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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Towner County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Towner County'''
  
Towner 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 '''Towner County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.townercounty.org/ Towner County Courthouse]<br> 315 2nd Street; PO Box 517; <br>Cando, ND 58324-0517<br> Phone: 701.968.4345&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has marriage records from 1888, <br>divorce records from 1890, probate records from 1886, <br>court records from 1889, land records from 1884 and <br>burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Towner 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 Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation (predating statehood).
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It was named after Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897). He was a member of the United States House of Representatives.
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After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/towner/</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Towner}}
  
'''8 March 1883:''' Towner County was created from [[Rolette County, North Dakota|Rolette]] and [[Cavalier County, North Dakota|Cavalier ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Cando <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Towner County Courthouse<br> 315 2nd Street <br> PO Box 517 <br>Cando, ND 58324-0517<br> Phone: 701.968.4345<br>[http://www.townercounty.org/ ''Towner County Website''] <br>
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''District Court Clerk'' has marriage records from 1888, divorce records from 1890, probate records from 1886, court records from 1889, land records from 1884, and burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Towner County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Towner County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12%" align="center" |1903
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| width="12%" align="center" |1888
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| width="12%" align="center" |1903
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |1890
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Towner}}
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'''8 March 1883:''' Towner County was created from [[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy|Rolette]] and [[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cavalier ]]Counties.<br>
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''County seat:'' Cando <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]<br>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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* Arndt
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* Bisbee
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* Cando
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[[Benson County, North Dakota|Benson]] | [[Cavalier County, North Dakota|Cavalier]] | [[Pierce County, North Dakota|Pierce]] | [[Ramsey County, North Dakota|Ramsey]] | [[Rolette County, North Dakota|Rolette]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 8, 1883
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|county seat= Cando
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|parent county= [[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy|Rolette]] and [[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cavalier ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Benson]]
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|county2= [[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cavalier]]
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|county3= [[Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pierce]]
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|county4= [[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ramsey]]
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|county5= [[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy|Rolette]]
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|county6= [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba, Canada]]</br><center>[[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image:Towner County Courthouse, Cando, North Dakota.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Towner Map.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption=
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}}
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{ND Historical Timeline Intro|Towner}}
  
==== 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|Towner}}
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Towner 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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1798&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/towner/towner.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/towner.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 ND Gravestones]
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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+Towner+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1798 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=Towner&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/Towner_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |1450
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|1900 |6491
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|1910 |8963
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|1920 |8327
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|1930 |8393
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|1940 |7200
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|1950 |6360
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|1960 |5624
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|1970 |4645 
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|1980 |4052 
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|1990 |3627 
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|2000 |2876
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|2010 |2246
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}}
  
==== Military  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Towner}}
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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]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Towner}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Towner}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Towner}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Towner}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Towner|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Land Intro|Towner}}
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{{ND Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Towner}}
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{{ND County History}}
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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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<br>
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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|Towner}}
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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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{{ND Newspaper abstracts|Towner}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Towner}}
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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|Towner}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Towner}}
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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|Towner}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Towner}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Towner}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Towner}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Towner}}
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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|Towner}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Towner}}
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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}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{ND Libraries Intro|Towner}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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''Cando Pioneer Foundation Museum''<br> 7342 72nd Ave NE<br>Cando, ND 58324-0142<br>Telephone Number:701-968-3490<br>[http://www.candond.com/recreation/museum.htm Website]<br>
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''Towner County Historical Society Museum''<br>108 4th Avenue<br>Munich, ND 58352 <br>Telephone Number: 701-682-5106<br>Email: [mailto:dabar@utma.com dabar@utma.com]<br>
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Towner}}
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Towner}}
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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.
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*{{FHL|North Dakota Towner|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/Towner/ Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Towner/ Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references /> {{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Towner_County,_North_Dakota]]
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{{North Dakota|North Dakota}}
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[[Category:Towner_County,_North_Dakota]][[Category:North Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 21:27, 29 September 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Towner County

Guide to Towner County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation (predating statehood). It was named after Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897). He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.[1]

County Courthouse

Towner County Courthouse
315 2nd Street
PO Box 517
Cando, ND 58324-0517
Phone: 701.968.4345
Towner County Website
District Court Clerk has marriage records from 1888, divorce records from 1890, probate records from 1886, court records from 1889, land records from 1884, and burial records.[2]

Towner County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1888 1903 1883 1883 1883 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

8 March 1883: Towner County was created from Rolette and Cavalier Counties.
County seat: Cando [3]

Populated Places

  • Arndt
  • Bisbee
  • Cando


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County Facts
Organized: March 8, 1883
County seat: Cando
Parent County(s): Rolette and Cavalier [3]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Benson  • Cavalier  • Pierce  • Ramsey  • Rolette  • Manitoba, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
Towner County Courthouse, Cando, North Dakota.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Towner Map.png
Adoption

This page is available for adoption

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Towner 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 1,450
1900 6,491 347.7%
1910 8,963 38.1%
1920 8,327 −7.1%
1930 8,393 0.8%
1940 7,200 −14.2%
1950 6,360 −11.7%
1960 5,624 −11.6%
1970 4,645 −17.4%
1980 4,052 −12.8%
1990 3,627 −10.5%
2000 2,876 −20.7%
2010 2,246 −21.9%
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

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.



Local Histories

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


Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.

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

Cando Pioneer Foundation Museum
7342 72nd Ave NE
Cando, ND 58324-0142
Telephone Number:701-968-3490
Website

Towner County Historical Society Museum
108 4th Avenue
Munich, ND 58352
Telephone Number: 701-682-5106
Email: dabar@utma.com

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References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/towner/
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Towner County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).