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Guide to '''Stutsman County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Jamestown
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] and Buffalo<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy|Barnes]]
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|county2= [[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy|Foster]]
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|county3= [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]]
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|county4= [[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy|Kidder]]
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|county5= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county6= [[Logan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county7= [[Wells County, North Dakota Genealogy|Wells]]</br><center>[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.co.stutsman.nd.us/ Stutsman County Courthouse]<br> 511 2nd Ave SE;<br> Jamestown, ND 58401<br> Phone: 701.252.9042&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial, divorce and court records;<br>Register of Deeds has land records; County Judge has marriage<br> and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stutsman 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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=== Description ===
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Stutsman County was created 4 January 1873.  The county seat is Jamestown.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/ Genealogy Trails: Stutsman County, North Dakota]</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Stutsman}}
  
==== Parent Counties  ====
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'''Stutsman County Courthouse'''<br> 511 2nd Ave SE<br> Jamestown, ND 58401<br> Phone: 701.252.9042<br>[http://www.co.stutsman.nd.us/ Stutsman County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial, divorce and court records;<br>Register of Deeds has land records;<br> County Judge has marriage and probate records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stutsman County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''4 January 1873:''' Stutsman County was createdfrom [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] and Buffalo Counties (Buffalo County, North Dakota is no long existent.) '''County seat:''' Jamestown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Stutsman 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>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" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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<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|Stutsman}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Stutsman County was created from 4 January 1873 [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] and Buffalo Counties (Buffalo County, North Dakota is no long existent.)<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Jamestown <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|Stutsman}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stutsman_County,_North_Dakota "Stutsman County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan,_North_Dakota Buchanan]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland,_North_Dakota Cleveland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtenay,_North_Dakota Courtenay]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_North_Dakota Jamestown] (county seat)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensal,_North_Dakota Kensal]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medina,_North_Dakota Medina]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpelier,_North_Dakota Montpelier]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingree,_North_Dakota Pingree]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritwood_Lake,_North_Dakota Spiritwood Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streeter,_North_Dakota Streeter]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodworth,_North_Dakota Woodworth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritwood,_North_Dakota Spiritwood]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypsilanti,_North_Dakota Ypsilanti]</div>
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*Alexander
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*Ashland
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*Bloom
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*Bloomenfield
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*Buchanan
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*Chicago
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*Conklin
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*Corinne
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*Corwin
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*Courtenay
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*Cusator
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*Deer Lake
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*Durham
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*Edmunds
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*Eldridge
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*Flint
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*Fried
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*Gerber
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*Germania
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*Glacier
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*Gray</div>
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*Griffin
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*Hidden
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*Homer
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*Iosco
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*Jim River Valley
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*Kensal
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*Lenton
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*Lippert
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*Lowery
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*Lyon
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*Manns
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*Marstonmoor
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*Midway
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*Montpelier
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*Moon Lake
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*Newbury
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*Nogosek
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*Paris
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*Peterson
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*Pingree
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*Pipestem Valley</div>
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*Plainview
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*Rose
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*Round Top
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*St. Paul
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*Severn
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*Sharlow
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*Sinclair
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*Spiritwood
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*Stirton
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*Streeter
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*Strong
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*Sydney
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*Valley Spring
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*Wadsworth
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*Walters
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*Weld
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*Windsor
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*Winfield
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*Woodbury
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*Ypsilanti</div>
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[[Barnes County, North Dakota|Barnes]] | [[Foster County, North Dakota|Foster]] | [[Griggs County, North Dakota|Griggs]] | [[Kidder County, North Dakota|Kidder]] | [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[Logan County, North Dakota|Logan]] | [[Wells County, North Dakota|Wells]]
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Stutsman}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Stutsman}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/biosindex.html Index to Stutsman 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://www.theusgenweb.org/nd/stutsman/1911atlas.html List of Biographies found in the 1911 Stutsman County Atlas] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/nd/stutsman/wpabio.html WPA Pioneer Biographies from Stutsman County] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/nd/stutsman/1930atlasindex.html 1930 Stutsman County Atlas Patron's Directory] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/bios/russell4nbs.txt Benjamin Stillman Russell] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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
  
Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in&nbsp;[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/stutznd.txt Stutsman County], providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Stutsman}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Stutsman}}
  
*1880
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*1885
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Stutsman County, North Dakota''' online and in print</center>
*1900
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*1910
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*1915
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*1920
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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=1797&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
*1925
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm USGenWeb Archives]
*1930
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=47 ND Gravestones]
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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&placeId=204964&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Dakota%2C%20Stutsman%22&subjectsOpen=863914-50 FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Stutsman+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1797 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=Stutsman&cemetery_name=a# Billionm 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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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/stutznd.txt Odessa Digital Library] has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in and around Stutsman County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
  
==== Church ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stutsman_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|1880 |1007
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|1890 |5266
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|1900 |9143
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|1910 |18189
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|1920 |24575
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|1930 |26100
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|1940 |23495
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|1950 |24158
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|1960 |25137
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|1970 |23550
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|1980 |24154
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|1990 |22241
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|2000 |21908
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|2010 |21100
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{{ND Census Intro|Stutsman}}
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*'''1880, 1885''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/stutsmanmortality.html Stutman County Mortality Schedule] (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''' [http://www.theusgenweb.org/nd/stutsman/1885vets.html Stutsman County Veterans] found in the 1885 Dakota Territory Census] (USGenWeb Project)
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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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]].
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*'''1880''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/census/1880/ Index of Stutsman County in the 1880 Census] - Images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1900''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/cendex.html Stutsman County 1900 Census Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1910''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/census/1910/ Index of Stutsman County 1910 Census] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1920''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/census/1920/ Index of Stutsman County 1920 Census] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/census/1930/ Index of Stutsman County 1930 Census] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Stutsman}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of the Lutheran Church, Stutsman County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," [http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml  Collection Finding Aids], ''Minnesota Historical Society.''</ref>
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*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Stutsman}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Stutsman}}
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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 Jamestown
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*'''1910''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/historyofkensal.html#directory History fo Kensal with 1910 Directory] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Stutsman}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm Stutsman County Funeral Records] - Scroll down to "Funeral Records." (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Stutsman}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Stutsman}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Stutsman}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutland.html Index to Stutsman 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]]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Stutsman}}
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*''History of Kensal with Kensal directory, 1910.'' 2013. By William Snape. Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|2194188}}, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015027934093;view=1up;seq=5 Hathitrust].
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/history.html Stutsman County History Topics] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm Stutsman County Historic Records] - Scroll down to "Historic." (USGenWeb Archives)
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 +
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{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
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{ND Migration Intro}}
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 +
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
''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/stutsman/military/1883pensioners.html Stutsman County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
 +
*'''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] ($)
 +
*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 +
*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/nd/stutsman/ww1index.html Special Index to "Stutsman County in the World War"] (USGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Stutsman County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Stutsman County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Stutsman County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*'''1950-1957''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Stutsman County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*'''1957-1995''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Stutsman County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
 +
For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{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
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{ND Newspapers Intro|Stutsman}}
 +
'' 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
 +
*[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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 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{ND Obituaries Intro|Stutsman}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/obits.html Stutsman County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm Index to Stutsman County Obituaries] - Scroll down to "Obituaries." (USGenWeb Archives)
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 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{ND Other Records Intro}}
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 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{ND Periodicals Intro|Stutsman}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{ND Probate Intro|Stutsman}}
 +
 
