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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Barnes County'''{{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Barnes County'''
  
Barnes 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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Guide to '''Barnes 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Valley City
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county2= [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]]
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|county3= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county4= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county5= [[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy|Steele]]
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|county6= [[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stutsman]]</br><center>[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaBarnesCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Barnes Map.png|185x185px]]
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.co.barnes.nd.us/ Barnes County Courthouse]<br> 230 4th S NE; <br>Valley City, ND 58072<br> Phone: 701.845.8512<br>&nbsp;
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=== Description ===
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Barnes County in honor of Judge Alanson H. Barnes (1818-1890) who was an associate justice of the Territorial Court. It was finally organized in a meeting at Valley City on January 6, 1879.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/ Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails).</ref> Its county seat is Valley City.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_City,_North_Dakota Valley City, North Dakota], ''Wikipedia''</ref>
  
Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records; <br>County Judge has marriage and probate&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barnes County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Barnes}}
  
== History  ==
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Barnes County Courthouse<br>230 4th S NE<br>Valley City, ND 58072<br> Phone: 701-845-8512<br>[http://www.co.barnes.nd.us/ '''Barnes County Website'''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records; <br>County Judge has marriage and probate&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barnes County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Barnes County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1880
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'''1873--'''Barnes County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Valley City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Barnes}}
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''1873--''Barnes County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br> '''County seat:''' Valley City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm North Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Barnes}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnes_County,_North_Dakota "Barnes County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazey,_North_Dakota Dazey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingal,_North_Dakota Fingal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn,_North_Dakota Kathryn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leal,_North_Dakota Leal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litchville,_North_Dakota Litchville]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nome,_North_Dakota Nome]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriska,_North_Dakota Oriska]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillsbury,_North_Dakota Pillsbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers,_North_Dakota Rogers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanborn,_North_Dakota Sanborn]</div>
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| cities-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley,_North_Dakota Sibley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_City,_North_Dakota Tower City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_City,_North_Dakota Valley City (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimbledon,_North_Dakota Wimbledon]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berea,_North_Dakota Berea]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba,_North_Dakota Cuba]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily,_North_Dakota Daily]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastedge,_North_Dakota Eastedge]</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckelson,_North_Dakota Eckelson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings,_North_Dakota Hastings]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koldok,_North_Dakota Koldok]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucca,_North_Dakota Lucca]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Valley_City,_North_Dakota North Valley City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak,_North_Dakota Peak]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbana,_North_Dakota Urbana]
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| townships-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Alta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Anderson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabula_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Ashtabula]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Baldwin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binghampton_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Binghampton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brimer_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Brimer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Cuba]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazey_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Dazey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eckelson_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Eckelson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Edna]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellsbury_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Ellsbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getchell_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Getchell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prairie_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Grand Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Green]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Greemland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemen_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Hemen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Hobart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Town_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Lake Town]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Mansfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Marsh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meadow_Lake_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Meadow Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnie_Lake_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Minnie Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Nelson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noltimier_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Noltimier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Norma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakhill_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Oakhill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriska_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Oriska]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierce_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Pierce]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potter_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Potter]</div>
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| townships-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raritan_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Raritan]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Rogers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Rosebud]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_Trail_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Sibley Trail]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandia_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Skandia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Spring Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springvale_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Springvale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Stewart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svea_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Svea]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thordenskjold_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Thordenskjold]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxbridge_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Uxbridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weimer_Township,_Barnes_County,_North_Dakota Weimer]</div>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Barnes}}
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/barnes/bookindex.htm Index of Surnames], ''Barnes County History,'' Barnes County Historical Society Inc., Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company (1976).
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Archives]
  
[[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Griggs County, North Dakota|Griggs]] | [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Steele County, North Dakota|Steele]] | [[Stutsman County, North Dakota|Stutsman]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Barnes}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Barnes County, North Dakota''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1752&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/barnes.html USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barnes.htm GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 NDGravestones]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]]) </center>
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*{{FHL|829036|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=North+Dakota+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=30&CScnty=1752 Findagrave]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Dakota&county=Barnes# Billion Graves]
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Census
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*1885
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=== Census Records ===
*1890  
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/barnes/resources.htm Census Data] USGenWeb project - Barnes County.
*1900  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barncens.htm Census Records] USGenWeb Archives - Barnes County.
*1910  
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{{Historical populations
*1920  
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|type = USA
*1925
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnes_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |1585
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|1890 |7045
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|1900 |13159
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|1910 |18066
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|1920 |18678
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|1930 |18804
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|1940 |17814
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|1950 |16884
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|1960 |16719
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|1970 |14669
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|1980 |13960
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|1990 |12545
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|2000 |11775
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|2010 |11066
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==== Church  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Court  ====
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====State Census Records====
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*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
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*'''1885, 1915, 1925''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1078 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
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''Skandia''
  
