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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Golden Valley County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Golden Valley County'''
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Golden Valley 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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Guide to '''Golden Valley County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= November 19, 1912
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|county seat= Beach
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|parent county= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]]
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|county2= [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]]
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|county3= [[Slope County, North Dakota Genealogy|Slope]]
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|county4= [[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon (MT)]]
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|county5= [[Wibaux County, Montana Genealogy|Wibaux (MT)]]</br><center>[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaGoldenValleyCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Golden%20Valley Golden Valley County Courthouse]<br> 150 1st Ave SE; PO Box 9; <br>Beach, ND 58621-0009<br> Phone: 701.872.4352&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, <br>divorce and court records from 1912; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1912<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Golden Valley County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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Billings County was organized November 13, 1912. County Seat: Beach.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/ accessed 09/28/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
'''1912--'''Golden Valley County was created 19 November 1912 from [[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] County. '''County seat:''' Beach <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Golden Valley County Courthouse<br> 150 1st Ave SE <br> PO Box 9 <br>Beach, ND 58621-0009<br> Phone: 701.872.4352<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Golden%20Valley '''Golden Valley County Website'''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial, <br>divorce and court records from 1912; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1912<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Golden Valley County, North Dakota. Page 523 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Golden Valley 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" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1920
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Golden Valley}}
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''1912--''Golden Valley County was created 19 November 1912 from [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]] County. ''County seat:'' Beach <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]<br>
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==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Golden Valley}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Golden Valley County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 26 October 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach,_North_Dakota Beach]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golva,_North_Dakota Golva]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel_Butte,_North_Dakota Sentinel Butte]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha,_North_Dakota Alpha]
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*Chama
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*De Mores</div>
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*Ekre
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*Rider
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*Thelan</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trotters,_North_Dakota Trotters]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Township,_Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota Beach]
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*Bullion
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*Delhi
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*Elk Creek</div>
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*Garner
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*Henry
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*Lone Tree
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*Pearl</div>
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*Saddle Butte
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*Sentinel</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmwood_Township,_Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota Elmwood]</div>
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*East Golden Valley
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*Elmwood (formerly a township)</div>
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*North Golden Valley</div>
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*South Golden Valley</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] | [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]] | [[Slope County, North Dakota|Slope]] | '''Montana''' counties: [[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]] | [[Wibaux County, Montana|Wibaux]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
*1915
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*1920
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*1925
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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>
*1930
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1767&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/goldenvalley/goldvaly.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/goldenvalley.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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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|411306|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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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=1767 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=Golden%20Valley&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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==== Church  ====
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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/Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1920 |4832
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|1930 |4122
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|1940 |3498
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|1950 |3499
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|1960 |3100
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|1970 |2611 
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|1980 |2391 
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|1990 |2108 
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|2000 |1924
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|2010 |1680
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==== Court  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Golden Valley}}
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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]].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
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*Records of Scandia Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Golden Valley}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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''Online Land Records''
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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]]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Local Histories ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Golden+Valley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Histories Intro|Golden Valley}}
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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
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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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''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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*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|Golden Valley}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/northdakota 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|Golden Valley}}
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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|Golden Valley}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Golden Valley}}
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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|Golden Valley}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Golden Valley}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Golden Valley}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Golden Valley}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Golden Valley}}
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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|Golden Valley}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Golden Valley}}
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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}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Golden Valley}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Golden Valley}}
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''Golden Valley County Historical Society''<br>PO Box 384<br> Beach, ND 58621-0384<br>Telephone: 701-872-4987<br>
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''Golden Valley County Historical Society''<br>180 1st Ave. S.E.<br>Beach, ND 58621<br>Telephone: 701-872-3938<br>E-mail:[mailto:whtmule@midrivers.com whtmule@midrivers.com]<br>[http://www.midrivers.com/~whtmule/genweb/goldenvalley/goldenvalleyhistory.htm Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Golden Valley}}
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Golden Valley|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/Golden_Valley/ Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Golden_Valley/ Golden Valley 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:Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 23:58, 6 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Golden Valley County

Guide to Golden Valley 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: Beach
Organized: November 19, 1912
Parent County(s): Billings [1]
Neighboring Counties
Billings  • McKenzie  • Slope  • Fallon (MT)  • Wibaux (MT)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaGoldenValleyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Golden Valley Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Billings County was organized November 13, 1912. County Seat: Beach.[2]

County Courthouse

Golden Valley County Courthouse
150 1st Ave SE
PO Box 9
Beach, ND 58621-0009
Phone: 701.872.4352
Golden Valley County Website
Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, burial,
divorce and court records from 1912;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1912[3]

Golden Valley County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1912 1912 1912 1912 1912 1912 1920

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1912--Golden Valley County was created 19 November 1912 from Billings County. County seat: Beach [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Ekre
  • Rider
  • Thelan
Townships
  • Beach
  • Bullion
  • Delhi
  • Elk Creek
  • Garner
  • Henry
  • Lone Tree
  • Pearl
  • Saddle Butte
  • Sentinel
Defunct townships
Unorganized territories
  • East Golden Valley
  • Elmwood (formerly a township)
  • North Golden Valley
  • South Golden Valley


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.  %±
1920 4,832
1930 4,122 −14.7%
1940 3,498 −15.1%
1950 3,499 0.0%
1960 3,100 −11.4%
1970 2,611 −15.8%
1980 2,391 −8.4%
1990 2,108 −11.8%
2000 1,924 −8.7%
2010 1,680 −12.7%
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 Scandia Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, 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 Golden Valley County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.


Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I


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

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

Golden Valley County Historical Society
PO Box 384
Beach, ND 58621-0384
Telephone: 701-872-4987

Golden Valley County Historical Society
180 1st Ave. S.E.
Beach, ND 58621
Telephone: 701-872-3938
E-mail:whtmule@midrivers.com
Website

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • 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 Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  • Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/goldenvalley/ accessed 09/28/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Golden Valley County, North Dakota. Page 523 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Golden Valley County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Valley_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 26 October 2016.