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Guide to '''Dickey County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.dickeynd.com/ Dickey County Courthouse ]<br>309 N 2nd Street&nbsp; PO Box 215<br> Ellendale, ND 58436<br> Phone: 701.349.3560&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, <br>military and court records;&nbsp; Register of Deeds has land <br>records; State Historical&nbsp;Society has naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickey County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 5,  1881
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|county seatEllendale
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|parent county= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]] and [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]] , and unorganized territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county2= [[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy|McIntosh]]
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|county3= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county4= [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]]
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|county5= [[Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brown (SD)]]
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|county6= [[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy|McPherson (SD)]]</br><center>[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: NorthDakotaDickeyCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: North Dakota Dickey Map.png|185x185px]]
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
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The county was formally organized in 1882 and the county seat located at Ellendale.  There are those who claim it was named for Alfred Dickey, a prominent resident of Jamestown and the first Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota. He was a man well worthy of having a county named for him, but there is also a persistent belief that the county was named for a Mr. Dickey who was connected with the engineering staff of the Milwaukee Railroad.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/ Genealogy Trails:  Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy and History]</ref>
  
'''5 March 1881:''' Dickey County was created from [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] and [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] Counties, and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Ellendale <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Dickey}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''Dickey County Courthouse''' <br>309 N 2nd Street<br> PO Box 215<br> Ellendale, ND 58436<br> Phone: 701.349.3560<br>[http://www.dickeynd.com/ Dickey County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, <br>military and court records;&nbsp; Register of Deeds has land <br>records; State Historical&nbsp;Society has naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickey County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Dickey County, North Dakota Record Dates ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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|-
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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" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894-1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894-1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Dickey}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Dickey County was created from [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]] and [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]] Counties, and unorganized territory.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Ellendale <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Dickey}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickey_County,_North_Dakota "Dickey County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellendale,_North_Dakota Ellendale] (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes,_North_Dakota Forbes]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerton,_North_Dakota Fullerton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monango,_North_Dakota Monango]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludden,_North_Dakota Ludden]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakes,_North_Dakota Oakes]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glover,_North_Dakota Glover]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guelph,_North_Dakota Guelph]</div>
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* Merricourt</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Township,_Dickey_County,_North_Dakota Ada]
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* Albertha
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* Albion
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* Bear Creek
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* Clement
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* Divide
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* Elden
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellendale_Township,_Dickey_County,_North_Dakota Ellendale]
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* Elm
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* German
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* Grand Valley</div>
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* Hamburg
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* Hudson
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* James River Valley
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* Kent
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* Kentner
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* Keystone
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* Lorraine
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* Lovell
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_Township,_Dickey_County,_North_Dakota Maple]
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* Northwest
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* Port Emma</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Township,_Dickey_County,_North_Dakota Porter]
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* Potsdam
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* Riverdale
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* Spring Valley
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* Valley
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* Van Meter
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* Whitestone
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Township,_Dickey_County,_North_Dakota Wright]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorktown_Township,_Dickey_County,_North_Dakota Yorktown]
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* Young</div>
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[[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[McIntosh County, North Dakota|McIntosh]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] | '''South Dakota''' counties: [[Brown County, South Dakota|Brown]] | [[McPherson County, South Dakota|McPherson]]
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Dickey}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Dickey}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/bios.html Dickey County Biographies] (North Dakota Genealogy Trails website) - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/dickey/dbios.htm Index to Biographies] from ''Early History of the Oakes Community, Dickey County and North Dakota - The 1906 Christmas Supplement'' by ''The Oakes Times.''  (Dickey County, NDGenWeb Project)
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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
  
==== Census'''<br>'''  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Dickey}}
  
*1885
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=== Cemeteries ===
*1890
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Dickey}}
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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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 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=1761&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dickey/dickey.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/dickey.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 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|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dickey+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1761 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=Dickey&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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==== Court ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickey_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |5573
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|1900 |6061
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|1910 |9839
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|1920 |10499
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|1930 |10877
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|1940 |9696
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|1950 |9121
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|1960 |8147
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|1970 |6976 
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|1980 |7207 
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|1990 |6107  
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|2000 |5757
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|2010 |5289
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{{ND Census Intro|Dickey}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dickey/dickcens.htm Dickey County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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
  
==== Land  ====
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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]].
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Dickey}}
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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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Zoar Lutheran Church, Dickey County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Dickey}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Dickey}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Dickey County.
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Dickey}}
  
