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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' Sheridan County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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Guide to '''Sheridan County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
<br> Sheridan 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.
 
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| style="text-align:center"|{{Click|Image:ND_ORP.png|North Dakota Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= December 24, 1908
| founded year = 1908
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|county seat= Forman
| founded date = December 24
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|parent county= [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|McLean]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
| seat = Forman
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|county1= [[Burleigh County, North Dakota Genealogy|Burleigh]]
| building address = Sheridan County Courthouse<br> 355 main St <br> PO Box 176 <br>Forman, ND 58032 <br>Phone: 701.724.6241<br>[http://www.co.sheridan.nd.us/ '''Adams County Website'''] }}
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|county2= [[Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy|Kidder]]
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|county3= [[McHenry County, North Dakota Genealogy|McHenry]]
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|county4= [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|McLean]]
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|county5= [[Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pierce]]
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|county6= [[Wells County, North Dakota Genealogy|Wells]]</br><center>[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaSheridanCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Sheridan 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 ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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Sheridan County was organized on December 24, 1908.  It was named after Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan. McClusky is the county seat.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/ Sheridan County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
<br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943,<br> marriage records from 1886, burial records from 1909, <br>burial records from 1910 and military records from 191; <br>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), Sheridan 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|Sheridan}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Sheridan County Courthouse'''<br> 355 main St <br> PO Box 176 <br>Forman, ND 58032 <br>Phone: 701.724.6241<br>[http://www.co.sheridan.nd.u Sheridan County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1886, burial records from 1909, burial records from 1910 and military records from 191; <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), Sheridan 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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=== Sheridan County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sheridan County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 518.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sheridan 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" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| colspan="7"| <center> *State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923. <br>
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Full compliance by 1924.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref></center>
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'''1908--'''Sheridan County was created 24 December 1908 from [[McLean County, North Dakota|McLean]] County. '''County seat:''' McClusky <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|Sheridan}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Sheridan County was created 24 December 1908 from [[McLean County, North Dakota Genealogy|McLean]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' McClusky <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm North Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Sheridan}}
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County,_North_Dakota "Sheridan County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodrich,_North_Dakota Goodrich]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin,_North_Dakota Martin]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McClusky,_North_Dakota McClusky (county seat)] </div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denhoff,_North_Dakota Denhoff]</div>
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*Berlin
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*Boone
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*Denhoff
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*Edgemont
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*Fairview</div>
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*Goodrich
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*Highland
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*Lincoln Dale
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*Martin
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*Mauch</div>
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*McClusky
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*Pickard
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*Prophets
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*Rosenfield
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*Strassburg</div>
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*Holmes<ref name=defunct>[http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/bndrychange/changenotedisplay.php U.S. Census Bureau: Boundary Changes]</ref></div>
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*New Germantown<ref name=defunct/></div>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Sheridan}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/biographies.html Sheridan County Biographies] on [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails website] - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/north-dakota-biography-index North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
[[Burleigh County, North Dakota|Burleigh]] | [[Kidder County, North Dakota|Kidder]] | [[McHenry County, North Dakota|McHenry]] | [[McLean County, North Dakota|McLean]] | [[Pierce County, North Dakota|Pierce]] | [[Wells County, North Dakota|Wells]]  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Sheridan}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/businesses.html Early Sheridan County Businesses] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1792&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/cemetery/shercem.txt USGenWeb Archives]  
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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|863901|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sheridan+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=1792 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=Sheridan&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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Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/sherind.txt Sheridan] County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.  
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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/sherind.txt Odessa Digital Library] has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Sheridan County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheridan_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |8103
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|1920 |7935
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|1930 |7373
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|1940 |6616
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|1950 |5253
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|1960 |4350
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|1970 |3232 
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|1980 |2819  
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|1990 |2148 
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|2000 |1710
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|2010 |1321
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{{ND Census Intro|Sheridan}}
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
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*'''1885, 1915, 1925''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1078 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
*1910  
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*1915
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
*1920  
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*'''1910''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/census/1910/ Index to Page Images, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (USGenWeb Archives)
*1925
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*'''1920''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/census/1920/ Index to Page Images, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (USGenWeb Archives)
*1930
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*'''1930''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/census/1930/ Index to Page Images, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1930''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/census/1930/000map.jpg Township Map, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Sheridan}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Sheridan County Church Histories''<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/churches.html Sheridan County Churches] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Sheridan}}
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*'''1909''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/history/other/sheridan51gms.txt Sheridan County Attorneys] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== 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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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Sheridan}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Sheridan}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/sheridan/sherland.html Index to Sheridan County BLM Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Sheridan}}
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*''Sheridan County heritage '76 (North Dakota).'' 1976?. [McClusky, North Dakota] : McClusky Gazette. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|865601850|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/history_towns.html#PICKARDVILLE History of Pickardville] (Genealogy Trails)
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Military Records ===
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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>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Sheridan County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Sheridan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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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|Sheridan}}
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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|Sheridan}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/obituaries.html Sheridan County Obituaries] (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|Sheridan}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Sheridan}}
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/schools.html Sheridan County Schools] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Sheridan}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Sheridan}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sheridan}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sheridan}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/news_marriages.html Sheridan County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Sheridan}}
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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/sheridan/obituaries.html Sheridan County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Sheridan}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Sheridan}}
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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|Sheridan}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Sheridan}}
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'''Pioneer Historical Society for Sheridan County'''<br> 609 Frank Street West<br> Goodrich, ND 58444<br>Telephone: 701-884-2567<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Sheridan}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndsherid/ Sheridan 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/sheridan/sheridan.htm Sheridan County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Sheridan|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/Sheridan/ Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Sheridan/ Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Sheridan-County.htm Sheridan County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/sheridan/ Sheridan 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 23:38, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Sheridan County

