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Guide to '''Crawford County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
Guide to '''Crawford County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
{{Click|File:IN ORP.png|Indiana_Online_Genealogy_Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Crawford County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1818 | founded date = January 29 | seat = English | building image = | building address = [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Crawford Crawford County Courthouse]<br>316 S Court<br>English, IN 47118-0375<br>Phone: 812.338.2565  | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
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<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Indiana Online Genealogy Records]]</span></div> {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Crawford County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1818 | founded date = January 29 | seat = English | building image = | building address = [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Crawford Crawford County Courthouse]<br>316 S Court<br>English, IN 47118-0375<br>Phone: 812.338.2565  | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Indiana. Page 211-218 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crawford County, Indiana#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crawford County, Indiana#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crawford County, Indiana#Death_Records|Death]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crawford County, Indiana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>&nbsp;
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crawford County, Indiana#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1818*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1818
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1818
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.</center>
try... [[Crawford County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Crawford County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Crawford County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
 
 
 
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 29 January 1818 from [[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]], [[Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy|Harrison]], and [[Perry County, Indiana Genealogy|Perry]] counties <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 29 January 1818 from [[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]], [[Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy|Harrison]], and [[Perry County, Indiana Genealogy|Perry]] counties <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''English <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
 
*'''County Seat: '''English <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for William H. Crawford, who was U.S. Treasury Secretary in 1818. Others say it was named for Col. William Crawford, who fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, and who was burned and scalped by Indians in 1782 in what in now Wyandot County, Ohio. The county seat is English and the County was organized in 1818. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Crawford County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/crawford/ accessed 3/02/2017.</ref>The County is located in the South-central part of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana accessed 3/02/2017.</ref>
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==== Populated Places ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://indiana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,025,c,crawford.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, " Crawford County, Indiana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County%2C_Indiana, accessed 4 December 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English,_Indiana English]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leavenworth,_Indiana Leavenworth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marengo,_Indiana Marengo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milltown,_Indiana Milltown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patoka_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Patoka]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton,_Indiana Alton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beechwood,_Indiana Beechwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carefree,_Indiana Carefree]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curby,_Indiana Curby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckerty,_Indiana Eckerty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredonia,_Indiana Fredonia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantsburg,_Indiana Grantsburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mifflin,_Indiana Mifflin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riceville,_Indiana Riceville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riddle,_Indiana Riddle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur,_Indiana Sulphur]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taswell,_Indiana Taswell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Fork,_Indiana West Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickliffe,_Indiana Wickliffe]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boone_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Boone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennings_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Jennings]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Johnson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Liberty]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Ohio]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patoka_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Patoka]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Sterling]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Run_Township,_Crawford_County,_Indiana Whiskey Run]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]] {{•}} [[Dubois County, Indiana Genealogy|Dubois]] {{•}} [[Perry County, Indiana Genealogy|Perry]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Indiana Genealogy|Washington]] {{•}} [[Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy|Harrison]] {{•}} [[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy|Meade]]  
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[[Orange County, Indiana Genealogy|Orange]] {{•}} [[Dubois County, Indiana Genealogy|Dubois]] {{•}} [[Perry County, Indiana Genealogy|Perry]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Indiana Genealogy|Washington]] {{•}} [[Harrison County, Indiana Genealogy|Harrison]] {{•}} [[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy|Meade]]
<center>{{INCrawford, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|548601|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Indiana/Crawford-County?id=county_804 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.genlady.com/incrawford/ INGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Crawford+Indiana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/in/crawford/crawford.html INGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/indiana/crawford.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*Crawford County, Indiana: Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: Cemeteries - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*Cemetery Records -[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/crawford/#cemetery INGenWeb]
 
  
 
==== Census Records  ====
 
==== Census Records  ====
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{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]) <br>
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*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census (1880) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
 
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*Crawford County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/cen/ Linkpendium]
*Crawford County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*Census Records - [https://sites.rootsweb.com/~incrawfo/#census INGenWeb]  
 
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*Early Residents of Crawford County (1820) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
*Census Records -[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~incrawfo/?cj=1&o_xid=0001177079&o_lid=0001177079#census INGenWeb]  
 
*Early Residents of Crawford County (1820) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{IN Church End}}  
 
{{IN Church End}}  
  
{{IN Church Repositories|578550}}  
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{{IN Church Repositories|Crawford|578550}}  
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
  
{{IN History}}  
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{{IN History}}
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*Crawford County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/hist/ Linkpendium]
  
*Pleasant, Hazen Hayes. 1926. ''A history of Crawford County, Indiana''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co.) 977.228 H2p FHL US/CAN Book&nbsp; {{FHL|170079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-crawford-county-indiana/oclc/1850818&referer=brief_results other libraies] [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27680 ancestry.com]
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''Online County Histories''
  
