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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' McIntosh County {{NDDC}}<br> <br>
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McIntosh County, North Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''McIntosh County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 9, 1883
| founded year = 1883
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|county seat= Ashley
| founded date = March 9
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|parent county= [[Logan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Logan]] County, [[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy|McPherson (SD)]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| seat = Ashley
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|county1= [[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey]]
| building address = McIntosh County Courthouse<br> 112 NE 1st Street <br>Ashley, ND 58413<br> Phone: 701.288.3450<br>[http://www.ndaco.org/?id=76&form_data_id=161 '''McIntosh County Website'''] }}
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|county2= [[Emmons County, North Dakota Genealogy|Emmons]]
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|county3= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county4= [[Logan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county5= [[Campbell County, South Dakota Genealogy|Campbell (SD)]]
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|county6= [[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy|McPherson (SD)]]</br><center>[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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McIntosh County was named after Edward H. McIntosh, a member of the legislature.  It was organized October 4, 1884. Its county seat is Ashley.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/ McIntosh County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
<br>Clerk District&nbsp;Court has birth and death from 1899, <br>marriage recordsfrom 1885, probate records from 1889, <br>court and divorce records from 1937 and military discharge <br>records from 1943; Register of Deeds has land records<br> State Hist Soc has naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McIntosh 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|McIntosh}}
  
== History  ==
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'''McIntosh County Courthouse'''<br> 112 NE 1st Street <br>Ashley, ND 58413<br> Phone: 701.288.3450<br>[http://www.ndaco.org/?id=76&form_data_id=161 McIntosh County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death from 1899, marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1889, court and divorce records from 1937 and military discharge records from 1943;<br>
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Register of Deeds has land records<br>
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State Historical Society has naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McIntosh County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== McIntosh 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), McIntosh 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" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1937
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1889
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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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'''1883--'''McIntosh County was created 9 March 1883 from [[Logan County, North Dakota|Logan]] County, [[McPherson County, South Dakota|McPherson]] County, South Dakota, and unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Ashley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|McIntosh}}
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*'''Parent County:''' McIntosh County was created 9 March 1883 from [[Logan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Logan]] County, [[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy|McPherson]] County, South Dakota, and unorganized territory.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Ashley <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]</td></tr></table>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|McIntosh}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_County%2C_North_Dakota "McIntosh County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley,_North_Dakota Ashley](county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehr,_North_Dakota Lehr] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_County,_North_Dakota partially in Logan County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturia,_North_Dakota Venturia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wishek,_North_Dakota Wishek]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeeland,_North_Dakota Zeeland]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roloff_Township,_McIntosh_County,_North_Dakota Roloff]</div>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|McIntosh}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/bios.html McIntosh 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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mcintosh/mcintosh.htm Index to McIntosh County Biographies]. Scroll down to "Biographies." (USGenWeb Archives)
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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
  
[[Dickey County, North Dakota|Dickey]] | [[Emmons County, North Dakota|Emmons]] | [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[Logan County, North Dakota|Logan]] | '''South Dakota''' counties: [[Campbell County, South Dakota|Campbell]] | [[McPherson County, South Dakota|McPherson]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|McIntosh}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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 McIntosh 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=1776&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/mcintosh.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=26 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|342927|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+McIntosh+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=1776 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=McIntosh&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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Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in&nbsp;[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/mcintnd.txt McIntosh County], providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available  
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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/mcintnd.txt Odessa Digital Library] has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in  McIntosh County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |3248
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|1900 |4818
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|1910 |7251
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|1920 |9010
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|1930 |9621
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|1940 |8984
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|1950 |7590
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|1960 |6702
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|1970 |5545 
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|1980 |4800  
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|1990 |4021 
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|2000 |3390
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|2010 |2809
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{{ND Census Intro|McIntosh}}
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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 – ($), 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
  
