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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Barnes County'''
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Guide to '''Barnes County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Valley City
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county2= [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]]
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|county3= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county4= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county5= [[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy|Steele]]
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|county6= [[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stutsman]]</br><center>[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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Barnes County in honor of Judge Alanson H. Barnes (1818-1890) who was an associate justice of the Territorial Court. It was finally organized in a meeting at Valley City on January 6, 1879.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/ Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails).</ref> Its county seat is Valley City.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_City,_North_Dakota Valley City, North Dakota], ''Wikipedia''</ref>
  
[http://www.co.barnes.nd.us/ Barnes County Courthouse]<br> 230 4th S NE; <br>Valley City, ND 58072<br> Phone: 701.845.8512<br>&nbsp;
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Barnes}}
  
Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records; <br>County Judge has marriage and probate&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barnes County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''Barnes County Courthouse'''<br>230 4th S NE<br>Valley City, ND 58072<br> Phone: 701-845-8512<br>[http://www.co.barnes.nd.us/ Barnes County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records; <br>County Judge has marriage and probate&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barnes County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Barnes County, North Dakota Record Dates ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 517.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1836
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| colspan="7"| <center> *State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923. <br>
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Full compliance by 1924.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref></center>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''1873--'''Barnes County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Valley City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Barnes}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Barnes County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Valley City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm North Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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</td></tr></table>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Barnes}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnes_County,_North_Dakota "Barnes County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazey,_North_Dakota Dazey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingal,_North_Dakota Fingal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn,_North_Dakota Kathryn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leal,_North_Dakota Leal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litchville,_North_Dakota Litchville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nome,_North_Dakota Nome]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriska,_North_Dakota Oriska]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillsbury,_North_Dakota Pillsbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers,_North_Dakota Rogers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanborn,_North_Dakota Sanborn]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley,_North_Dakota Sibley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_City,_North_Dakota Tower City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_City,_North_Dakota Valley City (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimbledon,_North_Dakota Wimbledon]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berea,_North_Dakota Berea]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba,_North_Dakota Cuba]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily,_North_Dakota Daily]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastedge,_North_Dakota Eastedge]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckelson,_North_Dakota Eckelson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings,_North_Dakota Hastings]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koldok,_North_Dakota Koldok]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucca,_North_Dakota Lucca]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Valley_City,_North_Dakota North Valley City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak,_North_Dakota Peak]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbana,_North_Dakota Urbana]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Alta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Anderson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabula_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Ashtabula]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Baldwin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binghampton_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Binghampton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brimer_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Brimer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Cuba]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazey_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Dazey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckelson_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Eckelson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Edna]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellsbury_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Ellsbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getchell_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Getchell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prairie_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Grand Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Green]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Greemland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemen_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Hemen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Hobart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Town_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Lake Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Mansfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Marsh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lake_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Meadow Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Lake_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Minnie Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Nelson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noltimier_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Noltimier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Norma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakhill_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Oakhill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriska_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Oriska]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierce_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Pierce]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potter_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Potter]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raritan_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Raritan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Rogers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Rosebud]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_Trail_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Sibley Trail]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandia_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Skandia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Spring Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springvale_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Springvale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Stewart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svea_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Svea]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thordenskjold_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Thordenskjold]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxbridge_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Uxbridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weimer_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Weimer]</div>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Barnes}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/bios.html Barnes County Biographies] on [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails website] - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/barnes/bookindex.htm Index of Surnames], ''Barnes County History,'' Barnes County Historical Society Inc., Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company (1976).
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Archieves] -Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Barnes}}
  
[[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Griggs County, North Dakota|Griggs]] | [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Steele County, North Dakota|Steele]] | [[Stutsman County, North Dakota|Stutsman]]
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Barnes}}
  
