Benson County, North Dakota

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benson County''' {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
  
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Benson 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.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benson County
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| state = North Dakota
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| founded year = 1883
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| founded date = March 9
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| seat = Minnewaukan
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| building address = Benson County Courthouse<br> 311 B Ave Street<br> Minnewaukan, ND 58351<br> Phone: 701.473.5345&nbsp; [http://www.bensoncountynd.com/ Benson County Courthouse]}}
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth records&nbsp; from late 1890’s, marriage<br> records from late 1800’s, divorce, probate and court records from 1895 <br>and burial records from 1900; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benson County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1883--'''Benson County was created 9 March 1883 from DeSmet and [[Ramsey County, North Dakota|Ramsey]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Minnewaukan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Indian Reservations  ====
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[[Spirit Lake Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Spirit Lake Reservation]] is located primarily in Benson County, with a portion in [[Eddy County, North Dakota|Eddy]] County. Historically it was also known as [[Devils Lake Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Devils Lake Reservation]], and sometimes incorrectly referred to as Fort Totten Reservation.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Eddy County, North Dakota|Eddy]] | [[Nelson County, North Dakota|Nelson]] | [[Pierce County, North Dakota|Pierce]] | [[Ramsey County, North Dakota|Ramsey]] | [[Towner County, North Dakota|Towner]] | [[Wells County, North Dakota|Wells]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1753 www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi]
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==== Census  ====
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*1885
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*1890
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*1900
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*1915
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*1920
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*1925
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*1930
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Benson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Benson/ Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references />{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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Benson 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.


Benson County, North Dakota
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1883
County Seat Minnewaukan
Courthouse
Address Benson County Courthouse
311 B Ave Street
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Phone: 701.473.5345  Benson County Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse



Clerk District Court has birth records  from late 1890’s, marriage
records from late 1800’s, divorce, probate and court records from 1895
and burial records from 1900; Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1883--Benson County was created 9 March 1883 from DeSmet and Ramsey Counties. County seat: Minnewaukan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations

Spirit Lake Reservation is located primarily in Benson County, with a portion in Eddy County. Historically it was also known as Devils Lake Reservation, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as Fort Totten Reservation.

Neighboring Counties

Eddy | Nelson | Pierce | Ramsey | Towner | Wells

Resources

Cemeteries

www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benson County, North Dakota. Page 522 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).