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Guide to '''Stark County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Stark 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 = Stark County
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| county_map = North Dakota Stark 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= February 10, 1879
| founded year = 1879
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|county seat= Dickinson
| founded date = February 10
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|parent county= the Dakota Territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| seat = Dickinson
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|county1= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]]
| building address = Stark County Courthouse<br> 51 3rd St E; PO Box 130<br> Dickinson, ND 58602-0130<br> Phone: 701.264.7639 <br> [http://www.starkcountynd.gov/ '''Stark County Website'''] }}  
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|county2= [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]]
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|county3= [[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county4= [[Hettinger County, North Dakota Genealogy|Hettinger]]
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|county5= [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]]
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|county6= [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy|Morton]]
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|county7= [[Slope County, North Dakota Genealogy|Slope]]</br><center>[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaStarkCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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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 ===
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Stark County was organized on May 25, 1883, and became a county in the state of North Dakota on November 2, 1889.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/ Stark County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref> Its county seat is Dickinson.<ref>[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_County,_North_Dakota Stark County, North Dakota, ''Wikipedia'']</ref>
  
[[Image:Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records<br> from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records<br> from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stark 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Stark}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Stark County Courthouse'''<br> 51 3rd St E; PO Box 130<br> Dickinson, ND 58602-0130<br> Phone: 701.264.7639 <br> [http://www.starkcountynd.gov/ Stark County Website]<br><br>
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[[Image:Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963; <br>Register of Deeds has land records.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Stark 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), Stark 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), 519.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1898
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1898
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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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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'''10 Feb 1879:''' Stark County created from the Dakota Territory.<br>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Stark}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Stark County created 10 Feb 1879 from the Dakota Territory.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Dickinson<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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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>
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*'''1863:''' On 9 Mar 1883, old [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]] and [[Hettinger County, North Dakota Genealogy|Hettinger]] Counties set off.<br>
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*'''1885:''' On 13 March 1885, [[Adams County, North Dakota Genealogy|Adams]] County set off.<br>
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*'''1897:''' Absorbed old Dunn County.<br>
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*'''1905:''' New [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie ]] County set off.<br>
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*'''1908:''' [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]] County set off.<br>
  
'''9 Mar 1883:''' old Dunn and [[Hettinger County, North Dakota|Hettinger]] Counties set off.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Stark}}
  
'''13 March 1885:''' [[Adams County, North Dakota|Adams]] County set off.  
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_County,_North_Dakota "Stark County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
  
'''1897:''' Absorbed old Dunn County.  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfield,_North_Dakota Belfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickinson,_North_Dakota Dickinson] (county seat) </div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladstone,_North_Dakota Gladstone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richardton,_North_Dakota Richardton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Heart,_North_Dakota South Heart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor,_North_Dakota Taylor]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefor,_North_Dakota Lefor]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith,_North_Dakota Zenith]</div>
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'''1905:''' new [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie ]]County set off.
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
'''1908:''' [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] County set off.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Stark}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/bios.html Stark 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
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;"
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Stark 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=1795&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/stark.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bsubject_id%3A469046 Family History Library]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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=1795 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=Stark&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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[[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] | [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] | [[Grant County, North Dakota|Grant]] | [[Hettinger County, North Dakota|Hettinger]] | [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]] | [[Morton County, North Dakota|Morton]] | [[Slope County, North Dakota|Slope]]
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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/starknd.txt Odessa Digital Library] has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in and around Stark County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |2304
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|1900 |7621
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|1910 |12504
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|1920 |13542
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|1930 |15340
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|1940 |15414
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|1950 |16137
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|1960 |18451
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|1970 |19613
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|1980 |23697
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|1990 |22832
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|2000 |22636
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|2010 |24199
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{{ND Census Intro|Stark}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/stark.htm Stark County Census Records] (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
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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]].
  
Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in&nbsp;[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/starknd.txt Stark] County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Stark}}
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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>
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Stark}}
  
*1880
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=== Directories ===
*1885
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{{ND Directories Intro|Stark}}
*1890
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*'''1822-1995''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) - collection for the City of Dickinson
*1900
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*'''1902''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/directories/business/1902/dickinso32nms.txt Dickinson Medical Directory] (Genealogy Trails)
*1910
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*'''1909''' -  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/history/other/starkcou52gms.txt Stark County Attorneys] (Genealogy Trails)
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
{{ND Church Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Stark}}
  
{{ND Land}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Stark}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/starland.html Index to Stark County BLM Land Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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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]]
  
