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Guide to '''Crawford County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
 
Guide to '''Crawford County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
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=== County Information  ===
 
=== County Information  ===
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==== Description ====
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The County was named for William Harris Crawford. The County has Denison as its seat and the County was created 1837. The County is located in the west area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Iowa.</ref>
  
 
==== Crawford County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
 
==== Crawford County, Iowa Record Dates  ====
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <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), 225-231. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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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, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{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), 222-225.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.</center>
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851--'''Crawford County was created 1 January 1851&nbsp;from [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]] County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Shelby County prior to organization 3 September 1855. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Denison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851--'''Crawford County was created 1 January 1851&nbsp;from [[Pottawattamie County, Iowa Genealogy|Pottawattamie]] County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Shelby County prior to organization 3 September 1855. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Denison <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
  
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Arion|place|disp=Arion}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Aspinwall|place|disp=Aspinwall}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Charter Oak|place|disp=Charter Oak}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Deloit|place|disp=Deloit}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Denison|place|disp=Denison}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Dow City|place|disp=Dow City}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Kiron|place|disp=Kiron}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Manilla|place|disp=Manilla}}
 
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Mason's Grove|place|disp=Mason's Grove}}  
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Mason's Grove|place|disp=Mason's Grove}}  
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Schleswig|place|disp=Schleswig}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Union Township|place|disp=Union Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Vail|place|disp=Vail}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, West Side|place|disp=West Side}}
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,047,c,crawford.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County%2C_Iowa#Communities, accessed 2 September 2019.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arion,_Iowa Arion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspinwall,_Iowa Aspinwall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Grove,_Iowa Buck Grove]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_Oak,_Iowa Charter Oak]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deloit,_Iowa Deloit]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denison,_Iowa Denison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_City,_Iowa Dow City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiron,_Iowa Kiron]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manilla,_Iowa Manilla]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricketts,_Iowa Ricketts]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleswig,_Iowa Schleswig]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vail,_Iowa Vail]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westside,_Iowa Westside]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne,_Iowa Berne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyer,_Iowa Boyer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyer_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Boyer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_Oak_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Charter Oak]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denison_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Denison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Boyer_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa East Boyer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodrich_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Goodrich]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanover_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Hanover]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayes_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Hayes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Iowa]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Jackson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Milford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Morgan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishnabotny_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Nishnabotny]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otter_Creek_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Otter Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Paradise]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Soldier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Stockholm]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Washington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa West Side]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Township,_Crawford_County,_Iowa Willow]
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*Kenwood[15]
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*{{FHL|United States, Iowa, Crawford, Mason's Grove|place|disp=Mason's Grove}}
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*Astor[14]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy|Audubon]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy|Carroll]]{{•}} [[Harrison County, Iowa Genealogy|Harrison]]{{•}} [[Ida County, Iowa Genealogy|Ida]]{{•}} [[Monona County, Iowa Genealogy|Monona]]{{•}} [[Sac County, Iowa Genealogy|Sac]]{{•}} [[Shelby County, Iowa Genealogy|Shelby]]{{•}} [[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury]]  
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[[Audubon County, Iowa Genealogy|Audubon]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Iowa Genealogy|Carroll]]{{•}} [[Harrison County, Iowa Genealogy|Harrison]]{{•}} [[Ida County, Iowa Genealogy|Ida]]{{•}} [[Monona County, Iowa Genealogy|Monona]]{{•}} [[Sac County, Iowa Genealogy|Sac]]{{•}} [[Shelby County, Iowa Genealogy|Shelby]]{{•}} [[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury]]
<center>{{IACrawford County, Iowa Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=14&GScnty=570&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|564049|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|564049|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=14&CScnty=570 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Crawford-County?id=county_570 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/crawford/cemetery/cemeterycontent.html IAGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://iagenweb.org/crawford/cemetery/cemeterycontent.html IAGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Crawford+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Crawford+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Iowa&county=Crawford&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/crawford/crawford.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/crawford/crawford.htm IAGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394089&reqParentsLabel=Crawford%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/crawford.html Tombstone Project]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/crawford.html Tombstone Project]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
 
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Iowa#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |383 
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|1870 |2530 
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|1880 |12413
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|1890 |18894
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|1900 |21685
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|1910 |20041
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|1920 |20614
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|1930 |21028
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|1940 |20538
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|1950 |19741
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|1960 |18569
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|1970 |19116 
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|1980 |18935 
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|1990 |16775 
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|2000 |16942
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|2010 |17096
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Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
 
Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative [[Iowa Census]] article.
 
'''''State Census'''''
 
'''''State Census'''''
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1915''' - {{RecordSearch|2240483|Iowa State Census, 1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
  
{{IA Church Intro}}  
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{{IA Church Intro}}<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394089&reqParentsLabel=Crawford%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
=== Court  ===
 
=== Court  ===
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*Meyers, F. W. ''History of Crawford County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement''. Chicago&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1911.  
 
