This is a list of free, online North Dakota Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.

 

Included are North Dakota birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, Native American records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more North Dakota collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.

 

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Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

North Dakota Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

North Dakota Birth Indexes & Birth Records

US – United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931, index

US – United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940, index links to images

North Dakota – North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953, index links to images

Fort Berthold – Indian census rolls, Fort Berthold, 1889-1939 (birth, death, marriage, census, Arikara, Mandan, Atsina, Gros Ventres)

Fort Totten – Indian census rolls, Fort Totten, 1906-1939 (census, vital)

Standing Rock Agency – Births, marriages and deaths, 1880-1942 [Standing Rock Agency]

Turtle Mountain – Indian census rolls, Turtle Mountain, 1910-1939 (census, birth, marriage, death, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

 

 

 

 

North Dakota Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records

US – United States, GenealogyBank Historic Newspaper Marriages, 1815-2011, index links to images

US – United States Marriages, 1733-1990, index

US – United States Western States Marriage Index, index

North Dakota – North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958, index & images

Fort Berthold – Indian census rolls, Fort Berthold, 1889-1939 (birth, death, marriage, census, Arikara, Mandan, Atsina, Gros Ventres)

Fort Totten – Indian census rolls, Fort Totten, 1906-1939 (census, vital)

Standing Rock Agency – Births, marriages and deaths, 1880-1942 [Standing Rock Agency]

Turtle Mountain – Indian census rolls, Turtle Mountain, 1910-1939 (census, birth, marriage, death, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

 

 

 

 

North Dakota Death Indexes & Death Records

US – United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961, index

US – United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968, index & images

US – United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919, index links to images

US – United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921, index & images

US – United States Social Security Death Index, index

US – United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940, index links to images

US – United States, Panama Canal Zone, Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers, 1906-1991, index

North Dakota – North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953, index links to images

North Dakota Territory – Mortality records : persons who died in the year ending 31 May, 1880, Dakota Territory …

Devils Lake Agency, BIA – Indian census rolls, Devils Lake Agency, 1885-1905 (death, census, Chippewa, Sioux)

Fort Berthold – Indian census rolls, Fort Berthold, 1889-1939 (birth, death, marriage, census, Arikara, Mandan, Atsina, Gros Ventres)

Fort Totten – Indian census rolls, Fort Totten, 1906-1939 (census, vital)

Standing Rock Agency – Births, marriages and deaths, 1880-1942 [Standing Rock Agency]

Turtle Mountain – Indian census rolls, Turtle Mountain, 1910-1939 (census, birth, marriage, death, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

 

 

 

 

Cemeteries

US – BillionGraves Index, index links to images

US – Find A Grave Index, index links to images

US – United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921, index & images

US – United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969, index links to images

US – United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, index & images

US – United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, index & images

North Dakota – North Dakota, Cemetery Records, 1877-1999, index links to images

North Dakota – Cemeteries of North Dakota

North Dakota – North Dakota, cemetery records, 1877-1999

 

 

 

 

Obituaries

US – United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011, index links to images

US – United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014, index & images

US – Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014, index links to images

US – United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012, index & images

North Dakota – North Dakota obituaries, 1992-2014

North Dakota – North Dakota, obituaries, 1929-2005

 

 

 

 

Wills & Probate

North Dakota – Heirship records, early 1900’s

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

North Dakota Residence Records

 

Census

1836 – The first census of the original counties of Dubuque and Demoine (Iowa): taken in July 1836

1848-1970 – United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970, index & images

1850 – United States Census, 1850, index & images

1860 – Dakota, 1860 federal census

1860 – North Dakota, federal census of Dakota Territory, 1860

1860 – United States Census, 1860, index & images

1870 – Dakota Territory, 1870 federal census 

1870 – United States Census, 1870, index & images

1876-1939 – Census records, 1876-1939 [Standing Rock Agency]

1880 – Dakota, 1880 federal census

1880 – North Dakota, territorial census record, 1880

1880 – Special census of Indians, 1880

1880 – United States Census, 1880, index & images

1885-1905 – Devils Lake Agency, BIA – Indian census rolls, Devils Lake Agency, 1885-1905 (death, census, Chippewa, Sioux)

1885-1940 – United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940, index links to images

1889 – Lists of males over 18 years of age, 1889

1889-1939 – Fort Berthold – Indian census rolls, Fort Berthold, 1889-1939 (birth, death, marriage, census, Arikara, Mandan, Atsina, Gros Ventres)

