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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' McLean County {{NDDC}}
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''McLean County'''
 
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McLean 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 '''McLean 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
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| county = McLean County
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| county_map =  
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| state = North Dakota
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| state_map = North-dakota.png
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| founded year = 1883
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| founded date = March 8
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| seat = Washburn
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| building address = McLean County Courthouse<br> 712 5th Avenue <br>Washburn, ND 58577<br> Phone: 701.462.8541<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=McLean '''McLean County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
<br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1887, <br>burial records from 1920, divorce and court records<br> from 1891 and probate records from 1900; Register<br> of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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McLean County Courthouse<br> 712 5th Avenue <br>Washburn, ND 58577<br> Phone: 701.462.8541<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=McLean '''McLean County Website'''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1887, <br>burial records from 1920, divorce and court records<br> from 1891 and probate records from 1900; Register<br> of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1883--'''McLean County was created 8 March 1883 from Stevens (Old), [[Burleigh County, North Dakota|Burleigh]], and [[Sheridan County, North Dakota|Sheridan]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Washburn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== McLean County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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|-
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| width="84%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12%" align="center" |1884
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| width="12%" align="center" |1887
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |1890
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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|McLean}}
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'''1883--'''McLean County was created 8 March 1883 from Stevens (Old), [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]], and [[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sheridan]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Washburn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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* Max
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* Mercer
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* Turtle Lake
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* Washburn
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* Wilton
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===== Indian Reservation =====
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'''Indian Reservation'''<br>
  
Fort Berthold (Caros Ventres, Mandan and Arickara tribes) | Devils Lake Agency (Sioux tribe)<br>
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Fort Berthold (Caros Ventres, Mandan and Arickara tribes) | Devils Lake Agency (Sioux tribe)
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 8, 1883
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|county seat= Washburn
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|parent county= Stevens (Old), [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]], and [[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sheridan]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]]
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|county2= [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]]
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|county3= [[McHenry County, North Dakota Genealogy|McHenry]]
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|county4= [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]]
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|county5= [[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mountrail]]
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|county6= [[Oliver County, North Dakota Genealogy|Oliver]]
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|county7= [[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sheridan]]
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|county8= [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]]</br><center>[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaMcLeanCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota McLean Map.png|185x185px]]
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[[Burleigh County, North Dakota|Burleigh]] | [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] | [[McHenry County, North Dakota|McHenry]] | [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]] | [[Mountrail County, North Dakota|Mountrail]] | [[Oliver County, North Dakota|Oliver]] | [[Sheridan County, North Dakota|Sheridan]] | [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{ND Historical Timeline Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|McLean}}
  
*1885
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=== Biographies  ===
*1890
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{{ND Biographies Intro|McLean}}
*1900
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*1910
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*1915
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*1920
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*1925
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==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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 McLean 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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| 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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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{ND Census Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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''Online Territory and State Census Indexes and 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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*1890
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|McLean}}
  
==== 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|McLean}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|McLean}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|McLean}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|McLean}}
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{{ND Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|McLean}}
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{{ND County History}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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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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=== 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|McLean}}
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{{ND Newspaper abstracts|McLean}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|McLean}}
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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|McLean}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|McLean}}
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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|McLean}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|McLean}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|McLean}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|McLean}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|McLean}}
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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|McLean}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|McLean}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|McLean}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|McLean}}
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'''McLean County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 345<br> Washburn, ND 58577-0345<br>Phone: 701-462-3744 or 701-462-3660<br>Email[mailto:vmerkel@westriv.com]<br>[http://www.wrtc.com/vmerkel/McLeanCountyMuseum/ Website]<br>
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'''McLean County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 99<br>Garrison, ND 58540-0099<br>Phone: 701-463-2834<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|McLean}}
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+McLean|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.
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+McLean|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/McLean/ McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/McLean/ McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references /> {{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:McLean_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:McLean_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 15:12, 21 July 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png McLean County

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


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

McLean County Courthouse
712 5th Avenue
Washburn, ND 58577
Phone: 701.462.8541
McLean County Website
Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1887,
burial records from 1920, divorce and court records
from 1891 and probate records from 1900; Register
of Deeds has land records[1]

McLean County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1884 1887 1883 1883 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1883--McLean County was created 8 March 1883 from Stevens (Old), Burleigh, and Sheridan Counties. County seat: Washburn [2]

Populated Places

  • Max
  • Mercer
  • Turtle Lake
  • Washburn
  • Wilton

Indian Reservation

Fort Berthold (Caros Ventres, Mandan and Arickara tribes) | Devils Lake Agency (Sioux tribe)


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County Facts
Organized: March 8, 1883
County seat: Washburn
Parent County(s): Stevens (Old), Burleigh, and Sheridan [2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Dunn  • McHenry  • Mercer  • Mountrail  • Oliver  • Sheridan  • Ward
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaMcLeanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota McLean Map.png
Adoption

This page is available for adoption

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of McLean 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

Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records

Church Records

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. 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 McLean 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 and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.

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

McLean County Historical Society
PO Box 345
Washburn, ND 58577-0345
Phone: 701-462-3744 or 701-462-3660
Email[1]
Website

McLean County Genealogical Society
PO Box 99
Garrison, ND 58540-0099
Phone: 701-463-2834

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.

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLean County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).