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Pierce 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.

Pierce County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Pierce 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 March 11, 1887
County Seat Rugby
Address Pierce County Courthouse
240 2nd Street
Rugby, ND 58368
Phone: 701.776.6161
Pierce County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1943,
marriage records from 1888, divorce and court records from 1900
and probate records from 1898; Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

1887--Pierce County was created 11 March 1887 from DeSmet (Old), Bottineau, McHenry, and Rolette Counties. County seat: Rugby [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benson | Bottineau | McHenry | Rolette | Sheridan | Towner | Wells



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


  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930




Local Histories





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


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), Pierce 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).