Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Traill 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.

Traill County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Traill County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded January 12, 1875
County Seat Hillsboro
Address Traill County Courthouse
114 W Caledonia
Hillsboro, ND 58045
Phone: 701.436.4454
Traill County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth records from 1910,
marriage records from 1887, death records from
1907, burial records from 1915, divorce records records
from 1890 and probate records and probate records
from 1882; Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent Counties

12 January 1875: Traill County was created from Grand Forks, Burbank (Old), and Cass Counties. County seat: Hillsboro [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cass | Grand Forks | Steele | Minnesota counties: Norman | Polk



Cemeteries - NDGenWeb Traill County, North Dakota


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


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.



Local Histories





Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.


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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Traill County, North Dakota. Page 527 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).