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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Griggs County''' {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Griggs 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 '''Griggs County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Griggs County
 
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| state = North Dakota
 
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| founded year = 1881
 
| founded date = February 18
 
| seat = Cooperstown
 
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| building address = Griggs County Courthouse<br> 808 Rollin Ave SW <br>Cooperstown, ND 58425<br> Phone: 701.797.2772<br>[http://www.griggscountynd.gov/ '''Griggs County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 18, 1881
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|county seat= Cooperstown
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|parent county= [[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy|Foster]],&nbsp; and [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy|Barnes]]
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|county2= [[Eddy County, North Dakota Genealogy|Eddy]]
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|county3= [[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy|Foster]]
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|county4= [[Nelson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Nelson]]
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|county5= [[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy|Steele]]
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|county6= [[Stutsman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stutsman]]</br><center>[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaGriggsCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Griggs Map.png|185x185px]]
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
  
<br><br>Clerk District&nbsp;Court has birth&nbsp;records from 1901,<br>marriage and probate records from 1883, death records<br> from 1901, divorce and court records from 1887; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Griggs 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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Organized on June 16, 1882. The county was named for Alexander Griggs of Grand Forks who was a Red River steamboat man and local entrepreneur. County Seat: Cooperstown.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/ Griggs County Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Griggs}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Griggs County Courthouse'''<br> 808 Rollin Ave SW <br>Cooperstown, ND 58425<br> Phone: 701.797.2772<br>[http://www.griggscountynd.gov/ Griggs County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth cords from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Griggs County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1881--'''Griggs County was created 18 February 1881 from [[Foster County, North Dakota|Foster]],&nbsp; and [[Traill County, North Dakota|Traill]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Cooperstown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Griggs County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Griggs County, North Dakota. Page 524 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 517.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1901
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1901
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| colspan="7"| <center>*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923. <br>
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Full compliance by 1924.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref> </center>
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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|Griggs}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Griggs County was created 18 February 1881 from [[Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy|Foster]],&nbsp; and [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Cooperstown <ref>''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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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Griggs}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griggs_County,_North_Dakota "Griggs County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref> {{ND Populated Places Intro|Griggs}}<br>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperstown,_North_Dakota Cooperstown] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binford,_North_Dakota Binford]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannaford,_North_Dakota Hannaford]</div>
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*Karnak</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie,_North_Dakota Jessie]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton,_North_Dakota Sutton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addie_Township,_Griggs_County,_North_Dakota Addie]
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*Ball Hill
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*Bartley
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*Broadview]
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*Bryan
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearfield_Township,_Griggs_County,_North_Dakota Clearfield]
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*Cooperstown</div>
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*Dover
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*Greenfield
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*Helena
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*Kingsley
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*Lenora
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*Mabel
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*Pilot Mound</div>
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*Romness
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*Rosendal
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*Sverdrup
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*Tyrol
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*Washburn
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*Willow</div>
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==== Populated Places ====
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''See Also''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_North_Dakota#Griggs_County National Register of Historic Places listings in Griggs County, North Dakota]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Griggs_(APA-110) U.S. Navy ship named after this county]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Barnes County, North Dakota|Barnes]] | [[Eddy County, North Dakota|Eddy]] | [[Foster County, North Dakota|Foster]] | [[Nelson County, North Dakota|Nelson]] | [[Steele County, North Dakota|Steele]] | [[Stutsman County, North Dakota|Stutsman]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Griggs}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/bios.html Griggs County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Index]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Griggs}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Griggs}}
  
