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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.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 8, 1883
| founded year = 1883
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|county seat= Washburn
| founded date = March 8
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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>
| seat = Washburn
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|county1= [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]]
| 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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|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 Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was organized on November 1, 1883.  It was named for John A. McLean, a prominent citizen and the first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Washburn is the county seat.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/ McLean County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
<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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|McLean}}
  
== History  ==
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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><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>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== McLean County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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'''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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|McLean}}
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*'''Parent County:''' McLean County was created 8 March 1883 from Stevens (Old), [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]], and [[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sheridan]] Counties.<br>
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*'''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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*[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]</td></tr></table>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|McLean}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLean_County,_North_Dakota "McLean County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|McLean}}
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benedict,_North_Dakota Benedict]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte,_North_Dakota Butte]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleharbor,_North_Dakota Coleharbor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison,_North_Dakota Garrison]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max,_North_Dakota Max]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercer,_North_Dakota Mercer]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverdale,_North_Dakota Riverdale]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruso,_North_Dakota Ruso]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Lake,_North_Dakota Turtle Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwood,_North_Dakota Underwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn,_North_Dakota Washburn (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton,_North_Dakota Wilton] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burleigh_County,_North_Dakota Burleigh County)]</div>
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*Emmet
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*Falkirk</div>
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*Raub</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseglen,_North_Dakota Roseglen]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Shield,_North_Dakota White Shield]</div>
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*Amundsville
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*Andrews
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*Aurena
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*Blackwater
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*Blue Hill
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*Butte
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*Byersville
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*Cremerville
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*Deepwater
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*Dogden</div>
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*Douglas
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*Gate
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*Greatstone
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*Horseshoe Valley
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*Lake Williams
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*Longfellow
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*Loquemont
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*Malcolm
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*McGinnis
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*Medicine Hill</div>
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*Mercer
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*Otis
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*Roseglen
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*Rosemont
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*Saint Mary
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*Snow
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*Turtle Lake
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*Victoria
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*Wise</div>
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(Communities flooded by Garrison Dam)
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* Elbowoods
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* Red Butte, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandan Mandan]
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* Lucky Mound</div>
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* Nishu
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* Beaver Creek
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* Independence</div>
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* Shell Creek
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* Charging Eagle</div>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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''Indian Reservation''<br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Berthold_Indian_Reservation Fort Berthold] (Caros Ventres, Mandan and Arickara tribes)
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* Devils Lake Agency (Sioux tribe)
  
===== Indian Reservation  =====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
Fort Berthold (Caros Ventres, Mandan and Arickara tribes) | Devils Lake Agency (Sioux tribe)<br>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|McLean}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/bios.html McLean County, North Dakota Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/mclean.htm Index to McLean County, North Dakota Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Index]
  
[[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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|McLean}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1778&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/mclean.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/mclean.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|950635|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+McLean+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=1778 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=McLean&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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==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLean_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |860
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|1900 |4791
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|1910 |14496
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|1920 |17266
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|1930 |17991
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|1940 |16082
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|1950 |18824
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|1960 |14030
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|1970 |11251
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|1980 |12383
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|1990 |10457
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|2000 |9311
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|2010 |8962
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{{ND Census Intro|McLean}}
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====State Census Records====
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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
  
*1885
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*1890
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Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
*1900  
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*'''1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/mclean.htm Index to Federal Census Records, McLean County, North Dakota] (images). Scroll down to "Federal Census Records." USGenWeb Archives
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*1915
 
