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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota|North Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Walsh County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Dakota Genealogy|North Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Walsh County'''
  
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.
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Walsh County
 
| county_map = North Dakota Walsh Map.png
 
| state = North Dakota
 
| state_map = North-dakota.png
 
| latd =
 
| longd =
 
| founded year = 1881
 
| founded date = May 20
 
| seat = Grafton
 
| building image =
 
| building address = Walsh County Courthouse<br> 600 Cooper Avenue<br> Grafton, ND 58237-1542<br> Phone: 701.352.0350<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Walsh '''Walsh County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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 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= [[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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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaWalshCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Walsh Map.png|185x185px]]
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
  
<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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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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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/
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accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Its county seat is Grafton.<ref>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh_County,_North_Dakota</ref>
  
==== Parent Counties  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{ND Courthouse Intro|Walsh}}
  
'''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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Walsh County Courthouse<br> 600 Cooper Avenue<br> Grafton, ND 58237-1542<br> Phone: 701.352.0350<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Walsh ''Walsh County Website''] <br>
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Clerk District Court has marriage records&nbsp;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>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Walsh 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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|-
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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" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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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" |1890
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|-
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| colspan="7"| <center> </center>
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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|Walsh}}
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<table><tr><td>'''20 May 1881:''' Walsh County was created from [[Grand Forks County, North Dakota Genealogy|Grand Forks]] and [[Pembina County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pembina ]]Counties.<br> ''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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*[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>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{ND Populated Places Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Walsh County, North Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walsh_County,_North_Dakota, accessed 14 November 2016.</ref>
  
[[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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{{populated places
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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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| cities-col3=<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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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw,_North_Dakota Warsaw]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col3=
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| census-col1=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_North_Dakota Auburn]</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash,_North_Dakota Nash]</div>
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| townships-col1=<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,_Tiber_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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}}
  
== Resources ==
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== Resources ==
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{{ND Resources Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{ND Bible Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{ND Biographies Intro|Walsh}}
  
*1885
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*1890
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{{ND Business Records Intro|Walsh}}
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1915
 
*1920
 
*1925
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{ND Cemeteries Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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 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.org/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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|-
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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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==== Land  ====
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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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}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ND Census Intro|Walsh}}
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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]].
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{ND Church Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Military  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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] ($).
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{ND Court Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{ND Directories Intro|Walsh}}
  
==== 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|Walsh}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{ND Genealogies Intro|Walsh}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{ND Guardianship Intro|Walsh}}
  
*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+Walsh|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{ND Land Intro|Walsh}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{ND Histories Intro|Walsh}}
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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
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=== Migration ===
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{{ND Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{ND Military Intro}}
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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''World War I''
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*'''1917 - 1918''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4569 North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{ND Naturalization Intro}}
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Walsh}}
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'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/northdakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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*[http://history.nd.gov/archives/whatnewspapers.html State Historical Society of North Dakota] - contains inventory and catalog of all known ND newspapers
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{ND Obituaries Intro|Walsh}}
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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|Walsh}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{ND Probate Intro|Walsh}}
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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|Walsh}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{ND Vital Intro|Walsh}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Walsh}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Walsh}}
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==== Death ====
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{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Walsh}}
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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|Walsh}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{ND Research Facilities Intro|Walsh}}
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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|Walsh}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{ND Museums Intro}}
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''Heritage Village at Grafton''<br> 695 West 12th Street<br> Grafton, ND 58237<br> Telephone Number: 701-352-3280 or 701-520-1207
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== Societies ==
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{{ND Societies Intro|Walsh}}
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''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>
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''Walsh County Historical Society''<br>323 3rd<br>Minto, ND 58261<br><br>
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''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>
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== Websites ==
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{{ND Websites Intro|Walsh}}
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*[http://usgenweb.net 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 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)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{ND Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 06:57, 7 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png 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 records from 1884, divorce, probate and records from 1881;
Register of Deeds has land records[4]

Walsh County, North Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1881 1882 1881 1881 1881 1881 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

20 May 1881: Walsh County was created from Grand Forks and Pembina Counties.
County seat: Grafton [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[5]

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".


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.


Lutheran

  • Records of Vang Lutheran Church, Walsh County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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

Civil War

World War I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers

For more information see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

County tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office in the county courthouse. Some tax records may have been moved to the North Dakota State Archives.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.


Birth

Marriage

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

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