Crawford County, Kansas
Crawford County is located in the southeastern corner of Kansas on the Missouri border. The city of Girard is the county seat. The Crawford County Clerk's office has made several resources available on its website.
Birth and Death Records
Birth and death records for 1886 through 1911 are available, along with an online index and digitized images of the actual records. Click on the vital statistics database link to open the Birth and Death Records page. The index is divided into three alphabetical-by-surname sections. Click on the instructions link to interpret the abbreviations in the birth and death entries. Once you locate the volume and page information for an individual record, find the volume in the book list, click on the correct page range link, and scroll to the correct page. You may obtain a certified copy of a birth or death record for a pre-paid fee of $3. In addition, you can view two volumes containing the 1883 "Enrollment of Late Soldiers, Their Widows & Orphans in Kansas."
This database, provided by the Crawford County Genealogical Society, is an index of names from gravestone transcriptions from all Crawford County cemeteries, 1860-1976. Click on the tombstone transcription database link to access the index and links. The tombstone transcriptions index is divided into six alphabetical-by-surname sections. Instructions for reading the index are in the first section, A - C. Once you find the name you are seeking, click on the cemetery name to view the transcription. The cemetery volumes may also include the location of the cemetery, general directions, and a cemetery map.
Crawford County History
Click on the Crawford County History link to read a brief history of Crawford County and view videos on agriculture, arts and architecture, education, immigration, industry and economics, mining and labor, people, and social reform in Crawford County.
Crawford County Maps Project
Click on the Maps Project Images link to open a page with links to the individual maps from 1862 through 1906.