 +
''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 ===
 +
{{ND Schools Intro}}
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*'''1905''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1910''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1915''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1922''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives
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*'''1925''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1941''' - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{ND Tax Intro|Stutsman}}
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 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{ND Vital Intro|Stutsman}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Stutsman}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Stutsman}}
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*'''1884-1925''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm Index to Stutsman County Marriages (1884-1925)] - Scroll down to "Marriages." (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm Stutsman County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Stutsman}}
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*'''1893-1933''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/earsdhx1.html Old Death Register Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/rudhx1.html Early Death Register Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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/stutsman/obits.html Stutsman County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Stutsman}}
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 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Stutsman}}
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 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{ND Archives Intro}}
 +
'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>NFargo, 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 ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Jamestown North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Jamestown North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
 +
{{ND Libraries Intro|Stutsman}}
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 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{ND Museums Intro}}
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'''Stutsman County Memorial Museum'''<br>PO Box 1002<br> Jamestown, ND 58401-1002<br>Telephone Number: 701-252-6741<br>[http://stutsmanmuseum.org/ Website]<br>
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 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{ND Societies Intro|Stutsman}}
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 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{ND Websites Intro|Stutsman}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
+
*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/nd/stutsman/ Stutsman County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Stutsman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stutsman/stutsman.htm Stutsman County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Stutsman|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/Stutsman/ Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Stutsman/ Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Stutsman-County.htm Stutsman County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stutsman/ Genealogy Trails: Stutsman County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History]
  
== 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:Stutsman_County,_North_Dakota]]
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[[Category:Stutsman_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:18, 3 October 2017

United States
North Dakota
Stutsman County

Guide to Stutsman 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: Jamestown
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina and Buffalo[1]
Neighboring Counties
Barnes  • Foster  • Griggs  • Kidder  • LaMoure  • Logan  • Wells
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaStutsmanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Stutsman Map.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Stutsman County was created 4 January 1873. The county seat is Jamestown.[2]

County Courthouse

Stutsman County Courthouse
511 2nd Ave SE
Jamestown, ND 58401
Phone: 701.252.9042
Stutsman County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial, divorce and court records;
Register of Deeds has land records;
County Judge has marriage and probate records[3]

Stutsman 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
1870 1884 1881 1873 1873 1873 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[5]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Alexander
  • Ashland
  • Bloom
  • Bloomenfield
  • Buchanan
  • Chicago
  • Conklin
  • Corinne
  • Corwin
  • Courtenay
  • Cusator
  • Deer Lake
  • Durham
  • Edmunds
  • Eldridge
  • Flint
  • Fried
  • Gerber
  • Germania
  • Glacier
  • Gray
  • Griffin
  • Hidden
  • Homer
  • Iosco
  • Jim River Valley
  • Kensal
  • Lenton
  • Lippert
  • Lowery
  • Lyon
  • Manns
  • Marstonmoor
  • Midway
  • Montpelier
  • Moon Lake
  • Newbury
  • Nogosek
  • Paris
  • Peterson
  • Pingree
  • Pipestem Valley
  • Plainview
  • Rose
  • Round Top
  • St. Paul
  • Severn
  • Sharlow
  • Sinclair
  • Spiritwood
  • Stirton
  • Streeter
  • Strong
  • Sydney
  • Valley Spring
  • Wadsworth
  • Walters
  • Weld
  • Windsor
  • Winfield
  • Woodbury
  • Ypsilanti


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Stutsman 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 Stutsman County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,007
1890 5,266 422.9%
1900 9,143 73.6%
1910 18,189 98.9%
1920 24,575 35.1%
1930 26,100 6.2%
1940 23,495 −10.0%
1950 24,158 2.8%
1960 25,137 4.1%
1970 23,550 −6.3%
1980 24,154 2.6%
1990 22,241 −7.9%
2000 21,908 −1.5%
2010 21,100 −3.7%
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 Stutsman 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

  • 1905 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
  • 1910 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
  • 1915 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
  • 1917 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
  • 1922 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives
  • 1925 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)
  • 1941 - Surname Index of Stutsman County School Census] (USGenWeb Archives)

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
NFargo, 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

Stutsman County Memorial Museum
PO Box 1002
Jamestown, ND 58401-1002
Telephone Number: 701-252-6741
Website

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails: Stutsman County, North Dakota
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stutsman County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 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, "Stutsman County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  8. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society.