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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Richland County'''
  
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Guide to '''Richland County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Richland-County-North-Dakota-Courts.htm Richland County Courthouse]<br> 418 2nd Ave N; PO Box 966; <br>Wahpeton, ND 58075<br> Phone: 701.642.7818&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, <br>divorce and court&nbsp;records from 1833 and some burial records; <br>County Judge has marriage records from 1890 and probate records<br> from 1876; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Wahpeton
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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= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county2= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county3= [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]]
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|county4= [[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay (MN)]]
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|county5= [[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse (MN)]]
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|county6= [[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin (MN)]]
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|county7= [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall (SD)]]
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|county8= [[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts (SD)]]</br><center>[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaRichlandCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Richland Map.png|185x185px]]
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County  ====
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The county was named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton.  County government was organized on November 25, 1873. Its county seat is Wahpeton.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Richland County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] County. '''County seat:''' Wahpeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Richland County Courthouse<br> 418 2nd Ave N<br> PO Box 966; <br>Wahpeton, ND 58075<br> Phone: 701.642.7818<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Richland-County-North-Dakota-Courts.htm ''Richland County Website''] <br>
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*Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, divorce and court records from 1833 and some burial records.
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*County Judge has marriage records from 1890 and probate records from 1876.
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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), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Richland 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" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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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="12%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Richland}}
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<table><tr><td>'''1873--'''Richland County was created 4 January 1873 from [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]] County.<br> ''County seat:'' Wahpeton <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>
  
==== Indian Reservation  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Richland}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Richland County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abercrombie,_North_Dakota Abercrombie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney,_North_Dakota Barney]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine,_North_Dakota Christine]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax,_North_Dakota Colfax]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight,_North_Dakota Dwight]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairmount,_North_Dakota Fairmount]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bend,_North_Dakota Great Bend]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hankinson,_North_Dakota Hankinson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidgerwood,_North_Dakota Lidgerwood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantador,_North_Dakota Mantador]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooreton,_North_Dakota Mooreton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahpeton,_North_Dakota Wahpeton (county seat)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_North_Dakota Walcott]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyndmere,_North_Dakota Wyndmere]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galchutt,_North_Dakota Galchutt]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abercrombie_Township,_Richland_County,_North_Dakota Abercrombie]
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* Antelope
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* Barney
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* Barrie
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* Belford
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Township,_Richland_County,_North_Dakota Brandburg]
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* Brightwood
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* Center
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* Colfax
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danton_Township,_Richland_County,_North_Dakota Danton]
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* Devillo
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* Dexter
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* Duerr</div>
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* Dwight
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* Eagle
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* Elma
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* Fairmount
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* Freeman
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* Garborg
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* Grant
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* Greendale
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* Helendale
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* Homestead
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* Ibsen
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* LaMars</div>
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* Liberty Grove
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* Lidgerwood
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* Mooreton
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* Moran
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* Nansen
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* Sheyenne
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* Summit
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* Viking
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* Walcott
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* Waldo
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* West End
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* Wyndmere</div>
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A portion of the [[Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation]] is in Richland County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]], [[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]], [[Day County, South Dakota|Day]], and [[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] County in North Dakota.  
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''Indian Reservations''<br>
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A portion of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Traverse_Indian_ReservationLake Traverse Indian Reservation] is in Richland County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]], [[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts]], [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]], and [[Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Codington]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]] County in North Dakota.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
[[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] | '''Minnesota''' counties: [[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]] | [[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]] | [[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]] | '''South Dakota''' counties: [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]] | [[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Richland}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Richland}}
  
*1880
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*1885
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*1890
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1789&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
*1925
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/richland/richland.htm USGenWeb Archives] 
*1930
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 NDGravestones]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/richland.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+Richland+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=1789 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=Richland&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/Richland_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |3597
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|1890 |10751
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|1900 |17387
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|1910 |19659
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|1920 |20887
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|1930 |21008
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|1940 |20519
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|1950 |19865
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|1960 |18824
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|1970 |18089
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|1980 |19207
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|1990 |18148
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|2000 |17998
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|2010 |16321
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==== Court  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Richland}}
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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]].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Richland}}
  
