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{{Missouri-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Crawford_County,_Missouri|Crawford County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri|Missouri]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Crawford County, Missouri|Crawford County]]''  
  
{{MODC}}  
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Guide to '''Crawford County Missouri genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MO_ORP.png|Missouri Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded year = 1829
 
| founded year = 1829
 
| founded date = January 23
 
| founded date = January 23
| seat = Steelville
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| seat = [[Steelville, Missouri|Steelville]]
| building image =  
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| building image = MissouriCrawfordCourthouse.jpg
| building address = Crawford County Courthouse<br> 302 W Main Street<br>Steelville, MO 65565<br>Phone: 573.775.2376<br>[http://crawfordcountymo.net/  '''Crawford County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Crawford County Courthouse<br> 302 W Main Street<br>Steelville, MO 65565<br>Phone: 573.775.2376<br>[http://crawfordcountymo.net/  '''Crawford County Website'''] }}  
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23757 History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford &amp; Gasconade Counties, Missouri&nbsp;: from the earliest time to the present] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Crawford County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/missouri/mo-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1873''' Courthouse burned on February 15, 1873. <br>
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'''1884''' Courthouse burned on January 5, 1884.<br>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dent County, Missouri|Dent]]  
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[[Dent County, Missouri|Dent]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Missouri|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Gasconade County, Missouri|Gasconade]] {{•}} [[Iron County, Missouri|Iron]] {{•}} [[Phelps County, Missouri|Phelps]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Missouri|Washington]]  
*[[Franklin County, Missouri|Franklin]]  
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<center>{{MOCrawford, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Gasconade County, Missouri|Gasconade]]  
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*[[Iron County, Missouri|Iron]]  
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*[[Phelps County, Missouri|Phelps]]  
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*[[Washington County, Missouri|Washington]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/mo/crawford/crawbio.htm Crawford&nbsp;County Biographies]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/mo/crawford/crawbio.htm Crawford&nbsp;County Biographies]  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/missouri-counties/crawford-county-missouri-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Crawford County, Missouri] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MO Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MO Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MO History}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mocrawford.jpg|900px|Mocrawford.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Crawford_County Crawford County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
 
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Crawford_County Crawford County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
  
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including Crawford County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?type=boolean;view=thumbnail;c=platic;rgn1=platic_ti;corig=platic;start=1;size=20;sort=platic_ti;q1=crawford Crawford]. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-crawford-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 Crawford County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1900-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2576872|Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company B<br>:- [[11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate|11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate]], Company B<br>:- [[16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate|16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate]], Company B<br>:- [[63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)|63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)]], Company D<br>:- [[63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)|63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)]], Company E<br>:- [[63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)|63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)]], Company F<br>:- [[63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)|63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)]], Company I<br>:- [[63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)|63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union)]], Company K<br><br>
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/mo/crawford/crawobit.htm Crawford County Obituaries]  
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|Crawford}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/mo/crawford/crawobit.htm Crawford County Obituaries]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MO Probate Intro}}
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Online Probate Records
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*'''1750 – 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MO Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MO Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
  
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
 
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/MissouriMarriages/index.html Brian Oster&nbsp;Missouri Marriage Records Site]  
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*'''1829-1871''' - Crawford County Marriage Index 1829-1871. Batch {{IGI|M514841}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1866''' - Crawford County Marriage Index 1866. Batch {{IGI|M514843}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1871-1885''' - Crawford County Marriage Books C thru E Index 1871-1885. Batch {{IGI|M514842}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/MissouriMarriages/index.html Missouri Marriage Records Site]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29460 The marriage records of Crawford County, Missouri] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
 
*Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Missouri Death Certificates] more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Web Sites  ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
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| width="30%" | [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:crawford+county/ Missouri Digital Heritage]
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| width="20%" | Free
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| digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mocrawfo/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/crawford/crawford.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/Crawford/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Crawford/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/crawford/ CyndisList]
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/crawford-county// StateofUS]
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="30%" | [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/Crawford-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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{{FHL|Missouri%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=Family History Catalog}}  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=202928&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Missouri%2C%20Crawford%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=crawford+county+missouri WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=crawford+county%2C+missouri&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="30%" | [http://msa.library.net/ Missouri State Archives Library]
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| width="%70%" | catalog; from this page you must search "Crawford County"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies.2C_Archives_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Missouri Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 19:27, 17 July 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri Gotoarrow.png Crawford County

Guide to Crawford County Missouri genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Crawford County, Missouri
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Location of Missouri in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 23, 1829
County Seat Steelville
Courthouse
MissouriCrawfordCourthouse.jpg
Address Crawford County Courthouse
302 W Main Street
Steelville, MO 65565
Phone: 573.775.2376
Crawford County Website


County Courthouse



County Clerk has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1832;
Probate Judge has probate records from 1889[1]

History

Parent County

1829--Crawford County was created 23 January 1829 from Gasconade County. County seat: Steelville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1873 Courthouse burned on February 15, 1873.
1884 Courthouse burned on January 5, 1884.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dent  • Franklin  • Gasconade  • Iron  • Phelps  • Washington

Crawford CountyFranklin CountyPhelps CountyWashington CountyIron CountyMadison CountySt. Francois CountyJefferson CountyDent CountySt. Louis CountySt.Charles CountyWarren CountyCallaway CountyMiller CountyReynolds CountyWayne CountyTexas CountyShannon CountyWright CountyLaclede CountyPulaski CountyOsage CountyGasconade CountyCole CountyMaries CountyMOCrawford.jpg


Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Crawford County Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Crawford County at Find A Grave

Census

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


Church

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 Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

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.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Crawford County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.

Maps

Mocrawford.jpg

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Crawford County, Missouri 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, Missouri Genealogy:


- 32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
:- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company B
:- 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry - Confederate, Company B
:- 16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry - Confederate, Company B
:- 63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union), Company D
:- 63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union), Company E
:- 63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union), Company F
:- 63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union), Company I
:- 63rd Regiment, Enrolled Militia, Missouri Infantry (60 days 1864) (Union), Company K

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crawford County, Missouri Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Crawford County Obituaries

Probate

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 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. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Missouri Digital Heritage Free digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
MOGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Crawford County, Missouri Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Missouri Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Crawford County, Missouri Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
Missouri State Archives Library catalog; from this page you must search "Crawford County"
See also local libraries and Missouri Archives and Libraries

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Missouri. Page 399 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5a/Igimissouria.pdf.