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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Kidder County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Guide to '''Kidder County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Kidder 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.
 
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kidder County
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| county_map = North Dakota Kidder Map.png
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| style="text-align:center"|{{Click|Image:ND_ORP.png|North Dakota Online Genealogy Records}}
| state = North Dakota
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| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = January 4
 
| seat = Steele
 
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| building address = Kidder County Courthouse<br>120 E Broadway <br> PO Box 66<br> Steele, ND 58582<br>Phone: 701.475.2651<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Kidder '''Kidder County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Steele
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|parent county= Buffalo <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]]
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|county2= [[Emmons County, North Dakota Genealogy|Emmons]]
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|county3= [[Logan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county4= [[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sheridan]]
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|county5= [[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stutsman]]
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|county6= [[Wells County, North Dakota Genealogy|Wells]]</br><center>[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaKidderCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Kidder Map.png|185x185px]]
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
  
Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1943, <br>divorce&nbsp;and court records from 1885; County Judge has marriage<br> records from 1887 and probate reocrds from 1883; Register of Deeds <br>has land records from 1881<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kidder 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 Jefferson Parrish Kidder, an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota from 1875 to 1879, and as an associated justice of the territorial supreme court during 1865-1875 and 1879-1883. The county was organized on March 22, 1881.  County Seat:  Steele.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/ Kidder County Genealogy and History]</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Kidder County Courthouse'''<br>120 E Broadway <br> PO Box 66<br> Steele, ND 58582<br>Phone: 701.475.2651<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Kidder Kidder County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1943, divorce and court records from 1885;<br>
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County Judge has marriage records from 1887 and probate records from 1883;<br>
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Register of Deeds has land records from 1881<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kidder County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Kidder County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo County. '''County seat:''' Steele <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Kidder 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), Kidder 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), 518.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1943
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1943
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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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|Kidder}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Kidder County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Steele <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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</td></tr></table>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Kidder}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidder_County,_North_Dakota "Kidder County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson,_North_Dakota Dawson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pettibone,_North_Dakota Pettibone]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson,_North_Dakota Robinson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steele,_North_Dakota Steele] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tappen,_North_Dakota Tappen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuttle,_North_Dakota Tuttle]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Springs,_North_Dakota Crystal Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladoga,_North_Dakota Ladoga]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Williams,_North_Dakota Lake Williams]</div>
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*Allen
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*Atwood
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*Baker
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*Buckeye
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*Bunker
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*Chestina
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*Clear Lake
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*Crown Hill
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*Crystal Springs
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*Excelsior
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*Frettim
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*Graf</div>
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*Haynes
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*Lake Williams
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*Manning
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*Merkel
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*Northwest
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*Peace
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*Petersville
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*Pettibone
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*Pleasant Hill
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*Quinby
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*Rexine
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*Robinson</div>
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*Sibley
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*Stewart
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*Tanner
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*Tappen
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*Tuttle
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*Valley
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*Vernon
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*Wallace
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*Weiser
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*Westford
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*Williams
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*Woodlawn</div>
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*Kickapoo</div>
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*South Kidder</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|Kidder}}
  
[[Burleigh County, North Dakota|Burleigh]] | [[Emmons County, North Dakota|Emmons]] | [[Logan County, North Dakota|Logan]] | [[Sheridan County, North Dakota|Sheridan]] | [[Stutsman County, North Dakota|Stutsman]] | [[Wells County, North Dakota|Wells]]
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Kidder}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/bios.html Kidder 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|Kidder}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Census ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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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=1772&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/kidder/kidder.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/kidder.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 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|863875|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Kidder+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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|-
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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=1772 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=Kidder&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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*1880
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=== Census Records ===
*1885
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{{Historical populations
*1890
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|type = USA
*1900
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|heading = Census
*1910
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidder_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
*1915
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|1880 |89
*1920
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|1890 |1211
*1925  
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|1900 |1754
*1930
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|1910 |5962
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|1920 |7798
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|1930 |8031
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|1940 |6692
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|1950 |6168
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|1960 |5386
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|1970 |4362 
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|1980 |3833 
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|1990 |3332 
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|2000 |2753
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|2010 |2485
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{{ND Census Intro|Kidder}}
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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]].
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*'''1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/kidder/kiddcens.htm Kidder County Census Records] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Kidder}}
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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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Gluecksthaler Lutheran Church, Tappen, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Kidder}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Kidder}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Kidder}}
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Kidder County.  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Kidder}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/kidder/kidder.htm Index to Kidder County Landowner Records]. Scroll down to "Landowner 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.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
*July 24-25, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd001.htm Big Mound]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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=== Local Histories ===
*July 26, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd002.htm Dead Buffalo Lake]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 13 August, 2012)</ref>
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{{ND Histories Intro|Kidder}}
  
