Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Barnes County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Barnes 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 January 4, 1873
County Seat Valley City
Courthouse
Address Barnes County Courthouse
230 4th S NE
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-8512
Barnes County Website


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.

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth, death, burial and court records;
County Judge has marriage and probate records[1]

History

Parent County

1873--Barnes County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County. County seat: Valley City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cass | Griggs | LaMoure | Ransom | Steele | Stutsman

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1925

Church

Lutheran

Skandia

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

Spring Creek, Hasting

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

Valley City

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

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 Barnes 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 Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.