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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dunn County'''
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Guide to '''Dunn 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 Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= May 24, 1901
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|county seat= Manning
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|parent county= [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]]
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|county2= [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mckenzie]]
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|county3= [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mclean]]
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|county4= [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]]
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|county5= [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]]
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|county6= [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]]</br><center>[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/ Dunn County Courthouse]<br> 205 Owens Street PO Box 136<br> Manning, ND 58642<br> Phone: 701.573.4447&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage, probate, divorce <br>and&nbsp;court records from 1908 and military discharge <br>records from 1919; Register of Deeds has land records<br> from 1900; State Historical Society has naturalization<br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dunn 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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=== Description ===
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Dunn county was named for John Piatt Dunn of Bismarck (1839-1917), an 1872 arrival who opened the first drug store in North Dakota and was a civic and commercial leader during the city's early years. The county seat is Manning.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/ Dunn County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)</ref> The county government was organized on February 10, 1908.<ref>[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunn_County,_North_Dakota ''Wikipedia, "Dunn County, North Dakota"]</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Dunn}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Dunn County Courthouse'''<br> 205 Owens Street <br> PO Box 136<br> Manning, ND 58642<br> Phone: 701.573.4447<br>[http://www.dunncountynd.org/ Dunn County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has marriage, probate, divorce and&nbsp;court records from 1908 and military discharge records from 1919; Register of Deeds has land records from 1900; State Historical Society has naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dunn County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1901--'''Dunn County was created 24 May 1901 from [[Stark County, North Dakota|Stark]] County. '''County seat:''' Manning <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Dunn 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), Dunn County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{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" | '''[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dunn 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" |1908
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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" |1900
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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|Dunn}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Dunn County was created 24 May 1901 from [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Manning <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|Dunn}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunn_County,_North_Dakota "Dunn County, North Dakota"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge,_North_Dakota Dodge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunn_Center,_North_Dakota Dunn Center]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halliday,_North_Dakota Halliday]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killdeer,_North_Dakota Killdeer]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirschville,_North_Dakota Hirschville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall,_North_Dakota Marshall]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicine_Hole,_North_Dakota Medicine Hole]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hradec,_North_Dakota New Hradec]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Buttes,_North_Dakota Twin Buttes]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manning,_North_Dakota Manning] (county seat)</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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''Indian Reservation''
  
==== Indian Reservation ====
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A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Dunn County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]], [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]], [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]], and [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]] Counties.
  
A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Dunn County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]], [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]], [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]], and [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] Counties.
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''See also''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_North_Dakota#Dunn_County National Register of Historic Places listings in North Dakota - Dunn County]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] | [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|Mckenzie]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota|Mclean]] | [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]] | [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]] | [[Stark County, North Dakota|Stark]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Dunn}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Dunn}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/bios.html Dunn County Biographies] (North Dakota Genealogy Trails websie) - 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
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Dunn}}
  
[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/dunnnd.txt Roshua cemetery] inscriptions providing the name, date of birth and date of death where available.
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Dunn}}
  
==== Census  ====
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[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/dunnnd.txt Roshua cemetery] inscriptions providing the name, date of birth and date of death where available.
  
*1910
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*1915
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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>
*1925
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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=1763&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dunn/dunn.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/dunn.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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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+Dunn+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=1763 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=Dunn&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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==== Church ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunn_County,_North_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |159
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|1910 |5302
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|1920 |8828
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|1930 |9566
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|1940 |8376
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|1950 |7212
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|1960 |6350
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|1970 |4895 
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|1980 |4627 
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|1990 |4005  
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|2000 |3600
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|2010 |3536
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{{ND Census Intro|Dunn}}
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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]].
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*'''1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dunn/dunncens.htm Dunn County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nddunn2/census/index.html Censuses for Dunn County] (USGenWeb Project)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Dunn}}
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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>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Dunn}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Dunn}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
====== Civil War Battle ======
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Dunn}}
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Dunn County.
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Dunn}}
  
