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Online Records


Benson 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.


Benson County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Benson 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 March 9, 1883
County Seat Minnewaukan
Courthouse
Address Benson County Courthouse
311 B Ave Street
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Phone: 701.473.5345  Benson County Courthouse


County Courthouse



Clerk District Court has birth records  from late 1890’s, marriage
records from late 1800’s, divorce, probate and court records from 1895
and burial records from 1900; Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1883--Benson County was created 9 March 1883 from DeSmet and Ramsey Counties. County seat: Minnewaukan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations

Spirit Lake Reservation is located primarily in Benson County, with a portion in Eddy County. Historically it was also known as Devils Lake Reservation, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as Fort Totten Reservation.

Neighboring Counties

Eddy | Nelson | Pierce | Ramsey | Towner | Wells

Resources

Cemeteries

www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Census

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

Church

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
  • Records of Flora Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

Taxation

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.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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