North Dakota Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  





U.S.—North Dakota

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Goal 1: Learn about North Dakota research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your North Dakota ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic North Dakota research strategies.
    FS—Basic North Dakota Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for North Dakota research on Ancestry.
    AC—North Dakota Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for North Dakota research.
    AC—North Dakota State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the North Dakota Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—North Dakota Record Finder




Goal 2: Learn about North Dakota archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Archives and Libraries
    |
    AC—Wiki: North Dakota Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the North Dakota state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for North Dakota.
  4. Explore the North Dakota Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Digital Horizons site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for North Dakota genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about North Dakota city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Directories
  2. Explore North Dakota city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore North Dakota city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore North Dakota historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for North Dakota city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about North Dakota vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Vital Records
    |
    AC—Wiki: North Dakota Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the North Dakota Public Health site.
  3. Search for online North Dakota vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore North Dakota birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore North Dakota birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for North Dakota vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for North Dakota birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore North Dakota marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for North Dakota marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for North Dakota marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for North Dakota death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for North Dakota obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for North Dakota obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore North Dakota death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for North Dakota death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore North Dakota census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of North Dakota censuses in this article.
    FS—North Dakota Census
  2. Learn about North Dakota census records.
    Census Records for North Dakota
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for North Dakota state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for North Dakota census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore North Dakota census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about North Dakota voting registers in this article.
    FS—North Dakota Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about North Dakota church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of North Dakota church records in this article.
    FS—North Dakota Church Records
  2. Learn about North Dakota church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—North Dakota Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for North Dakota church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore North Dakota cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore North Dakota cemetery records in this article.
    FS—North Dakota Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for North Dakota cemetery records.
  3. Search for North Dakota cemetery records online.
  4. Explore North Dakota cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for North Dakota cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the North Dakota Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about North Dakota emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about North Dakota migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Migration
  3. Explore additional links for North Dakota immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about North Dakota military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to North Dakota military records.
    North Dakota Military Records
  2. Learn about North Dakota military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Military Records
  3. Explore North Dakota military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore North Dakota military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for North Dakota military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore North Dakota military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about North Dakota probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: North Dakota Probate Records
  2. Learn about North Dakota land and property records.
    FS—North Dakota Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about North Dakota land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—North Dakota Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for North Dakota probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for North Dakota land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about North Dakota court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Court Records
  2. Learn about North Dakota court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: North Dakota Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about North Dakota maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Maps
  2. Learn about North Dakota maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: North Dakota Maps
  3. Learn about North Dakota gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Gazetteers

B. Explore North Dakota maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of North Dakota maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of North Dakota.
  3. Explore historical North Dakota maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for North Dakota maps.


Goal 9: Learn about North Dakota newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about North Dakota newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about North Dakota newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Newspapers
  2. Learn about North Dakota newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: North Dakota Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore North Dakota newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for North Dakota historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search North Dakota newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search North Dakota newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search North Dakota newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore North Dakota newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional North Dakota newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for North Dakota newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for North Dakota research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from North Dakota.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or North Dakota County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for North Dakota.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the North Dakota Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your North Dakota research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the North Dakota Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the North Dakota Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the North Dakota State Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for North Dakota.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for North Dakota research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about North Dakota research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for North Dakota research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the North Dakota research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about North Dakota research.

C. Learn about North Dakota genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in North Dakota in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Societies
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in North Dakota in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: North Dakota Societies
  3. Explore the State Historical Society for North Dakota.
  4. Explore North Dakota genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




North Dakota Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Adams    A    L Barnes    A    L Benson    A    L Billings    A    L Bottineau    A    L Bowman    A    L
Burke    A    L Burleigh    A    L Cass    A    L Cavalier    A    L Dickey    A    L Divide    A    L
Dunn    A    L Eddy    A    L Emmons    A    L Foster    A    L Golden Valley    A    L Grand Forks    A    L
Grant    A    L Griggs    A    L Hettinger    A    L Kidder    A    L LaMoure    A    L Logan    A    L
McHenry    A    L McIntosh    A    L McKenzie    A    L McLean    A    L Mercer    A    L Morton    A    L
Mountrail    A    L Nelson    A    L Oliver    A    L Pembina    A    L Pierce    A    L Ramsey    A    L
Ransom    A    L Renville    A    L Richland    A    L Rolette    A    L Sargent    A    L Sheridan    A    L
Sioux  A    L Slope    A    L Stark    A    L Steele    A    L Stutsman    A    L Towner    A    L
Traill    A    L Walsh    A    L Ward    A    L Wells    A    L Williams    A    L