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''This entry was originally written by [[Beth H. Bauman]] and [[Marsha Hoffman Rising]], [[CG]], [[FUGA]], [[FASG]] for [[Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources]].''
 
''This entry was originally written by [[Beth H. Bauman]] and [[Marsha Hoffman Rising]], [[CG]], [[FUGA]], [[FASG]] for [[Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources]].''
 
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The FHL holds the ''Historical Records Survey of North Dakota'' (Bismarck, N.Dak.: WPA, 1939). Although outdated, it remains a helpful guide. County records including land, court, tax, probate, and township records for North Dakota may be extant from time of formation. There may, however, be individual discrepancies, and the researcher will need to check with the local office for exact reference. The county judge holds marriage and probate records, the register of deeds holds land records, and the clerk of the district court holds civil court records. Details about county offices can be found on the Internet at [http://www.ndaco.org/nd_counties/county.asp www.ndaco.org/nd_counties/county.asp].  
 
The FHL holds the ''Historical Records Survey of North Dakota'' (Bismarck, N.Dak.: WPA, 1939). Although outdated, it remains a helpful guide. County records including land, court, tax, probate, and township records for North Dakota may be extant from time of formation. There may, however, be individual discrepancies, and the researcher will need to check with the local office for exact reference. The county judge holds marriage and probate records, the register of deeds holds land records, and the clerk of the district court holds civil court records. Details about county offices can be found on the Internet at [http://www.ndaco.org/nd_counties/county.asp www.ndaco.org/nd_counties/county.asp].  
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For some counties on the chart there are two years listed for “Date Formed.” The first is the year that the county was created; the second is the year it was fully organized if it differs from creation year. Under the heading “Parent County/ies,” unorganized land denotes that it was formed from non-county lands, and counties listed with an asterisk (*) are those to which the county was at one time “attached” before organization.
 
For some counties on the chart there are two years listed for “Date Formed.” The first is the year that the county was created; the second is the year it was fully organized if it differs from creation year. Under the heading “Parent County/ies,” unorganized land denotes that it was formed from non-county lands, and counties listed with an asterisk (*) are those to which the county was at one time “attached” before organization.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:12, 6 May 2010

This entry was originally written by Beth H. Bauman and Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FUGA, FASG for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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The FHL holds the Historical Records Survey of North Dakota (Bismarck, N.Dak.: WPA, 1939). Although outdated, it remains a helpful guide. County records including land, court, tax, probate, and township records for North Dakota may be extant from time of formation. There may, however, be individual discrepancies, and the researcher will need to check with the local office for exact reference. The county judge holds marriage and probate records, the register of deeds holds land records, and the clerk of the district court holds civil court records. Details about county offices can be found on the Internet at www.ndaco.org/nd_counties/county.asp.

Some records have been transferred to the State Archives and Historical Research Library (see State Historical Society website www.discovernd.com/hist). Since this is a continuing process, correspondence should be addressed to the county first, and if the records have been transferred, the letter will be forwarded. County offices can normally be addressed in care of the county courthouse; however, in the list below, addresses or post office boxes for registers of deeds are given.

For some counties on the chart there are two years listed for “Date Formed.” The first is the year that the county was created; the second is the year it was fully organized if it differs from creation year. Under the heading “Parent County/ies,” unorganized land denotes that it was formed from non-county lands, and counties listed with an asterisk (*) are those to which the county was at one time “attached” before organization.


