North Dakota, United States Genealogy

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Guide to North Dakota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

North Dakota Information[edit | edit source]

North Dakota is a state in the northern part of the United States. It is divided into 53 counties. North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889. The State Capital is Bismarck, North Dakota. North Dakota was from the Dakota Territory. [1]

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Divide CountyBurke CountyRenville CountyBottineau CountyRolette CountyTowner CountyCavalier CountyPembina CountyWilliams CountyMountrail CountyWard CountyMcHenry CountyPierce CountyBenson CountyRamsey CountyWalsh CountyMcKenzie CountyDunn CountyMercer CountyOliver CountyMcLean CountySheridan CountyWells CountyEddy CountyFoster CountyNelson CountyGrand Forks CountyGriggs CountySteele CountyTrail CountyGolden Valley CountyBillings CountyStark CountyMorton CountyBurleigh CountyKidder CountyStutsman CountyBarnes CountyCass CountySlope CountyHettinger CountyGrant CountyBowman CountyAdams CountySioux CountyEmmons CountyLogan CountyMcIntosh CountyLaMoure CountyDickey CountyRansom CountySargent CountyRichland CountyNorth-dakota-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Allred | Buffalo | Buford | Burbank | Chippewa | Church | De Smet | Flanery | French | Garfield | Gingras | Howard | Kittson | Sheyenne | Stevens | Villard | Wallace | Wallette | Wynn

North Dakota Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Missouri River · Red River of the North · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Northern Pacific Railroad

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.