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Home for Crawford County Genealogy
This is a simple place to start as you build your genealogy research. Our friendly staff is more than willing to point you in the right direction concerning your genealogy research.
Items available in the office of the Crawford County Clerk:
Birth and death records from 1886 through 1911 are available for public viewing or you can now check online vital statistics database for birth and death records to see if your ancestors have vital statistics information in the Crawford County records. A certified copy of a birth or death record will be made available to you for a pre-paid fee of $3.00 per certified document. The County Clerk will sign the record personally and affix his official seal. All of our other services are provided free of charge. After July 1, 1911, all record keeping duties were assumed by the State of Kansas. The office responsible for these documents is the KDHE Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka. They can be contacted at 785-296-1400 or online at http://www.kdheks.gov/vital/.
The Index of Names for Tombstone Transcriptions from 1860 through 1976 for all cemeteries located within Crawford County is available for public viewing in our office or you can now check our full tombstone transcription database online to see if your ancestors are buried in Crawford County. All cemetery information is made available to us by the generosity of the Crawford County Genealogical Society. Using information that was collected by William C. Cuthbertson, the resulting CD was created as a memorial to Phyllis A. Johnson and presented to the Crawford County Genealogical Society.
Crawford County History featuring a brief history of Crawford County and the County Courthouse and a video collection addressing agriculture, arts and architecture, education, immigration, industry and economics, mining and labor, people, and social reform in Crawford County.
Crawford County Maps Project:
Principal funding for this program is provided by The Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant, a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.
The total collection ranges in date from 1882 through current year, and contains 6319 documents, including Cities, County, Elections, Government, KDOT, School Districts and Townships. Map copies and images are available in the office for public viewing or your can check online for selected images on the following link. Maps Project Images
Please complete this Request for Access to Public Records to obtain additional information from our office. If you have questions, please e-mail Don Pyle at email@example.com or call 620.724.6115. Our fax number is 620.724.6007.
Suggestions and links to help you in your quest:
Crawford County Genealogy Society is located on the second floor of the Pittsburg Public Library at 308 N. Walnut in Pittsburg, Kansas. Their phone number is 620-230-5558. You can e-mail them at genealogy@PPLonline.org. The website is http://www.PPLonline.org/genealogy. Their vast collection of information includes birth & death records for 1886 through July 1, 1911, information on area cemeteries, Federal and Kansas census information, coal mining information and some District Court records. You can find funeral home records, area town historical information, land records, marriage and military records. They have naturalization records from 1869 through the 1950’s and many obituaries cut out of local newspapers, mostly of people born before 1900.
The Girard Public Library is located at 128 W. Prairie in Girard, Kansas. Their phone number is 620-724-4317. Their e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.girardpubliclibrary.net. The original structure is a Carnegie Library, built in 1906, with an extensive addition to the library in 2002, and has been recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Their collection contains obituaries from 1868 to current date and all county newspapers from first date to current, except the Pittsburg periodicals. You can also research census records, naturalization records, school records, including area school annuals, and mining records. Terry Harley is the librarian.
The Girard City Clerk has birth records for Girard, Walnut and surrounding rural areas from 1911 through 1988, and birth records for the city of Pittsburg for 1909 through 1982. They have death records for Girard, Walnut and surrounding rural areas from 1911 through 1988, and death records for the city of Pittsburg for 1909 through 1982. They also maintain records for the Girard Cemetery. You can contact them by phone at 620-724-8918. The Girard City office is located at 120 N. Ozark in Girard.
You can access the State of Kansas Department of Vital Statistics website if you are searching for a birth or death record after 1911 and the Kansas Museum of History and Kansas Historical Department websites for additional information by clicking on these links.