Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Ramsey 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.

Ramsey County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Ramsey 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 January 4, 1873
County Seat Devils Lake
Address Ramsey County Courthouse
524 4th Ave #4
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Phone: 701.662.7066
Ramsey County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1890,
divorce and court records; County Judge has marriage and probate records;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

4 January 1873: Ramsey County was created from Pembina County. County seat: Devils Lake [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benson | Cavalier | Nelson | Towner | Walsh




  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930



Bergen Lutheran Church, Starkweather

  • Records of Bergen Lutheran Church, Starkweather, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

St. Olof's Lutheran Church, Devil's Lake

  • Records of St. Olof's Lutheran Church, Devil's Lake, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).



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), Ramsey 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).