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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cavalier County''' {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Guide to '''Cavalier County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Cavalier 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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== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Langdon
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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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|county1= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]]
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|county2= [[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ramsey]]
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|county3= [[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy|Towner]]
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|county4= [[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Walsh]]
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|county5= [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba, Canada]]</br><center>[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.cavaliercounty.us/ Cavalier County Courthouse]<br> 901 3rd Street<br> Langdon, ND 58249-2457<br> Phone: 701.256.2124
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=== Description ===
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Cavalier County was for Charles Cavileer, a well known fur trader, customs agent and postmaster.  The county seat is Langdon.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/ Genealogy Trails: Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy and History]</ref>The county was organized on July 8, 1884
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<ref>[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalier_County,_North_Dakota Cavalier County, North Dakota] in ''Wikipedia:  the Free Encyclopedia''</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Cavalier}}
  
Clerk District Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1881<br>and divorce records from 1888; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cavalier 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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'''Cavalier County Courthouse'''<br>901 3rd Street<br>Langdon, ND 58249-2457 <br>
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Phone: 701.256.2124 <br>[http://www.cavaliercounty.us/ Cavalier County Website]<br><br>
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District Court Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1881, and divorce records from 1888; ''Register of Deeds&nbsp;'' has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cavalier County, North Dakota. Page 522 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Cavalier 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" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2% " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2% " align="center" |1890
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''1873--'''Cavalier County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Langdon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Cavalier}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Cavalier County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Langdon <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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</td></tr></table>
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Cavalier}}
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalier_County,_North_Dakota "Cavalier County, North Dakota"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsen,_North_Dakota Alsen]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calio,_North_Dakota Calio]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin,_North_Dakota Calvin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah,_North_Dakota Hannah]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langdon,_North_Dakota Langdon (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loma,_North_Dakota Loma]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton,_North_Dakota Milton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich,_North_Dakota Munich]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nekoma,_North_Dakota Nekoma]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osnabrock,_North_Dakota Osnabrock]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarles,_North_Dakota Sarles](partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towner_County,_North_Dakota Towner County)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales,_North_Dakota Wales]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde,_North_Dakota Clyde]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden,_North_Dakota Dresden]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hove_Mobile_Park,_North_Dakota Hove Mobile Park]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maida,_North_Dakota Maida]</div>
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*Alma
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*Banner
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*Billings
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*Bruce
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*Byron
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*Cypress
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*Dresden
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*Easby
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*East Alma
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*Elgin
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*Fremont
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*Glenila
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*Gordon
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*Grey</div>
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*Harvey
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*Hay
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*Henderson
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*Hope
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*Huron
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*Langdon
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*Linden
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*Loam
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*Manilla
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*Minto
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*Montrose
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*Moscow
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*Mount Carmel
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*Nekoma</div>
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*North Loma
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*North Olga
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*Osford
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*Osnabrock
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*Perry
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*Seivert
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*South Dresden
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*South Olga
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*Storlie
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*Trier
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*Waterloo
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*West Hope</div>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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====See also====
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_North_Dakota#Cavalier_County National Register of Historic Places listings in Cavalier County, North Dakota]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Cavalier}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/bios.html Cavalier County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndcaval2/#county Family Biographical Index] - Cavalier County, SDGenWeb Project has biographical indexes for a number of Cavalier County History books. Scroll down on the Cavalier County page to "Family Biographical Index" to find the link to the index of each book.
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Index]
  
[[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] | [[Ramsey County, North Dakota|Ramsey]] | [[Towner County, North Dakota|Towner]] |&nbsp; [[Walsh County, North Dakota|Walsh]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Cavalier}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1760&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/cavalier/cavalier.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/cavalier.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=10 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+Cavalier+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=1760 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=Cavalier&cemetery_name=a# 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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==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalier_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |6471
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|1900 |12580
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|1910 |15659
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|1920 |15555
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|1930 |14554
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|1940 |13923
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|1950 |11840
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|1960 |10064
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|1970 |8213
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|1980 |7636 
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|1990 |6064  
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|2000 |4831
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|2010 |3993
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{{ND Census Intro|Cavalier}}
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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/cavalier/cavacens.htm Cavalier County Census Records], USGenWeb Archives
  
*1880
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=== Church Records ===
*1890
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{{ND Church Intro|Cavalier}}
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
  