Guide to Sheridan 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: Forman
Organized: December 24, 1908
Parent County(s): McLean [1]
Neighboring Counties
Burleigh  • Kidder  • McHenry  • McLean  • Pierce  • Wells
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaSheridanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Sheridan Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Sheridan County was organized on December 24, 1908. It was named after Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan. McClusky is the county seat.[2]

County Courthouse

Sheridan County Courthouse
355 main St
PO Box 176
Forman, ND 58032
Phone: 701.724.6241
Sheridan County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1943, marriage records from 1886, burial records from 1909, burial records from 1910 and military records from 191;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1909[3]

Sheridan County, North Dakota Record Dates

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1943 1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Berlin
  • Boone
  • Denhoff
  • Edgemont
  • Fairview
  • Goodrich
  • Highland
  • Lincoln Dale
  • Martin
  • Mauch
  • McClusky
  • Pickard
  • Prophets
  • Rosenfield
  • Strassburg
Defunct townships
  • New Germantown[8]


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
  • Odessa Digital Library has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Sheridan County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 8,103
1920 7,935 −2.1%
1930 7,373 −7.1%
1940 6,616 −10.3%
1950 5,253 −20.6%
1960 4,350 −17.2%
1970 3,232 −25.7%
1980 2,819 −12.8%
1990 2,148 −23.8%
2000 1,710 −20.4%
2010 1,321 −22.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

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

Church Records

Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.

Online Church Records
Sheridan County Church Histories

Lutheran Church

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. After land was transferred from the government to private owners, the registrar of deeds in each county recorded the land transactions in the form of deeds and mortgages. For more information, see North Dakota Land and Property.

Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories

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

Pioneer Historical Society for Sheridan County
609 Frank Street West
Goodrich, ND 58444
Telephone: 701-884-2567

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Sheridan County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sheridan County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sheridan County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 518.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Sheridan County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  8. 8.0 8.1 U.S. Census Bureau: Boundary Changes
  9. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.