== Resources ==
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Barnes County, North Dakota''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1752&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/barnes.html USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barnes.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 NDGravestones]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]]) </center>
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*{{FHL|829036|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=North+Dakota+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=30&CScnty=1752 Findagrave]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Dakota&county=Barnes# Billion Graves]
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==== Cemeteries ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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Census  
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=== Census Records ===
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/barnes/resources.htm Census Data] USGenWeb project - Barnes County.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barncens.htm Census Records] USGenWeb Archives - Barnes County.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/barnesmortality.html 1880 Mortality Schedule, Barnes County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnes_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |1585
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|1890 |7045
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|1900 |13159
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|1910 |18066
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|1920 |18678
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|1930 |18804
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|1940 |17814
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|1950 |16884
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|1960 |16719
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|1970 |14669
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|1980 |13960
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|1990 |12545
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|2000 |11775
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|2010 |11066
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}}
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{{ND Census Intro|Barnes}}
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
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*'''1885, 1915, 1925''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1078 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
*1885
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*1890  
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
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*1910
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Barnes}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Dutch Reformed Church''<br>
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*'''1917-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60766 U.S., Selected States Dutch Reformed Church Membership Records, 1701-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dover Reformed Church in Wimbledon, Membership Records and Accounts, dates mixed, not in chronological order<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Lutheran Church, Skandia in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">[http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml ''Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota''] at the Minnesota Historical Society Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society.</ref>
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*Records of Spring Creek Lutheran Church, Hasting, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Valley City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Barnes}}
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*'''1822 - 1995''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) - collection for the City of Valley City
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barnland.html Index to BLM Records, Barnes County, ND], USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Barnes}}
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*''Barnes County history : Barnes County, North Dakota''. 1976. Barnes County Historical Society; Valley City, North Dakota. ; {{WorldCat|2968358|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/1883-pensioners.html Barnes County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1890''' - {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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''World War I''
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4569 North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Barnes County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli18nmt.txt World War II Army Enlistees - Barnes County], USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Barnes County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Barnes County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*'''1950-1957''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Barnes County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*'''1957-1995''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Barnes County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Barnes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Barnes}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/ GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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*[http://history.nd.gov/archives/whatnewspapers.html State Historical Society of North Dakota] - contains inventory and catalog of all known ND newspapers
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Barnes}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/obits.html Barnes County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== Other Records ===
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{{ND Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{ND Periodicals Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Barnes}}
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''Online Probate Records
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*'''1800-1985''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{ND Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Barnes}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Barnes}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Barnes}}
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*'''1880-1890''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/353842?availability=Family%20History%20Library Some marriage records from Barnes Co., North Dakota, 1880-1890] at FamilySearch
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/news_marriages.html Barnes County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Barnes}}
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1892-present''' - [https://apps.nd.gov/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm NDDH Public Death Index, 1892-present] at [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Dept. of Health] – index only
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Barnes}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, ND 58102<br>'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>NDSU Archives<br>Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>PO Box 6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone: 701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ website]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Barnes}}
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''Barnes County Historical Society''<br>315 Central Ave. N.<br>Valley City, ND 58072-0661<br>Telephone: 701-845-0966<br>Fax: 701-845-5223<br>E-mail: [mailto:bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.ndtourism.com/valley-city/attractions/barnes-county-historical-society Website]<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/Barnes-County-Historical-Society-161192582499/?fref=ts Facebook Page]
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Barnes}}
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/barnes/ Barnes County, USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barnes.htm USGenWeb Archives - Barnes County]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Barnes|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Barnes/ Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Barnes/ Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails - Barnes County]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Barnes-County.htm Barnes County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 22:37, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Barnes County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Valley City
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cass  • Griggs  • LaMoure  • Ransom  • Steele  • Stutsman
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaBarnesCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Barnes Map.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Barnes County in honor of Judge Alanson H. Barnes (1818-1890) who was an associate justice of the Territorial Court. It was finally organized in a meeting at Valley City on January 6, 1879.[2] Its county seat is Valley City.[3]

County Courthouse

Barnes County Courthouse
230 4th S NE
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-8512
Barnes County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records;
County Judge has marriage and probate records[4]

Barnes County, North Dakota Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893 1882 1893 1875 1875 1875 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Barnes County, North Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County

 

See North Dakota Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,585
1890 7,045 344.5%
1900 13,159 86.8%
1910 18,066 37.3%
1920 18,678 3.4%
1930 18,804 0.7%
1940 17,814 −5.3%
1950 16,884 −5.2%
1960 16,719 −1.0%
1970 14,669 −12.3%
1980 13,960 −4.8%
1990 12,545 −10.1%
2000 11,775 −6.1%
2010 11,066 −6.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.

Online Church Records
Dutch Reformed Church

Lutheran Church

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. After land was transferred from the government to private owners, the registrar of deeds in each county recorded the land transactions in the form of deeds and mortgages. For more information, see North Dakota Land and Property.


Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Barnes County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

  • Barnes County history : Barnes County, North Dakota. 1976. Barnes County Historical Society; Valley City, North Dakota. ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.
Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information, see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

County tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office in the county courthouse. Some tax records may have been moved to the North Dakota State Archives.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
N Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:
NDSU Archives
Libraries NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Barnes County Historical Society
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072-0661
Telephone: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-5223
E-mail: bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
Website
Facebook Page

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails).
  3. Valley City, North Dakota, Wikipedia
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barnes County, North Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 517.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Barnes County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  9. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society.