Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Billings County, North Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

Billings County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Billings County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded February 10, 1879
County Seat Medora
Address Billings County Courthouse
495 4th Street; PO Box 138
Medora, ND 58645-0138
Phone. 701.623.4492 Billings County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage Record  from 1893,
burial Records from 1922, divorce records, probate
records from 1895, court records from 1890
& land records from 1886[1]


Parent County

1879--Billings County was created 10 February 1879 from Howard County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Medora [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dunn | Golden Valley | McKenzie | Slope | Stark




  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


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.



Local Histories





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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Billings County, North Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).