Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy

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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.

County Courthouse

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

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[1]


Parent County

1873--Richland County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County. County seat: Wahpeton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Indian Reservation

A portion of the Lake 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.

Neighboring Counties

Cass | Ransom | Sargent | Minnesota counties: Clay | Traverse | Wilkin | South Dakota counties: Marshall | Roberts




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




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).