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Guide to '''Pembina County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Pembina 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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== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 9, 1867
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|county seat= Cavalier
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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= [[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cavalier]]
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|county2= [[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Walsh]]
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|county3= [[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson (MN)]]
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|county4= [[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall (MN)]]
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|county5= [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba, Canada]]</br><center>[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:Pembina County Courthouse, Cavalier, North Dakota.jpg|245x245px]]
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== County Information ==
  
[http://pembinacountynd.gov/ Pembina County Courthouse] <br>301 Dakota St W #6; <br>Cavalier, ND 58220; <br>Phone: 701.265.4275&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1893,<br> marriage records from 1882, divorce, court and probate records<br> from 1883, military records from 1945 and burial records from 1943; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pembina 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 ===
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Pembina County was formed on August 12, 1867. The county seat is Cavalier. The name "Pembina" is derived from the Chippewa Indian term for high bush cranberry which grew in abundance along the Pembina River.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/ Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy and History]</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Pembina}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Pembina County Courthouse <br>301 Dakota St W #6 <br>Cavalier, ND 58220 <br>Phone: 701.265.4275<br>[http://pembinacountynd.gov/ '''Pembina County Website'''] <br><br>
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''District Court Clerk'' has birth and death records from 1893, marriage records from 1882, divorce, court, and probate records from 1883, military records from 1945, and burial records from 1943; <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), Pembina County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1867--'''Pembina County was created 9 January 1867 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Cavalier <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Pembina 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" | '''[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pembina 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" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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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|Pembina}}
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<table><tr><td>'''1867--'''Pembina County was created 9 January 1867 from unorganized territory.<br>
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''County seat:'' Cavalier <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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Pembina}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembina_County,_North_Dakota "Pembina County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathgate,_North_Dakota Bathgate]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_City,_North_Dakota Canton City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavalier,_North_Dakota Cavalier (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal,_North_Dakota Crystal]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drayton,_North_Dakota Drayton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_North_Dakota Hamilton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain,_North_Dakota Mountain]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neche,_North_Dakota Neche]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembina,_North_Dakota Pembina]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Thomas,_North_Dakota St. Thomas]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walhalla,_North_Dakota Walhalla]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backoo,_North_Dakota Backoo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasston,_North_Dakota Glasston]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallson,_North_Dakota Hallson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joliette,_North_Dakota Joliette]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh,_North_Dakota Pittsburgh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_Township,_Pembina_County,_North_Dakota Advance]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akra_Township,_Pembina_County,_North_Dakota Akra]
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*Bathgate
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*Beaulieu
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*Carlisle
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*Cavalier
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*Crystal
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*Drayton</div>
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*Elora
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*Felson
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*Gardar
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*Hamilton
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*Joliette
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*La Moure
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*Lincoln
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*Lodema</div>
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*Midland
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*Neche
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*Park
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*Pembina
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*St. Joseph
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*St. Thomas
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*Thingvalla
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*Walhalla</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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''American Indian reservations''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Mountain_Band_of_Chippewa_Indians Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembina_Band_of_Chippewa_Indians Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Cavalier County, North Dakota|Cavalier]] | [[Walsh County, North Dakota|Walsh]] | '''Minnesota''' counties: [[Kittson County, Minnesota|Kittson]] | [[Marshall County, Minnesota|Marshall]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Pembina}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Pembina}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/biographies.html Pembina County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pembinabios.html Index to Pembina County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Index]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Pembina}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Pembina}}
  
