Crawford County, Wisconsin
Genealogy, History & Facts
Crawford County, Wisconsin Facts
When was Crawford County, WI Created?
Crawford County was created on October 26, 1818 from Unorganized Territory.
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 Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Wisconsin Marriage Project
- Earliest Registration Dates by County
- Pre-1907 Birth Index
- Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
- Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984
- Wisconsin Marriage Index 1852-1907
- Wisconsin Marriage Index (selected entries pre-1907)
- Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997
- Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930
- Pre-1892 Wisconsin Brides and/or Grooms from Maine State Archives Cards
- Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
- Pre-1907 Death Index
- 1959-1979 Death Index
- 1979-1984 Death Index
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 1820, 1830 (as Michigan Territory), 1840 (as Wisconsin Territory), 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 (fragment, see below), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 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
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.
- Crawford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 220 North Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chein, WI 53821; Phone: 608.326.0201
- Crawford County Register of Deeds
- Phone: 608-326-0219
- Birth Records: 1858
- Marriage Records: 1816
- Death Records: 1876
- Land Records: 1820
- Crawford County Register in Probate Office
- Phone: 608-326-0206
- Probate Records: 1819
- Crawford County Clerk of Court Office
- Phone: (608) 326-0209
- Court Records: 1824
- Public Records of the Consolidated Court Automation Programs provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files, 1848-1935
- U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Crawford County Historical Society, RFD 1, Box 17, Ferryville, WI 54628-9789; Phone: 608-734-3192
- The Lower Wisconsin River Genealogical and Historical Research Center, 60401 Wachuta Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
- Prairie du Chien Historical Society, 202 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821; Phone: 608-326-6321
- Area Research Center – University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Southwest Wisconsin Room-Karrmann Library, Platteville, WI 53818-3099; Phone: 608/342-1719
- Wisconsin Area Research Center Network
- State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1488
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, PO Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705
- Wisconsin Genealogy Index (wisconsinhistory.org) Search for pre-1907 Vital Records, as well as for 150,000 Wisconsin Name Index (WNI) records, including biographical sketches, obituaries, and newspaper articles published before 2000.
Where can I connect with other Crawford County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Wisconsin State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Crawford County, Wisconsin Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Crawford County
- Crawford County, Wisconsin Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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.