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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Ransom County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Ransom 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 '''Ransom County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Ransom County
 
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| state = North Dakota
 
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| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = January 4
 
| seat = Lisbon
 
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| building address = Ransom County Courthouse<br>204 5th Ave West<br> Lisbon, ND 58054 <br>Phone:701.683.5823<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Ransom '''Ransom 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= Lisbon
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy|Barnes]]
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|county2= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county3= [[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey]]
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|county4= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county5= [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]]
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|county6= [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]]</br><center>[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaRansomCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Ransom 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 ==
  
<br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, <br>marriage records from 1882, divorce, probate and court records; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ransom County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{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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Established January 4, 1873.  Organized April 4, 1881.  Its county seat is Lisbon.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/ Genealogy Trails: Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy and History]</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Ransom County Courthouse'''<br>204 5th Ave West<br> Lisbon, ND 58054 <br>Phone:701.683.5823<br>[http://ransomcountynd.net/ Ransom County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1882, divorce, probate and court records; <br>[http://ransomcountynd.net/clerk-of-court/ Clerk District Court]<br>
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Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ransom County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Ransom County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina ]]County. '''County seat:''' Lisbon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Ransom 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), Ransom County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{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" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom 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" |1882
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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" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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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|Ransom}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Ransom County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]County. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Lisbon <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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Ransom}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransom_County,_North_Dakota "Ransom County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott,_North_Dakota Elliott]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enderlin,_North_Dakota Enderlin] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_County,_North_Dakota Cass County])</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Ransom,_North_Dakota Fort Ransom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon,_North_Dakota Lisbon (county seat)]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon,_North_Dakota Sheldon]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englevale,_North_Dakota Englevale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod,_North_Dakota McLeod]</div>
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*Aliceton
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*Alleghany
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*Bale
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*Big Bend
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*Casey
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*Coburn
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*Elliott
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*Fort Ransom
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*Greene</div>
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*Hanson
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*Island Park
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*Isley
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*Liberty
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*McLeod
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*Moore
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*Northland
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*Owego
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*Preston</div>
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*Rosemeade
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*Sandoun
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*Scoville
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*Shenford
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*Springer
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*Sydna
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*Tuller</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|Ransom}}
  
