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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Richland County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Guide to '''Richland County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Richland 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.
 
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| county = Richland County
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| county_map = North Dakota Richland Map.png
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| style="text-align:center"|{{Click|Image:ND_ORP.png|North Dakota Online Genealogy Records}}
| state = North Dakota
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
| founded year = 1873
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|county seat= Wahpeton
| founded date = January 4
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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>
| seat = Wahpeton
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|county1= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
| building address = Richland County Courthouse<br> 418 2nd Ave N<br> PO Box 966; <br>Wahpeton, ND 58075<br> Phone: 701.642.7818<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Richland-County-North-Dakota-Courts.htm '''Richland County Website'''] }}  
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|county2= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county3= [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]]
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|county4= [[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay (MN)]]
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|county5= [[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse (MN)]]
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|county6= [[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin (MN)]]
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|county7= [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall (SD)]]
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|county8= [[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts (SD)]]</br><center>[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaRichlandCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Richland 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 ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, <br>divorce and court&nbsp;records from 1833 and some burial records; <br>County Judge has marriage records from 1890 and probate records<br> from 1876; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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The county was named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton.  County government was organized on November 25, 1873.  Its county seat is Wahpeton.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/ Richland County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Richland County Courthouse'''<br> 418 2nd Ave N<br> PO Box 966; <br>Wahpeton, ND 58075<br> Phone: 701.642.7818<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Richland-County-North-Dakota-Courts.htm Richland County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, divorce and court records from 1833 and some burial records.
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County Judge has marriage records from 1890 and probate records from 1876.
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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), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Richland County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Wahpeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Richland 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), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{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" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="12%" align="center" |1876
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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|Richland}}
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<table><tr><td>
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*'''Parent County:''' Richland County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Wahpeton <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|Richland}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_North_Dakota "Richland County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abercrombie,_North_Dakota Abercrombie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney,_North_Dakota Barney]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine,_North_Dakota Christine]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax,_North_Dakota Colfax]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight,_North_Dakota Dwight]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairmount,_North_Dakota Fairmount]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bend,_North_Dakota Great Bend]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hankinson,_North_Dakota Hankinson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidgerwood,_North_Dakota Lidgerwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantador,_North_Dakota Mantador]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooreton,_North_Dakota Mooreton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahpeton,_North_Dakota Wahpeton (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_North_Dakota Walcott]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyndmere,_North_Dakota Wyndmere]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galchutt,_North_Dakota Galchutt]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abercrombie_Township,_Richland_County,_North_Dakota Abercrombie]
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* Antelope
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* Barney
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* Barrie
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* Belford
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Township,_Richland_County,_North_Dakota Brandburg]
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* Brightwood
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* Center
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* Colfax
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danton_Township,_Richland_County,_North_Dakota Danton]
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* Devillo
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* Dexter
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* Duerr</div>
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* Dwight
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* Eagle
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* Elma
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* Fairmount
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* Freeman
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* Garborg
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* Grant
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* Greendale
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* Helendale
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* Homestead
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* Ibsen
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* LaMars</div>
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* Liberty Grove
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* Lidgerwood
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* Mooreton
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* Moran
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* Nansen
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* Sheyenne
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* Summit
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* Viking
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* Walcott
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* Waldo
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* West End
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* Wyndmere</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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''Indian Reservations''<br>
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A portion of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Traverse_Indian_Reservation Traverse Indian Reservation] is in Richland County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]], [[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts]], [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]], and [[Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Codington]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]] County in North Dakota.
  
==== Indian Reservation  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
A portion of the [[Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation]] is in Richland County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]], [[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]], [[Day County, South Dakota|Day]], and [[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] County in North Dakota.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Richland}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/biosindex.html Index to Richland 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://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/Pelzl%20and%20Chepa%20family%20history.htm John Pelzl & Rosalia Chepa Family] (Richland County, USGenWeb Project)
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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
  
[[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] | '''Minnesota''' counties: [[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]] | [[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]] | [[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]] | '''South Dakota''' counties: [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]] | [[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Richland}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1789&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/richland.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/richland.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+Richland+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=1789 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=Richland&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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==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |3597
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|1890 |10751
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|1900 |17387
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|1910 |19659
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|1920 |20887
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|1930 |21008
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|1940 |20519
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|1950 |19865
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|1960 |18824
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|1970 |18089
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|1980 |19207
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|1990 |18148
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|2000 |17998
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|2010 |16321
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{{ND Census Intro|Richland}}
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*'''1880, 1885''' [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/census.html Richland County Mortality Schedules] (Genealogy Trails)
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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, 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
  
*1880
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*1885
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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]].
*1890
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*'''1860''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/dakotaterritory/1860census.html Federal Census, Dakota Territory on the Red River] (Genealogy Trails)
*1900  
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*'''1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/richland.htm Richland County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*1915
 
