McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy

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McLean 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.

McLean County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting McLean County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded March 8, 1883
County Seat Washburn
Address McLean County Courthouse
712 5th Avenue
Washburn, ND 58577
Phone: 701.462.8541
McLean County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1887,
burial records from 1920, divorce and court records
from 1891 and probate records from 1900; Register
of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

1883--McLean County was created 8 March 1883 from Stevens (Old), Burleigh, and Sheridan Counties. County seat: Washburn [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Indian Reservation

Fort Berthold (Caros Ventres, Mandan and Arickara tribes) | Devils Lake Agency (Sioux tribe)

Neighboring Counties

Burleigh | Dunn | McHenry | Mercer | Mountrail | Oliver | Sheridan | Ward




  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925


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.



Local Histories





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


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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).