North Dakota Compiled Genealogies
Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. A notable genealogical collection is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This mixed collection includes cemetery records, church records, genealogies, marriages, deaths, and wills from three counties—Barnes, Burleigh, and Towner. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library, Washington, DC, and is at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 859737-40).
Histories of the earliest settlers of North Dakota are in Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Seven Volumes. (Bismarck, North Dakota: The North Dakota State Historical Society, 1906-1925; Volumes 1-3, 6-7; Family History Library films beginning with film 1697422, volumes 1-7).
A source that lists the names of almost 100,000 French-Canadians who emigrated to the North Central states is Paul J. Lareau and Elmer Courteau,French-Canadian Families of the North Central States: A Genealogical Dictionary, Eight Volumes. (St. Paul, Minnesota: Northwest Territory French and Canadian Heritage Institute, 1980; Family History Library book 973 D2la; fiche 6010503-11).
Printing Your Family History
Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.
Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center has consultants that can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.
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