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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Ramsey County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Ramsey 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 '''Ramsey County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Devils Lake
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Benson]]
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|county2= [[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cavalier]]
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|county3= [[Nelson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Nelson]]
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|county4= [[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy|Towner]]
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|county5= [[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Walsh]]</br><center>[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.co.ramsey.nd.us/ Ramsey County Courthouse]<br>524 4th Ave #4; <br>Devils Lake, ND 58301<br>Phone: 701.662.7066&nbsp;<br>
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=== Description ===
  
Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1890, <br>divorce and court records; County Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ramsey 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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The county was organized on January 25, 1883.  It was named for Alexander Ramsey, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.  Its county seat is Devils Lake.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/ Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Ramsey}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Ramsey County Courthouse'''<br>524 4th Ave #4 <br>Devils Lake, ND 58301<br>Phone: 701.662.7066<br> [http://www.co.ramsey.nd.us/ Ramsey County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1890, divorce and court records; <br>
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County Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>
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[http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/counties/dc_clerk/Ramsey.htm Clerk District Court Website]<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), Ramsey County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''4 January 1873: '''Ramsey County was created from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Devils Lake <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Ramsey County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ramsey County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 518.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| colspan="7"| <center> *State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923. <br>
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Full compliance by 1924.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref></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|Ramsey}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Ramsey County was created from 4 January 1873 [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Devils Lake <ref>''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|Ramsey}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsey_County,_North_Dakota "Ramsey County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brocket,_North_Dakota Brocket]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churchs_Ferry,_North_Dakota Churchs Ferry]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crary,_North_Dakota Crary]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Lake,_North_Dakota Devils Lake (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmore,_North_Dakota Edmore]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampden,_North_Dakota Hampden]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawton,_North_Dakota Lawton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starkweather,_North_Dakota Starkweather]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartlett,_North_Dakota Bartlett]
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* Darby
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* Derrick
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyon,_North_Dakota Doyon]
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* Essex
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garske,_North_Dakota Garske]</div>
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* Grand Harbor
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* Lakewood Park
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* Keith
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn,_North_Dakota Penn]
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* Ramsey
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* Rohrville</div>
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* Saint Joe
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southam,_North_Dakota Southam]
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* Sweetwater
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster,_North_Dakota Webster]</div>
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*Bartlett
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*Cato
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*Chain Lakes
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*Coulee
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*Creel
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*De Groat
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*Dry Lake
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*Fancher
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*Freshwater
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*Grand Harbor
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*Hammer
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*Harding
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*Highland Center
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*Hope
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*Klingstrup
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*Lawton
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*Lillehoff
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*Minnewaukan
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*Morris
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*Newbre
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*Newland
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*Noonan
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*North Creel
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*Northfield</div>
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*Odessa
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*Ontario
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*Overland
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*Pelican
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*Poplar Grove
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*Prospect
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*Royal
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*South Minnewaukan
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*Stevens
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*Sullivan
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*Triumph
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*Webster</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Ramsey}}
  
[[Benson County, North Dakota|Benson]] | [[Cavalier County, North Dakota|Cavalier]] | [[Nelson County, North Dakota|Nelson]] | [[Towner County, North Dakota|Towner]] | [[Walsh County, North Dakota|Walsh]]  
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Ramsey}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/biographies.html Ramsey County Biographies] on [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails website] - Alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm Index to Ramsey County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/north-dakota-biography-index North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Ramsey}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Ramsey}}
  
*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>
*1900
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*1910
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*1915
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*1920
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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=1786&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
*1925
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
*1930
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/ramsey.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=36 NDGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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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+Ramsey+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1786 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=Ramsey&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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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/Ramsey_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |281
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|1890 |4418
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|1900 |9198
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|1910 |15199
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|1920 |15427
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|1930 |16252
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|1940 |15626
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|1950 |14373
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|1960 |13443
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|1970 |12915
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|1980 |13048
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|1990 |12681
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|2000 |12066
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|2010 |11451
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{{ND Census Intro|Ramsey}}
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*'''1850''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/mn/ramsey/census/1850/ Index of 1880 Ramsey Census] when it was still part of Pembina County in the Minnesota Territories. (Ramsey County, USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1880''' [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/ramseymortality.html#1880 Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1885''' [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/ramseymortality.html#1885 Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm Ramsey County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndramsey/census/cenus.html Ramsey County Census Links] (USGenWeb Project)
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Ramsey}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Bergen Lutheran Church, Starkweather, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Ramsey County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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*Records of St. Olof's Lutheran Church, Devil's Lake, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Ramsey}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Ramsey}}
  