*1870
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
*1880
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*1885
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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>
*1890
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*1900
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*1910
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*1915
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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=1784&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
*1920
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pembina.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
*1925
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/pembina.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=34 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/pembina.htm NDInterment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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|-
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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|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pembina+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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|-
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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=1784 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=Pembina&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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==== Church ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembina_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|1870 |1213
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|1880 |4862
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|1890 |14334
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|1900 |17869
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|1910 |14749
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|1920 |15177
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|1930 |14757
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|1940 |15671
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|1950 |13990
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|1960 |12946
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|1970 |10728
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|1980 |10399
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|1990 |9238
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|2000 |8585
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|2010 |7413
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}}
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{{ND Census Intro|Pembina}}
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*'''1850, 1860, 1870, 1883, 1885, 1890, 1910''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndpembin/html/census.htm Links to Pembina County Census Records] (USGenWeb Project)
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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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*'''1870, 1880''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/pembinamortality.html#1870 Mortality Schedules, Pembina County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pembina.htm Index to Pembina County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Pembina}}
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*Records of the Norwegian Lutheran Church, Drayton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">[http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids], ''Minnesota Historical Society.'' </ref>
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*[https://apps.library.und.edu/archon/?p=collections/findingaid&id=103&q= Thingvalla Lutheran Church (Icelandic)]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/churches.html Church Records, Pembino County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndpembin/html/churches.html Pembina County Churches] (USGenWeb Project)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Pembina}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Pembina}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pembina.htm Index to Pembina County Directories and Historical Names]. Scroll down to "History." (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|Pembina}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Pembina}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Pembina}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Pembina}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pemland.html Index to Pembina 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 1861-1936] at Ancestry - ($), index and images
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndpembin/html/landowners.html Pembina County Landowners List, 1893] (USGenWeb Project)
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Pembina}}
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*'''1880-1920''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/surnames/pionames/ A-Z Index of Pembina County Surnames] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/514437 ''The Icelandic settlement of Pembina County'', Johnson, Sveinbjorn]
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*[http://www.pembina.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8E987F94-7051-4F71-AF15-449A0D02C4B6} City of Pembina] history and links
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nddip/pembina_county.html The Dakota Icelanders Project]
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*[http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/pembina.htm The Emigration from Iceland to North America]
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*''Early history of Carlisle pioneers.'' 2001. By Allen Eastman. PubPl: PubCo. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866470252|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Fondly we remember : a history of Hamilton, Carlisle and Glasston communities.'' 1980. By fname lname. Grafton-Grand Forks, North Dakota : Associated Printers. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866788186|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Heritage '76; Pembina County, North Dakota, "Then and now", 1776-1976.'' 1975. By Pembina County Historical Society (Cavalier, North Dakota). Cavalier, North Dakota : Pembina County Historical Society. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866456620|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Heritage '89; Pembina County, North Dakota, "Then and now", 1889-1989.'' 1988. By Pembina County Historical Society (Cavalier, North Dakota). Cavalier, North Dakota : Pembina County Historical Society. Online at: {{FSbook|6458130}}; {{WorldCat|905838626|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''A History of Pembina County.'' 1967. By Pembina Centennial Committee. [S.l.] : Pembina Centennial Committee. Online at: {{FSbook|191860}}; {{WorldCat|39812040|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''The Icelandic settlement of Pembina County.'' n.d. By Sveinbjorn Johnson. n.p.: n.p. Online at:.
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*''Pembina settlement heritage : a history of the Pembina, North Dakota area.'' 1976. By Pembina Settlement Heritage Book Committee. [Pembina] : Pembina Settlement Heritage Book Committee. Online at: {{FSbook|6458051}}; {{WorldCat|2817110|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Proudly we speak; a history of Neche, Bathgate, Bruce and Hyde Park.'' 1974?. Neche, North Dakota : Neche/Bathgate History Book Committee. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866235600|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Military Records ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Pembina|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/1883_pensioners_pembina.html Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Pembina County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Pembina County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Pembina County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Pembina County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Pembina County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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<br>
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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|Pembina}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/north-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), 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|Pembina}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/obituaries.html Pembina County Obituaries and Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Pembina}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Pembina}}
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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|Pembina}}
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*'''1873''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/taxlists/personal6nms.txt Pembina County Personal Property Valuation 1873] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1874''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/taxlists/personal7nms.txt Pembina County Personal Property Valuation 1874] (USGenWeb Archives)
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Pembina}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Pembina}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Pembina}}
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*'''1886-1903''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/icelandiclutheranmarriages.html Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Pembina, North Dakota, Marriages 1886-1903] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1894''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/vitals/mar1894.txt Pembina County Marriage Licenses Issued, 1894] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/vitals/mar1894.txt Pembina County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Pembina}}
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/obituaries.html Pembina County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pembina.htm Pembina County Obituaries]. Scroll down to "Obituaries." (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Pembina}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Pembina}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ '''North Dakota State University Archives''']<br>
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West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, ND 58102<br>
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'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>
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NDSU Archives<br>
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Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>
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PO Box 6050<br>
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Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>
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Phone: 701-231-8914<br>
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Fax: 701-231-5632<br>
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Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
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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|Pembina}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Pembina}}
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''Pembina County Historical Society''<br>13571 Hwy. 5<br>Cavalier, ND 58220<br>Telephone: 701-265-8196 or 701-265-4941<br><br>
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''Fort Pembina Historical Society''<br>163 Chippewa Street West<br> Pembina, ND 5827<br><br>
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''Ox Cart Trails Historical Society Inc.''<br>709 Dakota Court<br>Pembina, ND 58271-0456<br>Telephone: 701-454-6103<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Pembina}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndpembin/pembina.htm  Pembina County, North Dakota, USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/pembina/pembina.htm Pembina County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Pembina|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/Pembina/ Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Pembina/ Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Pembina-County.htm Pembina County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/index.html Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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Latest revision as of 20:03, 9 March 2017

