Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Stark 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.

Stark County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Stark County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded February 10, 1879
County Seat Dickinson
Address Stark County Courthouse
51 3rd St E; PO Box 130
Dickinson, ND 58602-0130
Phone: 701.264.7639
Stark County Website


County Courthouse

Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg

Clerk District Court has birth and death records
from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records
from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

10 Feb 1879: Stark County created from the Dakota Territory.

Boundary Changes

9 Mar 1883: old Dunn and Hettinger Counties set off.

13 March 1885: Adams County set off.

1897: Absorbed old Dunn County.

1905: new McKenzie County set off.

1908: Dunn County set off.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Billings | Dunn | Grant | Hettinger | Mercer | Morton | Slope



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


  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


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.



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 Stark 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.





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.


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

Web Sites


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