==== 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|Ramsey}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Ramsey}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Ramsey}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Ramsey}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsland.html Index to Ramsey 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 [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://search.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]]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Ramsey}}
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*''Ramsey County, 1883-1983.'' 1982. [North Dakota?]: Lake Region Chautauqua Corp. Online at:; {{WorldCat|86585024|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm Ramsey County Historical Information]. Scroll down to "Historical." (USGenWeb Archives)
  
*[[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+Ramsey|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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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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*'''1883''' - [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/1883_pensioners_ramsey.html Ramsey County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Ramsey County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/wwi_honors_ramsey.html Medal of Honor Awardees, Ramsey County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/military/ww1/smith2gmt.txt Congressional Medal of Honor Citation, Frederick Eliphaz Smith] (USGenWeb Archives)
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''World War II''
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Ramsey County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Ramsey County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Ramsey County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Ramsey}}
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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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*[http://history.nd.gov/archives/counties/ramsey.html Ramsey County Newspaper Archives] (State Historical Society of North Dakota)
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Ramsey}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/obituaries.html Ramsey County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm Index to Ramsey County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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|Ramsey}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Ramsey}}
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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|Ramsey}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Ramsey}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Ramsey}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Ramsey}}
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/news_marriages.html Ramsey County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Ramsey}}
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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://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/obituaries.html Ramsey County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/ramsey.htm Index to Ramsey County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Ramsey}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Ramsey}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, ND 58102<br>'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>NDSU Archives<br>Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>PO Box 6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone: 701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>
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[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Website]<br>
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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|Ramsey}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Ramsey}}
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'''Ramsey County Historical Society'''<br> 502 4th Street<br> PO Box 245<br> Devils Lake, ND 58301<br>Telephone: 701-662-3701<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Ramsey}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndramsey/ Ramsey 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/ramsey/ramsey.htm Ramsey County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Ramsey|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/Ramsey/ Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Ramsey/ Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Ramsey-County.htm Ramsey County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/ramsey/index.html Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://history.nd.gov/archives/index.html State Historical Society of North Dakota Archives]
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 23:33, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Ramsey County

Guide to Ramsey 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: Devils Lake
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Benson  • Cavalier  • Nelson  • Towner  • Walsh
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRamseyCountyMemorialCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Ramsey Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was organized on January 25, 1883. It was named for Alexander Ramsey, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Its county seat is Devils Lake.[2]

County Courthouse

Ramsey County Courthouse
524 4th Ave #4
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Phone: 701.662.7066
Ramsey County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death and burial records from 1890, divorce and court records;
County Judge has marriage and probate records;
Clerk District Court Website
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Ramsey County, North Dakota Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1890 1887 1890 1873 1873 1873 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Grand Harbor
  • Lakewood Park
  • Keith
  • Penn
  • Ramsey
  • Rohrville
Townships
  • Bartlett
  • Cato
  • Chain Lakes
  • Coulee
  • Creel
  • De Groat
  • Dry Lake
  • Fancher
  • Freshwater
  • Grand Harbor
  • Hammer
  • Harding
  • Highland Center
  • Hope
  • Klingstrup
  • Lawton
  • Lillehoff
  • Minnewaukan
  • Morris
  • Newbre
  • Newland
  • Noonan
  • North Creel
  • Northfield
  • Odessa
  • Ontario
  • Overland
  • Pelican
  • Poplar Grove
  • Prospect
  • Royal
  • South Minnewaukan
  • Stevens
  • Sullivan
  • Triumph
  • Webster


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.  %±
1880 281
1890 4,418 1472.2%
1900 9,198 108.2%
1910 15,199 65.2%
1920 15,427 1.5%
1930 16,252 5.3%
1940 15,626 −3.9%
1950 14,373 −8.0%
1960 13,443 −6.5%
1970 12,915 −3.9%
1980 13,048 1.0%
1990 12,681 −2.8%
2000 12,066 −4.8%
2010 11,451 −5.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[8] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. 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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

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 Ramsey County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

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

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
Website

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

Ramsey County Historical Society
502 4th Street
PO Box 245
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Telephone: 701-662-3701

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ramsey County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ramsey County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 518.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Ramsey County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  8. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.