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North Dakota Birth, Marriage and Death Records
North Dakota Vital Records Online Links
Introduction to Vital Records
Early - 1893
1893 - Present
Births and Deaths
In North Dakota, statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907 and was generally complied with by 1924. You can obtain copies by writing to:
Division of Vital Records
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
North Dakota Division of Vital Records
The Division of Vital Records also has some files dating from 1893 and delayed registrations of births from 1941.
A searchable Public Death Index is available from the Department of Health. A surname search can be made. Searches can only be for a ten year period beginning in 1881
The Family History Library has not copied any of the vital records from the state. An inventory and description of the history and availability of the records is Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota. 
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Statewide registration of marriages began in 1925. You can obtain copies of marriage records by writing to the division of vital records, or locate the contact information for individual counties.
Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. Write to the office of the judge of the county court or the clerk of the district court for these records. In counties with less than 15,000 population, the judge of the county court serves as the clerk of the district court.
Divorce proceedings are usually kept by the district court for each county. Contact individual county recorders to order divorce records, or write to them for copies or information.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection includes some North Dakota marriage and death records for Barnes, Burleigh, and Towner counties. 
- Information listed on vital records is given by an informant. Learn the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) of the record. The closer the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) and whether or not the informant was present at the time of the event can help determine the accuracy of the information found on the record.
- If you are unable to loceat vital records recorded by governments, search for church record of christening, marriage, death or burial. A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.
- Privacy laws may restrict your access to some vitral records. Copies of some vital records recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
- Search for Vital Record in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search and then choosing Vital Records. Search forNorth Dakota to locate records filed by the State and then serach the name of the county to locate records kept by the county.
Archives, Libraries and Societies
- ↑ Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota, (Bismarck, North Dakota: Historical Records Survey, 1941; Family History Library book 978.4 V23h; film 1036526 item 3).
- ↑ (Family History Library films 859737-40).