*1920  
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Richland}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Richland County Church Histories''<br>
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/churches.htm Richland County Churches] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/churches.html Richland County Church Histories] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/Baptisms.htm Richland County Church Baptisms] (USGenWeb Project)
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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>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Richland}}
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*'''1902''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/directories/business/1902/fairmoun40nms.txt Fairmount Medical Directory, 1902], Richland 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|Richland}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/richland.htm Index to Richland County Funeral Home Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Richland}}
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''Online Land Records''
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([http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/blmland.html Index to Richland 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 [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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Richland}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/history.html Richland County Histories] (Genealogy Links)
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*''History of Abercrombie Township, Richland County.'' n.d. By Alma Tweto. n.p.: n.p. Online at: [https://books.google.com/books?id=QqwSAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=Alma+Tweto,+History+of+Abercrombie+Township,+Richland+County+nd&source=bl&ots=OrOIVZCDFi&sig=ePvvxs09WjVRTHmEud9Yk-WXqHw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj2wMfb9rDSAhVK3IMKHRaIChEQ6AEIJTAC#v=onepage&q=Alma%20Tweto%2C%20History%20of%20Abercrombie%20Township%2C%20Richland%20County%20nd&f=false Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.]
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*''A history of Richland County.'' 1977. By Vernon E. Hektner. Dallas, Texas : Taylor Publishing Company (TX). Online at: {{FSbook|5828748}}; {{WorldCat|86686836|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/hankbooklistnames.htm Index of Pages of Family Names & Histories in the ''Hankinson, North Dakota Centennial Book 1886-1986''] (Richland County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/Lidgbooknamelist.htm Index of Family Names & Histories in ''Lidgerwood-Today, Yesterday & Tomorrow''] (Richland County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/rcbooklistnames.html Index of Family Names & Histories in the ''History Of Richland County Book, 1886-1986''] (Richland County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/Wyndmerebookindex.htm Index of Pages of Family Names & Histories in the ''Wyndmere, North Dakota Centennial Book''] (Richland County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project)
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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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>
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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 [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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/fortabercrombie-dead.html Partial List of soldiers and others who died at Ft Abercrombie] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/company-c.html Citizens Mustered in at Fort Abercrombie] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/ambrose-co.html The Northern Rangers: Roster of Captain Ambrose Freeman’s Company of Mounted Men] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1883''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/1883_pensioners_richland.html Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883], Richland County, North Dakota (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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Richland County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/wwi_honors_richland.html Congressional Medal of Honor Citation, William J. Frank] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Richland County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Richland County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Richland County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/woodrowkeeble.html Woodrow W. Keeble: First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Richland 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|Richland}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/north-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), 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|Richland}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Richland}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/obits.html Richland County Obituaries and Death Notices, A-L] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/obits2.html Richland County Obituaries and Death Notices, M-Z] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/ Index to Richland County Obits]. Scroll down to "Obits." on the right side. (USGenWeb Project)
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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|Richland}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Richland}}
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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://search.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|Richland}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Richland}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Richland}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Richland}}
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*'''Pre-1925''' - [http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/marriages.htm Richland County Marriages] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/news_marriages.html Richland County Marriage Announcements, Groom Surnames A-L] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/news_marriages2.html Richland County Marriage Announcements, Groom Surnames M-Z] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Richland}}
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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|Richland}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Richland}}
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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}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Wahpeton North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Wahpeton North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Richland}}
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'''Wilkin-Richland Counties Genealogy Guild'''<br> 2018 320th Street<br>Breckenridge, MN 56520<br>Telephone Number:218-643-2532
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Richland}}
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'''Richland County Historical Society'''<br>11 - 7th Avenue North<br>Wahpeton 58075-3931<br>[http://www.wahpeton.com/index.asp?Type=B_LOC&SEC=%7B5EFDB701-02CD-4611-A975-FB01E854FCEE%7D&DE=%7BAB3CBDD9-11E2-463E-B4C0-3F89E17A4362%7D Website]<br>
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'''Richland County Historical Society'''<br>525 1st St<br> S, Wahpeton, ND 58075<br>Telephone: 701-642-4813<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Richland}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/richland/ Richland County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Richland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/richland.htm Richland County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Richland|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/Richland/ Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Richland/ Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Richland-County.htm Richland County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/ Richland County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references /> {{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Richland_County,_North_Dakota]]
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[[Category:Richland_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:15, 3 October 2017

United States
North Dakota
Richland County

Guide to Richland 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: Wahpeton
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cass  • Ransom  • Sargent  • Clay (MN)  • Traverse (MN)  • Wilkin (MN)  • Marshall (SD)  • Roberts (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRichlandCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Richland Map.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

The county was named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton. County government was organized on November 25, 1873. Its county seat is Wahpeton.[2]

County Courthouse

Richland County Courthouse
418 2nd Ave N
PO Box 966;
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Phone: 701.642.7818
Richland County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, divorce and court records from 1833 and some burial records. County Judge has marriage records from 1890 and probate records from 1876. Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Richland 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
1900 1890 1900 1883 1873 1876 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
  • Dwight
  • Eagle
  • Elma
  • Fairmount
  • Freeman
  • Garborg
  • Grant
  • Greendale
  • Helendale
  • Homestead
  • Ibsen
  • LaMars
  • Liberty Grove
  • Lidgerwood
  • Mooreton
  • Moran
  • Nansen
  • Sheyenne
  • Summit
  • Viking
  • Walcott
  • Waldo
  • West End
  • Wyndmere


Indian Reservations
A portion of the Traverse Indian Reservation is in Richland County. The remainder of the reservation is in Marshall, Roberts, Day, and Codington Counties in South Dakota and in Sargent County in North Dakota.

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 3,597
1890 10,751 198.9%
1900 17,387 61.7%
1910 19,659 13.1%
1920 20,887 6.2%
1930 21,008 0.6%
1940 20,519 −2.3%
1950 19,865 −3.2%
1960 18,824 −5.2%
1970 18,089 −3.9%
1980 19,207 6.2%
1990 18,148 −5.5%
2000 17,998 −0.8%
2010 16,321 −9.3%
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
Richland County Church Histories

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 (Index to Richland County BLM Land Records (USGenWeb Archives)

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

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

Wilkin-Richland Counties Genealogy Guild
2018 320th Street
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Telephone Number:218-643-2532

Museums

Societies

Richland County Historical Society
11 - 7th Avenue North
Wahpeton 58075-3931
Website

Richland County Historical Society
525 1st St
S, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Telephone: 701-642-4813

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Richland County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 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, "Richland 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.