*1885
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*1890  
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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]].
*1900  
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*'''1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mcintosh/mcintosh.htm McIntosh County Census Records] - Images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Church  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|McIntosh}}
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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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<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>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|McIntosh}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/mcintosh/directories/business/1902/ashleyme12nms.txt Ashley Medical Directory 1902], McIntosh County, North Dakota. (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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|McIntosh}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mcintosh/mcinland.html Index to McIntosh 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 [http://search.ancestry.com 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]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|McIntosh}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*''Along the trails of yesterday : a story of McIntosh County.'' 1941. By Nina Farley Wishek. Ashley, North Dakota: The Ashley Tribune. Online at: {{FSbook|207256}}; {{WorldCat|866703588|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Lehr, North Dakota, golden jubilee, 1898-1948.'' 1948?. n.p. n.p. Online at: {{FSbook|3191235}}; {{WorldCat|865691329|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''McIntosh County, 1884-1984; Centennial, June 22 & 23, 1984.'' 1984. By Herbert Roth. Rapid City, South Dakota: McIntosh County Centennial Committee. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|12056711|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
  
== 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+McIntosh|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/mcintosh/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, McIntosh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/mcintosh/military/ww2/enlistees/enlistees.txt World War II Enlistments, McIntosh County, North Dakota] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, McIntosh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, McIntosh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, McIntosh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, McIntosh 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|McIntosh}}
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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|McIntosh}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/obit.html McIntosh 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|McIntosh}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|McIntosh}}
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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 — 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|McIntosh}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|McIntosh}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|McIntosh}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/news_births.html McIntosh County Birth Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|McIntosh}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/news_marriages.html McIntosh County Marriage Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|McIntosh}}
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1892-present''' - [https://apps.nd.gov/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm NDDH Public Death Index, 1892-present] at [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Dept. of Health] – index only
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/obit.html McIntosh County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|McIntosh}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|McIntosh}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, 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><br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|McIntosh}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|McIntosh}}
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'''McIntosh County Historical Society'''<br> 615 Center Ave. N<br> Ashley, ND 58413<br>Telephone: 701-288-3374<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|McIntosh}}
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/mcintosh/ McIntosh County, North Dakota, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mcintosh/mcintosh.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota McIntosh|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/McIntosh/ McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/McIntosh/ McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/McIntosh-County.htm McIntosh County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mcintosh/ McIntosh County, North Dakota, 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 23:18, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
McIntosh County

Guide to McIntosh 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: Ashley
Organized: March 9, 1883
Parent County(s): Logan County, McPherson (SD) [1]
Neighboring Counties
Dickey  • Emmons  • LaMoure  • Logan  • Campbell (SD)  • McPherson (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaMcIntoshCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota McIntosh Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

McIntosh County was named after Edward H. McIntosh, a member of the legislature. It was organized October 4, 1884. Its county seat is Ashley.[2]

County Courthouse

McIntosh County Courthouse
112 NE 1st Street
Ashley, ND 58413
Phone: 701.288.3450
McIntosh County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death from 1899, marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1889, court and divorce records from 1937 and military discharge records from 1943;
Register of Deeds has land records
State Historical Society has naturalization records[3]

McIntosh 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
1899 1885 1899 1937 1883 1889 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
Townships


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of McIntosh 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 has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in McIntosh County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 3,248
1900 4,818 48.3%
1910 7,251 50.5%
1920 9,010 24.3%
1930 9,621 6.8%
1940 8,984 −6.6%
1950 7,590 −15.5%
1960 6,702 −11.7%
1970 5,545 −17.3%
1980 4,800 −13.4%
1990 4,021 −16.2%
2000 3,390 −15.7%
2010 2,809 −17.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[8] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.

Online Church Records
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 McIntosh County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information, see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
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

Societies

McIntosh County Historical Society
615 Center Ave. N
Ashley, ND 58413
Telephone: 701-288-3374

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. McIntosh County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McIntosh 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), McIntosh 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, "McIntosh 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.