*1920  
 
*1925
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|McLean}}
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*'''1964''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/directories/farms/1964/1964dir.txt McLean County, 1964 Farm Directory]. USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|McLean}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|McLean}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/mcleland.html Index to McLean County BLM Land Records] (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]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|McLean}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*''McLean County heritage : McLean County, North Dakota.'' 1978. Washburn, North Dakota : McLean County Historical Society (North Dakota). Online at: ; {{WorldCat|4649933|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Migration ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+McLean|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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*'''1868-1883''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmclean/settlers1.htm McLean County Settlers: Early Settlers from 1868-1883] (McLean County, NDGenWeb project)
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*'''1883-Present''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmclean/settlers2.htm  McLean County Settlers: Early Settlers from 1883 to Present] (McLean County, NDGenWeb project)
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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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*'''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/mclean/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, McLean County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, McLean County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, McLean County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, McLean County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, McLean County, North Dakota] (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|McLean}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/north-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers GenealogyBank] - ($), 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|McLean}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/obits.html McLean County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/mclean.htm Index to some McLean County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmclean/Obituaries/obituaries.htm McLean County Obituary Index] (McLean County, USGenWeb)
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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, 1878-1928] at Ancestry — 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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*'''1906''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmclean/weddings1906.htm 1906 weddings in Underwood, McLean County] (USGenWeb project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/news_marriages.html McLean County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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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 North Dakota Dept. of Health – index only
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/obits.html McLean County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmclean/Obituaries/obituaries.htm McLean County Obituary Index] (McLean County, USGenWeb)
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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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'''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|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>Telephone: 701-462-3744 or 701-462-3660<br>Email:[mailto:vmerkel@westriv.com vmerkel@westriv.com]<br>[http://www.washburnnd.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B8EED584C-727C-4453-A62E-079BD01B885B%7D Website]<br>
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'''McLean County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 99<br>Garrison, ND 58540-0099<br>Telephone: 701-463-2834<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|McLean}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmclean/ McLean County, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/mclean/mclean.htm McLean County, USGenWeb Archives]
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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.
 
*[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)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/McLean-County.htm McLean County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/mclean/ McLean County, North Dakota 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 21:37, 15 May 2017

United States
North Dakota
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.

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County Facts
County seat: Washburn
Organized: March 8, 1883
Parent County(s): Stevens (Old), Burleigh, and Sheridan [1]
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Dunn  • McHenry  • Mercer  • Mountrail  • Oliver  • Sheridan  • Ward
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaMcLeanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota McLean Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was organized on November 1, 1883. It was named for John A. McLean, a prominent citizen and the first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota. Washburn is the county seat.[2]

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[3]

McLean County, North Dakota Record Dates

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

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Emmet
  • Falkirk
  • Raub
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Amundsville
  • Andrews
  • Aurena
  • Blackwater
  • Blue Hill
  • Butte
  • Byersville
  • Cremerville
  • Deepwater
  • Dogden
  • Douglas
  • Gate
  • Greatstone
  • Horseshoe Valley
  • Lake Williams
  • Longfellow
  • Loquemont
  • Malcolm
  • McGinnis
  • Medicine Hill
  • Mercer
  • Otis
  • Roseglen
  • Rosemont
  • Saint Mary
  • Snow
  • Turtle Lake
  • Victoria
  • Wise
Defunct townships

(Communities flooded by Garrison Dam)

  • Elbowoods
  • Red Butte, Mandan
  • Lucky Mound


  • Nishu
  • Beaver Creek
  • Independence


  • Shell Creek
  • Charging Eagle


Indian Reservation

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

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 860
1900 4,791 457.1%
1910 14,496 202.6%
1920 17,266 19.1%
1930 17,991 4.2%
1940 16,082 −10.6%
1950 18,824 17.1%
1960 14,030 −25.5%
1970 11,251 −19.8%
1980 12,383 10.1%
1990 10,457 −15.6%
2000 9,311 −11.0%
2010 8,962 −3.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.


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 McLean County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.


  • McLean County heritage : McLean County, North Dakota. 1978. Washburn, North Dakota : McLean County Historical Society (North Dakota). Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

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

Korean War

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

  • GenealogyBank - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
  • Newspaper Archive - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
  • Chronicling America - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; searching tips
  • Elephind - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites

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

Societies

McLean County Historical Society
PO Box 345
Washburn, ND 58577-0345
Telephone: 701-462-3744 or 701-462-3660
Email:vmerkel@westriv.com
Website

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

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. McLean County, North Dakota (Genealogy Trails)
  3. 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.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "McLean County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.