North Dakota Research Tips and Strategies
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North Dakota Research Strategies
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in North Dakota
- North Dakota Online Genealogy Records
- How to find North Dakota Birth Records
- How to find North Dakota Marriage Records
- How to find North Dakota Death Records
North Dakota Research Tips
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in North Dakota.
- Birth information: In 1893 a state law was enacted requiring registration of births. This law was repealed in 1895 and then reenacted in 1899. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: In 1893 a state law was enacted requiring registration of deaths. This law was repealed in 1895 and then reenacted in 1899. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search North Dakota death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
North Dakota Record Finder
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see North Dakota Record Finder.
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Further North Dakota Research
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see North Dakota Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to North Dakota Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on North Dakota, including research at the county level, visit the North Dakota page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the North Dakota record collections at FamilySearch.