.
Randolph County Resources
Early tax records, as well as other historical documents, can be invaluable in finding people in history. Many are available online through NC Archives and State Library (as well as other important historical collections). Specifically, Randolph County Tax Lists for 1779 and 1815 are available digitally, as is the 1755 Tax List for Orange County (which was prior to the formation of Randolph County but includes our geographical area).
Notes on the History of Randolph County
Blog researched and written by L. McKay Whatley, Jr., and Winner of the 2009 NC Society of Historians' Paul Green Multimedia Award.
The Commission serves as Randolph County's official body to identify, preserve, and protect Randolph County's historic landmarks, and to educate the public about those resources as well as historic preservation in general.
Ramseur Community Museum
The Ramseur Community Museum, as it is now known, was initiated as a project in recognition of our nation’s Bicentennial year. In a meeting in April of 1974, Town officials adopted a plan to renovate an old, one-room frame building that had served for years as the Ramseur Post Office and convert it into a public museum.
North Randolph Historical Society
Founded in 1966, the North Randolph Historical Society seeks to ensure the preservation of St. Paul Methodist Church and Randolph County's rich history by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting archival materials and physical artifacts associated not only with the history of northern Randolph County, but also with the larger Randolph County community. The Society has graciously allowed their Journal to be made available digitally; see our tab titled Digital Randolph.
Randolph County Genealogical Society
The Randolph County Genealogical Society Website is new as of 2023. This non-profit organization formally organized under the Randolph County Historical Society on October 19, 1976, publishes a Journal, currently 3 times a year. Membership is open to all interested in Randolph, Moore, Montgomery, Guilford and the surrounding area of North Carolina.
Find links for the Clerk of Court, Register of Deeds, and other County offices.
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