How to Find North Dakota Death Records

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== '''Deaths from 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 [[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|other records]].
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:*1899 - North Dakota law required counties to record deaths, this law was repealed and in 1923 registration of Deaths became consistent 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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== '''Deaths from 1899-1923''' ==
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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>
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*1899 - North Dakota law required vital records to be filed with township clerks.
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| width="65%" | '''Free;''' index of Florida death records created by Florida Department of Health and Vital Statistics. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers
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== '''Deaths from October 1923 to the Present'''  ==
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If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases above, try searching for death information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]].
 
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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>  
 
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>  
  
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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:  
 
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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How to Find United States Deaths Gotoarrow.png North Dakota Deaths

North Dakota received statehood in 1889, and was created from Dakota Territory. In 1893, the government passed a law requiring registration of deaths. This law was later repealed and then reenacted in 1899. General compliance began in 1923, making registration consistent.

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 1893, no deaths were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s death date and place.

  Records that give death information:
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Probate (wills, etc)
Church Records
Census
Bible Records
Return to top: Choose another death year




Deaths after 1893

STEP ONE: Find Death Information

For death that exist during this time period, try the following databases.

North Dakota Death Database - Includes Index Only
1877-1939 - At FamilySearch.org Free; index of Florida death records created by Florida Department of Health and Vital Statistics. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No death record for your ancestor? Other records with death information

If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases above, try searching for death information in other records.

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.

STEP TWO: 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.

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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