Bottineau County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Bottinau 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.

Bottineau County, North Dakota
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Location in the state of North Dakota
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Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded January 4, 1873
County Seat Bottineau
Address Bottineau County Courthouse
314 W 5th Street
Bottineau, ND 58318;
Phone: 701.228.3983
  Bottineau County Courthouse
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Online Records

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has Birth, Death, & burial records from 1943,
marriage record from 1887, divorce, probate and court records
from 1889 & naturalization records from 1884;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]


The Territorial legislature identified Bottineau as one of the original counties of the territory in 1872 but it wasn't organized until July 17, 1884, at a meeting in Bottineau. It is named for Pierre Bottineau (c.1814-1895), a Métis pioneer, hunter, and trapper who became a successful land speculator.

Parent County

1873--Bottineau County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo County. County seat: Bottineau [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


  • Antler
  • Bottineau
  • Gardena
  • Kramer
  • Landa
  • Lansford
  • Maxbass
  • Newburg
  • Overly
  • Souris
  • Westhope
  • Willow City


  • Amity
  • Antler
  • Bentinck
  • Blaine
  • Brander
  • Cecil
  • Chatfield
  • Cordelia
  • Cut Bank
  • Dalen
  • Eidsvold
  • Elms
  • Elysian
  • Haram
  • Hastings
  • Hoffman
  • Homen
  • Kane
  • Lansford
  • Lewis
  • Lordsburg
  • Mount Rose
  • Newborg
  • Oak Creek
  • Oak Valley
  • Ostby
  • Peabody
  • Pickering
  • Renville
  • Richburg
  • Roland
  • Scandia
  • Scotia
  • Sergius
  • Sherman
  • Starbuck
  • Stone Creek
  • Tacoma
  • Wayne
  • Wellington
  • Wheaton
  • Whitby
  • Whitteron
  • Willow Vale

Neighboring Counties

McHenry | Pierce | Renville | Rolette





  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1915
  • 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.

Bottineau County Churches  -  Church Angel

  • Records of Mouse River Lutheran Church, Bottineau County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).



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), Bottineau 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).