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Online Records

Oliver 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.

Oliver County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Oliver 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 April 14, 1885
County Seat Center
Address Oliver County Courthouse
315 W Main
Center, ND 58530
Phone: 701.794.8777
Oliver County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage records has marriage records
from 1915 and death records; County Judge has probate and 
 court records; Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

1885--Oliver County was created 14 April 1885 from Mercer County. County seat: Center [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Burleigh | McLean | Mercer | Morton



Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Oliver County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.


  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


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.


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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oliver 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).