Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Dickey 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.

Dickey County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Dickey County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded March 5, 1881
County Seat Ellendale
Address Dickey County Courthouse
309 N 2nd Street 
PO Box 215
Ellendale, ND 58436
Phone: 701.349.3560 
Dickey County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage, burial, divorce, probate,
military and court records;  Register of Deeds has land
records; State Historical Society has naturalization records[1]


Parent County

5 March 1881: Dickey County was created from LaMoure and Ransom Counties, and unorganized territory.
County seat: Ellendale [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

LaMoure | McIntosh | Ransom | Sargent | South Dakota counties: Brown | McPherson




  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


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

  • Records of Zoar Lutheran Church, Dickey County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).



Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Dickey County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.



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


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

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dickey County, North Dakota. Page 523 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)