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{{North Dakota-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] > Grand Forks County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grand Forks County'''
  
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Guide to '''Grand Forks 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 Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://gfcounty.nd.gov/ Grand Forks County Courthouse]<br> 151 S 4th Street; PO Box 1477<br> Grand Forks, ND 58201<br> Phone: 701.780.8238&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth records from 1903, <br>death records from 1908, divorce records from 1878, <br>burial and court reocrds, adoption records and change<br>&nbsp;of name; County Judge has marriage records from 1887 <br>and probate records from 1880; Register of Deeds has <br>land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
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Grand Forks is the the county seat of Grand Forks County.  Originally called Les Grandes Fourches by French fur traders, Grand Forks was founded in 1870 by steamboat captain Alexander Griggs. Located on the western banks of the Red River of the North. Grand Forks was officially incorporated on February 22, 1881.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grandforks/ accessed 09/28/2016</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Grand Forks County Courthouse<br> 151 S 4th Street <br> PO Box 1477<br> Grand Forks, ND 58201<br> Phone: 701.780.8238<br>[http://gfcounty.nd.gov/ '''Grand Forks County Website'''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth records from 1903, <br>death records from 1908, divorce records from 1878, <br>burial and court reocrds, adoption records and change<br>&nbsp;of name; County Judge has marriage records from 1887 <br>and probate records from 1880; Register of Deeds has <br>land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Grand Forks County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Grand Forks <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Grand Forks 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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|-
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1891
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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" |1880
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Grand Forks}}
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'''1873--'''Grand Forks County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Grand Forks <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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grand Forks County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 26 October 2016.</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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''Cities''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerado,_North_Dakota Emerado]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilby,_North_Dakota Gilby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Forks,_North_Dakota Grand Forks] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkster,_North_Dakota Inkster]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimore,_North_Dakota Larimore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manvel,_North_Dakota Manvel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara,_North_Dakota Niagara]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwood,_North_Dakota Northwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds,_North_Dakota Reynolds] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traill_County,_North_Dakota Trail County)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson,_North_Dakota Thompson]
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{{div col end}}
  
[[Nelson County, North Dakota|Nelson]] | [[Steele County, North Dakota|Steele]] | [[Traill County, North Dakota|Traill]] | [[Walsh County, North Dakota|Walsh]] | '''Minnesota''' counties: [[Marshall County, Minnesota|Marshall]] | [[Polk County, Minnesota|Polk]]  
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''Townships''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Township,_Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota Agnes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allendale_Township,_Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota Allendale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americus_Township,_Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota Americus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvilla_Township,_Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota Arvilla]
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*Avon
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*Bentru
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*Blooming
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*Brenna
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*Chester
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*Elkmount
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*Elm Grove
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*Fairfield
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*Falconer
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*Ferry
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*Gilby
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*Grace
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*Grand Forks
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*Hegton
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*Inkster
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*Johnstown
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*Lakeville
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*Larimore
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*Levant
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*Lind
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*Logan Center
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*Loretta
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*Mekinock
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*Michigan
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*Moraine
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*Niagara
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*Northwood
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*Oakville
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*Pleasant View
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*Plymouth
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*Rye
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabane_Township,_Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota Strabane]
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*Turtle River
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*Union
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*Walle
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*Washington
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*Wheatfield
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{{div col end}}
  
== Resources  ==
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''Census-designated places''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Forks_Air_Force_Base Grand Forks Air Force Base]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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''Other communities''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvilla,_North_Dakota Arvilla]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Junction,_North_Dakota Hannah Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mekinock,_North_Dakota Mekinock]
  
==== Census  ====
 
  
*1880
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*1885
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*1890
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:{| {{Click|image:ND_ORP.png|North Dakota_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
*1900
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*1910
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
*1915
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|organized= January 4, 1873
*1920
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|county seat= Grand Forks
*1925
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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>
*1930
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Nelson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Nelson]]
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|county2= [[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy|Steele]]
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|county3= [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill]]
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|county4= [[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Walsh]]
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|county5= [[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall (MN)]]
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|county6= [[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk (MN)]]</br><center>[[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaGrandForksCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Grand Forks Map.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1768&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/grandforks/grandforks.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/grandforks.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=18 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/grand_forks.htm NDInterment]
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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+Grand+Forks+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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|-
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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=1768 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=Grand%20Forks&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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==== Probate  ====
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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/Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |6248
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|1890 |18357
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|1900 |24459
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|1910 |27888
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|1920 |28795
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|1930 |31956
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|1940 |34518
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|1950 |39448
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|1960 |48677
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|1970 |61102
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|1980 |66100
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|1990 |70683
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|2000 |66109
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|2010 |66861
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Grand Forks}}
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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]].
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Grand Forks}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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''Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Grand Forks''
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:*Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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''United Lutheran Church''
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:*Records of United Lutheran Church, Grand Forks County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Grand Forks}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Grand Forks}}
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*'''1822 - 1995''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) - collection for the City of Grand Forks
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Grand Forks}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Grand Forks}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Grand Forks}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Grand Forks}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Grand Forks}}
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*''Grand Forks County, North Dakota in the World War.'' 2012. Salt Lake City. Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah;
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**{{FSbook|745831}}<br>
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**[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066171091;view=1up;seq=5 Hathitrust]<br>
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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|Grand Forks}}
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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|Grand Forks}}
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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|Grand Forks}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Grand Forks}}
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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|Grand Forks}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Grand Forks}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Grand Forks}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Grand Forks}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Grand Forks}}
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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|Grand Forks}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Grand Forks}}
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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]]
 
