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Randolph County, Alabama, birth records, 1920-1952

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3755

Scope and Contents

These three small ledgers, compiled by Dr. Charles Edward Ford of Roanoke, Alabama, from 1920-1952, lists Randolph County, Alabama, birth records. Entries are chronological and each gives the father's name, age, sex, and race, as well as the mother's name (presumably her maiden name as the parent's surnames are different in each entry), age, sex, and race. After the mother's information is the infant's name, sex, and race, with the time of birth. The last line of the entry is the place of birth (sometimes a postal route number is given also). Many of the earlier entries include the father's occupation. The last columns have some sort of code that might indicate the birth order and possibly the number of live siblings.

Dates

  • 1920-1952

Creator

Physical Description

The ledgers are mainly in good condition, although the spine of the second ledger is separated from the front cover.

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Charles Edward Ford (born 1886; died 1953) was a physician in Roanoke, Alabama, in the first half of the twentieth century.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (three small ledgers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Three small ledgers, compiled by Dr. Charles Edward Ford of Roanoke, Alabama, from 1920-1952, listing birth records for Randolph County, Alabama.

Provenance

gift of Harriot Hall and Julie Friedman, 2014

Physical Description

The ledgers are mainly in good condition, although the spine of the second ledger is separated from the front cover.

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Randolph County, Alabama, birth records, 1920-1952
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500