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Foster County, North Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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Guide to '''Foster 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.ndaco.org/?id=76&form_data_id=151 Foster County Courthouse]<br> 1000 5th St North; PO Box 257; <br>Carrington, ND 58421<br> Phone: 701.652.1001&nbsp;<br><br> Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, <br>marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1884, <br>military and naturalization records from 1900&nbsp;Register of<br>Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Foster 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Carrington
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Eddy County, North Dakota Genealogy|Eddy]]
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|county2= [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]]
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|county3= [[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stutsman]]
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|county4= [[Wells County, North Dakota Genealogy|Wells]]</br><center>[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Organized on October 11, 1883 and named for either James S. Foster of Mitchell, SD or his brother George I. Foster of Fargo, ND.  County Seat:  Carrington.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/ Foster County, Genealogy Trails]</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Foster}}
  
'''1873--'''Foster County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Carrington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''Foster County Courthouse'''<br> 1000 5th St North <br> PO Box 257 <br>Carrington, ND 58421<br> Phone: 701.652.1001<br>[http://www.fostercounty.com/ Foster County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1884, military and naturalization records from 1900.<br>
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Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Foster County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Foster 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), Foster 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" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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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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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Foster}}
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*'''Parent County:'''Foster County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Carrington <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]<br>
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==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Foster}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster_County,_North_Dakota "Foster County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrington,_North_Dakota Carrington] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenfield,_North_Dakota Glenfield]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_City,_North_Dakota Grace City]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McHenry,_North_Dakota McHenry]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlow,_North_Dakota Barlow]
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*Bordulac</div>
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*Juanita</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville,_North_Dakota Melville]</div>
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*Birtsell
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*Bordulac
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*Bucephalia
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*Carrington
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*Eastman
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*Estabrook</div>
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*Florance
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*Glenfield
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*Haven
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*Larrabee
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*Longview
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*McHenry</div>
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*McKinnon
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*Melville
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*Nordmore
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*Rolling Prairie
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*Rose Hill
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyard_Township,_Foster_County,_North_Dakota Wyard]</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Eddy County, North Dakota|Eddy]] | [[Griggs County, North Dakota|Griggs]] | [[Stutsman County, North Dakota|Stutsman]] | [[Wells County, North Dakota|Wells]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Foster}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Foster}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/bios.html Foster County Biographies] (North Dakota Genealogy Trails website) - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/north-dakota-biography-index North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Foster}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Foster}}
  
*1880
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*1885
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*1890
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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>
*1900
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*1910
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*1915
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*1920
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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=1766&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
*1925
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/foster.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
*1930
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/foster.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=16 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|863899|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Foster+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=1766 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=Foster&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/Foster_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |37
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|1890 |1210
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|1900 |3770
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|1910 |5313
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|1920 |6108
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|1930 |6353
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|1940 |5824
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|1950 |5337
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|1960 |5361
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|1970 |4832 
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|1980 |4611 
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|1990 |3983  
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|2000 |3759
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|2010 |3343
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{{ND Census Intro|Foster}}
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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 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 Ancestry.com – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at FamilySearch Historical Records — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at 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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*'''1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/fostcens.htm Foster County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Foster}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Foster County Church Histories''<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/churches.html Foster County Church Histories] (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Foster}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Foster}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Foster}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Foster}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Foster}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Foster}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/land/fost-ak.txt Foster County BLM Land Records, A-K] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/land/fost-lz.txt Foster County BLM Land Records, L-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the 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 Ancestry.com - 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 Ancestry.com - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Foster}}
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*''A History of Foster County, North Dakota.'' 1983. North Dakota. s.p.;
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**{{FSbook|1274169}}<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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{{ND Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{ND Foster 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
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Military Records ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Foster|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/1883pensioners.html Foster County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1890''' - {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at FamilySearch.
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''World War I''
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4569 North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Foster County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casulaties, Foster County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Foster County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/military/ww2navycas.html Korean War Casualties, Foster County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Foster 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 NDSU Archives – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Foster}}
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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|Foster}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/obits.html Foster County Obituaries and Death Notices] 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|Foster}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Foster}}
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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 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|Foster}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Foster}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Foster}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Foster}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/news_marriages.html Foster County Marriage Records] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Foster}}
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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 North Dakota Dept. of Health – index only
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/vitals/deaths/carrfun1.txt Foster County, ND, City of Carrington - Funeral Home Index, Surnames "A - K"] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/vitals/deaths/carrfun2.txt Foster County, ND, City of Carrington - Funeral Home Index, Surnames "L - Z"] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Foster}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Foster}}
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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>N Fargo, 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>[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|Foster}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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''Putnam House''<br> 533 Main St.<br> Carrington, ND 58421<br>Phone: 701-652-1213 or 701-652-2090
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Foster}}
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'''Foster County Historical Society'''<br> 756 Main Street<br> Carrington, ND 58421<br>Telephone: 701-652-1313<br><br>
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'''James River Genealogy Club'''<br> 651 4th St.<br> Carrington, ND 58421<br>Telephone: 701-652-2587<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndjrgc/aux1.htm Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Foster}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndfoster/ Foster County, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/foster/foster.htm Foster County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Foster|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/Foster/ Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Foster/ Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Foster-County.htm Foster County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/ Foster County, Genealogy Trails]
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 15:08, 18 October 2017

United States
North Dakota
Foster County

Guide to Foster 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: Carrington
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Eddy  • Griggs  • Stutsman  • Wells
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaFosterCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Foster Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Organized on October 11, 1883 and named for either James S. Foster of Mitchell, SD or his brother George I. Foster of Fargo, ND. County Seat: Carrington.[2]

County Courthouse

Foster County Courthouse
1000 5th St North
PO Box 257
Carrington, ND 58421
Phone: 701.652.1001
Foster County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1884, military and naturalization records from 1900.
Register of Deeds has land records[3].

Foster 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
1900 1884 1900 1884 1873 1884 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
  • Juanita
Townships
  • Birtsell
  • Bordulac
  • Bucephalia
  • Carrington
  • Eastman
  • Estabrook
  • Florance
  • Glenfield
  • Haven
  • Larrabee
  • Longview
  • McHenry
  • McKinnon
  • Melville
  • Nordmore
  • Rolling Prairie
  • Rose Hill
  • Wyard


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.  %±
1880 37
1890 1,210 3170.3%
1900 3,770 211.6%
1910 5,313 40.9%
1920 6,108 15.0%
1930 6,353 4.0%
1940 5,824 −8.3%
1950 5,337 −8.4%
1960 5,361 0.4%
1970 4,832 −9.9%
1980 4,611 −4.6%
1990 3,983 −13.6%
2000 3,759 −5.6%
2010 3,343 −11.1%
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
Foster County Church Histories

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 Foster County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Wells CountyEddy CountyGriggs CountyStutsman CountyND FOSTER.JPG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information, see North Dakota Newspapers.


North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
N Fargo, 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

Putnam House
533 Main St.
Carrington, ND 58421
Phone: 701-652-1213 or 701-652-2090

Societies

Foster County Historical Society
756 Main Street
Carrington, ND 58421
Telephone: 701-652-1313

James River Genealogy Club
651 4th St.
Carrington, ND 58421
Telephone: 701-652-2587
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Foster County, Genealogy Trails
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Foster County, North Dakota. Page 523 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Foster 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.
  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, "Foster 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.