NORTH DAKOTA 929.3784
1889 - North Dakota became the 39th state on 2 November 1889
Census - 1885 Dakota Territory census index contains over 150,000 names. The database includes only the counties in northern Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota).
Census - North Dakota Federal and Territorial Censuses - (Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives, 1305 19th Ave. North, Skills and Technology Training Center, Room 117, Fargo, ND. The Federal, territorial and partial state census schedules for Dakota Territory and North Dakota are available on microfilm at the Institute. Several census schedules are accompanied by a Soundex index, either on microfilm or by a published computer generated index. There is no index available for the 1930 census. We have only portions of the 1915 and 1925 state censuses, and neither is indexed.
Minnesota Territorial Census, 1850 (Printed index only available with annotations, includes the Pembina district of North Dakota) (Inst. F605.H3)
1860 Dakota Territory (Microfilm HA631 1860 .U5 1967) Printed index: Dakota 1860 Territorial Census Index (Inst. HA631 1860 .J32 1980)
1870 Dakota Territory (Microfilm HA631 1870 .U5 1965) Printed index: Dakota 1870 Territorial Census Index (Inst. HA631 1870 .D35 1979)
1880 Dakota Territory (Microfilm HA631 1880 .U5 1970) Printed indexes: Dakota 1880 Territorial Census Index (Inst. HA631 1880 .D35 1979)
1885 Dakota Territory (N.D. and S. D., Microfilm HA631 1885.D34) Printed indexes for many North Dakota counties.
1890 North Dakota (Microfilm E494.N9 U5) Schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War only. Printed index: North Dakota, Special Census of Veterans (Inst. E494.N9 U5 Index)
1900 North Dakota (Microfilm HA561 1900 .U5 1970) Soundex index: (Microfilm HA561 1900 .U5 1978) Printed Indexes: Billings, Emmons, Logan, and Oliver counties (Inst. HA567 1900) 1900 is the 1st Federal Census Index
1910 North Dakota (Microfilm HA561.5 1910 .U5 1982) Printed index: North Dakota 1910 Census Index.
1915 North Dakota (Microfilm HA561.5 1920 .C46 1992) Burleigh and Cass counties only.
1920 North Dakota (Microfilm HA561.5 1915 .N67) Soundex index: (Microfilm HA561.5 1920.U55 1992)
1925 North Dakota (Microfilm HA561.5 1925.N67) Cass, Cavalier, Dickey and Divide counties only.
1930 North Dakota (Microfilm HA561.5 1920 .C46 1992) No index.
City Directory - http://distantcousin.com/Directories/ND/
Fargo, North Dakota 1909 Business Directory
Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives, 1305 19th Ave. North, Skills and Technology Training Center, Room 117, Fargo, ND.
Materials found at the Institute are as follows:
Andrew A. Rowberg Biographical File, 1914-1978 (Norwegian Americans)
The Andrew A. Rowberg Biographical File, 1914-1978, is a microfiche set acquired from the Norwegian American Historical Association. Beginning in 1914, Rowberg searched Norwegian American newspapers and other publications to find obituaries, wedding and birth announcements, honors and tributes, and Norway visits pertaining to Norwegian Americans. His collection of some 125,000 items is arranged alphabetically by name. The 1600 microfiche set is located in the Institute Microforms Area. Call No.: (Microfiche E184.S2 R68)
Pioneer Mother Project Records - The North Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs Pioneer Mother Project Records contains information on women who lived in North Dakota prior to statehood in 1889. The project began in 1929 and continued until at least 1953. The data, microfilmed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, where the originals are housed, is arranged by complete and incomplete biographies. The microfilm, on 5 reels, is located in the Institute Microforms Area Call No.: (Microfilm CT3260.N56).
Pioneer Biography Files (WPA) - The microfilm, 34 reels, is located in the Institute Microforms Area. Call No.: (Microfilm F635.P56) biographical information on over 5,000 pioneer residents of North Dakota
Census - see above Census - North Dakota Federal and Territorial Censuses
Birth Records - Statewide birth records started in 1893
Counties - there are 53 counties in North Dakota
Death Records - Statewide Death records started in 1893
GenWeb Project - http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndgenweb/
Library - web site - North Dakota state library page - http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us
Marriage records - Statewide Marriage records started in 1925
Obituary - Fargo Forum Obituary Index -
Research Guides - North Dakota, Cultivate family history harmony in the Peace Garden State. By David A. Fryxell
“Family Tree Magazine” Vol. 8, Issue 1, February 2007, Insert section 4 pages
Resource - North Dakota History. And North Dakota Biography. By Lewis F. Crawford (Publisher Chi., The American historical society, inc., 1931.)
Book is part of the Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library - History Dept. - 978.4 C899 v. 1, 2, & 3
Territory Status - 1738 - claimed by France in 1738
1803 - Louisiana Purchase when the United States bought land from
France in 1803.
1818 - Missouri Territory
1834 - Michigan Territory
1836 - Wisconsin Territory
1838 - Iowa Territory
1849 - Minnesota Territory
1858 - no Territory
1861 - Dakota Territory - included North Dakota, South Dakota, and most of Montana and Wyoming.
1863 - Dakota Territory - was reduced in size to what is currently North Dakota and South Dakota.
1889 - Statehood - On 2 November 1889, North Dakota was admitted as the 39th state.
Vital Records - Contact, Division of Vital Records, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept 301, Bismark, ND 58505 - 707-328-2360 - http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ http://www.ndhealth.gov/vital
Cass County, North Dakota. - http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/bio&genealogy/index.html
Database contains Marriage Licenses, 1870s-1944, Probate Records, 1876-1944, Divorce Records, 1870s-1942
Ward County, North Dakota
Book - Call # Gen 978.41 W256Wa folio
Title(s) - Ward County, North Dakota cemetery records.
Publisher - Minot, N.D. : Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society, 1983-
Subject Headings - Registers of births, etc. North Dakota Ward County.
Cemeteries North Dakota Ward County.
Inscriptions North Dakota Ward County.
Ward County (N.D.) Genealogy.
Where to find it - Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library - Genealogy Dept.
REF GEN 978.41 W256WA FOLIO v. 1, & v. 2