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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__  
 
''[[How to Find United States Death Records|How to Find United States Deaths]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''North Dakota Deaths'''''<br> __NOTOC__  
  
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 This law was later repealed and then reenacted in 1899.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. <br>
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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 This law was later repealed and then reenacted in 1899.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. <br>  
  
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== '''Deaths before 1893'''  ==
 
== '''Deaths before 1893'''  ==
  
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. <br>  
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Before 1893, no 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. <br>  
  
 
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== '''Deaths from 1893 thru 1899'''  ==
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== '''Deaths after 1893'''  ==
  
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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In 1893, North Dakota passed a law requiring registration of deaths. This law was later repealed and then reenacted in 1899. Few deaths were recorded during that period, and even after 1899. But by 1923, the law was in full force and general compliance followed, making registration consistent.  
  
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==== '''STEP ONE: Find Death Information'''  ====
  
:*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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| width="25%" | [https://secure.apps.state.nd.us/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm 1893-Current - At North Dakota Department of Health]
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== '''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. <br>
 
 
*1899 - North Dakota law required vital records to be filed with township clerks.
 
 
Search for death information in [[Substitute Records For United States Death Information|other records]].<br>
 
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If you do not find your ancestor's death, then contact the [http://www.ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Department of Health Office].<br>
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== '''Deaths from October 1923 to the Present'''  ==
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==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
 
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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>
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==== '''Obtain the Certificate'''  ====
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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 Death:'''<br> <br>  
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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:  
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'''''Restrictions for obtaining a certificate:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the death certificate with cause of death and social security number, you must be:  
  
:*The person on the certificate
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:*The decedent's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, or sibling
:*The parents and grandparents of person on the certificate
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:*Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
:*The wife or husband of the person on the certificate
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:*The children and grandchildren of the person on the certificate
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:*The brothers or sisters of the person on the certificate
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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.
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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>
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'''NOTE:''' An informal copy of the death certificate can be obtained by '''anyone''', but it will NOT contain the cause of death or social security number.
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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>
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=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
 
=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
  
*[[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota Vital Record]]  
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*[[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota Vital Records]]  
*:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|Learn more about U.S. Death Records]]  
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*:*[[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]]  
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*:*[[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 ]]  
 
*:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
 
*:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
 
*:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]  
 
*:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]  
 
*:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
 
*:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
*:*[[United States Death Records|United States Death Records ]]
 
 
*:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
 
*:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
  
=== References  ===
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[[Category:North_Dakota]] [[Category:How_to_articles]]
 
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''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
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===== American Indian Agency Records.  =====
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'''1880-1942 Births, marriages and deaths, [[Standing Rock Indian Agency (North Dakota)|Standing Rock Agency]]. Bureau of Indian Affairs. ''' FHL Films 1,204,876 and 1,021,936 {{FHL|265795 |item|disp=FHL film first film 1204876}}
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[[Category:North_Dakota]] [[Category:United_States_Vital_Records]]
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Latest revision as of 19:19, 2 July 2013

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

In 1893, North Dakota passed a law requiring registration of deaths. This law was later repealed and then reenacted in 1899. Few deaths were recorded during that period, and even after 1899. But by 1923, the law was in full force and general compliance followed, making registration consistent.

STEP ONE: Find Death Information

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

North Dakota Death Database - Includes Index Only
1893-Current - At North Dakota Department of Health Free; any death occurring in the last twelve months is not included in this index
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 do not find your ancestor's death, 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


Restrictions for obtaining a certificate:
To obtain a copy of the death certificate with cause of death and social security number, you must be:

  • The decedent's spouse, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, or sibling
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate

NOTE: An informal copy of the death certificate can be obtained by anyone, but it will NOT contain the cause of death or social security number.


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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