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Revision as of 22:13, 11 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Wells County

Wells 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.


Wells County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Wells County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 4, 1873
County Seat Fessenden
Courthouse
Address Wells County Courthouse
700 Railway St N
PO Box 596
Fessenden, ND 58438
Phone: 701.547.3122
Wells County Website


County Courthouse


Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce
probate and court records; Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1873--Wells County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo County (Old). County seat: Fessenden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benson | Eddy | Foster | Kidder | Pierce | Sheridan | Stutsman

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Wells County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available

Census

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

Church

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of Concordia Lutheran Church, Fessenden, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

Taxation

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

References

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