1890 – United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, index & images

1900 – North Dakota, 1900 federal census

1900 – North Dakota, 1900 federal census

1900 – United States Census, 1900, index & images

1900-1940 – United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940

1906-1939 – Fort Totten – Indian census rolls, Fort Totten, 1906-1939 (census, vital)

1908-1910 – United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910, index links to images

1910 – North Dakota, 1910 federal census

1910 – United States Census, 1910, index & images

1910-1939 – Turtle Mountain – Indian census rolls, Turtle Mountain, 1910-1939 (census, birth, marriage, death, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

1915 – North Dakota Census, 1915, index & images

1915 – North Dakota state census schedules, 1915

1920 – North Dakota, 1920 federal census 

1920 – United States Census, 1920, index & images

1925 – North Dakota Census, 1925, index & images

1925 – North Dakota state census schedules, 1925

1930 – North Dakota, 1930 federal census 

1930 – United States Census, 1930, index & images

1940 – North Dakota, 1940 population census

1940 – United States Census, 1940, index & images

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

 

 

 

Directories

The Leading business men of Dakota cities: accompanying the map of Dakota territory, name and address

 

 

 

 

Emigration/Immigration/Migration

United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003, index links to images

United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, index

United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957, index

United States, New England Passenger and Crew Lists, 1911-1954, index & images

North Dakota Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals, 1910-1952, index & images

Ethnic group files, ca. 1935-1942

Manifests of alien arrivals at Ambrose, Antler, Carbury, Fortuna, Noonan, Northgate, Portal, Sherwood, and Westhope, North Dakota, January 1921-December 1952

Manifests of alien arrivals at Northgate and Saint John, North Dakota, 1910-1921

Manifests of alien, January 1912-July 1924, and citizen, January 1912-December 1956, arrivals at Noyes, Minnesota, and at Dunseith, Neche, Pembina, Saint John, and Walhalla, North Dakota

United States, border crossings from Canada to United States, records and certificates of aliens pre-examined at Winnipeg, Manitoba prior to admission at the U.S.-Canada border, 1917-1954

 

 

 

 

Land & Property

US – United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900, index links to images

US – United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Land and Property Records, 1865-1872, index & images (African American, land, court)

Land records, 1906-1921

United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955

United States Internal Revenue Assessment Lists, 1862-1874

United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861-1932

United States, Homestead Final Certificates, 1863-1909

United States, Freedmen’s Branch Records, 1872-1878

 

 

 

 

Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers

Barnes’s complete geography

Johnson’s Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas

Index to topographic maps of North Dakota

 

 

 

 

Naturalization & Citizenship

United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906, index & images

North Dakota, Naturalization Records, 1868-1924, index links to images

Declarations of intention, 1890-1924

Declarations of intention, 1891-1906

Declarations of intention, 1892-1909

Declarations of intention, 1892-1917

Declarations of intention, 1906-1916

Enemy alien registration affidavits, correspondence, and supporting documentation, 1918

Naturalization records, 1906-1924

North Dakota manifests of immigrant arrivals, 1910-1952

North Dakota, naturalization records, 1878-1906

Territorial journal, 1862-1873; territorial index, 1882-1907

 

 

 

 

Passports

United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, index & images

 

 

 

 

Pension 

United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, index & images

United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

North Dakota Daily Life Records

 

Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks

School records, 1886-1941

 

 

 

Biography

North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953, index links to images

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Compendium of history and biography of North Dakota containing a history of North Dakota : embracing an account of early explorations, early settlement, Indian occupancy…and a concise history of growth and development of the state also a compendium of biography of North Dakota

Compendium of history and biography of North Dakota containing a history of North Dakota : embracing an account of early explorations, early settlement, Indian occupancy…and a concise history of growth and development of the state also a compendium of biography of North Dakota

Historical data project; pioneer biography files

History of North Dakota : embracing a relation of the history of the state from the earliest times down to the present day, including biographies of the builders of the commonwealth…

History of the great northwest and its men of progress : a select list of biographical sketches and portraits of the leaders in business, professional and official life

Illustrated album of biography of the famous valley of the Red River of the north and the park regions : including the most fertile and widely-known portions of Minnesota and North Dakota

Lest we forget

Mothers of North Dakota : pioneers, educators, home builders, church workers and civic leaders–mothers all

North Dakota history and people, outlines of American history

North Dakota history and people, outlines of American history

North Dakota, pioneer files, 1800’s-1953

North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, pioneer files, 1880-1953

Pioneer mothers project records, ca. 1938-1953 and n.d.

