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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''Morton County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Morton County'''
  
Morton 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 '''Morton County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
  
[http://www.co.morton.nd.us/ Morton County Courthouse]<br>210 2nd Ave NW; <br>Mandan, ND 58554<br>Phone: 701.667.3355&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth records.&nbsp; Court has birth records from 1883,<br>marriage records from 1888, death records from 1873, burial records from 1943,<br>divorce and&nbsp;probate records from 1900’s and court records from late 1800’s; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from late 1800’s<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morton 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 8, 1873
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|county seat= Mandan
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]]
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|county2= [[Emmons County, North Dakota Genealogy|Emmons]]
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|county3= [[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county4= [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]]
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|county5= [[Oliver County, North Dakota Genealogy|Oliver]]
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|county6= [[Sioux County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sioux]]
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|county7= [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]]</br><center>[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaMortonCountyMemorialCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Morton Map.png|185x185px]]
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Its county seat is Mandan.  The county was originally created in 1873 and later organized in 1878. The county was named for Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton (1823-1877), governor of Indiana during the American Civil War and later a United States Senator. It was later organized again on November 23, 1916.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/ Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Morton}}
  
'''1873--'''Morton County was created 8 January 1873 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Mandan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Morton County Courthouse<br>210 2nd Ave NW <br>Mandan, ND 58554<br>Phone: 701.667.3355<br>[http://www.co.morton.nd.us/ '''Morton County Website''']<br> <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth records from 1883, marriage records from 1888, death records from 1873, burial records from 1943, divorce and probate records from 1900’s and court records from late 1800’s; <br>Register of Deeds has land records from late 1800’s<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morton County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Morton County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Morton}}
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<table><tr><td>'''1873--'''Morton County was created 8 January 1873 from unorganized territory.<br>
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''County seat:'' Mandan <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>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Morton}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_County,_North_Dakota "Morton County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almont,_North_Dakota Almont]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flasher,_North_Dakota Flasher]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Ullin,_North_Dakota Glen Ullin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebron,_North_Dakota Hebron]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandan,_North_Dakota Mandan (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Salem,_North_Dakota New Salem]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breien,_North_Dakota Breien]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huff,_North_Dakota Huff]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Anthony,_North_Dakota St. Anthony]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon,_North_Dakota Harmon]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain%27s_Landing_Township,_Morton_County,_North_Dakota Captain's Landing]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sims,_North_Dakota Sims]</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Burleigh County, North Dakota|Burleigh]] | [[Emmons County, North Dakota|Emmons]] | [[Grant County, North Dakota|Grant]] | [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]] | [[Oliver County, North Dakota|Oliver]] | [[Sioux County, North Dakota|Sioux]] | [[Stark County, North Dakota|Stark]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Morton}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Morton}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/bios.html Morton County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Morton}}
  
Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in&nbsp;[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/mortonnd.txt Morton] County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Morton}}
  
==== Census ====
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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=1780&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/morton.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/morton.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 NDGravestones]
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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|752345|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Morton+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=1780 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=Morton&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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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/mortonnd.txt Odessa Digital Library] has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Morton county, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
*1885
 
