Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Online Records

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 of North Dakota highlighting Benson 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 March 9, 1883
County Seat Minnewaukan
Address Benson County Courthouse
311 B Ave Street
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Phone: 701.473.5345  Benson County Courthouse


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]


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


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




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




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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).