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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Mercer County <br>  
  
Mercer 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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Mercer 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.<br>
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| building address = Mercer County Courthouse<br> 1021 Arthur Street<br> Stanton, ND 58571<br> Phone: 701.745.3262<br>[http://www.mercercountynd.com/ '''Mercer County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Mercer County Courthouse<br> 1021 Arthur Street<br> Stanton, ND 58571<br> Phone: 701.745.3262<br>[http://www.mercercountynd.com/ '''Mercer County Website'''] }}  
  
 
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A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Mercer County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]], [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]], [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]], and [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] Counties.  
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A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Mercer County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]], [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]], [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]], and [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]] Counties.  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota|McLean]] | [[Morton County, North Dakota|Morton]] | [[Oliver County, North Dakota|Oliver]] | [[Stark County, North Dakota|Stark]]  
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[[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|McLean]] | [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy|Morton]] | [[Oliver County, North Dakota Genealogy|Oliver]] | [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]]  
  
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:14, 30 March 2015

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Mercer 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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Online Records



Mercer County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Mercer 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 January 14, 1875
County Seat Stanton
Courthouse
Address Mercer County Courthouse
1021 Arthur Street
Stanton, ND 58571
Phone: 701.745.3262
Mercer County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

 

Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1942,
marriage records from 1894, divorce and court records from 1906
and probate record from 1898; Register of Deeds has land records;
State Archives has naturalization records[1]

History

Parent County

1875--Mercer County was created 14 January 1875 from unorganized territory. County seat: Stanton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

A portion of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is located in Mercer County. The remainder of the reservation is in Mountrail, McKenzie, Dunn, and Ward Counties.

Neighboring Counties

Dunn | McLean | Morton | Oliver | Stark

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Mercer County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census

  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 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.


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 Mercer 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 Mercer 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), Mercer County, North Dakota. Page 525 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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