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'''Introduction to Vital Records'''  
 
'''Introduction to Vital Records'''  
  
[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]] has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm North Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health] or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.  
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[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]] has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health] or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.  
  
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== North Dakota&nbsp;Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online  ==
 
== North Dakota&nbsp;Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online  ==
  
 
The following is a list of online resources useful for locating North Dakota Vital Records which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]]. Check [[North_Dakota_Vital_Records|North Dakota Vital Records&nbsp;Online]] for more information about the resources listed below. Most online resources for North Dakota Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index. '''<br>'''  
 
The following is a list of online resources useful for locating North Dakota Vital Records which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]]. Check [[North_Dakota_Vital_Records|North Dakota Vital Records&nbsp;Online]] for more information about the resources listed below. Most online resources for North Dakota Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index. '''<br>'''  
  
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*'''1872-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2550852|North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/regional.html# North Dakota Databases] listed on [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Rootsweb.com]&nbsp;- Free  
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20170703223928/http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/regional.html# North Dakota Databases] listed on [http://www.rootsweb.com/ Rootsweb.com]&nbsp;- Free  
 
*USGenWeb.org [http://www.ndgenweb.org/ North Dakota Site] - Free  
 
*USGenWeb.org [http://www.ndgenweb.org/ North Dakota Site] - Free  
 
*Search for North Dakota Collections on [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] under [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=NORTH_AMERICA Canada, USA, and Mexico] - Free  
 
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*The Vital Records Search and Information Directory for [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-ND-NDX.html North Dakota] - Free/$  
 
*The Vital Records Search and Information Directory for [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-ND-NDX.html North Dakota] - Free/$  
*Wee Monster Links for North Dakota&nbsp;[http://www.germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html#North Birth &amp; Marriage]&nbsp;and [http://www.germanroots.com/deathrecords.html Death] Records -&nbsp;Free/$  
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*Wee Monster Links for North Dakota&nbsp;[http://www.germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html#North Birth Marriage] and [http://www.germanroots.com/deathrecords.html Death] Records -&nbsp;Free/$  
 
*Linkpendium Links for [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/ North Dakota Genealogy and History], including individual Counties&nbsp;-&nbsp;Free/$&nbsp;  
 
*Linkpendium Links for [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/ North Dakota Genealogy and History], including individual Counties&nbsp;-&nbsp;Free/$&nbsp;  
*Progenealogists Links for the [http://progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm United States]. Press '''Ctrl + F''' on the keyboard to search for '''North Dakota''' or '''MO''' -&nbsp;Free/$
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*Search the [http://www.ancestry.com/ North Dakota Birth, Marriage Death] Records at Ancestry.com - $&nbsp;  
*Search the [http://www.ancestry.com/ North Dakota Birth, Marriage &amp; Death] Records at Ancestry.com - $&nbsp;
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*Search the [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=north%20dakota United States Marriages – North Dakota, 1875-1955] records at Findmypast; ($) index
*Order [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm North Dakota Certificates online] -&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_30" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_178" />$&nbsp;
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*Order [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm North Dakota Certificates online] -&nbsp;
  
 
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If you are aware of other online databases, please feel free to add them.<br>  
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If you are aware of other online databases, please feel free to add them.<br>
  
 
== Birth Records  ==
 
== Birth Records  ==
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In North Dakota, statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907 and was generally complied with by 1924. You can obtain copies by writing to:  
 
In North Dakota, statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907 and was generally complied with by 1924. You can obtain copies by writing to:  
  
[http://www.ndhealth.gov/vital/contacts.htm Division of Vital Records]<br>State Capitol<br>600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 301<br>Bismarck, ND 58505-0200<br>Phone: 701-328-2360<br>Fax: 701-328-1850<br>Email: vitalrec@nd.gov<br><br>The Division of Vital Records also has some files dating from 1893 and delayed registrations of births from 1941.  
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[https://www.health.nd.gov/vital Division of Vital Records]<br>State Capitol<br>600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 301<br>Bismarck, ND 58505-0200<br>Phone: 701-328-2360<br>Fax: 701-328-1850<br>Email: vitalrec@nd.gov<br><br>The Division of Vital Records also has some files dating from 1893 and delayed registrations of births from 1941.  
  
 
A searchable [https://secure.apps.state.nd.us/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm Public Death Index] is available online from the Department of Health. The search engine permits surname searches for ten year periods from 1881 through 2008.  
 
A searchable [https://secure.apps.state.nd.us/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm Public Death Index] is available online from the Department of Health. The search engine permits surname searches for ten year periods from 1881 through 2008.  
  
