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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''Stark County {{NDDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Stark County'''
  
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.
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Guide to '''Stark County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[[Image:Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.starkcountynd.gov/ Stark County Courthouse]<br> 51 3rd St E; PO Box 130<br> Dickinson, ND 58602-0130<br> Phone: 701.264.7639&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records<br> from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records<br> from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stark 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= February 10, 1879
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|county seat= Dickinson
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|parent county= the Dakota Territory<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Billings County, North Dakota Genealogy|Billings]]
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|county2= [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]]
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|county3= [[Grant County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county4= [[Hettinger County, North Dakota Genealogy|Hettinger]]
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|county5= [[Mercer County, North Dakota Genealogy|Mercer]]
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|county6= [[Morton County, North Dakota Genealogy|Morton]]
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|county7= [[Slope County, North Dakota Genealogy|Slope]]</br><center>[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaStarkCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Stark 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 ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Stark County was organized on May 25, 1883, and became a county in the state of North Dakota on November 2, 1889.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  Its county seat is Dickinson.<ref>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_County,_North_Dakota accessed 10/25/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Stark}}
  
'''10 Feb 1879:''' Stark County created from the Dakota Territory.<br>  
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Stark County Courthouse<br> 51 3rd St E; PO Box 130<br> Dickinson, ND 58602-0130<br> Phone: 701.264.7639 <br> [http://www.starkcountynd.gov/ ''Stark County Website''] <br>
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[[Image:Stark County North Dakota Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1898, burial records, divorce and court records from 1887 and naturalization records 1887-1963; <br>Register of Deeds has land records.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Stark 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" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1898
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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'''9 Mar 1883:''' old Dunn and [[Hettinger County, North Dakota|Hettinger]] Counties set off.  
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''13 March 1885:''' [[Adams County, North Dakota|Adams]] County set off.  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Stark}}
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<table><tr><td>'''10 Feb 1879:''' Stark County created from the Dakota Territory.<br>
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'''9 Mar 1883:''' old [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]] and [[Hettinger County, North Dakota Genealogy|Hettinger]] Counties set off.<br>
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'''13 March 1885:''' [[Adams County, North Dakota Genealogy|Adams]] County set off.<br>
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'''1897:''' Absorbed old Dunn County.<br>
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'''1905:''' new [[McKenzie County, North Dakota Genealogy|McKenzie ]]County set off.<br>
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'''1908:''' [[Dunn County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dunn]] County set off.<br>
  
'''1897:''' Absorbed old Dunn County.  
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''County seat:'' Dickinson<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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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>
  
'''1905:''' new [[McKenzie County, North Dakota|McKenzie ]]County set off.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Stark}}
  
'''1908:''' [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] County set off.  
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Stark County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfield,_North_Dakota Belfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickinson,_North_Dakota Dickinson] (county seat) </div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladstone,_North_Dakota Gladstone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richardton,_North_Dakota Richardton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Heart,_North_Dakota South Heart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor,_North_Dakota Taylor]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefor,_North_Dakota Lefor]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenith,_North_Dakota Zenith]</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|Stark}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Stark}}
  
[[Billings County, North Dakota|Billings]] | [[Dunn County, North Dakota|Dunn]] | [[Grant County, North Dakota|Grant]] | [[Hettinger County, North Dakota|Hettinger]] | [[Mercer County, North Dakota|Mercer]] | [[Morton County, North Dakota|Morton]] | [[Slope County, North Dakota|Slope]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Stark}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Stark 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=1795&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/stark/stark.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bsubject_id%3A469046 Family History Library]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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=1795 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=Stark&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&nbsp;[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/starknd.txt Stark] County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.  
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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/nodak/link/starknd.txt Odessa Digital Library] has cemetery transcriptions for cemeteries in and around Stark 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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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |2304
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|1900 |7621
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|1910 |12504
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|1920 |13542
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|1930 |15340
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|1940 |15414
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|1950 |16137
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|1960 |18451
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|1970 |19613
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|1980 |23697
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|1990 |22832
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|2000 |22636
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|2010 |24199
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*1880
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{{ND Census Intro|Stark}}
*1885  
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====State Census Records====
*1890
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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
*1900
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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
*1910
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*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
*1915  
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*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
*1920
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*1925
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Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Stark}}
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*'''1822 - 1995''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2469 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) - collection for the City of Dickinson
  
==== 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|Stark}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Stark}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*''The Banat German Hungarians who came to southwestern North Dakota : wiver sach (women's stuff).'' 1998?. By Theresa K. Bogner Montee-Nelson. Dickinson, North Dakota : T.B. Montee-Nelson. Online at:; {{WorldCat|40660006|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Early history of Custer Trail in Stark County, North Dakota.'' n.d. By G. S. Cryne. n.p.: n.p.:. Online at:; {{WorldCat|866761726|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Stark County heritage and destiny.'' 1978. By Stark County Historical Society. Bismarck, North Dakota : Taylor Pub. Co.. Online at:; {{WorldCat|4477906|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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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|Stark}}
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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|Stark}}
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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|Stark}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Stark}}
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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|Stark}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Stark}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Stark}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Stark}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Stark}}
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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|Stark}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Stark}}
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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}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Dickinson North Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Dickinson North Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Stark}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Stark}}
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''Stark County Historical Society''<br>PO Box 146<br> Dickinson, ND 58602-0146<br>Telephone: 701-456-6225<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Stark}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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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.
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Stark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Stark|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/Stark/ Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Stark/ Stark County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Stark_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Stark_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

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Guide to Stark 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: Dickinson
Organized: February 10, 1879
Parent County(s): the Dakota Territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Billings  • Dunn  • Grant  • Hettinger  • Mercer  • Morton  • Slope
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County Information

Description

Stark County was organized on May 25, 1883, and became a county in the state of North Dakota on November 2, 1889.[2] Its county seat is Dickinson.[3]

County Courthouse

Stark County Courthouse
51 3rd St E; PO Box 130
Dickinson, ND 58602-0130
Phone: 701.264.7639
Stark County Website

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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.

Stark County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1898 1887 1893 1873 1873 1873 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

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

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.

County seat: Dickinson[1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Stark 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 and around Stark County, providing name, date of birth, and date of death where available.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 2,304
1900 7,621 230.8%
1910 12,504 64.1%
1920 13,542 8.3%
1930 15,340 13.3%
1940 15,414 0.5%
1950 16,137 4.7%
1960 18,451 14.3%
1970 19,613 6.3%
1980 23,697 20.8%
1990 22,832 −3.7%
2000 22,636 −0.9%
2010 24,199 6.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records

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


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 Stark County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.


  • The Banat German Hungarians who came to southwestern North Dakota : wiver sach (women's stuff). 1998?. By Theresa K. Bogner Montee-Nelson. Dickinson, North Dakota : T.B. Montee-Nelson. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Early history of Custer Trail in Stark County, North Dakota. n.d. By G. S. Cryne. n.p.: n.p.:. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Stark County heritage and destiny. 1978. By Stark County Historical Society. Bismarck, North Dakota : Taylor Pub. Co.. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).

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

Stark County Historical Society
PO Box 146
Dickinson, ND 58602-0146
Telephone: 701-456-6225

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/stark/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_County,_North_Dakota accessed 10/25/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Stark County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.