Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy

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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.

Sheridan County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Sheridan County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded December 24, 1908
County Seat Forman
Address Sheridan County Courthouse
355 main St
PO Box 176
Forman, ND 58032
Phone: 701.724.6241
Adams County Website

County Courthouse

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[1]


Parent County

1908--Sheridan County was created 24 December 1908 from McLean County. County seat: McClusky [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Burleigh | Kidder | McHenry | McLean | Pierce | Wells



Cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in Sheridan County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.


  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930




When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. For more information on this, see North Dakota Land and Property.

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section North Dakota Local Histories.




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sheridan County, North Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


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


Tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office, or the state archives.

Vital Records

Vital Records (birth, marriage, death, and divorce records) may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).