*Meyers, F. W. ''History of Crawford County, Iowa&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress, and achievement''. Chicago&nbsp;: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1911.  
**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2571978 FamilySearch] (Free)&nbsp;; and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652867 Hathitrust] (Free)  
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**Vol 1 Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/264495-history-of-crawford-county-iowa-a-record-of-settlement-organization-progress-and-achievement-v-01?offset=1 FamilySearch] (Free)&nbsp;; and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652867 Hathitrust] (Free)  
**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2571969 FamilySearch] (Free); and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652867 Hathitrust] (Free); and at [https://archive.org/details/historyofcrawfor02meye Internetarchive] (Free)  
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**Vol 2 Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/263480-history-of-crawford-county-iowa-a-record-of-settlement-organization-progress-and-achievement-v-02?offset=1 FamilySearch] (Free); and at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652867 Hathitrust] (Free); and at [https://archive.org/details/historyofcrawfor02meye Internetarchive] (Free)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25755 Biographical history of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States,] at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25755 Biographical history of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States,] at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20000 Crawford County history, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20000 Crawford County history, Iowa] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Crawford County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394089&reqParentsLabel=Crawford%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
*'''1861 - 1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
  
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.  
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
 
=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
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*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
{{IA Tax Intro}}  
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
=====Births=====
 
=====Births=====
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Marriages=====
 
=====Marriages=====
*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1809-1992''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30192/iowa-marriages-1809-1992?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1836-1926''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10206/iowa-marriages-1836-1926?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1836 - 1926] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1880-1951''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8823/ Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1951] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
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=====Deaths=====
 
=====Deaths=====
*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - index
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
*'''1921-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1900-1939''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10186/iowa-death-index-1900-1939?s=275764761 Iowa Death Index, 1900-1939] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1904-1951''' - {{RecordSearch|2531337|Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1920-1967''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61442/ Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1967] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
'''Crawford County Genealogical Society'''<br>Norelius Community Library<br>1403 1st Avenue S.<br>Denison IA 51442-2014<br>[http://iagenweb.org/crawford/xcrgsoc.html Website]  
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'''Crawford County Genealogical Society'''<br>Norelius Community Library<br>1403 1st Avenue S.<br>Denison IA 51442-2014<br>[http://iagenweb.org/crawford/res/xcrgsoc.html Website]  
  
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowahistory.org/search.html?q=Crawford+county&btnG=Search+%C2%BB State Historical Society of Iowa]  
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| width="30%" | [https://iowaculture.gov/history/research/collections State Historical Society of Iowa]  
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.iowaheritage.org/items/browse?search=crawford+county&submit_search=Search+All The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection]  
 
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=crawford+county%2C+iowa&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]  
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Latest revision as of 12:35, 4 August 2020

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

Crawford County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Iowa, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 1, 1851
County Seat Denison
Courthouse
IowaCrawfordCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for William Harris Crawford. The County has Denison as its seat and the County was created 1837. The County is located in the west area of the state.[1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1855 1880 1866 1859 1869 1847
Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Crawford County Courthouse
1202 Broadway
Denison, IA 51442-0423

(712) 263-3045

Crawford County

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1851--Crawford County was created 1 January 1851 from Pottawattamie County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Shelby County prior to organization 3 September 1855. County seat:  Denison [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) 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]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog


Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Historic communities
  • Kenwood[15]
Ghost towns
  • Astor[14]


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Audubon • Carroll • Harrison • Ida • Monona • Sac • Shelby • Woodbury

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[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
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 383
1870 2,530 560.6%
1880 12,413 390.6%
1890 18,894 52.2%
1900 21,685 14.8%
1910 20,041 −7.6%
1920 20,614 2.9%
1930 21,028 2.0%
1940 20,538 −2.3%
1950 19,741 −3.9%
1960 18,569 −5.9%
1970 19,116 2.9%
1980 18,935 −0.9%
1990 16,775 −11.4%
2000 16,942 1.0%
2010 17,096 0.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Iowa recorded not only the federal census but state census through out the years too. The state census contains very valuable genealogical information. Where the census information can be found, what years it was taken, mortality schedules, census substitutions and much more is discussed in the very informative Iowa Census article. State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

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


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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


Maps[edit | edit source]

Woodbury CountyIda CountySac CountyMonona CountyHarrison CountyShelby CountyAudubon CountyCarroll CountyIA CRAWFORD.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, 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 Iowa - Crawford - Probate records.


Taxation[edit | edit source]

Iowa tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.


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 from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also How to order Iowa Vital Records or order electronically online.

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Crawford County Genealogical Society
Norelius Community Library
1403 1st Avenue S.
Denison IA 51442-2014
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]



Sites with online indexes or images of records pertaining to Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy
State Historical Society of Iowa Free Select from research collection topics
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collection Free digital images from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions - results of "crawford county" in the search box
State Library of Iowa Free electronic depository of documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa agencies - results of "crawford county" in the search box
IAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
[1] [2][3] FamilySearch Free Births, 1880-1935; Deaths 1880-1992; Marriages, 1838-1934; all indexes
Sites that search for links pertaining to Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy
RootsWeb Resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
See also local libraries and Iowa Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to Crawford County, Iowa Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "Iowa" in search box to see list and links to Iowa blogs
Facebook list of groups from "Iowa Genealogy" search
genealogy.com IA Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Crawford County Message Board

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County,_Iowa.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crawford County, Iowa. Page 230-238 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), 222-225.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Crawford County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_County%2C_Iowa#Communities, accessed 2 September 2019.