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Wells 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.


Wells County, North Dakota
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 4, 1873
County Seat Fessenden
Courthouse
Address Wells County Courthouse
700 Railway St N
PO Box 596
Fessenden, ND 58438
Phone: 701.547.3122
Wells County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce
probate and court records; Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1873--Wells County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo County (Old). County seat: Fessenden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benson | Eddy | Foster | Kidder | Pierce | Sheridan | Stutsman

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wells 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).

 

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