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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Ransom County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Ransom County'''
  
Ransom 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 '''Ransom 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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[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Ransom Ransom County Courthouse]<br> 204 5th Ave West<br> Lisbon, ND 58054 <br>Phone:701.683.5823&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, <br>marriage records from 1882, divorce, probate and court 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), Ransom 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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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Established January 4, 1873
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Organized April 4, 1881<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Ransom}}
  
'''1873--'''Ransom County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina ]]County. '''County seat:''' Lisbon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Ransom County Courthouse<br>204 5th Ave West<br> Lisbon, ND 58054 <br>Phone:701.683.5823<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Ransom '''Ransom County Website'''] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1882, divorce, probate and court records; <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), Ransom County, North Dakota. Page 525 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Ransom County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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|-
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12%" align="center" |1943
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| width="12%" align="center" |1882
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| width="12%" align="center" |1892
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| width="12%" align="center" |1873
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| width="12%" align="center" |1873
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| width="12%" align="center" |1873
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| width="12%" align="center" |1880
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Ransom}}
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'''1873--'''Ransom County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]County. <br>
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''County seat:'' Lisbon <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]<br>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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* Enderlin
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* Fort Ransom
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* Lisbon
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* Sheldon
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[[Barnes County, North Dakota|Barnes]] | [[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Dickey County, North Dakota|Dickey]] | [[LaMoure County, North Dakota|LaMoure]] | [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] | [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Lisbon
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|parent county= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy|Barnes]]
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|county2= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county3= [[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey]]
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|county4= [[LaMoure County, North Dakota Genealogy|LaMoure]]
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|county5= [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]]
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|county6= [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]]</br><center>[[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaRansomCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Ransom Map.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{ND Historical Timeline Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Census  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
*1880
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=== Bible Records ===
*1885
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{{ND Bible Intro|Ransom}}
*1890
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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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>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1787&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/ransom/ransom.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=37 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/ransom.htm NDInterment]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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*{{FHL|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ransom+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=1787 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=Ransom&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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==== Maps  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransom_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |537
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|1890 |5393
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|1900 |6919
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|1910 |10345
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|1920 |11618
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|1930 |10983
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|1940 |10061
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|1950 |8876
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|1960 |8078
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|1970 |7102 
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|1980 |6698 
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|1990 |5921 
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|2000 |5890
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|2010 |5457
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==== Military  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Ransom}}
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====State Census Records====
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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
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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]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Ransom}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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''Enderlin
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Enderlin, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"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,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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''Lisbon
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Lisbon, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Ransom}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Ransom}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Ransom|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Ransom}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Ransom}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Ransom}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Ransom}}
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{{ND Land}}
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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://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]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Ransom}}
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{{ND County History}}
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*''Early history of Ransom County : including references to Sargent County, 1835-1885.'' [19--?]. Salem, Massachusetts : Higginson Book Co.. Online at:[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89064492341 Hathitrust]; {{WorldCat|866480222|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Fort Ransom area history, 1878-1978.'' 1978?. By Loubert Rufsvold. S.l. : s.n. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866322913|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''The Skånings revisited, 1882-1982 : including the history of Aliceton, biographical sketches of early Aliceton residents, genealogy of the Skånings, and a reprint of The Skånings of Aliceton.'' 1982. By Ardis Taylor. [Lisbon, New Dakota] : Taylor, R. J. Jr. Foundation. Online at:; {{WorldCat|8575673|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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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
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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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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''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] ($)
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Ransom}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/northdakota GenealogyBank] - ($), 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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{{ND Newspaper abstracts|Ransom}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Ransom}}
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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|Ransom}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Ransom}}
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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|Ransom}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Ransom}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Ransom}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Ransom}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Ransom}}
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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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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Ransom}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Ransom}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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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|Ransom}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Ransom}}
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''Ransom County Historical Society''<br>6231 121 Avenue SE<br>Fort Ransom, ND 58033<br>Telephone: 701-973-8303 or 701-973-2259<br>[http://rchsmuseum.tripod.com/ Website]<br>
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''Enderlin Historical Society and Museum, Inc.''<br>13296 55th St. SE<br> Enderlin, ND 58027<br>Telephone: 701-437-3205 or 701-799-0725<br>[http://www.enderlinmuseum.org/ Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Ransom}}
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Ransom|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/Ransom/ Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Ransom/ Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references />{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Ransom_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Ransom_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:08, 30 September 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Ransom County

Guide to Ransom County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

Established January 4, 1873 Organized April 4, 1881[1]

County Courthouse

Ransom County Courthouse
204 5th Ave West
Lisbon, ND 58054
Phone:701.683.5823
Ransom County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1882, divorce, probate and court records;
Register of Deeds has land records[2]

Ransom County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1943 1882 1892 1873 1873 1873 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Ransom County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County.

County seat: Lisbon [3]

Populated Places

  • Enderlin
  • Fort Ransom
  • Lisbon
  • Sheldon


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County Facts
Organized: January 4, 1873
County seat: Lisbon
Parent County(s): Pembina [3]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Barnes  • Cass  • Dickey  • LaMoure  • Richland  • Sargent
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRansomCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Ransom Map.png
Adoption

This page is available for adoption

History Timeline

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 537
1890 5,393 904.3%
1900 6,919 28.3%
1910 10,345 49.5%
1920 11,618 12.3%
1930 10,983 −5.5%
1940 10,061 −8.4%
1950 8,876 −11.8%
1960 8,078 −9.0%
1970 7,102 −12.1%
1980 6,698 −5.7%
1990 5,921 −11.6%
2000 5,890 −0.5%
2010 5,457 −7.4%
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

Lutheran

Enderlin

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Enderlin, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Lisbon

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Lisbon, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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



  • Early history of Ransom County : including references to Sargent County, 1835-1885. [19--?]. Salem, Massachusetts : Higginson Book Co.. Online at:Hathitrust; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Fort Ransom area history, 1878-1978. 1978?. By Loubert Rufsvold. S.l. : s.n. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • The Skånings revisited, 1882-1982 : including the history of Aliceton, biographical sketches of early Aliceton residents, genealogy of the Skånings, and a reprint of The Skånings of Aliceton. 1982. By Ardis Taylor. [Lisbon, New Dakota] : Taylor, R. J. Jr. Foundation. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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

Ransom County Historical Society
6231 121 Avenue SE
Fort Ransom, ND 58033
Telephone: 701-973-8303 or 701-973-2259
Website

Enderlin Historical Society and Museum, Inc.
13296 55th St. SE
Enderlin, ND 58027
Telephone: 701-437-3205 or 701-799-0725
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ransom/ accessed 09/29/2016
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ransom County, North Dakota. Page 525 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. "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, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.