Map County County Address Date Formed Parent County(ies) Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
Map County Address Date Formed Parent County/ies Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
C6 Adams P.O. Box 469 Hettinger 58639 1907 Hettinger —— 1907 —— 1907 1907 1907
Allred unorganized
In 1896 Allred became a part of Billings; in 1901 Allred was re-created from Billings; in 1903 it was attached to Williams; and in 1905 it was abolished when it became part of McKenzie.
H5 Barnes Register of Deeds P.O. Box 684 Valley City 58072 1873 (as Burbank; renamed as Barnes, 1875) Pembina 1893–1910 1882 1893–1910 1875 1875 1875
G2 Benson 311 B Ave. Minnewaukan 58351 1883 Ramsey/De Smet 1903 1885 1903 1883 1883 1883
B4 Billings P.O. Box 138 Medora 58645 1879 (1886) unorganized/Howard —— 1887 —— 1879 1879 1879
E1 Bottineau 314 W. Fifth Bottineau 58318 1873 (1884) Buffalo —— 1884 —— 1884 1884 1884
A6 Bowman P.O. Box 379 Bowman 58623 1883 (1907) Billings ? 1907 ? 1883 1883 1883
In 1896 Bowman became part of Billings; in 1901 Bowman was re-created from Billings; in 1903 it was attached to Stark; and in 1907 it became fully organized.
Buffalo 1864 (1871) Unorganized/Bruguier/Charles Mix *Bon Homme
In 1873 Buffalo lost land to twenty-five counties in Dakota territory; in 1889 Buffalo became a county in the newly created state of South Dakota.
Buford 1883 Wallette
In 1891 Buford was attached to Ward; in 1892 it was abolished and became part of Williams.
Burbank 1873 (renamed Barnes, 1875) Pembina 1910 1910
C1 Burke P.O. Box 219 Bowbells 58721 1910 Ward —— 1910 —— 1910
E5 Burleigh Clerk of District Court and Clerk of County Court 514 E. Thayer Ave. Bismarck 58501 and Register of Deeds 221 N. 5th St. Bismarck 58501 1873 Buffalo —— 1898 1880; 1901* 1873 1873 1873
J5 Cass P.O. Box 2806 Fargo 58108 1873 Pembina —— 1872 1884–87* 1873 1873 1873
*1889—1920 at Fargo
H1 Cavalier 901 3rd St. Langdon 58249 1873 (1884) Pembina 1884–1908 1887 1884–1908 1873 1873 1873
De Smet 1873 (as French; renamed De Smet, 1875) Buffalo
In 1887 De Smet was abolished and became part of Pierce.
H6 Dickey Register of Deeds P.O. Box 148 Ellendale 58436 1881 La Moure/Ransom/unorganized 1894–1900 1883 1894–1900* 1881 1881 1881
*Incomplete
B1 Divide P.O. Box 68 Crosby 58730 1910 Williams —— 1910 —— 1910 1910 1910
Dunn (old) 1883 (became part of Stark, 1896) Howard
C4 Dunn (present) P.O. Box 106 Manning 58642 1901 (1908) Stark —— 1908 —— 1908 1908 1908
G3 Eddy 524 Central Ave. New Rockford 58356 1885 Foster 1889–1926 1887 1893–1907 1885 1885 1885
F6 Emmons P.O. Box 905 Linton 58552 1879 (1883) unorganized/Burleigh 1903 1888 1903 1879 1879 1879
Flannery 1883 Wallette
In 1891 Flannery was attached to Ward; in 1892 it was abolished and became part of Williams.
G4 Foster P.O. Box 257 Carrington 58421 1873 (1883) Pembina —— 1883 —— 1873 1873 1873
A5 Golden Valley P.O. Box 596 Beach 58621 1912 Billings —— 1912 —— 1912 1912 1912
J3 Grand Forks Register of Deeds P.O. Box 6 Grand Forks 58206 1873 (1875) Pembina —— 1887* 1891* 1873 1873 1873
*Coroner’s records and inquests for deaths; county judge has index to marriage certificates from 1875.
D6 Grant P.O. Box 258 Carson 58529 1916 Morton —— 1916 —— 1916 1916 1916
H4 Griggs P.O. Box 326 Cooperstown 58425 1881 Foster/Burbank/Traill 1901–07 1883 1900–07 1881 1881 1881
Gringras 1873 (renamed Wells, 1881) Buffalo
C6 Hettinger P.O. Box 668 Mott 58646 1883 (1907) Stark —— 1907 —— 1883 1883 1883
Howard 1873 (abolished 1883; became part of Allred, Dunn, McKenzie, Wallace) unorganized
F4 Kidder P.O. Box 66 Steele 58482 1873 (1881) Buffalo 1899–1907 1886 1885–1907 1873 1873 1873
H6 La Moure 202 4th Ave. N.E. La Moure 58458 1873 (1881) Pembina 1903–23* 1887 1903–23* 1873 1873 1873
*City auditor.
G6 Logan P.O. Box 6 Napoleon 58561 1873 (1884) Buffalo 1883–1923 1890 1883–1923 1873 1873 1873
E2 McHenry Register of Deeds P.O. Box 57 Towner 58788 1873 (1885) Buffalo 1889–1907 1905 1889–1907 1873 1873 1873
G6 McIntosh P.O. Box 179 Ashley 58413 1883 (1884) Logan/unorganized 1899–1908 1885 1899–1908 1883 1883 1883
McKenzie (old) 1883 (abolished 1896; became part of Billings 1897) Howard