*September 3-5, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd004.htm Whitestone Hill]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Dickey}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Dickey}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Dickey}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dickey/dickland.html Index to Dickey County BLM 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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Dickey}}
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/dickey/dc1930id.htm Name Index for ''A History of Dickey County''] (Dickey County, USGenWeb Project)
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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{{ND Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{ND Dickey County}}}}
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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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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}{{ND Civil War Intro}}''Civil War Battle''
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Dickey County.
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*September 3-5, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd004.htm Whitestone Hill]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/history.html#chap3 Battle of Whitestone Hill] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NDmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NDmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/1883pensioners.html Dickey County Pensioners on the Rolls as of Jan 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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/dickey/chapter35.html Dickey County in the World War] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Dickey County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Dickey County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Dickey County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Dickey County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Dickey 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|Dickey}}
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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|Dickey}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/obits.html Obituaries and Death Notices (early)] from newspapers. (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|Dickey}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Dickey}}
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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://search.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|Dickey}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Dickey}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Dickey}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Dickey}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/news_marriages.html Marriage Announcements (early)] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Dickey}}
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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|Dickey}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Dickey}}
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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>NFargo, ND 58102<br>
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'''''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>
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[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Website]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Dickey}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Dickey}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Dickey County Historical Society'''<br>9225 104th Ave. SE<br>Oakes, ND 58474<br>Telephone: 701-783-4361<br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Dickey County Historical Society'''<br>424 Main Ave.<br>Oakes, ND 58474<br>Telephone: 701-742-3034<br>[https://oakesnd.com/historicalsociety Website]<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Whitestone Historical Society'''<br>8692 98th Ave. SE<br> Monango, ND 58436<br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Dickey}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/dickey/ Dickey County], USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Dickey|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dickey/dickey.htm Dickey County], USGenWeb Archives
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Dickey|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/Dickey/ Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Dickey/ Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dickey/ Dickey County], Genealogy Trails
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Dickey-County.htm Dickey County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references />{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Dickey_County,_North_Dakota]]
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Latest revision as of 23:35, 22 December 2017

United States
North Dakota
Dickey County

Guide to Dickey 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: Ellendale
Organized: March 5, 1881
Parent County(s): LaMoure and Ransom , and unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
LaMoure  • McIntosh  • Ransom  • Sargent  • Brown (SD)  • McPherson (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaDickeyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Dickey Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The county was formally organized in 1882 and the county seat located at Ellendale. There are those who claim it was named for Alfred Dickey, a prominent resident of Jamestown and the first Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota. He was a man well worthy of having a county named for him, but there is also a persistent belief that the county was named for a Mr. Dickey who was connected with the engineering staff of the Milwaukee Railroad.[2]

County Courthouse

Dickey County Courthouse
309 N 2nd Street
PO Box 215
Ellendale, ND 58436
Phone: 701.349.3560
Dickey County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate,
military and court records;  Register of Deeds has land
records; State Historical Society has naturalization records[3]

Dickey 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
1894-1900 1883 1894-1900 1881 1881 1881 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

The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Merricourt
Townships
  • Ada
  • Albertha
  • Albion
  • Bear Creek
  • Clement
  • Divide
  • Elden
  • Ellendale
  • Elm
  • German
  • Grand Valley
  • Hamburg
  • Hudson
  • James River Valley
  • Kent
  • Kentner
  • Keystone
  • Lorraine
  • Lovell
  • Maple
  • Northwest
  • Port Emma


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.  %±
1890 5,573
1900 6,061 8.8%
1910 9,839 62.3%
1920 10,499 6.7%
1930 10,877 3.6%
1940 9,696 −10.9%
1950 9,121 −5.9%
1960 8,147 −10.7%
1970 6,976 −14.4%
1980 7,207 3.3%
1990 6,107 −15.3%
2000 5,757 −5.7%
2010 5,289 −8.1%
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 Dickey County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Logan CountyLaMoure CountyRansom CountyMcIntosh CountySargent CountyMcPherson County, South DakotaBrown County, South DakotaMarshall County, South DakotaND DICKEY.JPG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration

Military Records

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Dickey County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.

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
NFargo, 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

Dickey County Historical Society
9225 104th Ave. SE
Oakes, ND 58474
Telephone: 701-783-4361

Dickey County Historical Society
424 Main Ave.
Oakes, ND 58474
Telephone: 701-742-3034
Website

Whitestone Historical Society
8692 98th Ave. SE
Monango, ND 58436

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails: Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy and History
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickey County, North Dakota. Page 523 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 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, "Dickey 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.
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State