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Guide to '''Crawford County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Crawford County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
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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'''] }}  
 
| 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 ===  
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==== Crawford County, Michigan Record Dates ====  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Description ==== 
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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'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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====Crawford County, Michigan Record Dates====
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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, 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1879
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1878
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1878
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1879
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>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>  
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<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  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== 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>  
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'''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>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
For a list of record loss in Michigan counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-counties.html#courthouse Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== 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]]  
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[[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>
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== 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|452607|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| 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]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Crawford+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| 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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[http://grayling.crawford.mi.govern.com/ Elmwood Cemetery], Grayling
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==== Census ====
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''' State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
{{MI Church Intro}}  
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{{MI Church Intro}}
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*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
{{MI Land Intro}}  
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{{MI Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Crawford County}}}}
[[Image:Micrawford.jpg|600px|Micrawford.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
 
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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.  
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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.
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== World War I =====
  
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*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alcona}}  
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Crawford}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
 
{{MI Probate Intro|Crawford}}  
 
{{MI Probate Intro|Crawford}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''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 $
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*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MI Vital Intro}}  
 
{{MI Vital Intro}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
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=====Birth=====
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*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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.
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''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 $
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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]
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=====Death=====
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- 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.
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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.
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*'''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.  
*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&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.
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*'''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>
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*State death records - [http://seekingmichigan.org/tag/genealogy Seeking Michigan]<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''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>
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'''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]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/crawford-county/ Crawford County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/crawford-county/ Crawford County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Crawford|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>  
 
*{{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]].
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*[http://crawford.migenweb.net/ The Crawford County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Crawford-County.htm Crawford County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />  
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{{Michigan|Michigan}}  
 
{{Michigan|Michigan}}  
  
 
[[Category:Crawford_County,_Michigan]]
 
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Michigan Genealogy

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

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Crawford County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Grayling
Courthouse
Address Crawford County Courthouse
200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738-1746
Phone:(989) 348-3200
Crawford County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

Crawford County, Michigan Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1879 1878 1878 1881 1863 1879 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Clerk has birth and probate from 1879
marriage, death and divorce records from 1878,
court records from 1881 and land records from 1863. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1840--Crawford County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County.  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 [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps" (1790-1897) 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.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

  • City: Grayling
  • Villages: none
  • Townships: Bever Creek . Frederic . Grayling . Lovells . Maple Forest . South Branch
  • Communities: none

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Antrim  • Kalkaska  • Missaukee  • Montmorency  • Ogemaw  • Oscoda  • Otsego  • Roscommon

Resources[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
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MIInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information.

Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling

Census[edit | edit source]

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

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 Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

Court[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land[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.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Crawford County, Michigan 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 Michigan Local Histories.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[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.

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Michigan Newspapers[edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Crawford and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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 as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

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

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Crawford County Historical Society, Inc.
97 E. Michigan Ave
PO Box 218
Grayling, MI 49738
Telephone: 989-348-4461
E-mail:cchs49738@yahoo.com
Website

Lovells Township Historical Society
8405 Twin Bridge Rd.
Lovells Township, Crawford County, MI
Website

Family History Centers
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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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Michigan . Page 343-351 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), 346-349.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Michigan page 345, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).