 
*[[Grand Forks North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Grand Forks North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Grand Forks}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Grand Forks}}
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''Grand Forks County Historical Society''<br>2405 Belmont Rd<br>Grand Forks 58201-7505<br>[http://www.grandforkshistory.com/ Website]<br>
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''Larimore Community Museum and Historical Society''<br>1865 39th Street NE<br> Larimore, ND 58251<br>Telephone: 701-343-2238<br>
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''Manvel Historical Society''<br> 2890 15th St NE<br> Manvel, ND 58256-9754<br>
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''Minnkota Genealogical Society''<br> PO Box 12744<br> Grand Forks, ND 58208-2744<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~minnkota/?cj=1&sid=rootsweb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br>
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''Niagara Community Historical Society''<br>PO Box 26<br> Niagara, ND 58266<br>Telephone: 701-397-5830<br>
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''Northwood Pioneer Museum and Historical Association''<br> PO Box 111<br>Northwood, ND 58267<br>
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''Reynolds Historical Society''<br> RR 1 Box 1G<br>Reynolds, ND 58275<br>
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Grand+Forks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Grand+Forks|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/Grand_Forks/ Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Grand_Forks/ Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 11:14, 2 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Grand Forks County

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


County Information

Description

Grand Forks is the the county seat of Grand Forks County. Originally called Les Grandes Fourches by French fur traders, Grand Forks was founded in 1870 by steamboat captain Alexander Griggs. Located on the western banks of the Red River of the North. Grand Forks was officially incorporated on February 22, 1881.[1]

County Courthouse

Grand Forks County Courthouse
151 S 4th Street
PO Box 1477
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701.780.8238
Grand Forks County Website
Clerk District Court has birth records from 1903,
death records from 1908, divorce records from 1878,
burial and court reocrds, adoption records and change
 of name; County Judge has marriage records from 1887
and probate records from 1880; Register of Deeds has
land records[2]

Grand Forks County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1887 1891 1873 1873 1873 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Grand Forks County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County. County seat: Grand Forks [3]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities

Townships

  • Agnes
  • Allendale
  • Americus
  • Arvilla
  • Avon
  • Bentru
  • Blooming
  • Brenna
  • Chester
  • Elkmount
  • Elm Grove
  • Fairfield
  • Falconer
  • Ferry
  • Gilby
  • Grace
  • Grand Forks
  • Hegton
  • Inkster
  • Johnstown
  • Lakeville
  • Larimore
  • Levant
  • Lind
  • Logan Center
  • Loretta
  • Mekinock
  • Michigan
  • Moraine
  • Niagara
  • Northwood
  • Oakville
  • Pleasant View
  • Plymouth
  • Rye
  • Strabane
  • Turtle River
  • Union
  • Walle
  • Washington
  • Wheatfield

Census-designated places

Other communities



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County Facts
County seat: Grand Forks
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [3]
Neighboring Counties
Nelson  • Steele  • Traill  • Walsh  • Marshall (MN)  • Polk (MN)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaGrandForksCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Grand Forks Map.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


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.  %±
1880 6,248
1890 18,357 193.8%
1900 24,459 33.2%
1910 27,888 14.0%
1920 28,795 3.3%
1930 31,956 11.0%
1940 34,518 8.0%
1950 39,448 14.3%
1960 48,677 23.4%
1970 61,102 25.5%
1980 66,100 8.2%
1990 70,683 6.9%
2000 66,109 −6.5%
2010 66,861 1.1%
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

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Grand Forks

  • Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

United Lutheran Church

  • Records of United Lutheran Church, Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks 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

Grand Forks County Historical Society
2405 Belmont Rd
Grand Forks 58201-7505
Website

Larimore Community Museum and Historical Society
1865 39th Street NE
Larimore, ND 58251
Telephone: 701-343-2238

Manvel Historical Society
2890 15th St NE
Manvel, ND 58256-9754

Minnkota Genealogical Society
PO Box 12744
Grand Forks, ND 58208-2744
Website

Niagara Community Historical Society
PO Box 26
Niagara, ND 58266
Telephone: 701-397-5830

Northwood Pioneer Museum and Historical Association
PO Box 111
Northwood, ND 58267

Reynolds Historical Society
RR 1 Box 1G
Reynolds, ND 58275

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.
  • Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/grandforks/ accessed 09/28/2016
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Page 524 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Grand Forks County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Forks_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 26 October 2016.