[[Barnes County, North Dakota|Barnes]] | [[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Dickey County, North Dakota|Dickey]] | [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] | [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]]
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/bioindex.html Index to Ransom 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|Ransom}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Census ====
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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=1787&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/ransom.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=37 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/ransom.htm NDInterment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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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|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ransom+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1787 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=Ransom&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
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*1900
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|heading = Census
*1910
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransom_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
*1915
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|1880 |537
*1920
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|1890 |5393
*1925  
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|1900 |6919
*1930
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|1910 |10345
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|1920 |11618
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|1930 |10983
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|1940 |10061
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|1950 |8876
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|1960 |8078
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|1970 |7102 
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|1980 |6698 
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|1990 |5921 
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|2000 |5890
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|2010 |5457
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{{ND Census Intro|Ransom}}
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*'''1880, 1885''' [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/ransommortality.html#1880 Ransom County Mortality Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/ransom.htm Ransom County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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 [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
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*'''1885''' [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/census.html Dakota Territory 1885 List of Names] (four links). (Genealogy Trails)
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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 [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ 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]].
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Ransom}}
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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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Enderlin, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<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," [http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml Collection Finding Aids], ''Minnesota Historical Society.''</ref>
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Lisbon, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Ransom}}
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*'''1902''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/directories/business/1902/enderlin38nms.txt Enderlin Medical Directory] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1909''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/history/other/ransomco47gms.txt Ransom County Attorneys] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/ransom.htm Ransom County Funeral Home Records]. Scroll down to list. (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/ransland.html Index to Ransom County BLM Land Records by Surname] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx 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 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), 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|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/countyhistory.html County History, including early settlers] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm Various Historical Records of Ransom County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*''Early history of Ransom County : including references to Sargent County, 1835-1885.'' [19--?]. Salem, Massachusetts : Higginson Book Co.. Online at:[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89064492341 Hathitrust]; {{WorldCat|866480222|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Fort Ransom area history, 1878-1978.'' 1978?. By Loubert Rufsvold. S.l. : s.n. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866322913|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''The Skånings revisited, 1882-1982 : including the history of Aliceton, biographical sketches of early Aliceton residents, genealogy of the Skånings, and a reprint of The Skånings of Aliceton.'' 1982. By Ardis Taylor. [Lisbon, New Dakota] : Taylor, R. J. Jr. Foundation. Online at:; {{WorldCat|8575673|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== 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
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Military Records ===
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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>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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''Civil War''
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Ransom|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1890''' - {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1883''' - [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/1883_pensioners_ransom.html Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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 [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/military/ww1/smith2gmt.txt Congressional Medal Of Honor Citation, Frederick Eliphaz Smith] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/lisbon_ww1soldiers.jpg Picture of Lisbon WW1 Soldiers], not identified. (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/military.html World War I Casualties, Ransom County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Ransom County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Ransom County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Ransom 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 [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Ransom}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/north-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers GenealogyBank] - ($), 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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{{ND Newspaper abstracts|Ransom}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/obituaries.html Ransom County Obituaries] (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|Ransom}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Ransom}}
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''Online Probate Records
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — 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|Ransom}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Ransom}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Ransom}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/news_marriages.html Ransom County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Ransom}}
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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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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Ransom}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Ransom}}
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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>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>
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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|Ransom}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Ransom}}
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'''Ransom County Historical Society'''<br>6231 121 Avenue SE<br>Fort Ransom, ND 58033<br>Telephone: 701-973-8303 or 701-973-2259<br>[http://rchsmuseum.tripod.com/ Website]<br>
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'''Enderlin Historical Society and Museum, Inc.'''<br>13296 55th St. SE<br> Enderlin, ND 58027<br>Telephone: 701-437-3205 or 701-799-0725<br>[http://www.enderlinmuseum.org/ Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndransom/ Ransom County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/ransom.htm Ransom County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Ransom|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/Ransom/ Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Ransom/ Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Ransom-County.htm Ransom County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/index.html Ransom 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 23:33, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Ransom County

Guide to Ransom 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: Lisbon
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Barnes  • Cass  • Dickey  • LaMoure  • Richland  • Sargent
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRansomCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Ransom Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Established January 4, 1873. Organized April 4, 1881. Its county seat is Lisbon.[2]

County Courthouse

Ransom County Courthouse
204 5th Ave West
Lisbon, ND 58054
Phone:701.683.5823
Ransom County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1882, divorce, probate and court records;
Clerk District Court
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Ransom 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 1882 1943 1873 1873 1873 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
  • Aliceton
  • Alleghany
  • Bale
  • Big Bend
  • Casey
  • Coburn
  • Elliott
  • Fort Ransom
  • Greene
  • Hanson
  • Island Park
  • Isley
  • Liberty
  • McLeod
  • Moore
  • Northland
  • Owego
  • Preston
  • Rosemeade
  • Sandoun
  • Scoville
  • Shenford
  • Springer
  • Sydna
  • Tuller


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 537
1890 5,393 904.3%
1900 6,919 28.3%
1910 10,345 49.5%
1920 11,618 12.3%
1930 10,983 −5.5%
1940 10,061 −8.4%
1950 8,876 −11.8%
1960 8,078 −9.0%
1970 7,102 −12.1%
1980 6,698 −5.7%
1990 5,921 −11.6%
2000 5,890 −0.5%
2010 5,457 −7.4%
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.

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Ransom 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

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

  • GenealogyBank - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
  • Newspaper Archive - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
  • Chronicling America - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; searching tips
  • Elephind - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites

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

Ransom County Historical Society
6231 121 Avenue SE
Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Telephone: 701-973-8303 or 701-973-2259
Website

Enderlin Historical Society and Museum, Inc.
13296 55th St. SE
Enderlin, ND 58027
Telephone: 701-437-3205 or 701-799-0725
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

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