Saga Íslendinga Norður-Dakota

Who’s who for North Dakota : a triennial, a biographical directory

The World War I diary of Major James Martin Hanley

North Dakota, Fargo Forum biography index, 1800’s-1900’s

 

 

 

Church

Church and family records from Bisbee, North Dakota

Church records, 1886-1919

North Dakota, pastor records, 1843-1918

North Dakota, W.P.A., guide to church and public records, 1941-1942

Church survey files

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Highlights and heartaches of Brethren pioneers, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin

History of the Church of the Brethren on the northern plains

Minnesskrift 1858-1908 tillegnad Minnesota-Konferensens af Ev. Luterska Augustana-Synoden 50års jubileum den 7-11 oktober 1908

 

 

 

Description & Travel

A Dictionary of Dakota : conveniently arranging a multitude of facts about the resources and capabilities of the great territory soon to become two states

The International Peace Garden

The new Northwest : a pamphlet stating briefly the advantages of Bismarck and vicinity : soil, timber, climate, settlements, business, &c., &c

 

Employees, Officials, & Occupations

United States National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel Files, 1954-1970, index

United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981, index

North Dakota blue book

 

 

 

Ethnic Records

African American Records

US – United States Freedmen’s Bureau Miscellaneous Records,1865-1872, index links to images (misc, court, land, labor, medical, African American)

US – United States Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of Freedmen, 1865-1872, index & images (census, labor, immigration, slavery, birth, death, military, African American)

US – United States, Freedman’s Bank Records, 1865-1874, index & images (bank, business, family information, African American)

US – United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedmen’s Court Records, 1865-1872, index & images (African American, court, military, school, misc)

US – United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Land and Property Records, 1865-1872, index & images (African American, land, court)

US – United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1865-1872, index & images (African American, school, legal)

 

Japanese American Records

United States, War Relocation Authority centers, final accountability rosters, 1942-1946, index & images

 

Native American Records

United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940, index links to images

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940, index links to images

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910, index links to images

United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970, index & images

Devils Lake Agency, BIA – Indian census rolls, Devils Lake Agency, 1885-1905 (death, census, Chippewa, Sioux)

Fort Berthold – Indian census rolls, Fort Berthold, 1889-1939 (birth, death, marriage, census, Arikara, Mandan, Atsina, Gros Ventres)

Fort Totten – Indian census rolls, Fort Totten, 1906-1939 (census, vital)

Turtle Mountain – Indian census rolls, Turtle Mountain, 1910-1939 (census, birth, marriage, death, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

Agency records, 1872-1920

Agency records, 1881-1941

Agency records, 1884-1952

Agency records, 1885-1951

Births, marriages and deaths, 1880-1942 [Standing Rock Agency]

Census records, 1876-1939 [Standing Rock Agency]

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Heirship records, early 1900’s

Historical data and tribal council records, early 1900’s

Indians of the Dakotas

Indians transferred from Standing Rock Agency to Rosebud Agency, 1881-1882

Lists of males over 18 years of age, 1889

Records of the Central Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1813-1878

Records of the Dakota Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1861-1870, and 1877-1878 and of the Wyoming Superintendency, 1870

School records, 1886-1941

Special census of Indians, 1880

Three years among the Indians in Dakota

Tribal adoptions, 1905-1923

Biesterfeldt : a post-contact coalescent site on the northeastern plains

State historical society of North Dakota : [Indians of the plains]

 

Minorities

United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012, index & images

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Ethnic group files, ca. 1935-1942

Der Stammbaum; genealogical research (North Dakota)

 

 

 

 

Funeral Homes

North Dakota, funeral home records, 1900-1996

 

 

 

Genealogy

Cemeteries of North Dakota

Church and family records from Bisbee, North Dakota

Miscellaneous records from North Dakota

Pioneers and their sons : one hundred sixty five family histories

North Central North Dakota genealogical record : quarterly of the Mouse River Loop Genealogy Society

 

 

 

History

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Compendium of history and biography of North Dakota containing a history of North Dakota : embracing an account of early explorations, early settlement, Indian occupancy…and a concise history of growth and development of the state also a compendium of biography of North Dakota

