How to Find North Dakota Death Records

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''[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to Find United States Deaths]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Florida Deaths'''''<br> __NOTOC__
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''[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to Find United States Deaths]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''North Dakota Deaths'''''<br> __NOTOC__  
  
North Dakota was created in 1889, from Dakota Territory. In 1893 law requiring registration of births, this law was repealed then reenacted in 1899. North Dakota, generally complied by 1923. The clerk of the district court in the counties have copies of these records.  
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North Dakota was created in 1889, from Dakota Territory. In 1893 law requiring registration of deaths, this law was repealed then reenacted in 1899. North Dakota, generally complied by 1923. The clerk of the district court in the counties have copies of these records.  
  
 
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:<span style="font-size:120%">'''Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:'''</span><br>
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:<span style="font-size:120%">'''Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's death record:'''</span><br>
  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''Births Before 1893''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Deaths_before_1877|Deaths before 1877]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''Births From 1893-1899''' </span>
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Deaths_between_1877_and_1939|Deaths between 1877 and 1939]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size:120%"> ''' Birth From 1899-1923'''</span>
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Deaths_after_1939|Deaths after 1939]]''' </span>
:*<span style="font-size:120%">''' Births from 1923 to the Present'''</span>  
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== '''Births before 1893'''  ==
 
  
Before 1889, few births were recorded by the county or state. You must search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]] to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place. For those that may exist contact the clerk of District Court in the county where the event occurred.<br>  
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== '''Deaths before 1893'''  ==
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Before 1889, few deaths were recorded by the county or state. You must search [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|substitute records]] to locate your ancestor’s death date and place. For those that may exist contact the clerk of District Court in the county where the event occurred.<br>  
  
 
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<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_death_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another death year]]<br> <br> </center>  
 
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== '''Births from July 1, 1893 thru 1899'''  ==
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== '''Deaths from July 1, 1893 thru 1899'''  ==
  
In 1889, North Dakota was created a state from Dakota Territory. From July 1, 1893 thru 1899 records may be available at the County Clerk District Court offices.&nbsp; Search for birth information in [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|other records]].  
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In 1889, North Dakota was created a state from Dakota Territory. From July 1, 1893 thru 1899 records may be available at the County Clerk District Court offices.&nbsp; Search for death information in [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|other records]].  
  
 
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:*1899 - North Dakota law required counties to record births, this law was repealed and in 1923 registration of Births became consistent <br>  
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:*1899 - North Dakota law required counties to record deaths, this law was repealed and in 1923 registration of Deaths became consistent <br>  
 
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== '''Births from 1899-1923'''  ==
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== '''Deaths from 1899-1923'''  ==
  
Statewide registration of births began in 1923. All copies of prior (1923) birth records were required to be sent to the State Department of Vital Records. Many counties retained a copy of the records. <br>  
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Statewide registration of deaths began in 1923. All copies of prior (1923) death records were required to be sent to the State Department of Vital Records. Many counties retained a copy of the records. <br>  
  
 
*1899 - North Dakota law required vital records to be filed with township clerks.
 
*1899 - North Dakota law required vital records to be filed with township clerks.
  
Search for birth information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]].<br>  
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Search for death information in [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|other records]].<br>  
<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]] </center>  
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<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_death_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another death year]] </center>  
 
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== '''Births from October 1923 to the Present'''  ==
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== '''Deaths from October 1923 to the Present'''  ==
  
==== '''Find Birth Information'''  ====
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==== '''Find Death Information'''  ====
  
If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-ND-NDX.html North Dakota Department of Health office.]<br>  
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If you do not find your ancestor's death or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-ND-NDX.html North Dakota Department of Health office.]<br>  
  
 
==== '''Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
 
==== '''Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
  
With an exact date (from a death certificate, Social Security Death Index, or cemetery record), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:  
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With an exact date (from a death certificate, Social Security Death Index, or cemetery record), you can order a copy of the death record for a fee from the following locations:  
  
 
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:'''<br> <br>  
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'''If you do not know the exact date or place of Death:'''<br> <br>  
  
'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
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'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the death certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
  
 
:*The person on the certificate  
 
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:*The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate  
 
:*The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate  
 
:*Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate  
 
:*Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate  
::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the birth record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.
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::'''NOTE:''' A copy of the death record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the death.
  
'''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]] you can search.'''<br>  
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'''If you do not want to order the death record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|other records with death information]] you can search.'''<br>  
<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]<br></center>  
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<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_death_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another death year]]<br></center>  
 
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<br> '''If you do not want to order the birth record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]] you can search.[[How_to_Find_North_Dakota_Birth_Records|<br>]]'''<br>  
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<br> '''If you do not want to order the death record, there are [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|other records with death information]] you can search.[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records|<br>]]'''<br>  
<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]<br> <br> </center>  
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<center>[[How to Find North Dakota Death Records#Next_Step:_When_Did_the_death_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another death year]]<br> <br> </center>  
 
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*[[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota Vital Record]]  
 
*[[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota Vital Record]]  
*:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]  
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*:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|Learn more about U.S. Death Records]]  
 
*:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]  
 
*:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to find U.S. death records]]  
 
*:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  
 
*:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  

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How to Find United States Deaths Gotoarrow.png North Dakota Deaths

North Dakota was created in 1889, from Dakota Territory. In 1893 law requiring registration of deaths, this law was repealed then reenacted in 1899. North Dakota, generally complied by 1923. The clerk of the district court in the counties have copies of these records.

Next Step: When did the death occur?

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's death record:

Learn more about U.S. Death Records


Deaths before 1893

Before 1889, few deaths were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s death date and place. For those that may exist contact the clerk of District Court in the county where the event occurred.

Records that give death information:
Death Records
Cemeteries
Newspapers
Church Records
Census
Military Records
Return to top: Choose another death year

Deaths from July 1, 1893 thru 1899

In 1889, North Dakota was created a state from Dakota Territory. From July 1, 1893 thru 1899 records may be available at the County Clerk District Court offices.  Search for death information in other records.


  • 1899 - North Dakota law required counties to record deaths, this law was repealed and in 1923 registration of Deaths became consistent
Return to top: Choose another death year


Deaths from 1899-1923

Statewide registration of deaths began in 1923. All copies of prior (1923) death records were required to be sent to the State Department of Vital Records. Many counties retained a copy of the records.

  • 1899 - North Dakota law required vital records to be filed with township clerks.

Search for death information in other records.

Return to top: Choose another death year


Deaths from October 1923 to the Present

Find Death Information

If you do not find your ancestor's death or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the North Dakota Department of Health office.

Obtain the Certificate

With an exact date (from a death certificate, Social Security Death Index, or cemetery record), you can order a copy of the death record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Death Certificates
From County of Death From ND Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

If you do not know the exact date or place of Death:

Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the death certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
  • The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
  • The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
  • The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the death record cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the death.

If you do not want to order the death record, there are other records with death information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another death year



If you do not want to order the death record, there are other records with death information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another death year

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References

Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota. By the North Dakota Historical Records Survey, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration. FHL Book 978.4 V23h. FHL film 1,036,526 item 3

American Indian Agency Records.

1880-1942 Births, marriages and deaths, Standing Rock Agency. Bureau of Indian Affairs. FHL Films 1,204,876 and 1,021,936 FHL film first film 1204876