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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
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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''Civil War Battles''
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Kidder County.
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*July 24-25, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd001.htm Big Mound]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
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*July 26, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd002.htm Dead Buffalo Lake]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nd002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State]</ref>
  
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NDmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NDmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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{{ND Civil War Intro}}
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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/kidder/1883pensioners.html List of Pensioners on the Rolls as of Jan 1, 1883], Kidder County. (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 ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at Ancestry ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Kidder County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Kidder County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Kidder County, North Dakota] (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|Kidder}}
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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|Kidder}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/obits.html Kidder 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|Kidder}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Kidder}}
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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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*'''1917-1939''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/schools_graduatingclasses.html#DAWSON Dawson High School Graduates, 1917-1939] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1922-1945''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/schools_graduatingclasses.html#ROBINSON Robinson High School Graduates, 1922-1945] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1926-1939''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/schools_graduatingclasses.html#TAPPEN Tappen High School Graduates, 1926-1939] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1920-1939''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/schools_graduatingclasses.html#TUTTLE Tuttle High School Graduates, 1920-1939] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Kidder}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Kidder}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Kidder}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/news_marriages.html Kidder County Marriage Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Kidder}}
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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/kidder/obits.html Kidder County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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>'''''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>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Kidder}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Kidder}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Kidder}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndkidder/ Kidder County USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Kidder|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/kidder/kidder.htm Kidder County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Kidder|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/Kidder/ Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Kidder/ Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Kidder-County.htm Kidder County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/kidder/ Kidder County Genealogy and History]
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references /> {{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 23:09, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Kidder County

Guide to Kidder 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: Steele
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Buffalo [1]
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Emmons  • Logan  • Sheridan  • Stutsman  • Wells
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaKidderCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Kidder Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder, an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota from 1875 to 1879, and as an associated justice of the territorial supreme court during 1865-1875 and 1879-1883. The county was organized on March 22, 1881. County Seat: Steele.[2]

County Courthouse

Kidder County Courthouse
120 E Broadway
PO Box 66
Steele, ND 58582
Phone: 701.475.2651
Kidder County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1943, divorce and court records from 1885;
County Judge has marriage records from 1887 and probate records from 1883;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1881[3]

Kidder 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
1943 1887 1943 1873 1881 1883 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
Townships
  • Allen
  • Atwood
  • Baker
  • Buckeye
  • Bunker
  • Chestina
  • Clear Lake
  • Crown Hill
  • Crystal Springs
  • Excelsior
  • Frettim
  • Graf
  • Haynes
  • Lake Williams
  • Manning
  • Merkel
  • Northwest
  • Peace
  • Petersville
  • Pettibone
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Quinby
  • Rexine
  • Robinson
  • Sibley
  • Stewart
  • Tanner
  • Tappen
  • Tuttle
  • Valley
  • Vernon
  • Wallace
  • Weiser
  • Westford
  • Williams
  • Woodlawn
Unorganized territories
  • Kickapoo
  • South Kidder


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 89
1890 1,211 1260.7%
1900 1,754 44.8%
1910 5,962 239.9%
1920 7,798 30.8%
1930 8,031 3.0%
1940 6,692 −16.7%
1950 6,168 −7.8%
1960 5,386 −12.7%
1970 4,362 −19.0%
1980 3,833 −12.1%
1990 3,332 −13.1%
2000 2,753 −17.4%
2010 2,485 −9.7%
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
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 Kidder County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Kidder County.

Map showing Civil War battles in North Dakota.

Online Collections

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

Civil War

World War I

World War II

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
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Kidder County Genealogy and History
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kidder 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), Kidder 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), 518.
  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, "Kidder 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.
  9. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State