*1890
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |200
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|1890 |4728
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|1900 |8069
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|1910 |25289
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|1920 |18714
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|1930 |19647
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|1940 |20184
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|1950 |19295
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|1960 |20992
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|1970 |20310
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|1980 |25177
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|1990 |23700
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|2000 |25303
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|2010 |27471
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{{ND Census Intro|Morton}}
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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 – ($), 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 North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
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*'''1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmorton/ Morton County Census Records] (USGenWeb Project). Choose "Census Data" to see records available, including some indexes of surnames.
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*'''1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/mortcens.htm Morton County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Morton}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Morton}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Morton}}
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*'''1822-1995''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995] at Ancestry ($) - collection for the City of Mandan
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*'''1916''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/directories/business/1916/heil.txt Heil Business Directory] (Morton County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Morton}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Morton}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Morton}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Morton}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/mortland.html Index to Morton 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.com - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Morton}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*''100 years of faith, 1897-1997; St. Anthony's Catholic Church; St. Anthony, North Dakota.'' 1997?. By Elfreda Ziniel. St. Anthony, North Dakota : St. Anthony's Catholic Church; St. Anthony, North Dakota. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866501510|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Flasher, ND centennial, 1902-2002.'' 2002?. S.l. : s.n. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866008070|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Mantani A history of Mandan - Morton County including Fort McKeen and Fort Abraham Lincoln : 1738-1964.'' 1964. By Sarah Tostevin. Mandan, North Dakota : The Mandan Chamber of Commerce. Online at: {{FSbook|6696118}}.
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*''Morton prairie roots.'' 1975. By Marion Plath Peterson. Mandan, North Dakota : Morton County Historical Society. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866043058|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Morton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at FamilySearch.
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*'''1883 - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/military/1883pensioners.html Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 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/morton/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Morton County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Morton County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, Morton County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Morton County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Morton County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Morton}}
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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|Morton}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/obits.html Morton County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/morton.htm Index to Morton County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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|Morton}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Morton}}
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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 Ancestry.com — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{ND Schools Intro}}
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Flasher School History:
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Flasher is a city within Morton County, North Dakota
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The first school house was a one room building completed in 1902. The first regular school term was 1903-1904, there were 30 pupils. The original building of what is now the Flasher Public School was built in 1911. High school was started in the fall of 1916 with a small enrollment. From this small beginning the enrollment increased and more room was needed. The first formal graduation ceremony took place in 1922 with three graduating students.
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In the spring of 1957, due to increased enrollment, it became necessary to enlarge the educational facilities. Included in the new addition were a gymnasium and a shop. In 1958 the Flasher School District 39 went through the task of reorganization. As a result, the following are now part of the Flasher School District No. 39: Weekes, Fairview, Big Bend, Fair Valley, part of Oak Coulee, Lark, Lonesome, part of Raleigh, part of Three Buttes, Freda, Timmer and Shields. In 1965 a new section of the elementary classrooms was built and in 1975 four more classrooms were added.
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Taken from: ""School Reunion 1922-1977, Schools of Flasher, Freda, Raleigh"" Saturday, June 18 1977"
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Morton}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Morton}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Morton}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Morton}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/news_marriages.html Morton County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Morton}}
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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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*'''1928''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/vitals/deaths/blugrass.txt Burials from Rev Hausauer's ledger,] Congregational Denomination (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/morton.htm Links to Morton County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/obits.html Morton County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Morton}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Morton}}
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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|Morton}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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''Glen Ullin Museum and Auxiliary''<br> 6285 46th St.<br> Glen Ullin, ND 58631<br>Phone: 701-348-3740 <br>
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Morton}}
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''Morton County Historical Society''<br>4248 43rd Ave<br> New Salem, ND 58563-9805<br><br>
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''Almont Historical Society''<br> 4149 Co Rd 86<br> Almont, ND 58520<br>Telephone: 701-843-7515<br><br>
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''Flasher Historical Society / Pioneer Square Community Center''<br> c/o Ted Riehl<br>PO Box 181<br> Flasher, ND 58535-0181<br>Telephone: 701-597-3783<br><br>
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''Glen Ullin Historical Society Archives''<br>PO Box 209<br> Glen Ullin, ND 58631-0209<br>Telephone: 701-348-3175<br><br>
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''New Salem Historical Society''<br>4248 43rd Ave<br>New Salem, ND 58563-9805<br>Telephone: 701-843-738 <br><br>
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''Sims Historical Society''<br> 4145 County Road 86<br>Sims, ND 58520<br>Telephone: 701-843-7634<br><br>
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''Mandan Historical Sociey''<br>31O2 37th St.<br>PO Box 1001<br>Mandan, ND 58554<br>Telephone:701-663-5200<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@mandanhistory.org info@mandanhistory.org]<br>[http://www.mandanhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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''Germans From Russia Heritage Society''<br>1125 W Turnpike Ave<br>Bismarck ND<br>Telephone:701-223-6167<br><br>
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''Bismarck-Mandan Hisrotical and Genealogical Society, Inc.''<br>PO Box 485<br>Bismarck ND 58502-0485<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Morton}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndmorton/index.htm Morton County, North Dakota, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/nd/morton/morton.htm Morton County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Morton|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/Morton/ Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Morton/ Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/morton/ Morton County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 19:42, 25 February 2017

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Morton County

Guide to Morton 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: Mandan
Organized: January 8, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Emmons  • Grant  • Mercer  • Oliver  • Sioux  • Stark
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaMortonCountyMemorialCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Morton Map.png
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County Information

