Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Bowman 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.

Bowman County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Bowman County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded March 8, 1883
County Seat Bowman
Address Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623
Phone. 701.523.3450
Bowman County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1907, divorce records, probate and court records from 1908, land records from 1896 and burial Records[1]


Parent County

1883--Bowman County was created 8 March 1883 from Billings County. 'County seat: Bowman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Slope | Fallon County, Montana | South Dakota counties: Harding | Perkins




  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).



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 Bowman 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.




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


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


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


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