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{{North Dakota-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] > Cass County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Cass County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Cass County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.casscountynd.gov/ Cass County Courthouse]<br>211 9th Street South PO Bo 2806<br> Fargo, ND 58103-1833<br> Phone: 701.241.5646&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1885<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass 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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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1873--'''Cass County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Fargo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Cass County Courthouse<br>211 9th Street South <br> PO Bo 2806<br>Fargo, ND 58103-1833<br>Phone: 701.241.5646 <br>[http://www.casscountynd.gov/ '''Cass County Website'''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1885<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Cass County, North Dakota Record Dates ===
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| width="84%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12%" align="center" |1872
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| width="12%" align="center" |1884
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| width="12%" align="center" |1873
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| width="12%" align="center" |1880
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Cass}}
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'''1873--'''Cass County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br>
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'''County seat:''' Fargo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Cass}}
  
[[Barnes County, North Dakota|Barnes]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] | [[Steele County, North Dakota|Steele]] | [[Traill County, North Dakota|Traill]] | '''Minnesota''' counties: [[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]] | [[Norman County, Minnesota|Norman]] | [[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]
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* Buffalo
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* Fargo
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* Mapleton
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* Page
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* Tower City
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* West Fargo
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== Resources ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organizedJanuary 4, 1873
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|county seat= Fargo
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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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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy|Barnes]]
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|county2= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county3= [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]]
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|county4= [[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy|Steele]]
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|county5= [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill]]
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|county6= [[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay (MN)]]
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|county7= [[Norman County, Minnesota Genealogy|Norman (MN)]]
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|county8= [[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin (MN)]]</br><center>[[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaCassCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Cass Map.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{ND Historical Timeline Intro|Cass}}
  
*1880
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== Resources ==
*1885
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
*1890
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*1900
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*1910
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*1915
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*1920
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*1925
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*1930
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==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cass 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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| 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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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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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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=== Census Records ===
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{{ND Census Intro|Cass}}
  
==== Military  ====
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''Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records''
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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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For links to Federal census years, see [[North Dakota Census]].
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Cass}}
  
[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/probate/ Cass County, N.D., Probate Records (1876-1949)]
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'''Lutheran'''<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Enderlin
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Enderlin, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
  
[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/cassdivorce Cass County, N.D. Divorce and Civil Cases Records (1870-1942)]
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'''Fargo
  
[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/marriage/ Cass County, N.D. Marriage Licenses (1870-1944)]
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Enderlin, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''First Lutheran Church, Fargo
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Fargo, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
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'''Hickson
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*Records of the Lutheran Church, Hickson, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Zion Lutheran Church, Harwood
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*Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Harwood, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Cass}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Cass}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Cass}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Cass}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Cass}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Cass}}
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{{ND Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Cass}}
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{{ND County History}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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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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=== 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|Cass}}
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{{ND Newspaper abstracts|Cass}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Cass}}
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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|Cass}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Cass}}
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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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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/probate/ Cass County, N.D., Probate Records (1876-1949)]
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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|Cass}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Cass}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cass}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cass}}
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/marriage/ Cass County, N.D. Marriage Licenses (1870-1944)]
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Cass}}
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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|Cass}}
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/cassdivorce Cass County, N.D. Divorce and Civil Cases Records (1870-1942)]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Cass}}
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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}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Center]][[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|s]]
 
 
*[[Fargo North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fargo North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Cass}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Cass}}
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'''Cass County Historical Society'''<br>1351 Main Ave W<br>West Fargo 58078-1321<br>Phone:701-282-2822<br>Email: [mailto:mwarren@bonanzaville.com mwarren@bonanzaville.com]<br>[http://www.bonanzaville.org/ Website]<br>
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'''Casselton Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 86<br>Casselton, ND 58012<br>Phone: 701-347-4163 <br>
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'''Red River Valley Genealogy Society'''<br> c/o Linda Zeutschel<br> PO Box 9284<br> Fargo, ND 58106<br> Phone: 701-239-4129 or 701-282-2076<br>[http://www.redrivergenealogy.com/index.htm Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Cass}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Cass|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Cass|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/Cass/ Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Cass/ Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references />{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Cass_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Cass_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:15, 9 August 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Cass County

Guide to Cass County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Cass County Courthouse
211 9th Street South
PO Bo 2806
Fargo, ND 58103-1833
Phone: 701.241.5646
Cass County Website
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1885[1]

Cass County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1872 1884 1873 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Cass County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County.
County seat: Fargo [2]

Populated Places

  • Buffalo
  • Fargo
  • Mapleton
  • Page
  • Tower City
  • West Fargo


{{{link}}}
County Facts
Organized: January 4, 1873
County seat: Fargo
Parent County(s): Pembina [2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Barnes  • Ransom  • Richland  • Steele  • Traill  • Clay (MN)  • Norman (MN)  • Wilkin (MN)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaCassCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Cass Map.png
Adoption

This page is available for adoption

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cass 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

Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records

For links to Federal census years, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

Lutheran

Enderlin

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

Fargo

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

First Lutheran Church, Fargo

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

Hickson

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

Zion Lutheran Church, Harwood

  • Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Harwood, 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. 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 Cass 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 and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.


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

Cass County Historical Society
1351 Main Ave W
West Fargo 58078-1321
Phone:701-282-2822
Email: mwarren@bonanzaville.com
Website

Casselton Historical Society
PO Box 86
Casselton, ND 58012
Phone: 701-347-4163

Red River Valley Genealogy Society
c/o Linda Zeutschel
PO Box 9284
Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: 701-239-4129 or 701-282-2076
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, North Dakota. Page 522 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.