==== Military  ====
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*Records of Lutheran Church, Skandia in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">[http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml ''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.</ref>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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''Spring Creek, Hasting''
  
==== Probate  ====
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*Records of Spring Creek Lutheran Church, Hasting, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
  
==== Taxation  ====
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''Valley City''
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Valley City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Barnes}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Barnes}}
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*'''1822 - 1995''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) - collection for the City of Valley City
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Barnes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Barnes}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barnland.html Index to BLM Records, Barnes County, ND], USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Barnes}}
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*''Barnes County history : Barnes County, North Dakota''. 1976. Barnes County Historical Society; Valley City, North Dakota. ; {{WorldCat|2968358|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1890''' - {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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''World War I''
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4569 North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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''World War II''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli18nmt.txt World War II Army Enlistees - Barnes County], USGenWeb Archives
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Barnes}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/ GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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*[http://history.nd.gov/archives/whatnewspapers.html State Historical Society of North Dakota] - contains inventory and catalog of all known ND newspapers
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{ND Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{ND Periodicals Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Barnes}}
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''Online Probate Records
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*'''1800-1985''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{ND Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Barnes}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Barnes}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Barnes}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Barnes}}
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1892-present''' - [https://apps.nd.gov/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm NDDH Public Death Index, 1892-present] at [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Dept. of Health] – index only
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Barnes}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Barnes}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Barnes}}
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''Barnes County Historical Society''<br>315 Central Ave. N.<br>Valley City, ND 58072-0661<br>Telephone: 701-845-0966<br>Fax: 701-845-5223<br>E-mail: [mailto:bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.ndtourism.com/valley-city/attractions/barnes-county-historical-society Website]<br>
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[https://www.facebook.com/Barnes-County-Historical-Society-161192582499/?fref=ts Facebook Page]
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Barnes}}
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/nd/barnes/ Barnes County, USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/barnes/barnes.htm USGenWeb Archives - Barnes County]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Barnes|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Barnes/ Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Barnes/ Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/barnes/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails - Barnes County]
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 18:40, 25 February 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Barnes County

Guide to Barnes 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: Valley City
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cass  • Griggs  • LaMoure  • Ransom  • Steele  • Stutsman
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaBarnesCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Barnes Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Barnes County in honor of Judge Alanson H. Barnes (1818-1890) who was an associate justice of the Territorial Court. It was finally organized in a meeting at Valley City on January 6, 1879.[2] Its county seat is Valley City.[3]

County Courthouse

Barnes County Courthouse
230 4th S NE
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-8512
Barnes County Website
Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records;
County Judge has marriage and probate records[4]

Barnes County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893 1882 1893 1875 1875 1875 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Barnes County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County.
County seat: Valley City [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Barnes 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

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,585
1890 7,045 344.5%
1900 13,159 86.8%
1910 18,066 37.3%
1920 18,678 3.4%
1930 18,804 0.7%
1940 17,814 −5.3%
1950 16,884 −5.2%
1960 16,719 −1.0%
1970 14,669 −12.3%
1980 13,960 −4.8%
1990 12,545 −10.1%
2000 11,775 −6.1%
2010 11,066 −6.0%
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.


Lutheran

Skandia

  • Records of Lutheran Church, Skandia in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

Spring Creek, Hasting

  • Records of Spring Creek Lutheran Church, Hasting, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

Valley City

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Valley City, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Barnes County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

  • Barnes County history : Barnes County, North Dakota. 1976. Barnes County Historical Society; Valley City, North Dakota. ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

World War II


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

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

Barnes County Historical Society
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072-0661
Telephone: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-5223
E-mail: bchistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
Website
Facebook Page

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. Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails).
  3. Valley City, North Dakota, Wikipedia
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Barnes County, North Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Barnes County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  6. 6.0 6.1 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.