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United States Genealogy  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Crawford County

Guide to Crawford County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Crawford County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Georgia
Facts
Founded December 9, 1822
County Seat Roberta
Courthouse
Address Crawford County Courthouse
PO Box 1059
Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: 912.836.3782
Crawford County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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Crawford County Courthouse
PO Box 1059
Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: 912.836.3782

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1850 and land records.[1]

Beginning Dates for Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate






History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1822--Crawford County was created 9 December 1822 from Houston County.
County seat: Knoxville [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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1830. The courthouse at Knoxville burned 18 February 1830. The probate and land records were lost. The marriage book survived.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Bibb County  • Monroe County  • Peach County  • Taylor County  • Upson County

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Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company E
- 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company C
- 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company K
- 57th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project (other war's information is also giving)

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at Ancestry.com — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at Ancestry.com— index $

  • 1823-1888 - Crawford County Marriage Books A1 and A2 Index 1823-1888. Batch M712611 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1873-1902 - Crawford County Marriage Books B, C, and 5 Index 1873-1902. Batch M712612 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1898-1955 - Crawford County Marriage Books 6 and 7 Index 1898-1955. Batch M002527 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1909-1943 - Crawford County Marriage Book 8 Index 1909-1943. Batch M002528 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1942 - Crawford County Marriage Books B, C, and 5 Index 1942. Batch M712612 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at Ancestry.com — index $

  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Crawford County Historical Society
County Courthouse
Knoxville 31050

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 24. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.