*July 28-29, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd005.htm Killdeer Mountain], also known as Tahkahokuty Mountain<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Dunn}}
  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Dunn}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dunn/dunnland.html Index to Dunn 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]]
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NDmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Dunn}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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{{ND Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{ND Dunn 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
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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''Civil War Battle''
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Dunn County.
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*July 28-29, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd005.htm Killdeer Mountain], also known as Tahkahokuty Mountain<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State].</ref>
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*[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>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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''Civil War''
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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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''Indian Wars''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''1864''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/military/military_1864expedition.html General Alfred Sully's Expedition of 1864 against the Sioux] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War I''
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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/dunn/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Dunn County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Dunn County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Dunn County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Dunn County] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Dunn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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|Dunn}}
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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|Dunn}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/obits.html Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dunn/dunobits.html Dunn County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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|Dunn}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Dunn}}
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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|Dunn}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Dunn}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Dunn}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/news_births.html Dunn County Birth Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Dunn}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/news_marriages.html Dunn County Marriage Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Dunn}}
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/obits.html Dunn County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Dunn}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Dunn}}
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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 Box6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone: 701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Website]<br>
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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|Dunn}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Dunn}}
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'''Dunn County Historical Society'''<br>153 Museum Trail<br> PO Box 86<br>Dunn Center, ND 58626<br>Telephone: 701-548-8111<br>E-mail: [mailto:dunncountymuseum@ndsupernet.com dunncountymuseum@ndsupernet.com]<br>[http://www.dunncountymuseum.org/Contact_Us.htm Website]<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Dunn}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nddunn2/ Dunn County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/dunn/dunn.htm Dunn County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Dunn|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/Dunn/ Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Dunn/ Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Dunn-County.htm Dunn County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dunn/ Genealogy Trails:  Dunn County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History]
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 21:12, 17 October 2017

United States
North Dakota
Dunn County

Guide to Dunn 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: Manning
Organized: May 24, 1901
Parent County(s): Stark [1]
Neighboring Counties
Billings  • Mckenzie  • Mclean  • Mercer  • Mountrail  • Stark
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaDunnCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Dunn Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

Dunn county was named for John Piatt Dunn of Bismarck (1839-1917), an 1872 arrival who opened the first drug store in North Dakota and was a civic and commercial leader during the city's early years. The county seat is Manning.[2] The county government was organized on February 10, 1908.[3]

County Courthouse

Dunn County Courthouse
205 Owens Street
PO Box 136
Manning, ND 58642
Phone: 701.573.4447
Dunn County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage, probate, divorce and court records from 1908 and military discharge records from 1919; Register of Deeds has land records from 1900; State Historical Society has naturalization records[4]

Dunn 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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1908 1881 1908 1900 1908 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places


Indian Reservation

A portion of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is located in Dunn County. The remainder of the reservation is in Mountrail, McKenzie, Mercer, and Ward Counties.

See also

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Roshua cemetery inscriptions providing the name, date of birth and date of death where available.

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 159
1910 5,302 3234.6%
1920 8,828 66.5%
1930 9,566 8.4%
1940 8,376 −12.4%
1950 7,212 −13.9%
1960 6,350 −12.0%
1970 4,895 −22.9%
1980 4,627 −5.5%
1990 4,005 −13.4%
2000 3,600 −10.1%
2010 3,536 −1.8%
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.[9] 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 Dunn County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

McKenzie CountyMountrail CountyMercer CountyMcLean CountyBillings CountyStark CountyND DUNN.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 Dunn County.

  • July 28-29, 1864 = Killdeer Mountain, also known as Tahkahokuty Mountain[10]
  • 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

Indian Wars

World War I

World War II

Korean 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 Box6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
Email: mailto: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

Dunn County Historical Society
153 Museum Trail
PO Box 86
Dunn Center, ND 58626
Telephone: 701-548-8111
E-mail: dunncountymuseum@ndsupernet.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Dunn County, North Dakota (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Wikipedia, "Dunn County, North Dakota"
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dunn County, North Dakota. Page 523 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dunn County, North Dakota. Page 523 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Dunn County, North Dakota" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  9. 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.
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State.