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=== County Courthouse  ===
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Guide to '''Steele County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.ndaco.org/?id=76&form_data_id=181 Steele County Courthouse]<br>201 Washington Ave W; PO Box 296; <br>Finley, ND 58230<br>Phone: 701.524.2152&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1894-1896 <br>and 1900-1901, divorce and court records from 1886; County<br>Judge has marriage records from 1883 and probate records<br>from 1886; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Steele County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= June 2, 1883
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|county seat= Finley
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|parent county= [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]], and [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Barnes County, North Dakota Genealogy|Barnes]]
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|county2= [[Cass County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county3= [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grand Forks]]
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|county4= [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]]
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|county5= [[Nelson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Nelson]]
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|county6= [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill]]</br><center>[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaSteeleCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Steele Map.png|185x185px]]
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1883--'''Steele County was createed 2 June 1883 from [[Griggs County, North Dakota|Griggs]], and [[Traill County, North Dakota|Traill ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Finley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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The county seat of Steele County is Finley.  The county was named for Edward Steele of the Red River Land Company.  Steele County was founded in 1883.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/ Steele County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Steele}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Steele County Courthouse<br>201 Washington Ave W <br>PO Box 296 <br>Finley, ND 58230<br>Phone: 701.524.2152<br>[http://www.co.steele.nd.us/ ''Steele County Website''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1894-1896 and 1900-1901, divorce and court records from 1886; <br>County Judge has marriage records from 1883 and probate records from 1886; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Steele County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Steele County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Steele}}
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<table><tr><td>'''1883--'''Steele County was createed 2 June 1883 from [[Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy|Griggs]], and [[Traill County, North Dakota Genealogy|Traill ]]Counties.<br>
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''County seat:'' Finley <ref name="Handybook">''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>
  
[[Barnes County, North Dakota|Barnes]] | [[Cass County, North Dakota|Cass]] | [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota|Grand Forks]] | [[Griggs County, North Dakota|Griggs]] | [[Nelson County, North Dakota|Nelson]] | [[Traill County, North Dakota|Traill]]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Steele}}
  