==== Church  ====
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'''''Lutheran'''''
  
==== Court  ====
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*Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Cavalier County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Cavalier}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Cavalier}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/cavalier/cavaland.html Index to Cavalier County BLM 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
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Cavalier}}
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*''Memories of a county agent : Cavalier County, N.D., 1928-34, Emmons County, N.D., 1934-59, 32 years.'' 2015. Salt Lake City. Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah;
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**{{FSbook|8560158}}<br>
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*''Our heritage Nekoma, North Dakota 1905-1980 : Nekoma - a Chippewa word - meaning "I promise to go somewhere" or "I promise to do something."'' 1980. Langdon, North Dakota. The Printer;
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**{{FSbook|7711488}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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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
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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''Civil War''
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Cavalier|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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/cavalier/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Cavalier County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Cavalier County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Cavalier County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Cavalier County] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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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|Cavalier}}
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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|Cavalier}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/obits.html Obituaries and Death Notices]. Some early notices from newspapers in Cavalier County. (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|Cavalier}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Cavalier}}
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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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Cavalier}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Cavalier}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cavalier}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cavalier}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/news_marriages.html Some early marriage notices from Cavalier County newspapers] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Cavalier}}
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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|Cavalier}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Cavalier}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>NFargo, ND 58102<br>'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>NDSU Archives<br>Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>PO Box 6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone:701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Website]
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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|Cavalier}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Cavalier}}
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'''Cavalier County Historical Society'''<br>10123 95th Street NE<br>Langdon, ND 58249<br>Telephone: 701-256-3342<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Cavalier}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndcaval2/#county Cavalier County, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/cavalier/cavalier.htm Cavalier County, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Cavalier|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/Cavalier/ Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Cavalier/ Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/cavalier/ Cavalier County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Cavalier-County.htm Cavalier County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 21:20, 15 May 2017

United States
North Dakota
Cavalier County

Guide to Cavalier 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: Langdon
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Pembina  • Ramsey  • Towner  • Walsh  • Manitoba, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
Cavalier County Courthouse, Langdon, North Dakota.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Cavalier Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Cavalier County was for Charles Cavileer, a well known fur trader, customs agent and postmaster. The county seat is Langdon.[2]The county was organized on July 8, 1884 [3]

County Courthouse

Cavalier County Courthouse
901 3rd Street
Langdon, ND 58249-2457
Phone: 701.256.2124
Cavalier County Website

District Court Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1881, and divorce records from 1888; Register of Deeds  has land records.[4]

Cavalier County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1884 1887 1884 1873 1873 1873 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Alma
  • Banner
  • Billings
  • Bruce
  • Byron
  • Cypress
  • Dresden
  • Easby
  • East Alma
  • Elgin
  • Fremont
  • Glenila
  • Gordon
  • Grey
  • Harvey
  • Hay
  • Henderson
  • Hope
  • Huron
  • Langdon
  • Linden
  • Loam
  • Manilla
  • Minto
  • Montrose
  • Moscow
  • Mount Carmel
  • Nekoma
  • North Loma
  • North Olga
  • Osford
  • Osnabrock
  • Perry
  • Seivert
  • South Dresden
  • South Olga
  • Storlie
  • Trier
  • Waterloo
  • West Hope


See also

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

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.  %±
1890 6,471
1900 12,580 94.4%
1910 15,659 24.5%
1920 15,555 −0.7%
1930 14,554 −6.4%
1940 13,923 −4.3%
1950 11,840 −15.0%
1960 10,064 −15.0%
1970 8,213 −18.4%
1980 7,636 −7.0%
1990 6,064 −20.6%
2000 4,831 −20.3%
2010 3,993 −17.3%
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.


Lutheran

  • Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Cavalier County, 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. 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. For more information, see North Dakota Land and Property.

Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Cavalier County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

  • Memories of a county agent : Cavalier County, N.D., 1928-34, Emmons County, N.D., 1934-59, 32 years. 2015. Salt Lake City. Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah;
  • Our heritage Nekoma, North Dakota 1905-1980 : Nekoma - a Chippewa word - meaning "I promise to go somewhere" or "I promise to do something." 1980. Langdon, North Dakota. The Printer;

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information see North Dakota 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
NFargo, 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
Website

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

Cavalier County Historical Society
10123 95th Street NE
Langdon, ND 58249
Telephone: 701-256-3342

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