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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>
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{{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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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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try... [[Crawford County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Crawford County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Crawford County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
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{{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 = 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>}}
 
  
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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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>
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*'''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>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Description ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dubois County, Indiana|Dubois]]  
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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]]  
*[[Harrison County, Indiana|Harrison]]  
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<center>{{INCrawford, Indiana Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Meade County, Kentucky|Meade County, Kentucky]]  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
*[[Orange County, Indiana|Orange]]  
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*[[Perry County, Indiana|Perry]]  
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
*[[Washington County, Indiana|Washington]]
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== 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" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=17&GScnty=804&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|548601|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=17&CScnty=804 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~incrawfo/ 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/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Indiana&county=Crawford&cemetery_name=a# 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/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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 Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Crawford County (1880) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society]) <br>
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*Index to Mortality Schedule (1860) ($, [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]) <br>
  
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/cen/ Linkpendium]<br>
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==== Church Records  ====
 
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{{IN Church Repositories|Crawford|578550}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
  
*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]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27680 ancestry.com&nbsp; ]$
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{{IN History}}
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*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]
  
*''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}}&nbsp; [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&nbsp;]&nbsp; [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''. (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>
  
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/hist/ Linkpendium]
 
*Crawford County, Indiana: History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/hist/ Linkpendium]
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{{IN History End}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{IN Land}}{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Crawford|457461}}
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*Index to Landowners in Crawford County (1818-1834) - [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society], free
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[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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*Crawford Co, Indiana Civil War Soldiers - [http://www.censusdiggins.com/crawford.html CensusDiggins.com]  
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*[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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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),&nbsp;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]&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27680 ancestry.com&nbsp; ]$
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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, 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]
  
 
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
 
===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918''  =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Selected Extracts from Newspapers in English (1900) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{IN Probate Intro|Crawford}}
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'''Online Records'''
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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 '''$'''
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{{IN Probate Repositories|Crawford|457438}}
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*Index to Will Records (1818-1973) (free, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== School Records  =====
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*Directory of Teachers (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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===== Voter Registration  =====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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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>  
 
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>  
  
===== Archives =====
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===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
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[http://www.ccpl.lib.in.us/ Crawford County Public Library ]
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203 S. Indiana Ave.<br>English, IN&nbsp;47118-0375<br>Phone:&nbsp;812-338-2606
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Family histories and files, cemetery files, newspapers on microfilm, Census transcripts.
  
 
===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
 
===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
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'''Crawford County Historical Society'''<br>R.R. 1<br>Leavenworth, IN 47137<br><br>
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'''Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 162<br>Leavenworth, IN 47137<br>E-mail: [mailto:billgpiper@hotmail.com billgpiper@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.cchgs.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Crawford County Historical & Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 133<br>Leavenworth, IN 47137<br>E-mail: [mailto:http://www.cchgs.info http://www.cchgs.info]<br><br>
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'''Southern Indiana Genealogical Society'''<br>180 West Spring Street<br>PO Box 665<br>New Albany, IN 47151<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
==== School Records  ====
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*[[Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center|Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
*Directory of Teachers (1936) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator family history center directory].
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{IN Tax Repositories WC|Crawford}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
  
 
*Vital Records -[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~incrawfo/?cj=1&o_xid=0001177079&o_lid=0001177079#vitals INGenWeb] <br>
 
*Vital Records -[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~incrawfo/?cj=1&o_xid=0001177079&o_lid=0001177079#vitals INGenWeb] <br>
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===== Marriage Records  =====
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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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>
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1780-1992''' {{RecordSearch|1674830|Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992}} - FamilySearch <br>
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*'''1811-2007''' {{RecordSearch|1410397|Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Death Records  =====
 
===== Death Records  =====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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*[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]
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Crawford|457239}}
  
==== Voter Registration  ====
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==== Web Sites ====
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==== Websites ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/crawford-county/ Crawford County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[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=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/ Crawfod County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Crawford/ Crawfod County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 00:01, 22 June 2017

United States
Indiana
Crawford County

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

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Crawford County, Indiana
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Location of Indiana in the U.S.
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

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
 
Marriage
 
Death
 
Land
 
Probate
1899*
1818*
1899*
1818
1818
'*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Description

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. [3]The County is located in the South-central part of the state.[4]

Neighboring Counties

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Boundary Changes

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

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

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

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

  • Crawford County, Indiana: Census Records and Indexes - Linkpendium

Church Records

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.


Finding More Church Records

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


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories

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


  • 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 Collection other libraries INTERNET ARCHIVE

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


Land and Property

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

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


Maps

Military Records

Civil War

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.


  • MILITARY PERSONS (Who served from Crawford Co., IN or are buried in the county.) INGenWeb

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 BookFHL Collection other libraiesancestry.com
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

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 county courthouse.


Online Records

Finding More Probate Records

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Public Records

School Records
Voter Registration

Repositories

Courthouse

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. [5]

Archives
Libraries

Crawford County Public Library

203 S. Indiana Ave.
English, IN 47118-0375
Phone: 812-338-2606

Family histories and files, cemetery files, newspapers on microfilm, Census transcripts.

Museums
Societies

Crawford County Historical Society
R.R. 1
Leavenworth, IN 47137

Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 162
Leavenworth, IN 47137
E-mail: billgpiper@hotmail.com
Website

Crawford County Historical & Genealogical Society
PO Box 133
Leavenworth, IN 47137
E-mail: http://www.cchgs.info

Southern Indiana Genealogical Society
180 West Spring Street
PO Box 665
New Albany, IN 47151
Website

Family History Centers

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.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the family history center directory.

Taxation

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.

Finding More Tax Records

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Vital Records

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. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Crawford County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

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Websites

Places

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Crawford County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ind/crawford/ accessed 3/02/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Indiana accessed 3/02/2017.
  5. 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.