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Guide to '''Bowman County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Bowman 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.  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  March 8,  1883
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|county seat=  Bowman
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|parent county= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Slope County, North Dakota Genealogy|Slope]]
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|county2= [[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon (MT)]]
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|county3= [[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy|Harding (SD)]]
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|county4= [[Perkins County, South Dakota Genealogy|Perkins (SD)]]</br><center>[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Bowman County
 
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| state = North Dakota
 
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| founded year = 1883
 
| founded date = March 8
 
| seat = Bowman
 
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| building address = Bowman County Courthouse<br>104 1st St NW <br>Bowman, ND 58623<br> Phone. 701.523.3450 <br>[http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/counties/Bowman.htm '''Bowman County Website'''] }}
 
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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It was named for Edward M. Bowman, member of the House of Representatives. Government organized July 5, 1907.
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County Seat is Bowman.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/ Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1907, divorce records, probate and court records from 1908, land records from 1896 and burial&nbsp;Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowman 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Bowman}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Bowman County Courthouse'''<br>104 1st St NW <br>Bowman, ND 58623<br> Phone: 701.523.3450 <br>[http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/counties/Bowman.htm Bowman County Website]<br><br>
  
==== Parent County ====
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Clerk of the District Court has marriage records from 1907, divorce, probate and court records from 1908, land records from 1896, and burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowman County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1883--'''Bowman County was created 8 March 1883 from [[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] County. ''''County seat:''' Bowman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Bowman County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowman County, South Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; 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" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1907
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1908
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1896
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1908
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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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Bowman}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Bowman County was created 8 March 1883 from [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Bowman <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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Bowman}}
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota.svg Map of Bowman County]
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The following are locations in the county<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Wikipedia contributors, "Bowman County, North Dakota"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman,_North_Dakota Bowman (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gascoyne,_North_Dakota Gascoyne]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhame,_North_Dakota Rhame]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scranton,_North_Dakota Scranton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Adelaide]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amor_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Amor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Bowman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyesen_Township,_North_Dakota Boyesen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buena_Vista_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Buena Vista]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischbein_Township,_North_Dakota Fischbein]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gascoyne_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Gascoyne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gem_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Gem]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfield_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Goldfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grainbelt_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Grainbelt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_River_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Grand River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haley_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Haley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladd_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Ladd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langberg_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Langberg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Marion]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnehaha_Township,_North_Dakota Minnehaha]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebo_Township,_North_Dakota Nebo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhame_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Rhame]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scranton_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Scranton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Township,_North_Dakota Star]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillwater_Township,_North_Dakota Stillwater]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunny_Slope_Township,_North_Dakota Sunny Slope]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talbot_Township,_Bowman_County,_North_Dakota Talbot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiting_Township,_North_Dakota Whiting]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart,_North_Dakota Hart]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bowman,_North_Dakota West Bowman]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Bowman}}
  
[[Slope County, North Dakota|Slope]] | [[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon County]], Montana | '''South Dakota''' counties: [[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding]] | [[Perkins County, South Dakota|Perkins]]  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Bowman}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/bios.html Bowman County Biographies] (North Dakota Genealogy Trails website) - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/north-dakota-biography-index North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Bowman}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Bowman}}
  
==== Census ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Adams 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=1756&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/bowman.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/bowman.htm NDInterment]
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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|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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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://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=30&CScnty=1756 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=Bowman&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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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 Records ===
*1915
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |4668
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|1920 |4768
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|1930 |5119
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|1940 |3860
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|1950 |4001
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|1960 |4154
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|1970 |3901 
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|1980 |4229 
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|1990 |3596 
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|2000 |3242
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|2010 |3151
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==== Church  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Bowman}}
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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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]].
  
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/bowman/bowmcens.htm Bowman County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Bowman}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Bowman}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Bowman}}
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*'''1909''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/bowman/history/other/bowmanco19gms.txt Bowman County Attorneys] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1916''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/bowman/history/halbow.txt Haley, Bowman County, ND - 1916 Business Directory] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Bowman}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Bowman}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Bowman}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Bowman}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/bowman/bowmland.html Index to Bowman County BLM Landowner Records] (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]]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Bowman}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Migration ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Bowman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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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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*'''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/bowman/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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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|Bowman}}
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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|Bowman}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/obits.html Obituaries and Death Notices, Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndbowman/obits.htm Bowman County Death Notices and Obituaries] (NDGenWeb)
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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|Bowman}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Bowman}}
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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|Bowman}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Bowman}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Bowman}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Bowman}}
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*'''Early 1900s''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/news_marriages.html Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''Early 1900s''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndbowman/marriages.htm Bowman County Marriages] (NDGenWeb)
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*'''1907-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2627416?availability=Family%20History%20Library North Dakota, Bowman County, marriage records, 1907-1925] - Images
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Bowman}}
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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|Bowman}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Bowman}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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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|Bowman}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Bowman}}
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'''Bowman County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br> Pioneer Trails Regional Museum<br>PO Box 78<br> 12 Fisrt Street NE<br> Bowman, ND 58623-0078<br>Telephone: 701-523-3600<br>E-mail[mailto:ptrm@ptrm.org ptrm@ptrm.org]<br>[http://www.ptrm.org/ Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Bowman}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndbowman/ Bowman County, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/bowman/bowman.htm Bowman County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Bowman|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/Bowman/ Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Bowman/ Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/bowman/ Bowman County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Bowman-County.htm Bowman County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 22:40, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Bowman County

Guide to Bowman 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: Bowman
Organized: March 8, 1883
Parent County(s): Billings [1]
Neighboring Counties
Slope  • Fallon (MT)  • Harding (SD)  • Perkins (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Bowman County Courthouse, Bowman, North Dakota.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Bowman Map.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

It was named for Edward M. Bowman, member of the House of Representatives. Government organized July 5, 1907. County Seat is Bowman.[2]

County Courthouse

Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623
Phone: 701.523.3450
Bowman County Website

Clerk of the District Court has marriage records from 1907, divorce, probate and court records from 1908, land records from 1896, and burial records.[3]

Bowman 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1907 1881 1908 1896 1908 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

Map of Bowman County The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Townships
Unorganized territories


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Adams 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.  %±
1910 4,668
1920 4,768 2.1%
1930 5,119 7.4%
1940 3,860 −24.6%
1950 4,001 3.7%
1960 4,154 3.8%
1970 3,901 −6.1%
1980 4,229 8.4%
1990 3,596 −15.0%
2000 3,242 −9.8%
2010 3,151 −2.8%
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.[8] 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
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 Bowman County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

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

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

Bowman County Historical and Genealogical Society
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum
PO Box 78
12 Fisrt Street NE
Bowman, ND 58623-0078
Telephone: 701-523-3600
E-mailptrm@ptrm.org
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowman County, North Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bowman County, South Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 517.
  5. 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.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Bowman County, North Dakota" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia
  8. 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.