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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Burke County''' {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Guide to '''Burke County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Burke 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 8, 1910
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|county seat= Bowbells
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|parent county= [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Divide County, North Dakota Genealogy|Divide]]
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|county2= [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]]
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|county3= [[Renville County, North Dakota Genealogy|Renville]]
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|county4= [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]]
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|county5= [[Williams County, North Dakota Genealogy|Williams]]
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|county6= [[Saskatchewan Genealogy|Saskatchewan, Canada]]</br><center>[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Burke County
 
| county_map =  
 
| state = North Dakota
 
| state_map = North-dakota.png
 
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| longd =  
 
| founded year = 1910
 
| founded date = February 8
 
| seat = Bowbells
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Burke County Courthouse<br>103 Main Street SW <br> PO Box 219<br>Bowbells, ND 5821-0219<br>Phone: 701.377.2718 <br>[http://www.co.burke.nc.us/ '''Burke County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Named for Gov. John Burke. Government organized: July 15, 1910.  County Seat: Bowbells.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/ Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy and History]</ref>
  
<br> <br> <br><br><br>Clerk District Court has birth records from 1905, marriage, death,<br> burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1910, land records<br> from 1900 and homestead patents from 1903<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke 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 ===
  
== History  ==
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Burke County Courthouse<br>103 Main Street SW <br> PO Box 219<br>Bowbells, ND 5821-0219<br>Phone: 701.377.2718 <br>[http://www.burkecountynd.com/ '''Burke County Website'''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth records from 1905, marriage, death,<br> burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1910, land records<br> from 1900 and homestead patents from 1903<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burke 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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=== Burke 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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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1910
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1910
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'''1910--'''Burke County was created 8 February 1910 from [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] County. '''County seat:''' Bowbells <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|Burke}}
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''1910--''Burke County was created 8 February 1910 from [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]] County.<br> ''County seat:'' Bowbells <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|Burke}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_County,_North_Dakota "Burke County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref><br>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowbells,_North_Dakota Bowbells (County seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_North_Dakota Columbus]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaxton,_North_Dakota Flaxton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignite,_North_Dakota Lignite]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal,_North_Dakota Portal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_Lake,_North_Dakota Powers Lake]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northgate,_North_Dakota Northgate]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larson,_North_Dakota Larson]</div>
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*Battleview
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*Bowbells
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*Carter
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*Clayton
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*Cleary
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*Colville
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*Dale
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*Dimond
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*Fay
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*Foothills</div>
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*Forthun
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*Garness
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*Harmonious
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*Kandiyohi
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*Keller
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*Lakeview
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*Leaf Mountain
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*Lucy
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*Minnesota
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*North Star</div>
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*Portal
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*Richland
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*Roseland
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*Short Creek
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*Soo
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*Thorson
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*Vale
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*Vanville
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*Ward</div>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Adams 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=1757&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/burke/burke.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/burke.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 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|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Burke+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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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://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=30&CScnty=1757 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=Burke# Billion Graves]
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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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[[Divide County, North Dakota|Divide]] | [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]] | [[Renville County, North Dakota|Renville]] | [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] | [[Williams County, North Dakota|Williams]]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |9064
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|1920 |9511
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|1930 |9998
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|1940 |7653
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|1950 |6621
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|1960 |5886
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|1970 |4739 
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|1980 |3822 
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|1990 |3002 
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|2000 |2242
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|2010 |1968
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== Resources  ==
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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]].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/burke/burkcens.htm Burke County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Burke}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Burke}}
  
*1910
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=== Directories ===
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
 
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
  
==== Land  ====
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/burke/burkland.html Burke County BLM Land Records] (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
  
==== Military  ====
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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===Local History ===
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{ND County History}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Migration ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Burke County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Burke County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Burke County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Burke County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Burke County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Burke|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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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'' 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|Burke}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/obits.html Burke County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Various) (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Burke}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Burke}}
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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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*'''1913-1968''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndburke/list.htm List of People that graduated and attended Portal High School 1913-1968] (NDGenWeb Project)
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Burke}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Burke}}
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*'''1904-1936''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndburke/Portal_International.htm Deaths,  Births, Marriages and other items from the ''Portal International'' 1904 - 1936] (Note: complete from 1904 to Dec 1921) NDGenWeb Project
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Burke}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Burke}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/burke/news_marriages.html Burke County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Burke}}
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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|Burke}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Burke}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ '''North Dakota State University Archives''']<br>
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West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, ND 58102<br>
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'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>
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NDSU Archives<br>
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Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>
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PO Box 6050<br>
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Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>
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Phone: 701-231-8914<br>
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Fax: 701-231-5632<br>
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Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
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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|Burke}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Burke}}
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''Burke County Historical Society''<br>9129 Powers Lake Road<br> Powers Lake, ND 58773<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Burke}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndburke/burke2.htm Burke County] (USGenWeb Project). May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/burke/burke.htm Burke County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Burke|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.
 
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Latest revision as of 19:02, 8 March 2017

United States
North Dakota


Burke County

Guide to Burke 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: Bowbells
Organized: February 8, 1910
Parent County(s): Ward [1]
Neighboring Counties
Divide  • Mountrail  • Renville  • Ward  • Williams  • Saskatchewan, Canada
See County Maps
Location Map
North Dakota Burke Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Named for Gov. John Burke. Government organized: July 15, 1910. County Seat: Bowbells.[2]

County Courthouse

Burke County Courthouse
103 Main Street SW
PO Box 219
Bowbells, ND 5821-0219
Phone: 701.377.2718
Burke County Website
Clerk District Court has birth records from 1905, marriage, death,
burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1910, land records
from 1900 and homestead patents from 1903[3]

Burke County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1910 1910 1910 1910 1910 1910

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1910--Burke County was created 8 February 1910 from Ward County.
County seat: Bowbells [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Battleview
  • Bowbells
  • Carter
  • Clayton
  • Cleary
  • Colville
  • Dale
  • Dimond
  • Fay
  • Foothills
  • Forthun
  • Garness
  • Harmonious
  • Kandiyohi
  • Keller
  • Lakeview
  • Leaf Mountain
  • Lucy
  • Minnesota
  • North Star
  • Portal
  • Richland
  • Roseland
  • Short Creek
  • Soo
  • Thorson
  • Vale
  • Vanville
  • Ward


Resources

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

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 9,064
1920 9,511 4.9%
1930 9,998 5.1%
1940 7,653 −23.5%
1950 6,621 −13.5%
1960 5,886 −11.1%
1970 4,739 −19.5%
1980 3,822 −19.4%
1990 3,002 −21.5%
2000 2,242 −25.3%
2010 1,968 −12.2%
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

Land and Property Records

Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Maps and Gazetteers

Local History

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War


Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

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

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

Burke County Historical Society
9129 Powers Lake Road
Powers Lake, ND 58773

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