The Family History Library has not copied any of the vital records from the state. An inventory and description of the history and availability of the records is ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota''. <ref>''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota'', (Bismarck, North Dakota: Historical Records Survey, 1941; Family History Library [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;filtered=true&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;fed=false&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;collectionId=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;catSearchType=title&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;searchCriteria=Guide+to+Public+Vital+Statistics+Records+in+North+Dakota&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;placeName=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;author_givenName=&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;author_surname=]</ref>
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The Family History Library has not copied any of the vital records from the state. An inventory and description of the history and availability of the records is ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota''. <ref>''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota'', (Bismarck, North Dakota: Historical Records Survey, 1941; Family History Library [https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalogfiltered=truefed=falsecollectionId=catSearchType=titlesearchCriteria=Guide+to+Public+Vital+Statistics+Records+in+North+DakotaplaceName=author_givenName=author_surname=]</ref>
  
 
=== Adoption Records  ===
 
=== Adoption Records  ===
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== Marriages Records  ==
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== Marriage Records  ==
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Statewide registration of marriages began in 1925. You can obtain copies of marriage records&nbsp;by writing to the division of vital records, or locate the [https://www.health.nd.gov/vital/certified-copies-marriage-records contact information for individual counties].
  
Statewide registration of marriages began in 1925. You can obtain copies of marriage records&nbsp;by writing to the division of vital records, or locate the [http://www.ndhealth.gov/vital/marriage.htm contact information for individual counties].
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[http://history.nd.gov/archives/index.html The North Dakota State Archives] has pre-1925 marriage records [http://history.nd.gov/archives/marriage.html in an online index] and on microfilm from the following counties: Adams, Barnes, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Cass, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Pembina, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Sargent, Sioux, Steele, Stutsman, Walsh, and Ward.  Williams County marriage records are digital only.  These microfilms may be available from the North Dakota State Archives by [http://history.nd.gov/archives/genealogy.html inter-library loan]  
  
[http://webapp.und.edu/dept/library/Collections/Robinson/index.php The Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections], University of North Dakota, has a searchable database of marriages (November 1875 - June 1925) in Grand Forks County. Printed indexes and licenses for later marriages (July 1925 - October 1995) are available in Special Collections.  
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[http://library.und.edu/special-collections/databases/marriage-licenses The Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections], University of North Dakota, has a searchable database of marriages (November 1875 - June 1925) in Grand Forks County. Printed indexes and licenses for later marriages (July 1925 - October 1995) are available in Special Collections.  
  
 
North Dakota State University has an index for [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/marriage/ Cass County] for the period 1872-1944.  
 
North Dakota State University has an index for [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/marriage/ Cass County] for the period 1872-1944.  
  
 
Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. Write to the office of the judge of the county court or the clerk of the district court for these records. In counties with less than 15,000 population, the judge of the county court serves as the clerk of the district court.  
 
Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. Write to the office of the judge of the county court or the clerk of the district court for these records. In counties with less than 15,000 population, the judge of the county court serves as the clerk of the district court.  
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=== Online Resources ===
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*Ancestry.com [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61305 North Dakota, Marriage Records, 1877-1929], index and images ($).
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*FamilySearch {{RecordSearch|2550852|North Dakota, County Marriages, 1882-1925}}, index and images
  
 
=== Divorce Records  ===
 
=== Divorce Records  ===
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Divorce proceedings are usually kept by the district court for each county. [https://www.health.nd.gov/vital/certified-copies-divorce-records Contact individual county recorders] to order divorce records, or write to them for copies or information.
  
Divorce proceedings are usually kept by the district court for each county. [http://www.ndhealth.gov/vital/divorce.htm Contact individual county recorders] to order divorce records, or write to them for copies or information.
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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection includes some North Dakota marriage and death records for Barnes, Burleigh, and Towner counties. <ref>(Family History Library {{FHL|353842|title-id|disp=films 859737-40}}).</ref>
 
 
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection includes some North Dakota marriage and death records for Barnes, Burleigh, and Towner counties. <ref>(Family History Library {{FHL|353842|title-id|disp=films 859737-40}}).</ref>  
 
  
 
== Death Records  ==
 
== Death Records  ==
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=== Cause of Death ===
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*[[Historical Causes of Death|Causes of Death]] - use this resource when trying to interpret a disease or medical condition listed on a death record or certificate
  
 
== Substitute Records  ==
 
== Substitute Records  ==
  
A searchable database of [http://www.library.und.edu/Collections/searchGFCoroner.php Grand Forks County Coroner Certificates] (1882-1989) is available through the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, University of North&nbsp;Dakota. State law requires that only relatives of the deceased may view the records. Coroner certificates were created when deaths occurred under suspicious circumstances.  
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A searchable database of [http://library.und.edu/special-collections/databases/coroner/ Grand Forks County Coroner Certificates] (1882-1989) is available through the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, University of North&nbsp;Dakota. State law requires that only relatives of the deceased may view the records. Coroner certificates were created when deaths occurred under suspicious circumstances.  
  
