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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Mountrail County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mountrail County'''
  
Mountrail 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 '''Mountrail County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mountrail County
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| county_map =  
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| state = North Dakota
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| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = January 4
 
| seat = Stanley
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Mountrail County Courthouse<br> PO Box 69 <br>Stanley, ND 58784-0069<br> Phone: 701.628.2915<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Mountrail '''Mountrail County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
<br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate, court<br>and naturalization records from 1909, military discharge records from 1919 <br>and incomplte burial records; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mountrail County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Mountrail County Courthouse<br> PO Box 69 <br>Stanley, ND 58784-0069<br> Phone: 701.628.2915<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Mountrail ''Mountrail County Website''] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate, court and naturalization records from 1909, military discharge records from 1919 and incomplete burial records; <br>
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Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mountrail County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Mountrail County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo (Old)&nbsp;County. The county was annexed to [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] County in 1891 and eliminated 30 November 1892. The county was then recreated 29 January 1909. '''County seat:''' Stanley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Mountrail County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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:{| width="84%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="84%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12%" align="center" |1909
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| width="12%" align="center" |1909
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| width="12%" align="center" |1909
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| width="12%" align="center" |1909
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| width="12%" align="center" |1909
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| width="12%" align="center" |1909
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| width="12%" align="center" |1890
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Mountrail}}
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'''1873--'''Mountrail County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo (Old)&nbsp;County. The county was annexed to [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]] County in 1891 and eliminated 30 November 1892. The county was then recreated 29 January 1909.<br>
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''County seat:'' Stanley <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]<br>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="100%"
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|-
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* Palermo
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* Plaza
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| valign="top" width="33.3%"|
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* Stanley
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* White Earth
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| valign="top" width="33.3%"|
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|}
  
==== Indian Reservation ====
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''Indian Reservation''<br>
  
A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Mountrail County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]], [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]], [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]], and [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] Counties.  
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A portion of the [[Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Fort Berthold Indian Reservation]] is located in Mountrail County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]], [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]], [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]], and [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]] Counties.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Stanley
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|parent county= Buffalo (Old)&nbsp;<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Burke County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burke]]
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|county2= [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]]
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|county3= [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie]]
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|county4= [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|McLean]]
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|county5= [[Ward County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ward]]
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|county6= [[Williams County, North Dakota Genealogy|Williams]]</br><center>[[Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaMountrailCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Mountrail Map.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
[[Burke County, North Dakota|Burke]] | [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] | [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota|McLean]] | [[Ward County, North Dakota|Ward]] | [[Williams County, North Dakota|Williams]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{ND Historical Timeline Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=75624 Moslem Cemetery, Ross] BillionGraves
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Mountrail}}
  
*1880
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*1885
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Mountrail}}
*1890
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Court ====
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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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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
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*[http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1781&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/mountrail/mountrail.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/mountrail.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|762046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mountrail+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=1781 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=Mountrail&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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==== Land  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=75624 Muslim Cemetery, Ross] BillionGraves
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{ND Census Intro|Mountrail}}
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====State Census Records====
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*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
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*'''1885, 1915, 1925''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1078 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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==== 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]].
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Mountrail}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Mountrail}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Mountrail}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Mountrail}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{ND Land}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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''Online Land Records''
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Mountrail|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx 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 [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Mountrail}}
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{{ND County History}}
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*''Burke County and White Earth Valley historical society, 1971.'' 1972. Bismarck, North Dakota] : Quality Printing Service. Online at:; {{WorldCat|618728|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Tales of mighty Mountrail : a history of Mountrail County, North Dakota.'' 1979. By Mountrail County Historical Society Publication Committee. Dallas, Texas : Taylor Publishing Co. Online at: {{FSbook|7472830}}; {{WorldCat|866512961|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''When the trail was new in Mountraille.'' 1956. By Lutie Taylor Breeling. Ross, North Dakota : L. T. Breeling. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866725303|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch}.
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search 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 [http://ancestry.com 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 [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Mountrail}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/northdakota GenealogyBank] - ($), 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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{{ND Newspaper abstracts|Mountrail}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Mountrail}}
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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|Mountrail}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Mountrail}}
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''Online Probate Records''
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{ND Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Mountrail}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Mountrail}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Mountrail}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Mountrail}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Mountrail}}
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1892-present''' - [https://apps.nd.gov/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm NDDH Public Death Index, 1892-present] at [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Dept. of Health] – index only
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Mountrail}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Mountrail}}
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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|Mountrail}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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''Plaza Community Museum''<br>PO Box 65<br> Plaza, ND 58771<br>Phone: 701-497-3454<br>
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''Three Affiliated Tribes Museum''<br>PO Box 147<br>New Town, ND 58763<br>Phone: 701-627-4477<br>
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Mountrail}}
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''Mountrail County Historical Society''<br>PO Box 582<br>Stanley, ND 58784<br>Telephone: 701-628-2772<br>
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''New Town Historical Society''<br>PO Box 342<br>New Town, ND 58763-0342<br>Telephone: 701-627-3518<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Mountrail}}
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Mountrail|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/Mountrail/ Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Mountrail/ Mountrail County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references /> {{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Mountrail_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Mountrail_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 20:13, 24 September 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Mountrail County

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


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Mountrail County Courthouse
PO Box 69
Stanley, ND 58784-0069
Phone: 701.628.2915
Mountrail County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate, court and naturalization records from 1909, military discharge records from 1919 and incomplete burial records;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]

Mountrail County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Mountrail County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo (Old) County. The county was annexed to Ward County in 1891 and eliminated 30 November 1892. The county was then recreated 29 January 1909.

County seat: Stanley [2]

Populated Places

  • Palermo
  • Plaza
  • Stanley
  • White Earth

Indian Reservation

A portion of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is located in Mountrail County. The remainder of the reservation is in McKenzie, Dunn, Mercer, and Ward Counties.


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County Facts
Organized: January 4, 1873
County seat: Stanley
Parent County(s): Buffalo (Old) [2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Burke  • Dunn  • McKenzie  • McLean  • Ward  • Williams
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaMountrailCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Mountrail Map.png
Adoption

This page is available for adoption

History Timeline

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

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

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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

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

Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

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

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Territory and State Census Indexes and Records

Newspapers

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

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

Libraries

Museums

Plaza Community Museum
PO Box 65
Plaza, ND 58771
Phone: 701-497-3454

Three Affiliated Tribes Museum
PO Box 147
New Town, ND 58763
Phone: 701-627-4477

Societies

Mountrail County Historical Society
PO Box 582
Stanley, ND 58784
Telephone: 701-628-2772

New Town Historical Society
PO Box 342
New Town, ND 58763-0342
Telephone: 701-627-3518

Websites

Research Guides

References

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