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Crawford County, Michigan Facts

Crawford County

When was Crawford County, MI Created?
Crawford County was created on April 1 1840 from Mackinac County (originally named Shawano County until March 8 1843).

What is the County Seat of Crawford County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Grayling also, the county government website is www.crawfordco.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Otsego County, Oscoda County, Roscommon County, Kalkaska County.


Crawford County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Crawford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Crawford County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Crawford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Crawford County, MI Census Records

What Crawford County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Crawford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Crawford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crawford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crawford Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Michigan Census Records Research Guide


Crawford County, MI Courthouse and Government Records


Crawford County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Crawford County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Crawford County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Michigan courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Michigan residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Crawford County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Crawford County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Crawford County, MI?
A list of Crawford County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Crawford County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Crawford County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Crawford County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Crawford Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crawford Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Crawford Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crawford Co. MI General and History Websites

Crawford Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Crawford Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crawford Co. MI Military Records

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