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===Freda===
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Freda is an unincorporated community and ghost town in Grant County, North Dakota
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Freda School History
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The first public school was located on-fourth mile east of the present site of Freda.  In 1918 a larger school was built.  It was a consolidated school district including all of Freda Township and the East third of Three Butte Township.  High school classes started in 1925 and the first class graduated in 1929. High school ended in 1938 and in years to follow, Freda became part of the Flasher School District and the students are now being transported by bus to the Flasher School at the present time.
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Taken from ""School Reunion 1922-1977; Schools of Flasher, Freda, Raleigh"" Saturday, June 18, 1977"
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===Shields===
 
===Shields===
 
Shields is an unincorporated community in Grant County, North Dakota
 
Shields is an unincorporated community in Grant County, North Dakota

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Grant 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.




Grant County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 7, 1916
County Seat Carson
Courthouse
Address Grant County Courthouse
106 2nd Ave NE;
Carson, ND 58529
Phone: 701.622.3615
Grant County Website


County Courthouse

 

Clerk District Court has birth records from 1945, marriage,
death, burial, divorce, probate and court records from 1916;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1916--Grant County was created 7 November 1916 from Morton County.
County seat: Carson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Freda

Freda is an unincorporated community and ghost town in Grant County, North Dakota

Freda School History

The first public school was located on-fourth mile east of the present site of Freda. In 1918 a larger school was built. It was a consolidated school district including all of Freda Township and the East third of Three Butte Township. High school classes started in 1925 and the first class graduated in 1929. High school ended in 1938 and in years to follow, Freda became part of the Flasher School District and the students are now being transported by bus to the Flasher School at the present time.

Taken from ""School Reunion 1922-1977; Schools of Flasher, Freda, Raleigh"" Saturday, June 18, 1977"

Shields

Shields is an unincorporated community in Grant County, North Dakota

Shields School History

The first school for Shields children was in the sod home of Hannah Karlson, northeast of Shields in the bend of the river. The first public school house was built of sod and located about one-half mile south of the present site of Shields. In 1912 the community passed a bond issue and built the school house that still sets in Shields today. There were 42 pupils in 1912 of which 19 were in the first grade. In 1922 this school house became too small so the first three grades were taught in the Congregational Church basement. After 57 years the school building was closed and sold and became a store, Post Office, and coffee shop. Shields children were then bused to the Flasher School. (The source for this information lists names of some of the school children).

Taken from ""School Reunion 1922-1977, Schools of Flasher, Freda, Raleigh, Saturday, June 18, 1977""

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Hettinger | Morton | Sioux | Stark

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Grant County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census

  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930

Church

Court

Land

When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. For more information on this, see North Dakota Land and Property.

After land was transferred from the government to private owners, the registrar of deeds in each county recorded the land transactions in the form of deeds and mortgages.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section North Dakota Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

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

Taxation

Tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office, or the state archives.

Vital Records

Vital Records (birth, marriage, death, and divorce records) may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, North Dakota. Page 524 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).