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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Golden Valley County''' {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Golden Valley 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 '''Golden Valley 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= November 19, 1912
| founded year = 1912
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|county seat= Beach
| founded date = November 19
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|parent county= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| seat = Beach
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|county1= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]]
| building address = Golden Valley County Courthouse<br> 150 1st Ave SE <br> PO Box 9 <br>Beach, ND 58621-0009<br> Phone: 701.872.4352<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Golden%20Valley '''Golden Valley County Website'''] }}
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|county2= [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]]
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|county3= [[Slope County, North Dakota Genealogy|Slope]]
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|county4= [[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon (MT)]]
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|county5= [[Wibaux County, Montana Genealogy|Wibaux (MT)]]</br><center>[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, <br>divorce and court records from 1912; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1912<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Golden Valley 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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Billings County was organized November 13, 1912.  County Seat: Beach.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/ Golden Valley History and Genealogy] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Golden Valley County Courthouse'''<br> 150 1st Ave SE <br> PO Box 9 <br>Beach, ND 58621-0009<br> Phone: 701.872.4352<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Golden%20Valley Golden Valley County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, <br>divorce and court records from 1912; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1912<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
'''1912--'''Golden Valley County was created 19 November 1912 from [[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] County. '''County seat:''' Beach <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Golden Valley County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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), Golden Valley County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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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|Golden Valley}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Golden Valley County was created 19 November 1912 from [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Beach<ref name="HBG">''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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Golden Valley}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota "Golden Valley County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach,_North_Dakota Beach]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golva,_North_Dakota Golva]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel_Butte,_North_Dakota Sentinel Butte]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha,_North_Dakota Alpha]
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*Chama
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*De Mores</div>
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*Ekre
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*Rider
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*Thelan</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotters,_North_Dakota Trotters]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Township,_Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota Beach]
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*Bullion
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*Delhi
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*Elk Creek</div>
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*Garner
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*Henry
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*Lone Tree
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*Pearl</div>
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*Saddle Butte
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*Sentinel</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmwood_Township,_Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota Elmwood]</div>
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*East Golden Valley
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*Elmwood (formerly a township)</div>
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*North Golden Valley</div>
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*South Golden Valley</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
[[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] | [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]] | [[Slope County, North Dakota|Slope]] | '''Montana''' counties: [[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]] | [[Wibaux County, Montana|Wibaux]]
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Golden Valley}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/foster/ Foster County Biographies] on [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails website] - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/north-dakota-biography-index North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Census ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Adams County, North Dakota''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1767&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/goldenvalley/goldvaly.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/goldenvalley.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|411306|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=30&CScnty=1767 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=Golden%20Valley&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
*1920
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1920 |4832
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|1930 |4122
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|1940 |3498
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|1950 |3499
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|1960 |3100
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|1970 |2611 
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|1980 |2391 
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|1990 |2108 
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|2000 |1924
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|2010 |1680
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{{ND Census Intro|Golden Valley}}
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*[http://www.midrivers.com/~whtmule/genweb/goldenvalley/goldenvalleycensus.htm Golden Valley Census Records], NDGenWeb Project
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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
  
==== Church  ====
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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]].
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Golden Valley}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Scandia Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Golden Valley}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/goldenvalley/goldland.html Index to Golden Valley County BLM Land Records] (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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*'''1861-1908''' - [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]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Golden Valley}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/history.html Golden Valley County History Topics] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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''Civil War''
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Golden+Valley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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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*'''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 ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at Ancestry ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Golden Valley County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Golden Valley County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Golden Valley County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Golden Valley County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Golden Valley 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|Golden Valley}}
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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|Golden Valley}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/obits.html Golden Valley 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|Golden Valley}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Golden Valley}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1878 – 1928''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1878-1928] 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|Golden Valley}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Golden Valley}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Golden Valley}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Golden Valley}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/news_marriages.html Golden Valley County Marriage Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Golden Valley}}
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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://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/obits.html Golden Valley County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Golden Valley}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Golden Valley}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>NFargo, ND 58102<br>
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'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>NDSU Archives<br>Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>PO Box 6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone: 701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Wesite]<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|Golden Valley}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Golden Valley}}
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'''Golden Valley County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 384<br> Beach, ND 58621-0384<br>Telephone: 701-872-4987<br>
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'''Golden Valley County Historical Society'''<br>180 1st Ave. S.E.<br>Beach, ND 58621<br>Telephone: 701-872-3938<br>E-mail:[mailto:whtmule@midrivers.com whtmule@midrivers.com]<br>[http://www.midrivers.com/~whtmule/genweb/goldenvalley/goldenvalleyhistory.htm Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Golden Valley}}
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*[http://www.midrivers.com/~whtmule/genweb/goldenvalley/goldenvalley.htm Golden Valley County, USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/goldenvalley/goldvaly.htm Golden Valley County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Golden Valley|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/Golden_Valley/ Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Golden_Valley/ Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Golden-Valley-County.htm Golden Valley County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/ Golden Valley 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 22:59, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Golden Valley County

Guide to Golden Valley 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: Beach
Organized: November 19, 1912
Parent County(s): Billings [1]
Neighboring Counties
Billings  • McKenzie  • Slope  • Fallon (MT)  • Wibaux (MT)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaGoldenValleyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Golden Valley Map.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Billings County was organized November 13, 1912. County Seat: Beach.[2]

County Courthouse

Golden Valley County Courthouse
150 1st Ave SE
PO Box 9
Beach, ND 58621-0009
Phone: 701.872.4352
Golden Valley County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial,
divorce and court records from 1912;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1912[3]

Golden Valley 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
1912 1912 1912 1912 1912 1912 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[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Ekre
  • Rider
  • Thelan
Townships
  • Beach
  • Bullion
  • Delhi
  • Elk Creek
  • Garner
  • Henry
  • Lone Tree
  • Pearl
  • Saddle Butte
  • Sentinel
Defunct townships
Unorganized territories
  • East Golden Valley
  • Elmwood (formerly a township)
  • North Golden Valley
  • South Golden Valley


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.  %±
1920 4,832
1930 4,122 −14.7%
1940 3,498 −15.1%
1950 3,499 0.0%
1960 3,100 −11.4%
1970 2,611 −15.8%
1980 2,391 −8.4%
1990 2,108 −11.8%
2000 1,924 −8.7%
2010 1,680 −12.7%
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.[7] 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 Golden Valley County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information, see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
NFargo, ND 58102

Mailing Address:
NDSU Archives
Libraries NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
Wesite

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

Golden Valley County Historical Society
PO Box 384
Beach, ND 58621-0384
Telephone: 701-872-4987

Golden Valley County Historical Society
180 1st Ave. S.E.
Beach, ND 58621
Telephone: 701-872-3938
E-mail:whtmule@midrivers.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Golden Valley History and Genealogy (Genealogy Trails)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Golden Valley County, North Dakota. Page 523 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Golden Valley County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  7. 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.