Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Walsh 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.

Walsh County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Walsh 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 May 20, 1881
County Seat Grafton
Address Walsh County Courthouse
600 Cooper Avenue
Grafton, ND 58237-1542
Phone: 701.352.0350
Walsh County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage records records from 1884,
divorce, probate and records from 1881; Register of Deeds
has land records[1]


Parent Counties

20 May 1881: Walsh County was created from Grand Forks and Pembina Counties. County seat: Grafton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cavalier | Grand Forks | Nelson | Pembina | Ramsey | Minnesota counties: Kittson | Marshall




  • 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.


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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walsh 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).