*1885
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
*1890
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*1900
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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>
*1910
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*1915
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*1920
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*1925
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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=1770&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
*1930
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/griggs.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/griggs.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|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Griggs+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=1770 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=Griggs&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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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griggs_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |2817
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|1900 |4744
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|1910 |6274
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|1920 |7402
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|1930 |6889
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|1940 |5818
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|1950 |5460
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|1960 |5023
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|1970 |4184 
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|1980 |3714 
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|1990 |3303  
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|2000 |2754
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|2010 |2420
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{{ND Census Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/grigcens.htm Griggs County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at 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 Ancestry.com – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at FamilySearch Historical Records — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at FamilySearch Historical Records — index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/churchindex.html Griggs County Church Histories and Records]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
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*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Griggs County, 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|Griggs}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/directories/business/1902/cooperst26nms.txt Cooperstown Medical Directory 1902] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== 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|Griggs}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/vitals/deaths/grigfun1.txt Cooperstown - Funeral Home Index, Surnames A-G] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/vitals/deaths/grigfun2.txt Cooperstown - Funeral Home Index, Surnames H-M] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/vitals/deaths/grigfun3.txt Cooperstown - Funeral Home Index, Surnames N-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Griggs}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Griggs}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Griggs}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/land/grig-ag.txt Griggs County BLM Records, Surnames A-G] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/land/grig-hn.txt Griggs County BLM Records, Surnames H-N] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/griggs/land/grig-oz.txt Griggs County BLM Records, Surnames O-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the 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 Ancestry - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1908] at Ancestry - ($), 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+Griggs|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Histories Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/historyindex.html History Topics] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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==== 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>
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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 FamilySearch.
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/1883pensioners.html Pensioners on the Rolls as of Jan 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1890''' - {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at 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 Ancestry ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at Ancestry ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Griggs County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Griggs County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy Casualties, Griggs County] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Griggs 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 NDSU Archives – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Griggs}}
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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|Griggs}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/obits.html Griggs County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (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|Griggs}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Griggs}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1878 – 1928''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1878-1928] at 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|Griggs}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Griggs}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Griggs}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/news_marriages.html Griggs County Marriage Announcements] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Griggs}}
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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 North Dakota Dept. of Health – index only
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/obits.html Griggs County Obituaries and Death Notices] from newspapers. (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Griggs}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Griggs}}
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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>N Fargo, 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]<br>
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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|Griggs}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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'''Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site'''<br>555 113-1/2 Ave Ne Hwy 45<br>PO Box 6<br> Cooperstown ND 58425-0006 <br>[http://www.history.nd.gov/historicsites/minutemanmissile/index.html Website]<br>
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Griggs}}
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'''Griggs County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 242<br> Cooperstown, ND 58425-0242<br>Telephone: 701-797-2159<br>[http://www.griggscountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Griggs}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndgriggs/ Griggs County, North Dakota, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndgriggs/ Griggs County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Griggs|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/Griggs/ Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Griggs/ Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Griggs-County.htm Griggs County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/griggs/ Griggs County Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 19:06, 21 June 2017

United States
North Dakota
Griggs County

Guide to Griggs 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: Cooperstown
Organized: February 18, 1881
Parent County(s): Foster,  and Traill [1]
Neighboring Counties
Barnes  • Eddy  • Foster  • Nelson  • Steele  • Stutsman
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaGriggsCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Griggs Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Organized on June 16, 1882. The county was named for Alexander Griggs of Grand Forks who was a Red River steamboat man and local entrepreneur. County Seat: Cooperstown.[2]

County Courthouse

Griggs County Courthouse
808 Rollin Ave SW
Cooperstown, ND 58425
Phone: 701.797.2772
Griggs County Website

Clerk District Court has birth cords from 1880[3]

Griggs County, North Dakota Record Dates

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1901 1883 1901 1887 1880 1881 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Karnak
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Dover
  • Greenfield
  • Helena
  • Kingsley
  • Lenora
  • Mabel
  • Pilot Mound
  • Romness
  • Rosendal
  • Sverdrup
  • Tyrol
  • Washburn
  • Willow


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 2,817
1900 4,744 68.4%
1910 6,274 32.3%
1920 7,402 18.0%
1930 6,889 −6.9%
1940 5,818 −15.5%
1950 5,460 −6.2%
1960 5,023 −8.0%
1970 4,184 −16.7%
1980 3,714 −11.2%
1990 3,303 −11.1%
2000 2,754 −16.6%
2010 2,420 −12.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[8] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. 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 Trinity Lutheran Church, Griggs 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 Griggs County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

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
N Fargo, 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

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
555 113-1/2 Ave Ne Hwy 45
PO Box 6
Cooperstown ND 58425-0006
Website

Societies

Griggs County Historical Society
PO Box 242
Cooperstown, ND 58425-0242
Telephone: 701-797-2159
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Griggs County Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Griggs County, North Dakota. Page 524 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Griggs County, North Dakota. Page 524 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 517.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Griggs County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  8. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.