*''Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic, 1972.) FHL US/CAN Film 934899 Item 4 {{FHL|161588|item|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/biographical-and-historical-souvenir-for-the-counties-of-clark-crawford-harrison-floyd-jefferson-jennings-scott-and-washington-indiana/oclc/6966330&referer=brief_results other libraries] [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhisto00inchic INTERNET ARCHIVE] <br>
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*''Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, Indiana.'' Compiled and published by John M. Gresham & Company. 1969, 1972. Evansville, Indiana : Unigraphic. (Reprint. Originally published: Chicago [Illinois] : Chicago Printing Company, 1889.) Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/23185-biographical-and-historical-souvenir-for-the-counties-of-clark-crawford-harrison-floyd-jefferson-jennings-scott-and-washington-indiana-1972?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library] - (1972); [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006786546 Hathitrust]; [https://archive.org/details/biographicalhisto00inchic/page/n6 Internet Archive];  [https://books.google.com/books?id=TBvVAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:0YnwQS6SjwqaxR5JgO#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; {{WorldCat|865895614|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
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*''A History of Crawford County, Indiana.'' By Hazen Hays Pleasant. 1926. Greenfield, Indiana : W. Mitchell Print. Co. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/376786-a-history-of-crawford-county-indiana?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library],  [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001264897 Hathitrust]; [https://archive.org/details/historyofcrawfor00plea Internet Archive];  [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27680 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|1850818|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
*Crawford County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/hist/ Linkpendium]
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{{IN History End}}
 
 
{{IN History End}}  
 
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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{{IN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IN Crawford County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]  
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/maps/ Linkpendium]
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/maps/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.censusdiggins.com/crawford.html Crawford Co, Indiana Civil War Soldiers]  
 
*[http://www.censusdiggins.com/crawford.html Crawford Co, Indiana Civil War Soldiers]  
 
*Civil War Military Records - [http://www.kentuckianagenealogy.org/crawford/military/index.html INGenWeb]
 
*Civil War Military Records - [http://www.kentuckianagenealogy.org/crawford/military/index.html INGenWeb]
 
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*Military Persons (Who served from Crawford Co., IN or are buried in the county.) [http://www.kentuckianagenealogy.org/crawford/military/military.html INGenWeb]
*MILITARY PERSONS (Who served from Crawford Co., IN or are buried in the county.) [http://www.kentuckianagenealogy.org/crawford/military/military.html INGenWeb]
 
  
 
Civil War Books  
 
Civil War Books  
  
*"Civil War" Chapter 14 in Pleasant, Hazen Hayes. 1926. ''A history of Crawford County, Indiana''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co.), (page 229-306, Regiment, Companies, Name's, history of Knight of Golden Circle), 977.228 H2p FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|170079|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-crawford-county-indiana/oclc/1850818&referer=brief_results other libraies][http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27680 ancestry.com]
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*"Civil War" Chapter 14 in Pleasant, Hazen Hayes. 1926. ''A history of Crawford County, Indiana''. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co.), (page 229-306, Regiment, Companies, Names, history of Knight of Golden Circle), 977.228 H2p FHL US/CAN Book{{FHL|170079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27680 Ancestry.com]; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-crawford-county-indiana/oclc/1850818&referer=brief_results Other Libraries]
  
 
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
 
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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*'''1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2968238|Indiana, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== ''World War II, 1941-1945''  =====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*Selected Extracts from Newspapers in English (1900) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Selected Extracts from Newspapers in English (1900) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1798 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 Indiana Wills and Probate Records 1798-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) — index and images  
  
{{IN Probate Repositories}}  
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Crawford|457438}}  
  
*Index to Will Records (1818-1973) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Index to Will Records (1818-1973) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] (free)
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
 
===== School Records  =====
  
*Directory of Teachers (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society] ($)
  
 
===== Voter Registration  =====
 
===== Voter Registration  =====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
 
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Crawford Crawford County Courthouse]<br>316 S Court<br>English, IN 47118-0375<br>Phone: 812.338.2565  
 
[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Indiana&county=Crawford Crawford County Courthouse]<br>316 S Court<br>English, IN 47118-0375<br>Phone: 812.338.2565  
  
County Clerk has marriage records from 1818, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1860.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1818, divorce, probate and court records from 1860.<br>County Health Department has birth and death records. <br>County Recorder has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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===== Libraries  =====
  
[http://www.ccpl.lib.in.us/ Crawford County Public Library ]
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*'''Crawford County Public Library'''<br>203 S. Indiana Avenue<br>English, IN 47118-0375<br>Phone: 812-338-2606<br>[http://www.ccpl.lib.in.us/ Website]<br>Family histories and files, cemetery files, newspapers on microfilm, census transcripts.  
 
 
203 S. Indiana Ave.<br>English, IN&nbsp;47118-0375<br>Phone:&nbsp;812-338-2606
 
 
 
Family histories and files, cemetery files, newspapers on microfilm, Census transcripts.  
 
