Background Sources for North Dakota
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Aberle, George. Pioneers and Their Sons: 165 Family Histories. 2 vols. Bismarck, N.Dak.: Tumbleweed Press, 1980.
Bye, John E. Guide to Manuscripts and Archives. Fargo, N.Dak.: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1985. An index is available at <www.discovernd.com/hist>.
Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. 7 vols. Bismarck, N.Dak.: North Dakota Historical Society, 1906–25. Volume 4 (1913) contains a transcription of the 1885 census for some counties.
Hennesey, W. B. Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota. Chicago: George A. Ogle & Co., 1900.
———. History of North Dakota. Bismarck, N.Dak.: Bismarck Tribune, 1910.
Lounsberry, Clement Augustus. North Dakota History and People: Outlines of American History. 3 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke, ca. 1916.
Miller, Michael M. Researching Germans from Russia: An Annotated Bibliography. Fargo, N.Dak.: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1987.
Robinson, Elwyn B. “The Themes of North Dakota History.” North Dakota History 26 (January–October 1959): 5-24.
——. History of North Dakota. Lincoln, Nebr.: University of Nebraska Press, 1966.
Sherman, William C. and Playford V. Thorson, eds. Plains Folks: North Dakota’s Ethnic History. Fargo, N.Dak.: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1988.
Ulvestad, Martin. Norwegians in America. 2 vols. (in Norwegian). This publication discusses Norwegian migration to North America, specifically North Dakota.
Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, N.Dak.: Hedemarken Collectibles, 1988.
Williams, Mary Ann Barnes. Origins of North Dakota Place Names. Washburn, N.Dak.: the author, 1966.