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1919 - 1998 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5426 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*'''1859-60, 1869-70''' - {{PAGENAME}} Mortality Schedules at [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Ancestry] ($).
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Revision as of 17:51, 22 September 2015

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

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


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

County Courthouse

Crawford County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

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

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

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


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

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

Variant Spellings

Record Loss


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

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

Template:GACrawford County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records

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



Land and Property

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Local Histories

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Civil War

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

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



Newspapers Extracts and Abstracts

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Probate Records

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

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

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

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


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

Vital Records

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

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

Marriage Records
  • 1823 - 1888 - Crawford County Marriage Books A1 and A2 Index 1823-1888. Batch M712611 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1873 - 1902 - Crawford County Marriage Books B, C, and 5 Index 1873-1902. Batch M712612 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1898 - 1955 - Crawford County Marriage Books 6 and 7 Index 1898-1955. Batch M002527 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1909 - 1943 - Crawford County Marriage Book 8 Index 1909-1943. Batch M002528 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1942 - Crawford County Marriage Books B, C, and 5 Index 1942. Batch M712612 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records
  • 1859-60, 1869-70 - Crawford County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry $
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Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Crawford County Historical Society
County Courthouse
Knoxville 31050

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.



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