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Crawford County, Wisconsin
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Crawford County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Crawford County, WI Created?
Crawford County was created on October 26, 1818 from Unorganized Territory.

What is the County Seat of Crawford County, WI?
The County Seat is located in Prairie du Chien and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Vernon CountyRichland CountyGrant CountyClayton County, Iowa, Allamakee County, Iowa.

Crawford County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Crawford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Crawford County vital records can be found at the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records has copies of Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death Records reported since 1907. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Crawford County, WI Census Records

What Crawford County, WI 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 18201830 (as Michigan Territory), 1840 (as Wisconsin Territory), 18501860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Crawford Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crawford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crawford Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research.

There are Wisconsin State censuses from 1895 and 1905. Also the Wisconsin Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index for 1820-1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Wisconsin Census Records Research Guide

Crawford County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Crawford County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Crawford County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Crawford County.The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

See Also Wisconsin Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Crawford County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Crawford County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Crawford County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Crawford Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crawford Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Crawford Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crawford Co. WI General and History Websites

Crawford Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crawford Co. WI Military Records