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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<br>  
  
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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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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<br>{{Click|Image:ND_ORP.png|North Dakota Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Morton County  
 
| county = Morton County  
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| county_map = North Dakota Morton Map.png
 
| state = North Dakota
 
| state = North Dakota
 
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| founded date = January 8
 
| founded date = January 8
 
| seat = Mandan
 
| seat = Mandan
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| building image = NorthDakotaMortonCountyMemorialCourthouse.jpg
| building address = 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'''] }}
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| building address = 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'''] }}
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== County Information ==
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==== Morton County, North Dakota Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1892
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
<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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<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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
'''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>  
 
'''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>  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
==== 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  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Populated Places  ===
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Flasher
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Glen Ullin
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Hebron
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Mandan
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New Salem
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St. Anthony
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[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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[[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]] | [[Emmons County, North Dakota Genealogy|Emmons]] | [[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grant]] | [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]] | [[Oliver County, North Dakota Genealogy|Oliver]] | [[Sioux County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sioux]] | [[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy|Stark]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
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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
  
*1880  
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*1880
*1885
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*1890  
 
*1890  
 
*1900  
 
*1900  
*1910  
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*1910
*1915
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*1920
*1920  
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*1925
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*1930
 
*1930
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church  ===
  
==== Court  ====
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{{ND Church Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Court ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Land ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{ND Land}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Local Histories ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{ND County History}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Military ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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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 Newspaper abstracts|Morton}}
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=== Probate  ===
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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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{{ND Probate Intro}}
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=== School Histories ===
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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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=== Taxation  ===
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{{ND Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{ND Vital Intro}}
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==== Death ====
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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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>Phone: 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>Phone: 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>Phone:701-348-3175<br><br>
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'''Glen Ullin Museum and Auxiliary'''<br> 6285 46th St.<br> Glen Ullin, ND 58631<br>Phone: 701-348-3740 <br><br>
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'''Mandan Historical Sociey'''<br>312 37th St.<br>PO Box 1001<br>Mandan, ND 58554<br>Phone:701-663-5200<br>Email[mailto:info@mandanhistory.org]<br>[http://www.mandanhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''New Salem Historical Society'''<br>4248 43rd Ave<br>New Salem, ND 58563-9805<br>Phone: 701-843-738 <br><br>
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'''Sims Historical Society'''<br> 4145 County Road 86<br>Sims, ND 58520<br>Phone: 701-843-7634<br><br>
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'''Mandan Historical Society'''<br>411 W Main Ave<br>Mandan ND<br>Phone:701-751-2983<br><br>
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'''Germans From Russia Heritage Society'''<br>1125 W Turnpike Ave<br>Bismarck ND<br>Phone: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
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Morton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Morton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[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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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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Morton County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Morton County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 8, 1873
County Seat Mandan
Courthouse
NorthDakotaMortonCountyMemorialCourthouse.jpg
Address Morton County Courthouse
210 2nd Ave NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701.667.3355
Morton County Website


County Information

Morton County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1893 1892 1880 1873 1873

County Courthouse


Clerk District Court has birth records.  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[1]

History

Parent County

1873--Morton County was created 8 January 1873 from unorganized territory. County seat: Mandan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Flasher Glen Ullin Hebron Mandan New Salem St. Anthony

Neighboring Counties

Burleigh | Emmons | Grant | Mercer | Oliver | Sioux | Stark

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records

  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

Court

Land

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

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

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

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

Probate

Online Probate Records

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

School Histories

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"

Taxation

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

Vital Records

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

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Societies and Libraries

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

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

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

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

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

Mandan Historical Sociey
312 37th St.
PO Box 1001
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone:701-663-5200
Email[1]
Website

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

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

Mandan Historical Society
411 W Main Ave
Mandan ND
Phone:701-751-2983

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

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

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. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).