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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[| link2= Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngCrawford County, Michigan Genealogy|Crawford County]]'' '''Crawford County''' }}
Guide to '''Crawford County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 {{MIDCClick|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}  
{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Crawford County
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| building address = Crawford County Courthouse<br>200 W Michigan Ave.<br>Grayling, MI 49738-1746<br>Phone:(989) 348-3200<br> [http://www.crawfordco.org/ '''Crawford County Website'''] }}
=== County Information ===
==== Crawford County, Michigan Record Dates ====
{| width=== County Information === ==== Description ====  The County was named for William Crawford. The County has Grayling as its seat and the County was created 1840. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "100%https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Michigan." </ref> ====Crawford County, Michigan Record Dates==== {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| 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, Michigan . Page 343-351 {{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), 346-349.</ref></center>
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| width="10014.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#e4d8e5" align="center" | <'''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Crawford County , Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''<ref>Alice Eichholz[[Crawford County, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County Michigan Genealogy#Land and Town Sources, Revised edProperty Records|Land]]'''| width="14. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, 1992), 369-384Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1879 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1878| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1878| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 1881| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1863| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1879| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1820
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center7" | 1879| width="16.6%" align="<center" | 1887| width="16>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths.6%" align="center" | 1878| width="16General compliance by 1915.6%" align="</center" | 1820| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1881>
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== County Courthouse ==
<br>[http://www.crawfordco.org/clerk/clerk.htm County Clerk] has birth and probate&nbsp;from 1879 <br>marriage, death and divorce records from 1878, <br>court records from 1881 and land records from 1863. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1840--'''Crawford County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County.&nbsp; It was formerly Shawano County, until the name was changed to Crawford County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan, Iosco, Antrim and Kalkaska Counties prior to organization 22 March 1879. '''County seat:''' Grayling <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Record Loss ====
For a list There is no known history of record loss courthouse disasters in Michigan counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-countiesthis county.html#courthouse Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
== Places/Localities ==
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Antrim County, Michigan Genealogy|Antrim]] {{•}} [[Kalkaska County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalkaska]] {{•}} [[Missaukee County, Michigan Genealogy|Missaukee]] {{•}} [[Montmorency County, Michigan Genealogy|Montmorency]] {{•}} [[Ogemaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Ogemaw]] {{•}} [[Oscoda County, Michigan Genealogy|Oscoda]] {{•}} [[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy|Otsego]] {{•}} [[Roscommon County, Michigan Genealogy|Roscommon]] <center>{{MICrawford County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| 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]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|452607|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Crawford-County?id=county_1246 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://crawford.genwebsite.net/ USGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Crawford+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/crawford/2001cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/crawford.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/crawford.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21728&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=7&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
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[http://grayling.crawford.mi.govern.com/ Elmwood Cemetery], Grayling
 
==== Census ====
''' State Census'''
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Church ====
{{MI Church Intro}} *'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Court ====
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Land ====
{{MI Land Intro}}
==== Local Histories ====
==== Maps ====
 [[Image:Micrawford.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Micrawford.jpg]] county={{MI Crawford County}}}} *[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
===== 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.  '''''Online Records'''''*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index ===== World War I =====
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https:-//familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Newspapers ====
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Crawford}}
 
==== Obituaries ====
 
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Probate ====
{{MI Probate Intro|Crawford}} '''Online Probate Records'''
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1784 – 1980''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8793 Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
{{MI Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
=====Birth=====
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
 
=====Marriage=====
*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records] *'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number. ==Death=====*'''18681850-19251880''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Marriage RegistrationsMortality Schedules, 1868-1925] -1850- Free name indexes 1880}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 search FamilySearch]. &nbsp;Records include such information as names of bride — index and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom. images*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" ></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" ></span>&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;&nbsp;Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.
*'''Pre-1897''' (not complete) - [http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm Michigan State Department of Community Health Genealogical Death Indexing System]<br>
*State death records - [http://seekingmichigan.org/tag/genealogy Seeking Michigan]<br>
== Societies and Libraries ==
 
'''Crawford County Historical Society, Inc.'''<br> 97 E. Michigan Ave<br> PO Box 218<br> Grayling, MI 49738<br>Telephone: 989-348-4461<br>E-mail:[mailto:cchs49738@yahoo.com cchs49738@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.grayling-area.com/museum/ Website]<br><br>
 
'''Lovells Township Historical Society'''<br>8405 Twin Bridge Rd.<br>Lovells Township, Crawford County, MI<br>[http://lovellsmuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/crawford-county/ Crawford County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>
*[http://crawford.migenweb.net/ The Crawford County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].*[http://michigan-genealogyldsgenealogy.com/MI/Crawford-County-Genealogy.htm Crawford County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
== References ==
<references />
{{Michigan|Michigan}}
[[Category:Crawford_County,_Michigan]]
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