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Online Records

Stark 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.

Stark County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Stark 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 February 10, 1879
County Seat Dickinson
Address Stark County Courthouse
51 3rd St E; PO Box 130
Dickinson, ND 58602-0130
Phone: 701.264.7639
Stark County Website

County Courthouse

Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg

Clerk District Court has birth and death records
from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records
from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

10 Feb 1879: Stark County created from the Dakota Territory.

Boundary Changes

9 Mar 1883: old Dunn and Hettinger Counties set off.

13 March 1885: Adams County set off.

1897: Absorbed old Dunn County.

1905: new McKenzie County set off.

1908: Dunn County set off.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Billings | Dunn | Grant | Hettinger | Mercer | Morton | Slope



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


  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


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.



Local Histories





Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stark County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.