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Genealogical, historical, trail, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish information that can be helpful to genealogists.

State Historical Society of North Dakota

North Dakota Heritage Center
612 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2668

Minnkota Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 12744
Grand Forks, ND 58208-2744

North Dakota State Genealogical Society, Inc.

The North Dakota State Genealogical Society meets three times a year usually at the Heritage Center in Bismarck. The meetings are held in April, July and October usually on the second Friday. Please contact Patrice Hartman at 5750 104th Ave. SW, Regent, ND 58650 for more information.

Southwestern North Dakota Genealogical Society

The Southwestern North Dakota Genealogical Society meet in the months of April through October at the Dickinson Public Library in Dickinson, ND. Contact Patrice Hartman at 5750 104th Ave. SW, Regent, ND 58650for more information.

Red River Valley Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 9284
Fargo, ND 58106-9284

Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation

P.O. Box 607
Washburn, ND 58577

Germans from Russia Heritage Society  

1125 West Turnpike Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

A helpful guide to several important North Dakota collections is John B. Davenport (v. 1), Colleen A. Oihus (v. 2), and Sandra J. Beidler (v. 3), Guide to the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection and Related Research Collections, FHL book 978.416/G1 J53L Vol: 1-3, Three Volumes. (Grand Forks, North Dakota: Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, 1975, 1983, 1985).

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of North Dakota counties, use the inventories of the Mercer, Golden Valley, and Williams Counties' archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has copies of these inventories.