Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Sheridan County

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


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County Facts
County seat: Forman
Organized: December 24, 1908
Parent County(s): McLean [1]
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Kidder  • McHenry  • McLean  • Pierce  • Wells
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

Sheridan County was organized on December 24, 1908. It was named after Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan. McClusky is the county seat.[2]

County Courthouse

Sheridan County Courthouse
355 main St
PO Box 176
Forman, ND 58032
Phone: 701.724.6241
Sheridan 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[3]

Sheridan County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1943 1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Berlin
  • Boone
  • Denhoff
  • Edgemont
  • Fairview
  • Goodrich
  • Highland
  • Lincoln Dale
  • Martin
  • Mauch
  • McClusky
  • Pickard
  • Prophets
  • Rosenfield
  • Strassburg
Defunct townships
  • New Germantown[5]


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Adams 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
  • Odessa Digital Library has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Sheridan County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 8,103
1920 7,935 −2.1%
1930 7,373 −7.1%
1940 6,616 −10.3%
1950 5,253 −20.6%
1960 4,350 −17.2%
1970 3,232 −25.7%
1980 2,819 −12.8%
1990 2,148 −23.8%
2000 1,710 −20.4%
2010 1,321 −22.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

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. 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. For more information, see North Dakota Land and Property.

Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Sheridan County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

County tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office in the county courthouse. Some tax records may have been moved to the North Dakota State Archives.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
N Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:
NDSU Archives
Libraries NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
Website

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

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

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Sheridan County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. 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.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Sheridan County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  5. 5.0 5.1 U.S. Census Bureau: Boundary Changes