  
 
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'''Crawford County Historical Society'''<br>R.R. 1<br>Leavenworth 47137<br><br>
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*'''Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>310 Oak Hill Drive<br>Leavenworth, IN 47118<br>''Mailing address:'' PO Box 162<br>Leavenworth, IN 47137<br>Email: [mailto:billgpiper@hotmail.com billgpiper@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.cchgs.org Website]
 
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*'''Southern Indiana Genealogical Society'''<br>180 West Spring Street<br>PO Box 665<br>New Albany, IN 47151<br>[http://sigsweb.org/ Website]
'''Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 162<br>Leavenworth, IN 47137<br>Email:[mailto:billgpiper@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.cchgs.org Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Crawford County Historical & Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 133<br>Leavenworth, IN 47137<br>Email:[mailto:http://www.cchgs.info]<br><br>
 
 
 
'''Southern Indiana Genealogical Society'''<br>180 West Spring Street<br>P.O. Box 665<br>New Albany, IN 47151<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/ Website]<br><br>
 
  
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
 
*[[Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center|Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center|Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
 
  
 
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*Vital Records -[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~incrawfo/?cj=1&o_xid=0001177079&o_lid=0001177079#vitals INGenWeb] <br>
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*Vital Records - [https://sites.rootsweb.com/~incrawfo/#vitals INGenWeb]
  
 
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com $ <br>
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*'''1800s-2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=indiana%2cin Indiana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index ($)
 
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*'''1802-1892''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892] - Ancestry.com ($)
*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch  <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  
 
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} - FamilySearch <br>
 
  
 
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*'''1750-1993''' {{RecordSearch|3559081|Indiana Deaths and Burials, 1750-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
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*'''1882-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1947977|Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - Index only
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*'''1899-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($), index and images
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*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Crawford|457239}}
  
*[https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ Indiana State Digital Archives]  <br>
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1947977 FamilySearch]
 
 
 
{{IN Vital Repositories|Crawford|457239}}
 
 
 
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==== Web Sites ====
 
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/crawford-county/ Crawford County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/crawford/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/in/county/crawford/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/ Crawfod County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/ Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 10:22, 17 March 2020

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

Crawford County, Indiana
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Facts
Founded January 29, 1818
County Seat English
Courthouse
Address Crawford County Courthouse
316 S Court
English, IN 47118-0375
Phone: 812.338.2565
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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1818 1882 1860 1818 1860 1807
Statewide registration for births in 1907 and deaths in Oct 1899. General compliance by 1917.


Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for William H. Crawford, who was U.S. Treasury Secretary in 1818. Others say it was named for Col. William Crawford, who fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War, and who was burned and scalped by Indians in 1782 in what in now Wyandot County, Ohio. The county seat is English and the County was organized in 1818. [4]The County is located in the South-central part of the state.[5]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Orange  • Dubois  • Perry  • Washington  • Harrison  • Meade

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
INGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
INGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Indiana Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.

For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records[edit source]

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Histories[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies; church, school and government histories; and military information.

Online County Histories

For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Indiana Local Histories.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.

See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records[edit source]

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps[edit | edit source]

Dubois CountyOrange CountyWashington CountyHarrison CountyPerry CountyMeade CountyIN CRAWFORD.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Crawford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Crawford County.


Civil War Books

  • "Civil War" Chapter 14 in Pleasant, Hazen Hayes. 1926. A history of Crawford County, Indiana. (Greenfield, Ind: Wm. Mitchell Printing Co.), (page 229-306, Regiment, Companies, Names, history of Knight of Golden Circle), 977.228 H2p FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection; Ancestry.com; Other Libraries
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918[edit | edit source]
World War II, 1941-1945[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the Crawford County courthouse. For more information, see Indiana Probate Records.

Online Records

Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Public Records[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]
Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Crawford County Courthouse
316 S Court
English, IN 47118-0375
Phone: 812.338.2565

County Clerk has marriage records from 1818, divorce, probate and court records from 1860.
County Health Department has birth and death records.
County Recorder has land records.[7]

Archives[edit | edit source]
Libraries[edit | edit source]
  • Crawford County Public Library
    203 S. Indiana Avenue
    English, IN 47118-0375
    Phone: 812-338-2606
    Website
    Family histories and files, cemetery files, newspapers on microfilm, census transcripts.
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]
  • Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society
    310 Oak Hill Drive
    Leavenworth, IN 47118
    Mailing address: PO Box 162
    Leavenworth, IN 47137
    Email: billgpiper@hotmail.com
    Website
  • Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
    180 West Spring Street
    PO Box 665
    New Albany, IN 47151
    Website
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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records[edit source]

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records.

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

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:


Websites[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Indiana. Page 211-218 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 208-211.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Crawford County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/crawford/ accessed 3/02/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana accessed 3/02/2017.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, " Crawford County, Indiana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County%2C_Indiana, accessed 4 December 2019.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.