Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Guide to Sheridan County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Information


County Courthouse

Sheridan County Courthouse
355 main St
PO Box 176
Forman, ND 58032
Phone: 701.724.6241
Adams County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1886, burial records from 1909, burial records from 1910 and military records from 191;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1909[1]

Sheridan County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1909 1909 1890

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

1908--Sheridan County was created 24 December 1908 from McLean County.
County seat: McClusky [2]

Populated Places

  • McClusky

County Facts
Organized: December 24, 1908
County seat: Forman
Parent County(s): McLean [2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Kidder  • McHenry  • McLean  • Pierce  • Wells
See County Maps
Location Map
North Dakota Sheridan Map.png

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History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Sheridan County, North Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online


Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)


List of Cemeteries in the County


See North Dakota Cemeteries for more information

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

Census Records

Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records

For links to Federal census years, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

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 Sheridan 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 and Gazetteers


Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Other Records


Probate Records

Probate records of North Dakota are at the county clerk's office.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office, or the state archives.

Vital Records

Vital Records (birth, marriage, death, and divorce records) may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office.




Online Death Indexes and Records


Research Facilities


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.




Pioneer Historical Society for Sheridan County
609 Frank Street West
Goodrich, ND 58444
Telephone Number:701-884-2567


Research Guides


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sheridan County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).