Description

Its county seat is Mandan. The county was originally created in 1873 and later organized in 1878. The county was named for Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton (1823-1877), governor of Indiana during the American Civil War and later a United States Senator. It was later organized again on November 23, 1916.[2]

County Courthouse

Morton County Courthouse
210 2nd Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701.667.3355
Morton County Website

Clerk District Court has birth records from 1883, marriage records from 1888, death records from 1873, burial records from 1943, divorce and probate records from 1900’s and court records from late 1800’s;
Register of Deeds has land records from late 1800’s[3]

Morton County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893 1882 1893 1873 1873 1873 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Morton County was created 8 January 1873 from unorganized territory.

County seat: Mandan [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
Ghost towns


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
  • Odessa Digital Library has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Morton county, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 200
1890 4,728 2264.0%
1900 8,069 70.7%
1910 25,289 213.4%
1920 18,714 −26.0%
1930 19,647 5.0%
1940 20,184 2.7%
1950 19,295 −4.4%
1960 20,992 8.8%
1970 20,310 −3.2%
1980 25,177 24.0%
1990 23,700 −5.9%
2000 25,303 6.8%
2010 27,471 8.6%
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 Morton County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.


  • 100 years of faith, 1897-1997; St. Anthony's Catholic Church; St. Anthony, North Dakota. 1997?. By Elfreda Ziniel. St. Anthony, North Dakota : St. Anthony's Catholic Church; St. Anthony, North Dakota. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Flasher, ND centennial, 1902-2002. 2002?. S.l. : s.n. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Mantani A history of Mandan - Morton County including Fort McKeen and Fort Abraham Lincoln : 1738-1964. 1964. By Sarah Tostevin. Mandan, North Dakota : The Mandan Chamber of Commerce. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.
  • Morton prairie roots. 1975. By Marion Plath Peterson. Mandan, North Dakota : Morton County Historical Society. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Vietnam War

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

Flasher School History:

Flasher is a city within Morton County, North Dakota

The first school house was a one room building completed in 1902. The first regular school term was 1903-1904, there were 30 pupils. The original building of what is now the Flasher Public School was built in 1911. High school was started in the fall of 1916 with a small enrollment. From this small beginning the enrollment increased and more room was needed. The first formal graduation ceremony took place in 1922 with three graduating students.

In the spring of 1957, due to increased enrollment, it became necessary to enlarge the educational facilities. Included in the new addition were a gymnasium and a shop. In 1958 the Flasher School District 39 went through the task of reorganization. As a result, the following are now part of the Flasher School District No. 39: Weekes, Fairview, Big Bend, Fair Valley, part of Oak Coulee, Lark, Lonesome, part of Raleigh, part of Three Buttes, Freda, Timmer and Shields. In 1965 a new section of the elementary classrooms was built and in 1975 four more classrooms were added.

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

Tax Records

County tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office in the county courthouse. Some tax records may have been moved to the North Dakota State Archives.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Glen Ullin Museum and Auxiliary
6285 46th St.
Glen Ullin, ND 58631
Phone: 701-348-3740

Societies

Morton County Historical Society
4248 43rd Ave
New Salem, ND 58563-9805

Almont Historical Society
4149 Co Rd 86
Almont, ND 58520
Telephone: 701-843-7515

Flasher Historical Society / Pioneer Square Community Center
c/o Ted Riehl
PO Box 181
Flasher, ND 58535-0181
Telephone: 701-597-3783

Glen Ullin Historical Society Archives
PO Box 209
Glen Ullin, ND 58631-0209
Telephone: 701-348-3175

New Salem Historical Society
4248 43rd Ave
New Salem, ND 58563-9805
Telephone: 701-843-738

Sims Historical Society
4145 County Road 86
Sims, ND 58520
Telephone: 701-843-7634

Mandan Historical Sociey
31O2 37th St.
PO Box 1001
Mandan, ND 58554
Telephone:701-663-5200
E-mail:info@mandanhistory.org
Website

Germans From Russia Heritage Society
1125 W Turnpike Ave
Bismarck ND
Telephone:701-223-6167

Bismarck-Mandan Hisrotical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 485
Bismarck ND 58502-0485

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. Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morton County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Morton County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.