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Walsh 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 '''Walsh County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Walsh Walsh County Courthouse]<br> 600 Cooper Avenue<br> Grafton, ND 58237-1542<br> Phone: 701.352.0350&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has marriage records&nbsp;records from 1884, <br>divorce, probate and records from 1881; Register of Deeds <br>has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walsh County, North Dakota. Page 527 {{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= May 20, 1881
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|county seat= Grafton
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|parent county= [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grand Forks]] and [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cavalier County, North Dakota Genealogy|Cavalier]]
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|county2= [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grand Forks]]
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|county3= [[Nelson County, North Dakota Genealogy|Nelson]]
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|county4= [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina]]
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|county5= [[Ramsey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Ramsey]]
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|county6= [[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson (MN)]]
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|county7= [[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall (MN)]]</br><center>[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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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 ===
  
==== Parent Counties ====
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The county was founded in 1883. It was named after Oscar M. Towner (1842-1897), a member of the United States House of Representatives. After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/ Genealogy Trails: Walsh County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History]</ref> Its county seat is Grafton.<ref>[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Walsh County, North Dakota] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia</ref>
  
'''20 May 1881:''' Walsh County was created from [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota|Grand Forks]] and [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Grafton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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'''Walsh County Courthouse'''<br> 600 Cooper Avenue<br> Grafton, ND 58237-1542<br> Phone: 701.352.0350<br>[http://www.co.walsh.nd.us/ Walsh County Website]<br><br>
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Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1884, divorce, probate and records from 1881; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walsh County, North Dakota. Page 527 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Walsh County, North Dakota Record Dates ===
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{{ND Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walsh County, North Dakota. Page 527 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 519.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| colspan="7"| <center>*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923. <br>
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Full compliance by 1924.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref> </center>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Walsh}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Walsh County was created from 20 May 1881 [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grand Forks]] and [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Grafton <ref>''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>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Walsh}}
  
[[Cavalier County, North Dakota|Cavalier]] | [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota|Grand Forks]] | [[Nelson County, North Dakota|Nelson]] | [[Pembina County, North Dakota|Pembina]] | [[Ramsey County, North Dakota|Ramsey]] | '''Minnesota''' counties: [[Kittson County, Minnesota|Kittson]] | [[Marshall County, Minnesota|Marshall]]
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh_County,_North_Dakota "Walsh County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
  
== Resources  ==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams,_North_Dakota Adams]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardoch,_North_Dakota Ardoch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway,_North_Dakota Conway]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburg,_North_Dakota Edinburg]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairdale,_North_Dakota Fairdale]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordville,_North_Dakota Fordville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_River,_North_Dakota Forest River]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton,_North_Dakota Grafton] (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoople,_North_Dakota Hoople]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lankin,_North_Dakota Lankin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minto,_North_Dakota Minto]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_River,_North_Dakota Park River]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisek,_North_Dakota Pisek]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voss,_North_Dakota Voss]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw,_North_Dakota Warsaw]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_North_Dakota Auburn]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash,_North_Dakota Nash]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acton_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Acton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Adams]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardoch_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Ardoch]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Cleveland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Dewey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Dundee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Eden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Farmington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertile_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Fertile]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_River_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Forest River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenwood_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Glenwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Golden]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Grafton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriston_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Harriston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Kensington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinloss_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Kinloss]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampton_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Lampton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latona_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Latona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Martin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medford_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Medford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Norton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakwood_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Oakwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ops_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Ops]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Perth]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Centre_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Prairie Centre]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Pulaski]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rushford_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Rushford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Andrews_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota St. Andrews]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauter_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Sauter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherd_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Shepherd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvesta_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Silvesta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiber_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Tiber]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Vernon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesta_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Vesta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh_Centre_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Walsh Centre]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walshville_Township,_Walsh_County,_North_Dakota Walshville]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Walsh}}
  
*1885
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=== Biographies  ===
*1890
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Walsh}}
*1900
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/bios.html Walsh County Biographies] on [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails website] - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
*1910
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/walsh.htm Index to Walsh County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
*1915
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/north-dakota-biography-index North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Land  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Walsh 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=1800&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/walsh.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nd/walsh.htm ND Interment]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/walsh.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=50 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 FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Walsh+North+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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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=1800 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=Walsh&cemetery_name=a# BillionGraves]
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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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==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh_County,_North_Dakota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |16587
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|1900 |20288
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|1910 |19491
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|1920 |19087
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|1930 |20047
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|1940 |20747
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|1950 |18859
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|1960 |17997
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|1970 |16251
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|1980 |15371
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|1990 |13840
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|2000 |12389
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|2010 |11119
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{{ND Census Intro|Walsh}}
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
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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''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/walshmortality.html Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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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
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
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*'''1880''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/census/acton.txt Census Index, Acton Hamlet, Walsh County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1900''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nd/walsh/census/1900/ Census Read File] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1900''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/census/1900/ Index of Walsh County Census] - images. (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1910''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nd/walsh/census/1910/ Index of Walsh County Census] - images. (USGenWeb Project)
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*'''1920''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nd/walsh/census/1920/ Index of Walsh County Census] - images. (USGenWeb Project)
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Walsh}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Vang Lutheran Church, Walsh County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Walsh}}
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*'''1902''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/directories/business/1902/ardochme11nms.txt Ardoch Medical Directory] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1902''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/directories/business/1902/cashelme19nms.txt Cashel Medical Directory] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1902''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/directories/business/1902/conwayme25nms.txt Conway Medical Directory] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1902''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/directories/business/1902/edinburg35nms.txt Edinburg Medical Directory] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1909''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/history/other/walshcou57gms.txt Walsh County Attorneys] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{ND Emigration Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/ramsey/history/pioneers.txt Pioneers of the Devils Lake Region, North Dakota] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{ND Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
+
=== Funeral Homes ===
 +
{{ND Funeral Homes Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{ND Genealogies Intro|Walsh}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{ND Guardianship Intro|Walsh}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{ND Land Intro|Walsh}}
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''Online Land Records''
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/walsland.html Index to Walsh 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://search.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.
+
=== Local Histories ===
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Walsh|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Histories Intro|Walsh}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/history.html Early History of Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*''Walsh heritage : a story of Walsh county and its pioneers.'' 1976. By Gunder V. Berg. (Grafton, North Dakota?): Walsh County Historical Society. Online at: {{FSbook|954608}}; {{WorldCat|3204966|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. 4 volumes.
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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
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{ND Migration Intro}}
 +
 