Compendium of history and biography of North Dakota containing a history of North Dakota : embracing an account of early explorations, early settlement, Indian occupancy…and a concise history of growth and development of the state also a compendium of biography of North Dakota

Early history of North Dakota : essential outlines of American history

The first one hundred years; centennial project of the Society

Frontier and Indian life and kaleidoscopic lives

Heimdal Diamond Jubilee : 1910-1985

Historical data project; local histories, 1936-1940

History of Kensal with Kensal directory, 1910

History of North Dakota : embracing a relation of the history of the state from the earliest times down to the present day, including biographies of the builders of the commonwealth…

History of the great northwest and its men of progress : a select list of biographical sketches and portraits of the leaders in business, professional and official life

History of the Red River valley past and present ..

Langdon, North Dakota, 1888-1988

Lest we forget

The light on the prairie : a North Dakota Retired Teachers Centennial Book, 1889-1989

Mothers of North Dakota : pioneers, educators, home builders, church workers and civic leaders–mothers all

North Dakota history and people, outlines of American history

North Dakota history and people, outlines of American history

Once their home, or, Our legacy from the Dahkotahs: historical, biographical, and incidental from far-off days, down to the present

Once their home, or, Our legacy from the Dahkotahs: historical, biographical, and incidental, from far-off days down to the present

Pioneers and their sons : one hundred sixty five family histories

Saga Íslendinga Norður-Dakota

State historical society of North Dakota : [Indians of the plains]

Steele diamond jubilee, 1956 : Steele, North Dakota

The story of the Flickertail state

Who’s who for North Dakota : a triennial, a biographical directory

State historical society of North Dakota : [Indians of the plains]

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

The Dakota homestead historical newsletter

North Dakota historical quarterly : collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

North Dakota history : journal of the northern plains

Inventory of federal archives in the states, series 03, Department of the Treasury, no. 33, North Dakota

Inventory of federal archives in the states, series 05, Department of Justice, no. 33, North Dakota

Inventory of federal archives in the states, series 17, Miscellaneous agencies, no. 33, North Dakota

Major James McLaughlin papers, 1855-1937

 

Government & Politics

North Dakota blue book

 

Libraries, Museums, & Archives

Inventory of federal archives in the states, series 03, Department of the Treasury, no. 33, North Dakota

Inventory of federal archives in the states, series 05, Department of Justice, no. 33, North Dakota

Inventory of federal archives in the states, series 17, Miscellaneous agencies, no. 33, North Dakota

 

 

 

Medical

United States, Panama Canal Zone, Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers, 1906-1991, index

 

 

 

Names & Surnames

North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953, index links to images

 

 

 

Public Records

United States Public Records, 1970-2009, index

Letters received by the Department of Justice from the Territory of Dakota, 1871-1884

Report of the Territorial Auditor to the Governor of Dakota Territory, and the governors of North Dakota and South Dakota : for the period commencing December 1, 1888, and ending November 4, 1889

 

 

 

Societies

State historical society of North Dakota: [Indians of the plains]

 

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

North Dakota Military Records

United States Casualties of Army Personnel, Dependents and Civilian Employees, 1961-1981, index

United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, index & images

United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003, index links to images

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937, index & images

United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891, index & images

United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, index & images

Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

 

 

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, index & images

United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900, index links to images

United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783, index & images

United States Revolutionary War, Virginia Pension Application Files, 1830-1875

 

 

Mexican-American War, 1846-1848

United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926, index & images

 

 

US Civil War

United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865, index links to images

United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917, index links to images

Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, index links to images

Compiled military service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the Territory of Dakota: 1st Battalion Cavalry; National Archives microfilm publications, M1960

Index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the territory of Dakota

United States Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865

United States Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866

United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866

 

 

Indian Wars

United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926, index & images

 

 

World War I

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, index & images

North Dakota, World War I American Expeditionary Forces, deaths, 1917-1919

North Dakota, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, 1917-1918

Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service including the Marine Corps, or the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918

 

 

World War II

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, index

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, index & images

North Dakota, military records : World War II 4th draft registration cards, 1942

North Dakota, World War II, draft registration cards, 1940-1947

 

 

Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, index links to images

United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images

United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917, index links to images

United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, index & images

United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, index & images

United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900, index links to images

 

 

 

 

 

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