TO BECOME A
CRAWFORD COUNTY LOOKUP VOLUNTEER:
Do you have access to
any type of resources or records that are of interest to
researchers in Crawford County (such as birth, marriage,
death, bible, church or school records etc.)?
Do you have books or
other publications pertinent to Crawford County, Ohio,
that are in the public domain or beyond the copyright
expiration date (which in most cases would be before
1923 unless renewed), or where you have permission to
quote or copy from the author? Since 1923, many
variables may have changed so be sure to check this out
first to avoid copyright infringement problems. (See
U.S. GenWeb Project Copyright Information.)
If so, please join in the
fun and excitement of helping others in their quest for
Crawford County roots. You don't need to reside in or
near Crawford County to help. You can help others by
doing look-ups for them in the records you already have
available to you in your own home. Most lookup
volunteers average only a couple of lookups a week.
(NOTE: Please do not jeopardize our publication sales by
furnishing large amounts of the whole publication.
Without our sales, the Society can't afford to prepare
additional publications. Thanks.)
Just send an email to the
Coordinator with your name & email address, listing
the resources you are able to do lookups in. I will be
glad to add you to the following list of wonderful
people who are willing to help others in their quest for
TO QUALIFY FOR A LOOKUP:
ancestor must have a Crawford County, Ohio connection.
We can not be expected to go on a fishing expedition for
Please tell us what books you want us to check for you.
We will not run the risk of copyright infringement. Hard
(paper) copy requests require a special request to the
lookup volunteer. They can only be supplied if the
material is not copyrighted, in the public domain, and
the volunteer has easy access to a copier or some other
means of duplicating the info. Be sure to reimburse the
volunteer for copy or mailing costs that might be
Do request information on only one or two people at a
TO REQUEST A LOOKUP:
You can get
our volunteer's email address by clicking on the name of
the Volunteer in the left column below.
In the right column is a list of the resources in which
people are willing to do general Crawford County Ohio
WILL DO LOOKUPS IN
Occasional lookups in
Crawford County Marriages and Cemetery records.
Crawford County 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880.
Cemeteries of Crawford County Vol.2 & 3 and Crestline.
Marriages of Crawford County 1831-1997
1881 History of Crawford County and Ohio
1995 CCGS membership
cross-reference list of members / surnames
Brunswick Hills OH
Auditor's Report, Bucyrus, OH, 1909.
Report of Quadrennial Assessors of the city of Bucyrus,
List of Real Estate Owners and Valuations as they appear
on Duplicate of City of Bucyrus, 1916.
Also: Holy Trinity Catholic Church records, BGSU
microfilm MS-424, May 1998.
"I have a 1887 manuscript
titled "THE KALERS" written by Samuel P. KALER that
describes how John KALER and his family left
Pennsylvania, stopped in Harrison County OH ended up in
Crawford County OH. Some of the names mentioned, however
briefly are ARTER, VARLEY, SHUTT, BROWN, ARMSTRONG,
CASE, CROSS, E(a)sterline, RUTH, KLEIN. Time period is
1828-1887. If by chance any of those are familiar, I
have transcribed the manuscript and would be happy to
share it with anyone who is interested."
|I have all
the census books, marriage book, divorce book, cemetery
books, and the 1881 History Book
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR
CRAWFORD COUNTY LOOKUP on the subject line. This will
your request is not overlooked.
2. Put the TITLE of the resource you'd like searched on
the first line of your
message, followed by the name you are looking for.
3. Be sure to INCLUDE the following:
a. Name of ancestor: First & Last
b. Event: birth, death, marriage, etc.
c. Location: which township, village, area, church,
d. Time frame (when uncertain, give a range within 5-10
Again, please include only one or two names in one resource per
Try to be
specific about the first name and any possible
Requests for such things as "All the Smiths ever living
in Crawford County" may be met with loud laughter, but
probably not an answer!
request our help, please be patient. No guarantees on
response times but the volunteer will get answers out as
quickly as possible. All lookup requests will be
We can only
research the books listed next to our name. Remember
that these folks are volunteers and it is always polite
to thank the volunteer with a note of appreciation after
you have received their time and help.
If you find
an error in what we send you, it may be a typo on our
part or it may be an error within the book itself. A
polite note letting us know of the error is appreciated.
Denigrating our efforts will not make us anxious to help
you in the future.
remember, the amount of details required at the actual
time of recording early records was not nearly as
comprehensive as it is in modern times. Sometimes the
information you need is simply not there.
follow these simple guidelines could result in your
request being overlooked or ignored.