== Resources  ==
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steele_County,_North_Dakota "Steele County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finley,_North_Dakota Finley] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope,_North_Dakota Hope]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luverne,_North_Dakota Luverne]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon,_North_Dakota Sharon]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickert,_North_Dakota Pickert]</div>
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*Blabon</div>
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*Beaver Creek
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*Broadlawn
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*Carpenter
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*Colgate
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*Easton
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*Edendale
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*Enger</div>
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*Finley
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*Franklin
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*Golden Lake
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*Greenview
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*Hugo
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*Melrose
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*Newburgh</div>
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*Primrose
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*Riverside
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*Sharon
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*Sherbrooke
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*Westfield
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*Willow Lake</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbrooke,_North_Dakota Sherbrooke]<ref>[http://www.sonictremormedia.com/gnd/sherbrooke.html Ghosts of North Dakota: Sherbrooke]</ref> (original county seat)</div>
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==== Census  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
*1885
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=== Bible Records ===
*1890
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{{ND Bible Intro|Steele}}
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Steele}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/biographies/bioindex.html Index to Steele County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota State University Biography Index]
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Steele}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Steele}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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 Steele 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=1796&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/steele.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/steele.htm ND Interment]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=46 ND Gravestones]
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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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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Steele+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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|-
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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=1796 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=Steele&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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==== Maps ====
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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/Steele_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |3777
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|1900 |5888
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|1910 |7616
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|1920 |7401
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|1930 |6972
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|1940 |6193
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|1950 |5145
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|1960 |4719
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|1970 |3749  
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|1980 |3106 
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|1990 |2420 
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|2000 |2258
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|2010 |1975
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{{ND Census Intro|Steele}}
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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]].
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*'''1900''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/1900cen.html 1900  Census Surname Index With Page Image Scans By Township] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1910''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/census/1910/ Index of Steel County Census Records] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1920''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/census/1920/ Index of Steel County Census Records] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1930''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/census/1930/ Index of Steel County Census Records] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Steele}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/churches/churchindex.html Index to Steele County Churches] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Steele}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Steele}}
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*'''1909''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/history/other/steeleco53gms.txt Steele County Attorneys] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Steele}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/funeral/finlfune.txt City of Finley Funeral Home Index] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Steele}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Steele}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{ND Land Intro|Steele}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/steeland.html Index to Steele 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://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]]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Local Histories ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Steele|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Histories Intro|Steele}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/history.html Steele County ND History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=514475&disp=History+of+Riverside+Township%2C+Steele+ ''History of Riverside Township, Steele County.'']  By Myrtle Bemis. n.p.: n.p. (FamilySearch)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/townships/townshipindex.html Index to Early Township Histories] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/steele/census/1900/steltwps.html Steele County Townships Map] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/1883.html Steele County ND 1883 Pensioners List] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*'''1890''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/1890.html Steele County ND 1890 Veterans Census] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1893''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/gar.html Steele County ND 1892 Members of the Grand Army of the Republic] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/ww1_56.html World War I Inductees, Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army  Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails),
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/ww2enlistments.html World War II Enlistments, Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*'''1950-1957''' - [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*'''1957-1995''' - [http://www.genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Steel County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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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|Steele}}
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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|Steele}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/obituaries/obitindex.html Index to Steel County Obituaries and Death Notices] (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|Steele}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Steele}}
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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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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/wills.html Steele County ND Wills, Legal Records and Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== School Records ===
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{{ND Schools Intro}}
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*'''1905-1939''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/schools/hopeschoolgrads.html#Beaver_Creek_Lutheran_Church Hope High School Graduates] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1907-1950''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/schools/hopeschoolteachers.html Hope High School Teachers] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1919-1930''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/schools/finleyschoolgrads.html#Beaver_Creek_Lutheran_Church Finley High School Graduates] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{ND Tax Intro|Steele}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Steele}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Steele}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Steele}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/marriageindex.html Index to Steel County Marriage Announcements], Alphabetical by grooms' names and brides' names. (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/news/news_marriages.html Steele County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Steele}}
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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/steele/obituaries/obitindex.html Index to Steele County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Steele}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Steele}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{ND Archives Intro}}
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[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ '''North Dakota State University Archives''']<br>
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West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, ND 58102<br>
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'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>
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NDSU Archives<br>
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Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>
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PO Box 6050<br>
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Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>
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Phone: 701-231-8914<br>
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Fax: 701-231-5632<br>
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Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
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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|Steele}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Steele}}
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''Steele County Historical Society''<br>301 Steele Ave<br>PO Box 144<br> Hope, North Dakota 58046<br> Telephone: 701-945-2394<br>E-mail: [mailto:steelecomuseum@steelecomuseum.com steelecomuseum@steelecomuseum.com]<br>[http://www.steelecomuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Steele}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndsteele/index.html Steele 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/steele/steele.htm Steele County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Steele|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/Steele/ Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Steele/ Steele County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Steele-County.htm Steele County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/steele/ Steele 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 20:52, 9 March 2017

United States
North Dakota


Steele County


Guide to Steele 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: Finley
Organized: June 2, 1883
Parent County(s): Griggs, and Traill [1]
Neighboring Counties
Barnes  • Cass  • Grand Forks  • Griggs  • Nelson  • Traill
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaSteeleCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Steele Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county seat of Steele County is Finley. The county was named for Edward Steele of the Red River Land Company. Steele County was founded in 1883.[2]

County Courthouse

Steele County Courthouse
201 Washington Ave W
PO Box 296
Finley, ND 58230
Phone: 701.524.2152
Steele County Website
Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1894-1896 and 1900-1901, divorce and court records from 1886;
County Judge has marriage records from 1883 and probate records from 1886;
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Steele County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1884 1894 1884 1884 1884 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1883--Steele County was createed 2 June 1883 from Griggs, and Traill Counties.

County seat: Finley [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Blabon
Townships
  • Beaver Creek
  • Broadlawn
  • Carpenter
  • Colgate
  • Easton
  • Edendale
  • Enger
  • Finley
  • Franklin
  • Golden Lake
  • Greenview
  • Hugo
  • Melrose
  • Newburgh
  • Primrose
  • Riverside
  • Sharon
  • Sherbrooke
  • Westfield
  • Willow Lake
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Steele 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 3,777
1900 5,888 55.9%
1910 7,616 29.3%
1920 7,401 −2.8%
1930 6,972 −5.8%
1940 6,193 −11.2%
1950 5,145 −16.9%
1960 4,719 −8.3%
1970 3,749 −20.6%
1980 3,106 −17.2%
1990 2,420 −22.1%
2000 2,258 −6.7%
2010 1,975 −12.5%
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 Steele 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

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War


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

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

Steele County Historical Society
301 Steele Ave
PO Box 144
Hope, North Dakota 58046
Telephone: 701-945-2394
E-mail: steelecomuseum@steelecomuseum.com
Website

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. Steele County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Steele County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Steele County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  5. Ghosts of North Dakota: Sherbrooke
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