{{ND County History}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Stark}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/history.html Stark County History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*''The Banat German Hungarians who came to southwestern North Dakota: wiver sach (women's stuff).'' 1998?. By Theresa K. Bogner Montee-Nelson. Dickinson, North Dakota: T.B. Montee-Nelson. Online at: {{WorldCat|40660006|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Early history of Custer Trail in Stark County, North Dakota.'' n.d. By G. S. Cryne. n.p.: n.p. Online at: {{WorldCat|866761726|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Stark County heritage and destiny.'' 1978. By Stark County Historical Society. Bismarck, North Dakota: Taylor Pub. Co.. Online at:; {{WorldCat|4477906|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Maps ====
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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
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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>
  
{{ND Newspaper abstracts|Stark}}
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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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/1883pensioners.html Stark County Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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''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/stark/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Stark County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/news_militaryww1.html Military News, Stark County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Stark County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Stark County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*'''1950-1957''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Stark County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Stark County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
  
{{ND Probate 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
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Stark}}
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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
  
{{ND Tax Intro}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Stark}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/obits.html Stark County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/starkobits.html Index to Stark County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{ND Other Records Intro}}
  
{{ND Vital Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{ND Periodicals Intro|Stark}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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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|Stark}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Stark}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Stark}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Stark}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/stark.htm Index to Stark County Marriage Books 1-7] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/news_marriages.html Stark County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Stark}}
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/obits.html Stark County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/starkobits.html Index to Stark County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Stark}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Stark}}
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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]]
 
 
*[[Dickinson North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Dickinson North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Stark}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Stark}}
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'''Stark County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 146<br> Dickinson, ND 58602-0146<br>Telephone: 701-456-6225<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Stark}}
  
*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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndstark/ Stark County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Stark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/stark.htm Stark County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Stark|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/Stark/ Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Stark/ Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Stark-County.htm Stark County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/index.html Stark County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Stark_County,_North_Dakota]]
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[[Category:Stark_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 23:45, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Stark County

Guide to Stark 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: Dickinson
Organized: February 10, 1879
Parent County(s): the Dakota Territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Billings  • Dunn  • Grant  • Hettinger  • Mercer  • Morton  • Slope
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaStarkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Stark Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Stark County was organized on May 25, 1883, and became a county in the state of North Dakota on November 2, 1889.[2] Its county seat is Dickinson.[3]

County Courthouse

Stark County Courthouse
51 3rd St E; PO Box 130
Dickinson, ND 58602-0130
Phone: 701.264.7639
Stark County Website

Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg
 

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963;
Register of Deeds has land records.

Stark 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
1898 1887 1898 1887 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

  • 1863: On 9 Mar 1883, old Dunn and Hettinger Counties set off.
  • 1885: On 13 March 1885, Adams County set off.
  • 1897: Absorbed old Dunn County.
  • 1905: New McKenzie County set off.
  • 1908: Dunn County set off.
  • Populated Places

    The following are locations in the county[7]

    Cities
    Unincorporated communites


    Resources

    Bible Records

    Biographies

    Business, Commerce, and Occupations

    Cemeteries

    Cemeteries of Stark 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
    • Odessa Digital Library has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in and around Stark County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

    Census Records

    Historical populations
    Census Pop.  %±
    1890 2,304
    1900 7,621 230.8%
    1910 12,504 64.1%
    1920 13,542 8.3%
    1930 15,340 13.3%
    1940 15,414 0.5%
    1950 16,137 4.7%
    1960 18,451 14.3%
    1970 19,613 6.3%
    1980 23,697 20.8%
    1990 22,832 −3.7%
    2000 22,636 −0.9%
    2010 24,199 6.9%
    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.

    Online Land Records

    For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

    Local Histories

    Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Stark County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

    • Stark County History (Genealogy Trails)
    • The Banat German Hungarians who came to southwestern North Dakota: wiver sach (women's stuff). 1998?. By Theresa K. Bogner Montee-Nelson. Dickinson, North Dakota: T.B. Montee-Nelson. Online at: At various libraries (WorldCat).
    • Early history of Custer Trail in Stark County, North Dakota. n.d. By G. S. Cryne. n.p.: n.p. Online at: At various libraries (WorldCat).
    • Stark County heritage and destiny. 1978. By Stark County Historical Society. Bismarck, North Dakota: Taylor Pub. Co.. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).

    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

    Museums

    Societies

    Stark County Historical Society
    PO Box 146
    Dickinson, ND 58602-0146
    Telephone: 701-456-6225

    Websites

    Research Guides

    References

    1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
    2. Stark County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
    3. Stark County, North Dakota, Wikipedia
    4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stark 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), 519.
    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, "Stark 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.