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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Grant County'''
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Guide to '''Grant County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= November 7, 1916
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|county seat= Carson
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|parent county= [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy|Morton]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Adams County, North Dakota Genealogy|Adams]]
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|county2= [[Hettinger County, North Dakota Genealogy|Hettinger]]
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|county3= [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy|Morton]]
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|county4= [[Sioux County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sioux]]
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|county5= [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]]</br><center>[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://grantcountynd.com/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>106 2nd Ave NE; <br>Carson, ND 58529<br>Phone: 701.622.3615&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth records from 1945, marriage, <br>death, burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1916; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{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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The county was named for Ulysses Simpson Grant, President of the U.S. from 1869-1877. Organized November 28, 1916.
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County Seat: Carson.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/ Grant County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Grant County Courthouse'''<br>106 2nd Ave NE <br>Carson, ND 58529<br>Phone: 701.622.3615<br>[http://grantcountynd.com/ Grant County Website] <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth records from 1945, marriage, death, burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1916; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1916--'''Grant County was created 7 November 1916 from [[Morton County, North Dakota|Morton]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Carson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Grant 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), Grant County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{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" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1945
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1916
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1916
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1916
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1916
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1916
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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|Grant}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Grant County was created 7 November 1916 from [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy|Morton]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Carson <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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== Places/Localities  ==
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===Populated Places===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Grant}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_North_Dakota "Grant County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin,_North_Dakota Elgin]
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*[http://blog.eogn.com/?s=Family+Search Carson] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leith,_North_Dakota Leith]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Leipzig,_North_Dakota New Leipzig]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane,_North_Dakota Brisbane]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogtooth,_North_Dakota Dogtooth]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freda,_North_Dakota Freda]
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*St. Gertrude</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shields,_North_Dakota Shields]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heil,_North_Dakota Heil]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh,_North_Dakota Raleigh CDP]</div>
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*Elm
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*Fisher
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freda_Township,_Grant_County,_North_Dakota Freda]
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*Howe</div>
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*Lark
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*Leipzig
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*Minnie
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*Pretty Rock</div>
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*Raleigh
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*Rock
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*Winona</div>
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*Otter Creek</div>
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''See also''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_North_Dakota#Grant_County National Register of Historic Places listings in North Dakota]
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*For more information about these places, see [[Grant County, North Dakota Cities and Towns|Grant County Cities and Towns]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Adams County, North Dakota|Adams]] | [[Hettinger County, North Dakota|Hettinger]] | [[Morton County, North Dakota|Morton]] | [[Sioux County, North Dakota|Sioux]] | [[Stark County, North Dakota|Stark]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Grant}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/bios.html Grant 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
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Grant}}
  
Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/grantnd.txt Grant County], providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
  
==== 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=1769&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/grant/grant.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/grant.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=19 NDGravestones]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]]) </center>
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*{{FHL|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+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=1769 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=Grant&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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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/grantnd.txt Odessa Digital Library] for Grant county cemetery transcriptions providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1920 |9553
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|1930 |10134
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|1940 |8264
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|1950 |7114
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|1960 |6248
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|1970 |5009 
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|1980 |4274 
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|1990 |3549  
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|2000 |2841
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|2010 |2394
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{{ND Census Intro|Grant}}
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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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*'''1920, 1930 - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/grant/grant.htm Grant County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Grant}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Johannestal Church''<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndgrant/johannestal_church.htm Johannestal Church Membership List, Leipzig ND]. USGenWeb project
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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|Grant}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Grant}}
  
==== 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|Grant}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Grant}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/grant/grant.htm Index to Grant 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 - 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 1861-1908] at Ancestry - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[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 Grant 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+Grant|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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*'''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/grant/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Grant County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Grant County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Grant County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Grant County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Grant 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|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/obits.html Grant County Obituaries] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndgrant/Obituaries.htm Grant County Obituaries] from newspapers. (Grant County, NDGenWeb project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/grant/grant.htm Grant County Obituaries]. Scroll down to record. (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|Grant}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Grant}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Grant}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/news-marriages.html Grant County Marriage Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Grant}}
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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/grant/obits.html Grant County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Grant}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
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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]
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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|Grant}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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''New Leipzig Museum''<br>PO Box 19<br> New Leipzig, ND 58562-0019<br>Phone: 701-584-2348<br>
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br>6930 67th Ave. SW<br> Elgin, ND 58533<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Grant}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndgrant/ Grant County, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/grant/grant.htm Grant County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Grant|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/Grant/ Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Grant/ Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Grant-County.htm Grant County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grant/ Grant County Genealogy and History] (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 16:37, 18 October 2017

United States
North Dakota
Grant County

Guide to Grant 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: Carson
Organized: November 7, 1916
Parent County(s): Morton [1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams  • Hettinger  • Morton  • Sioux  • Stark
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaGrantCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Grant Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was named for Ulysses Simpson Grant, President of the U.S. from 1869-1877. Organized November 28, 1916. County Seat: Carson.[2]

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
106 2nd Ave NE
Carson, ND 58529
Phone: 701.622.3615
Grant County Website

Clerk District Court has birth records from 1945, marriage, death, burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1916;
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Grant 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
1945 1916 1916 1916 1916 1916 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
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Lark
  • Leipzig
  • Minnie
  • Pretty Rock
  • Raleigh
  • Rock
  • Winona
Defunct townships
  • Otter Creek

See also

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
  • Odessa Digital Library for Grant county cemetery transcriptions providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 9,553
1930 10,134 6.1%
1940 8,264 −18.5%
1950 7,114 −13.9%
1960 6,248 −12.2%
1970 5,009 −19.8%
1980 4,274 −14.7%
1990 3,549 −17.0%
2000 2,841 −19.9%
2010 2,394 −15.7%
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.[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
Johannestal Church

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

Maps and Gazetteers

Morton CountySioux CountyStark CountyHettinger CountyAdams CountyND GRANT.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

New Leipzig Museum
PO Box 19
New Leipzig, ND 58562-0019
Phone: 701-584-2348

Societies

Grant County Historical Society
6930 67th Ave. SW
Elgin, ND 58533

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Grant County, North Dakota (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, North Dakota. Page 524 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, North Dakota. Page 524 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, "Grant 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.