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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''Rolette County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Rollette 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 '''Rolette 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
| founded year = 1873
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|county seat= Rolla
| founded date = January 4
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|parent county= Buffalo (Old) <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| seat = Rolla
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|county1= [[Bottineau County, North Dakota Genealogy|Bottineau]]
| building address = Rolette County Courthouse<br> 102 2nd St NE<br> Rolla, ND 58367-0460<br> Phone: 701.477.3816<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Rolette '''Rolette County Website'''] }}
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|county2= [[Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pierce]]
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|county3= [[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy|Towner]]
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|county4= [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba, Canada]]</br><center>[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., a fur trader and politician from Pembina.  The county government was first organized on October 14, 1884.  Its county seat is Rolla. <ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/ Rolette County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
<br>Clerk District Court has birth, death, and burial records from 1943, <br>marriage, divorce and court records from 1887 and probate records<br> from 1896; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rolette 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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Rolette}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Rolette County Courthouse'''<br> 102 2nd St NE<br> Rolla, ND 58367-0460<br> Phone: 701.477.3816<br>[http://www.rolettecounty.com/ Rolette County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death, and burial records from 1943, marriage, divorce and court records from 1887 and probate records from 1896; <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), Rolette County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Rolette 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" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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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" |1890
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'''1873--'''Rolette County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo (Old) County. '''County seat:''' Rolla <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Rolette}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Rolette County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo (Old) County. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Rolla <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>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Rolette}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette_County,_North_Dakota "Rolette County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunseith,_North_Dakota Dunseith]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mylo,_North_Dakota Mylo]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolla,_North_Dakota Rolla (county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette,_North_Dakota Rolette]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John,_North_Dakota St. John]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agate,_North_Dakota Agate]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter,_North_Dakota Carpenter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fonda,_North_Dakota Fonda]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin,_North_Dakota Kelvin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanson,_North_Dakota Nanson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Haven,_North_Dakota San Haven]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorne,_North_Dakota Thorne]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belcourt,_North_Dakota Belcourt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Dunseith,_North_Dakota East Dunseith]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres,_North_Dakota Green Acres]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Valley,_North_Dakota Shell Valley]</div>
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*Holmes
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*Kohlmeier</div>
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*Maryville
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*Shell Valley</div>
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*South Valley</div>
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'''Indian Reservations'''<br>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Mountain_Indian_Reservation Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation] is primarily located in the Turtle Mountains in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Indian Reservations  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Rolette}}
  
The [[Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation]] is primarily located in the Turtle Mountains in this county.
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Rolette}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/biographies.html Rolette County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/bios/jeannott7nbs.txt Biography: Jeannotte, Francois 1806-1905] (USGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Index]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Rolette}}
  
[[Bottineau County, North Dakota|Bottineau]] | [[Pierce County, North Dakota|Pierce]] | [[Towner County, North Dakota|Towner]]
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Rolette}}
  
== Resources ==
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1790&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/rolette.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=40 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|793217|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rolette+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=1790 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=Rolette&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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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |2427
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|1900 |7995
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|1910 |9558
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|1920 |10061
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|1930 |10760
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|1940 |12583
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|1950 |11102
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|1960 |10641
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|1970 |11549
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|1980 |12177
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|1990 |12772
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|2000 |13674
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|2010 |13937
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{{ND Census Intro|Rolette}}
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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]].
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*'''1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm Rolette County Census Records]. Scroll down to "Census." (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Rolette}}
  
*1880
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
*1885
 
*1890
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rolette, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Rolette}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Rolette}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== American Indians ====
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{{ND American Indians Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*1900 Federal Census and index of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Rolette County, North Dakota by Mary Ann Quirring, Lily B. Zwolle. {{FHL|548899|item|disp=FHL book 970.1 Q48n 1900}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1900-federal-census-and-index-of-turtle-mountain-indian-reservation-rolette-county-north-dakota/oclc/865943166 WorldCat]
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*Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Roulette, North Dakota 1900 Census by Gail Morin {{FHL|1000531|item|disp=FHL book 970.3 Oj3n}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/turtle-mountain-chippewa-roulete-nd-1900-census/oclc/865805936 WorldCat]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/ojibways.html Ojibways in the Pembina Band] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Rolette}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Rolette}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Rolette}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Rolette}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/roleland.html Index to Rolette County BLM Land Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*'''Pre-1900''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/landowners/pre1900.txt Landowners of land located in Hillside Township, Rolette County, pre-1900] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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|Rolette}}
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*''History of Rolette County, North Dakota and yarns of the pioneers.'' 2003. By Laura Thompson Law. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|1987488}}; {{WorldCat|866521732|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''St. John; city at the end of the rainbow.'' 1982?. By Catholic Church. St. John the Baptist (St. John, North Dakota). Garrison, North Dakota : BHG Inc.. Online at: {{WorldCat|865986100|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/history.html Rolette County Organization and History]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/history/dexrolhs.txt A History of Rolla North Dakota 1888-1988] (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
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/platmaps/pre1900.gif Hillside Township Platmap (Pre-1900 Image)] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
== 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+Rolette|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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*'''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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/1883_pensioners_rolette.html Rolette County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Rolette 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|Rolette}}
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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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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Rolette}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/obituaries.html Rolette County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Rolette}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Rolette}}
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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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm Rolette County, North Dakota USGenWeb Archives] lists information about Rolla High School in Mt. Pleasant Township, including graduates, former students, and teachers. Scroll down on the page to "Schools."
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Rolette}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Rolette}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rolette}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rolette}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/news_marriages.html Rolette County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Rolette}}
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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://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/obituaries.html Rolette County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Rolette}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Rolette}}
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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>[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|Rolette}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Rolette}}
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'''Rolette County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 377<br> St. John, ND 58369-0377<br>Telephone: 701-263-4564<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Rolette}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndrolett/ Rolette 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/rolette/rolette.htm Rolette County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Rolette|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Rolette/ Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Rolette/ Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Rolette-County.htm Rolette County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/index.html Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 21:52, 15 May 2017

United States
North Dakota
Rolette County

Guide to Rolette 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: Rolla
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Buffalo (Old) [1]
Neighboring Counties
Bottineau  • Pierce  • Towner  • Manitoba, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRoletteCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Rolette Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., a fur trader and politician from Pembina. The county government was first organized on October 14, 1884. Its county seat is Rolla. [2]

County Courthouse

Rolette County Courthouse
102 2nd St NE
Rolla, ND 58367-0460
Phone: 701.477.3816
Rolette County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death, and burial records from 1943, marriage, divorce and court records from 1887 and probate records from 1896;
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Rolette County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1884 1894 1873 1873 1873 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Holmes
  • Kohlmeier
  • Maryville
  • Shell Valley
  • South Valley

Indian Reservations

The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is primarily located in the Turtle Mountains in this county.

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.  %±
1890 2,427
1900 7,995 229.4%
1910 9,558 19.5%
1920 10,061 5.3%
1930 10,760 6.9%
1940 12,583 16.9%
1950 11,102 −11.8%
1960 10,641 −4.2%
1970 11,549 8.5%
1980 12,177 5.4%
1990 12,772 4.9%
2000 13,674 7.1%
2010 13,937 1.9%
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.


Lutheran

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rolette, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

American Indians

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 Rolette 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

Vietnam 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

Rolette County Historical Society
PO Box 377
St. John, ND 58369-0377
Telephone: 701-263-4564

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Rolette County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rolette County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Rolette County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.