 +
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{ND Military Intro}}
 +
==== Online Collections ====
 +
These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/census/walsh1883.txt Walsh County, Dakota Territory 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll] (USGenWeb Archives)
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/women-in-service.html World War I, Women in Service, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/walshww2enlist.html World War II, Army Enlistment Records, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/ww2armycas.html World War II, Army Casualties, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/ww2navycas.html World War II, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*'''1950-1957''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
 +
*'''1957-1995''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Walsh County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
 +
For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
 +
*[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
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{ND Newspapers Intro|Walsh}}
 +
'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
 +
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/north-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
 +
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
 +
*[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
 +
 
 +
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{ND Obituaries Intro|Walsh}}
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/walsh.htm Index to Walsh County Obituaries] - Scroll down to "Obituaries." (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/obits.html Walsh County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{ND Other Records Intro}}
 +
 
 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{ND Periodicals Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{ND Probate Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Probate Records
 +
 
 +
*'''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 ===
 +
{{ND Schools Intro}}
 +
 
 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{ND Tax Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{ND Vital Intro|Walsh}}
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Walsh}}
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Walsh}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/news_marriages.html Walsh County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Death ====
 +
{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Walsh}}
 +
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
 +
*'''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
 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{ND Archives Intro}}
 +
'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue<br>N Fargo, ND 58102<br>'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>NDSU Archives<br>Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>PO Box 6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone: 701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>
 +
[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Website]<br>
 +
 
 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 +
 
 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{ND Libraries Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
 
 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{ND Museums Intro}}
 +
'''Heritage Village at Grafton'''<br> 695 West 12th Street<br> Grafton, ND 58237<br> Telephone Number: 701-352-3280 or 701-520-1207
 +
 
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{ND Societies Intro|Walsh}}
 +
'''Walsh County Historical Society and Museum'''<br> 12859 66th Street NE<br> Park River, ND 58270<br>Telephone: 701-284-6828<br>[http://www.walshhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
 +
 
 +
'''Walsh County Historical Society'''<br>323 3rd<br>Minto, ND 58261<br><br>
 +
 
 +
'''Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission'''<br>Red River Regional Council, Chase Building<br>516 Cooper Ave., Suite 101<br> Grafton, ND 58237<br>Telephone: 701-352-3550<br><br>
 +
 
 +
== Websites ==
 +
{{ND Websites Intro|Walsh}}
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndwalsh/walsh.htm Walsh County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/walsh/walsh.htm Walsh County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
 +
*{{FHL|North Dakota Walsh|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/Walsh/ Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Walsh/ Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Walsh-County.htm Walsh County Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/walsh/ Genealogy Trails: Walsh County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History]
  
== 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:Walsh_County,_North_Dakota]]
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Latest revision as of 23:51, 3 August 2017

United States
North Dakota
Walsh County

Guide to Walsh 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: Grafton
Organized: May 20, 1881
Parent County(s): Grand Forks and Pembina [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cavalier  • Grand Forks  • Nelson  • Pembina  • Ramsey  • Kittson (MN)  • Marshall (MN)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaWalshCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Walsh Map.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was founded in 1883. It was named after Oscar M. Towner (1842-1897), a member of the United States House of Representatives. After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.[2] Its county seat is Grafton.[3]

County Courthouse

Walsh County Courthouse
600 Cooper Avenue
Grafton, ND 58237-1542
Phone: 701.352.0350
Walsh County Website

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1884, divorce, probate and records from 1881;
Register of Deeds has land records[4]

Walsh County, North Dakota Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1884 1881 1881 1881 1881 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Walsh 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 16,587
1900 20,288 22.3%
1910 19,491 −3.9%
1920 19,087 −2.1%
1930 20,047 5.0%
1940 20,747 3.5%
1950 18,859 −9.1%
1960 17,997 −4.6%
1970 16,251 −9.7%
1980 15,371 −5.4%
1990 13,840 −10.0%
2000 12,389 −10.5%
2010 11,119 −10.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. 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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

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

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

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
Website

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

Heritage Village at Grafton
695 West 12th Street
Grafton, ND 58237
Telephone Number: 701-352-3280 or 701-520-1207

Societies

Walsh County Historical Society and Museum
12859 66th Street NE
Park River, ND 58270
Telephone: 701-284-6828
Website

Walsh County Historical Society
323 3rd
Minto, ND 58261

Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission
Red River Regional Council, Chase Building
516 Cooper Ave., Suite 101
Grafton, ND 58237
Telephone: 701-352-3550

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails: Walsh County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History
  3. Walsh County, North Dakota in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walsh County, North Dakota. Page 527 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walsh County, North Dakota. Page 527 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 519.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Walsh County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  9. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.