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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Sargent County'''' ''' {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Sargent County'''
  
Sargent 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 '''Sargent 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.courtreference.com/Sargent-County-North-Dakota-Courts.htm Sargent County Courthouse]<br>215 E 2nd Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 668<br>McClusky, ND 58463<br>Phone:&nbsp;&nbsp; 701.363.2207
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
Clerk of District Court has birth records from 1943, marriage, death,<br>divorce, probate and court records from 1909, burial records<br> from 1910 and military records from 1918; Register of Deeds has land <br>records from 1909<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sargent 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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Founded October 8, 1883.  Forman is the county seat.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sargent/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Sargent}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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Sargent County Courthouse<br>355 Main Street South<br>Forman, ND 58032<br>Phone: 701.724.6241 <br>[http://sargentnd.com/ ''Sargent County Website'']<br> <br>
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Clerk of District Court has birth records from 1943, marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records from 1909, burial records from 1910 and military records from 1918;<br>
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Register of Deeds has land records from 1909<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sargent County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''9 Apr 1883:''' Sargent County was created from [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] County. '''County seat:''' Forman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Sargent County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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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" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1943
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1886
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Sargent}}
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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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Sargent}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sargent County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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''Cities''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayuga,_North_Dakota Cayuga]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogswell,_North_Dakota Cogswell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forman,_North_Dakota Forman] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwinner,_North_Dakota Gwinner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havana,_North_Dakota Havana]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milnor,_North_Dakota Milnor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland,_North_Dakota Rutland]
  
==== Indian Reservation  ====
 
  
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 [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] County in North Dakota.
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''Townships''
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*Bowen
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brampton_Township,_Sargent_County,_North_Dakota Brampton]
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*Denver
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*Dunbar
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*Forman
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*Hall
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*Harlem
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*Herman
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*Jackson
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*Kingston
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*Marboe
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*Milnor
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*Ransom
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*Rutland
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*Sargent
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*Shuman
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*Southwest
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*Taylor
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*Tewaukon
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*Verner
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*Vivian
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*Weber
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*Whitestone Hill
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*Willey
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{{div col end}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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''Census-designated place''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lamere,_North_Dakota De Lamere]
  
[[Dickey County, North Dakota|Dickey]] | [[Ransom County, North Dakota|Ransom]] | [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] | '''South Dakota''' counties: [[Brown County, South Dakota|Brown]] | [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]] | [[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]]
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''Unincorporated community''
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirum,_North_Dakota Stirum]
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''Indian Reservation''<br>
  
== Resources  ==
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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 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 [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]] County in North Dakota.
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= April 9, 1883
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|county seat= Forman
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|parent county= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]] <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= [[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey]]
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|county2= [[Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ransom]]
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|county3= [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]]
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|county4= [[Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brown (SD)]]
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|county5= [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall (SD)]]
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|county6= [[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts (SD)]]</br><center>[[Sargent 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:NorthDakotaSargentCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Sargent Map.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
==== Census  ====
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*1885
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== Resources ==
*1890
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Sargent}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Sargent}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Sargent}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Sargent}}
  
==== Maps ====
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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=1791&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/sargent/sargent.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/sargent.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=41 NDGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]]) </center>
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*{{FHL|469046|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sargent+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=1791 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=Sargent&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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==== Military  ====
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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/Sargent_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |5076
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|1900 |6039
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|1910 |9202
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|1920 |9655
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|1930 |9298
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|1940 |8693
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|1950 |7616
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|1960 |6856
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|1970 |5937 
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|1980 |5512 
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|1990 |4549 
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|2000 |4366
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|2010 |3829
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}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Sargent}}
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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]].
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Sargent}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Lutheran'''<br>
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''Havana Trinity Lutheran Church
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Records of Havana Trinity Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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'''Milnor Lutheran Church
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Records of Milnor Lutheran Church 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>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''United Norwegian Lutheran Church
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*Records of United Norwegian Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Sargent|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Sargent}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Sargent}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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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|Sargent}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Sargent}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Sargent}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Sargent}}
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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|Sargent}}
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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|Sargent}}
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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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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Sargent}}
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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|Sargent}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Sargent}}
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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|Sargent}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Sargent}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sargent}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sargent}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Sargent}}
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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|Sargent}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Sargent}}
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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|Sargent}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Sargent}}
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''Sargent County Historical Society''<br>13443 88th St. SE <br> 8987 Hwy 32<br> Forman, ND 58032<br>Telephone: 701-724-3194, 701-724-3720, or 701-680-1633<br>[http://www.sargentcountymuseum.org/ Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Sargent}}
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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 Sargent|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/Sargent/ Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Sargent/ Sargent 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:Sargent_County,_North_Dakota]] [[Category:North_Dakota_counties]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Sargent_County,_North_Dakota]] [[Category:North_Dakota_Counties]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

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


County Information

Description

Founded October 8, 1883. Forman is the county seat.[1]

County Courthouse

Sargent County Courthouse
355 Main Street South
Forman, ND 58032
Phone: 701.724.6241
Sargent County Website

Clerk of District Court has birth records from 1943, marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records from 1909, burial records from 1910 and military records from 1918;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1909[2]

Sargent County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1943 1886 1888 1883 1883 1883 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[3]

Cities


Townships

  • Bowen
  • Brampton
  • Denver
  • Dunbar
  • Forman
  • Hall
  • Harlem
  • Herman
  • Jackson
  • Kingston
  • Marboe
  • Milnor
  • Ransom
  • Rutland
  • Sargent
  • Shuman
  • Southwest
  • Taylor
  • Tewaukon
  • Verner
  • Vivian
  • Weber
  • Whitestone Hill
  • Willey

Census-designated place

Unincorporated community

Indian Reservation

A portion of the Lake 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 Richland County in North Dakota.


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County Facts
County seat: Forman
Organized: April 9, 1883
Parent County(s): Ransom [4]
Neighboring Counties
Dickey  • Ransom  • Richland  • Brown (SD)  • Marshall (SD)  • Roberts (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaSargentCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Sargent Map.png
Adoption
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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 5,076
1900 6,039 19.0%
1910 9,202 52.4%
1920 9,655 4.9%
1930 9,298 −3.7%
1940 8,693 −6.5%
1950 7,616 −12.4%
1960 6,856 −10.0%
1970 5,937 −13.4%
1980 5,512 −7.2%
1990 4,549 −17.5%
2000 4,366 −4.0%
2010 3,829 −12.3%
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.


Lutheran

Havana Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Records of Havana Trinity Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

Milnor Lutheran Church

  • Records of Milnor Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

United Norwegian Lutheran Church

  • Records of United Norwegian Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

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 Sargent 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

Museums

Societies

Sargent County Historical Society
13443 88th St. SE
8987 Hwy 32
Forman, ND 58032
Telephone: 701-724-3194, 701-724-3720, or 701-680-1633
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sargent/ accessed 09/29/2016
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sargent County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Sargent County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "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.