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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benson County''' <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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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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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]}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bensoncountynd.com/ Benson County Courthouse]<br> 311 B Ave Street<br> Minnewaukan, ND 58351<br> Phone: 701.473.5345&nbsp;<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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<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>  
  
 
== 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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'''1883--'''Benson County was created 9 March 1883 from DeSmet and [[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy|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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==== 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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[[Spirit Lake Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Spirit Lake Reservation]] is located primarily in Benson County, with a portion in [[Eddy County, North Dakota Genealogy|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.  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[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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[[Eddy County, North Dakota Genealogy|Eddy]] | [[Nelson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Nelson]] | [[Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pierce]] | [[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ramsey]] | [[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy|Towner]] | [[Wells County, North Dakota Genealogy|Wells]]  
  
 
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*Records of Flora Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Benson/ Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

Latest revision as of 03:12, 6 February 2015

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Guide to Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Benson County, North Dakota
Map
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.
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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about North Dakota denominations, view the North Dakota Church Records wiki page.


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

Court

Land

When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. For more information on this, see North Dakota Land and Property.

After land was transferred from the government to private owners, the registrar of deeds in each county recorded the land transactions in the form of deeds and mortgages.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section North Dakota Local Histories.


Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate

Probate records of North Dakota are at the county clerk's office in each county courthouse. See above for the address of this county's courthouse. Some later estate records are available at the North Dakota Supreme Court. The Family History Library does not presently have copies of probate records from North Dakota.

See the Wiki page North Dakota Probate Records for additional information.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: dockets, guardians records, administrators records, real estate records, personal property records, and claim registers.

Taxation

The location of tax records of North Dakota depend on the type of tax. Some are at the clerk's office in the county courthouse, while others are in the state archive. The Family History Library does not presently have copies of tax records from North Dakota.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the North Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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).

 

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