==== 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|Richland}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Richland}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Richland}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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''Online Land Records''
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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|Richland}}
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*''History of Abercrombie Township, Richland County.'' n.d. By Alma Tweto. n.p.: n.p. Online at:.
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*''A history of Richland County.'' 1977. By Vernon E. Hektner. Dallas, Texas : Taylor Publishing Company (TX). Online at: {{FSbook|5828748}}; {{WorldCat|86686836|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] ($)
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Richland}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/northdakota GenealogyBank] - ($), 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|Richland}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Richland}}
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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|Richland}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Richland}}
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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|Richland}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Richland}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Richland}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Richland}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Richland}}
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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|Richland}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Richland}}
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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}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Wahpeton North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Wahpeton North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Richland}}
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''Wilkin-Richland Counties Genealogy Guild''<br> 2018 320th Street<br>Breckenridge, MN 56520<br>Telephone Number:218-643-2532
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Richland}}
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''Richland County Historical Society''<br>11 - 7th Avenue North<br>Wahpeton 58075-3931<br>[http://www.wahpeton.com/index.asp?Type=B_LOC&SEC=%7B5EFDB701-02CD-4611-A975-FB01E854FCEE%7D&DE=%7BAB3CBDD9-11E2-463E-B4C0-3F89E17A4362%7D Website]<br>
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''Richland County Historical Society''<br>525 1st St<br> S, Wahpeton, ND 58075<br>Telephone: 701-642-4813<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Richland}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Richland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Richland|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/Richland/ Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Richland/ Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 21:44, 6 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Richland County

Guide to Richland 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: Wahpeton
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cass  • Ransom  • Sargent  • Clay (MN)  • Traverse (MN)  • Wilkin (MN)  • Marshall (SD)  • Roberts (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRichlandCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Richland Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton. County government was organized on November 25, 1873. Its county seat is Wahpeton.[2]

County Courthouse

Richland County Courthouse
418 2nd Ave N
PO Box 966;
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Phone: 701.642.7818
Richland County Website

  • Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1900, divorce and court records from 1833 and some burial records.
  • County Judge has marriage records from 1890 and probate records from 1876.
  • Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Richland County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1900 1877 1883 1873 1873 1873 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1873--Richland County was created 4 January 1873 from Pembina County.
County seat: Wahpeton [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Dwight
  • Eagle
  • Elma
  • Fairmount
  • Freeman
  • Garborg
  • Grant
  • Greendale
  • Helendale
  • Homestead
  • Ibsen
  • LaMars
  • Liberty Grove
  • Lidgerwood
  • Mooreton
  • Moran
  • Nansen
  • Sheyenne
  • Summit
  • Viking
  • Walcott
  • Waldo
  • West End
  • Wyndmere


Indian Reservations
A portion of the Traverse Indian Reservation is in Richland County. The remainder of the reservation is in Marshall, Roberts, Day, and Codington Counties in South Dakota and in Sargent County in North Dakota.

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 3,597
1890 10,751 198.9%
1900 17,387 61.7%
1910 19,659 13.1%
1920 20,887 6.2%
1930 21,008 0.6%
1940 20,519 −2.3%
1950 19,865 −3.2%
1960 18,824 −5.2%
1970 18,089 −3.9%
1980 19,207 6.2%
1990 18,148 −5.5%
2000 17,998 −0.8%
2010 16,321 −9.3%
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.


Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Richland 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


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

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

Wilkin-Richland Counties Genealogy Guild
2018 320th Street
Breckenridge, MN 56520
Telephone Number:218-643-2532

Museums

Societies

Richland County Historical Society
11 - 7th Avenue North
Wahpeton 58075-3931
Website

Richland County Historical Society
525 1st St
S, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Telephone: 701-642-4813

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • 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 Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  • Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/richland/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Richland County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.