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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ward County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ward County'''  
  
Ward 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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Ward 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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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
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| county = Ward County  
 
| county = Ward County  
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| state = North Dakota
 
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| founded date = April 14
 
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| seat = Minot  
 
| seat = Minot  
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| building image = Ward County Courthouse, Minot, North Dakota.jpg
| building address = Ward County Courthouse<br> 315 3rd St SE <br>Minot, ND 58701-6498<br> Phone: 701.857.6460<br>[http://www.co.ward.nd.us/ '''Ward County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Ward County Courthouse<br> 315 3rd St SE <br>Minot, ND 58701-6498<br> Phone: 701.857.6460<br>[http://www.co.ward.nd.us/ '''Ward County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
<br>Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and divorce records <br>from 1900; County Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ward County, North Dakota. Page 527 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''''District Court Clerk''''' has birth, death, burial and divorce records from 1900; '''''County Judge''''' has marriage and probate records; '''''Register of Deeds''''' has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ward County, North Dakota. Page 527 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1885--'''Ward County was created 14 April 1885 from Stevens (Old), Wynn (Old), and [[Renville County, North Dakota|Renville ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Minot <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1885--'''Ward County was created 14 April 1885 from Stevens (Old), Wynn (Old), and [[Renville County, North Dakota Genealogy|Renville ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Minot <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
 
==== Indian Reservation  ====
  
A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Ward County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]], [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]], [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]], and [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] Counties.  
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A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Ward County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]], [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]], [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]], and [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]] Counties.  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Burke County, North Dakota|Burke]] | [[McHenry County, North Dakota|McHenry]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota|McLean]] | [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]] | [[Renville County, North Dakota|Renville]]  
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[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burke]] | [[McHenry County, North Dakota Genealogy|McHenry]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|McLean]] | [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]] | [[Renville County, North Dakota Genealogy|Renville]]  
  
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Minot, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
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{{ND County History}}
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Minot North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Minot North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Ward|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Ward/ Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Ward/ Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 09:12, 31 March 2015

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Ward 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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Ward County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Ward 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 April 14, 1885
County Seat Minot
Courthouse
Ward County Courthouse, Minot, North Dakota.jpg
Address Ward County Courthouse
315 3rd St SE
Minot, ND 58701-6498
Phone: 701.857.6460
Ward County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

District Court Clerk has birth, death, burial and divorce records from 1900; County Judge has marriage and probate records; Register of Deeds has land records.[1]

History

Parent County

1885--Ward County was created 14 April 1885 from Stevens (Old), Wynn (Old), and Renville Counties. County seat: Minot [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

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

Neighboring Counties

Burke | McHenry | McLean | Mountrail | Renville

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 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.


Lutheran
  • Records of First Lutheran Church, Minot, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[3]

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 Ward 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 Ward 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), Ward County, North Dakota. Page 527 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).
  3. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.

 

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