United States
North Dakota
Pembina County

Guide to Pembina 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: Cavalier
Organized: January 9, 1867
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cavalier  • Walsh  • Kittson (MN)  • Marshall (MN)  • Manitoba, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
Pembina County Courthouse, Cavalier, North Dakota.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Pembina Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Pembina County was formed on August 12, 1867. The county seat is Cavalier. The name "Pembina" is derived from the Chippewa Indian term for high bush cranberry which grew in abundance along the Pembina River.[2]

County Courthouse

Pembina County Courthouse
301 Dakota St W #6
Cavalier, ND 58220
Phone: 701.265.4275
Pembina County Website

District Court Clerk has birth and death records from 1893, marriage records from 1882, divorce, court, and probate records from 1883, military records from 1945, and burial records from 1943;
Register of Deeds has land records.[3]

Pembina County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893 1872 1893 1867 1867 1867 1870

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1867--Pembina County was created 9 January 1867 from unorganized territory.

County seat: Cavalier [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Advance
  • Akra
  • Bathgate
  • Beaulieu
  • Carlisle
  • Cavalier
  • Crystal
  • Drayton
  • Elora
  • Felson
  • Gardar
  • Hamilton
  • Joliette
  • La Moure
  • Lincoln
  • Lodema
  • Midland
  • Neche
  • Park
  • Pembina
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Thomas
  • Thingvalla
  • Walhalla


American Indian reservations

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Adams County, North Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Dakota Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,213
1880 4,862 300.8%
1890 14,334 194.8%
1900 17,869 24.7%
1910 14,749 −17.5%
1920 15,177 2.9%
1930 14,757 −2.8%
1940 15,671 6.2%
1950 13,990 −10.7%
1960 12,946 −7.5%
1970 10,728 −17.1%
1980 10,399 −3.1%
1990 9,238 −11.2%
2000 8,585 −7.1%
2010 7,413 −13.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census Records

Federal Census Records

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

Church Records

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

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. After land was transferred from the government to private owners, the registrar of deeds in each county recorded the land transactions in the form of deeds and mortgages. For more information, see North Dakota Land and Property.

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Pembina County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War


Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

Birth

Marriage

Pembina, North Dakota, Marriages 1886-1903] (Genealogy Trails)

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue
N Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:
NDSU Archives
Libraries NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu

Family History Centers

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

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Pembina County Historical Society
13571 Hwy. 5
Cavalier, ND 58220
Telephone: 701-265-8196 or 701-265-4941

Fort Pembina Historical Society
163 Chippewa Street West
Pembina, ND 5827

Ox Cart Trails Historical Society Inc.
709 Dakota Court
Pembina, ND 58271-0456
Telephone: 701-454-6103

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. Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy and History
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pembina County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Pembina County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  5. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society.