B3 McKenzie (present) Register of Deeds P.O. Box 523 Watford City 58854 (1901) 1905 Billings 1905–08 1906 1905–08 1905 1905 1905
In 1901 McKenzie was re-created but remained attached to Stark until it was fully organized in 1905.
D3 McLean Register of Deeds P.O. Box 119 Washburn 58577 1883 Burleigh/Stevens/Sheridan 1884–1907 1887 1884–1907 1883 1883 1883
D4 Mercer P.O. Box 39 Stanton 58571 1875 unorganized —— 1885 1909* 1875 1875 1875
*Coroner’s reports.
D5 Morton 210 2nd Ave. N.W. Mandan 58554 1873 (1881) unorganized 1893–95 1882 1893–1908 1873 1873 1873
C2 Mountrail P.O. Box 69 Stanley 58784 1873 Buffalo —— 1909 —— 1909 1909 1909
In 1891 Mountrail was attached to Ward; in 1892 it was abolished and became part of Ward; in 1909 it was re-created from Ward.
H3 Nelson P.O. Box 565 Lakota 58344 1883 Foster/Grand Forks/Ramsey ? 1885 ? 1883 1883 1883
D4 Oliver P.O. Box 125 Center 58530 1885 Mercer —— 1885 —— 1885 1885 1885
J1 Pembina Register of Deeds P.O. Box 147 Cavalier 58220 1867 unorganized 1893–95* 1872 1893–95* 1867 1867 1867
*Also births and deaths, 1899—1907.
F2 Pierce 240 S.E. 2nd St. Rugby 58368 1887 (1889) Bottineau/De Smet/McHenry/Rollette 1893–1903 1888 1893–1903 1887 1887 1887
G2 Ramsey P.O. Box 863 Devils Lake 58301 1873 (1885) Pembina 1903–09 1887 1903–09 1873 1873 1873
J5 Ransom Register of Deeds P.O. Box 666 Lisbon 58054 1873 (1881) Pembina —— 1882 1892–1902* 1873 1873 1873
*Also coroner’s records, 1883.
Renville (old) 1873 Buffalo (attached to Ward, 1891; abolished 1892; became part of Bottineau and Ward)
D1 Renville (present) P.O. Box 68 Mohall 58761 1910 Ward —— 1910 —— 1919 1919 1919
K6 Richland Register of Deeds P.O. Box 995 Wahpeton 58075 and Clerk of the County Court 413 3rd Ave. N. Wahpeton 58075 1873 (1875) unorganized/Pembina —— 1877 1883* 1873 1873 1873
*Coroner’s inquests.
F1 Rolette Register of Deeds P.O. Box 939 Rolla 58367 1873 (1884) Buffalo 1894–1929 1884 1894–1915 1873 1873 1873
J6 Sargent P.O. Box 176 Forman 58032 1883 Ransom/unorganized —— 1886 1888* 1883 1883 1883
*Also coroner’s inquests from 1899.
Sheridan (old) 1873 Buffalo (abolished 1892; became part of McLean)
F3 Sheridan (present) P.O. Box 668 McClusky 58463 1908 McLean —— 1909 —— 1909 1909 1909
E6 Sioux P.O. Box 345 Fort Yates 58538 1914 Standing Rock Res. 1902* 1916 1902* 1915 1915 1915
*Superintendent of Indian reservation.
B6 Slope P.O. Box JJ Amidon 58620 1914 (1915) Billings —— 1915 —— 1915 1915 1915
B5 Stark P.O. Box 130 Dickinson 58601 1879 (1883) Howard/ Williams/ unorganized —— 1887 1893–94 1873 1873 1873
J4 Steele P.O. Box 275 Finley 58230 1883 Griggs/Traill —— 1884 —— 1884 1884 1884
Stevens 1873 Buffalo
The original Stevens County was created in 1862 from unorganized land but was abolished in 1863. This Stevens County was attached to Ward in 1891 and was abolished in 1892 when it became part of McLean and Ward.
G5 Stutsman 511 2nd Ave. S.E. Jamestown 58401 1873 Pembina/Buffalo —— 1884 1881* 1873 1873 1873
*Clerk of district court.
G1 Towner 315 Second St. Cando 58324 1883 (1884) Rolette/Cavalier 1903–07 1888 1903–27 1883 1883 1883
J4 Traill Register of Deeds P.O. Box 399 Hillsboro 58045 1875 Grand Forks/Burbank/ Cass —— 1880 1891* 1875 1875 1875
*Mayville only.
Wallace 1883 Howard
In 1896 Wallace was abolished and became part of Billings and Stark; in 1901 it was re-created from Billings and Stark but remained attached to Stark; in 1905 it was abolished again and became part of McKenzie.
Wallette 1873 (abolished 1883; became part of Buford and Flannery) Buffalo
J2 Walsh 600 Cooper Ave. Grafton 58237 1881 Grand Forks/Pembina —— 1882 —— 1881 1881 1881
*Filed in state records.
D2 Ward Ward County Courthouse Minot 58701 1885 Renville/Stevens —— 1888 1888* 1885 1885 1885
*Coroner reports, clerk of district court.
F3 Wells Register of Deeds P.O. Box 125 Fessenden 58438 1873 (as Gingras; renamed 1881) Buffalo 1893–1913 1887 1893–1913 1873 1873 1873
Williams (old) 1873 (abolished 1892; became part of Mercer) unorganized
B2 Williams (present) P.O. Box 2047 Williston 58801 1892 (1903) Buford/Flanery —— 1892 —— 1890 1890 1890