Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy

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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.

Pembina County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Pembina County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded January 9, 1867
County Seat Cavalier
Address Pembina County Courthouse
301 Dakota St W #6
Cavalier, ND 58220
Phone: 701.265.4275
Pembina County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court 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[1]


Parent County

1867--Pembina County was created 9 January 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: Cavalier [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cavalier | Walsh | Minnesota counties: Kittson | Marshall




  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925


  • Records of the Norwegian Lutheran Church, Drayton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).[3]



Local Histories





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


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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "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,, accessed 10 June 2013.