 
[[North Dakota Church Records|North Dakota Church Records]]  
 
[[North Dakota Church Records|North Dakota Church Records]]  
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[[North Dakota Newspapers|North Dakota Newspapers]]  
 
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[[North Dakota Obituaries|North Dakota Obituaries]]
  
 
[[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]]  
 
[[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]]  
  
[[North Dakota History|North Dakota History]]  
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[[North Dakota History|North Dakota History]]
  
 
== Tips  ==
 
== Tips  ==
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*If you are unable to loceat vital records recorded by governments, search for church record of christening, marriage, death or burial.&nbsp; A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.  
 
*If you are unable to loceat vital records recorded by governments, search for church record of christening, marriage, death or burial.&nbsp; A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.  
 
*Privacy laws may restrict your access to some vitral records.&nbsp; Copies of some vital records recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.  
 
*Privacy laws may restrict your access to some vitral records.&nbsp; Copies of some vital records recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.  
*Search for Vital Record in the Family History Library Catalog by using a '''Place Search''' and then choosing '''Vital Records.'''&nbsp; Search for'''North Dakota''' to locate records filed&nbsp;by the State and then serach the '''name of the county''' to locate records kept by the county.
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*Search for Vital Record in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a '''Place Search''' and then choosing '''Vital Records.'''&nbsp; Search for'''North Dakota''' to locate records filed&nbsp;by the State and then serach the '''name of the county''' to locate records kept by the county.
  
 
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Introduction to Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the North Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

 
Vital Records Collage.JPG
  

Birth Marriages Deaths
Earliest
Statewide Registration 1907 1925 1907
General Compliance 1924 1924

North Dakota Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of online resources useful for locating North Dakota Vital Records which consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Check North Dakota Vital Records Online for more information about the resources listed below. Most online resources for North Dakota Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to confirm the information in the index.


If you are aware of other online databases, please feel free to add them.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Early - 1893

1893 - Present

Births and Deaths[edit | edit source]

In North Dakota, statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907 and was generally complied with by 1924. You can obtain copies by writing to:

Division of Vital Records
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-2360
Fax: 701-328-1850
Email: vitalrec@nd.gov

The Division of Vital Records also has some files dating from 1893 and delayed registrations of births from 1941.

A searchable Public Death Index is available online from the Department of Health. The search engine permits surname searches for ten year periods from 1881 through 2008.

The Family History Library has not copied any of the vital records from the state. An inventory and description of the history and availability of the records is Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota. [1]

Adoption Records[edit | edit source]

open / closed / state statues

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Statewide registration of marriages began in 1925. You can obtain copies of marriage records by writing to the division of vital records, or locate the contact information for individual counties.

The North Dakota State Archives has pre-1925 marriage records in an online index and on microfilm from the following counties: Adams, Barnes, Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, Burleigh, Cass, Dickey, Divide, Dunn, Eddy, Emmons, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McLean, Morton, Mountrail, Pembina, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Sargent, Sioux, Steele, Stutsman, Walsh, and Ward. Williams County marriage records are digital only. These microfilms may be available from the North Dakota State Archives by inter-library loan

The Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, University of North Dakota, has a searchable database of marriages (November 1875 - June 1925) in Grand Forks County. Printed indexes and licenses for later marriages (July 1925 - October 1995) are available in Special Collections.

North Dakota State University has an index for Cass County for the period 1872-1944.

Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. Write to the office of the judge of the county court or the clerk of the district court for these records. In counties with less than 15,000 population, the judge of the county court serves as the clerk of the district court.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

Divorce proceedings are usually kept by the district court for each county. Contact individual county recorders to order divorce records, or write to them for copies or information.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection includes some North Dakota marriage and death records for Barnes, Burleigh, and Towner counties. [2]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Cause of Death[edit | edit source]

  • Causes of Death - use this resource when trying to interpret a disease or medical condition listed on a death record or certificate

Substitute Records[edit | edit source]

A searchable database of Grand Forks County Coroner Certificates (1882-1989) is available through the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, University of North Dakota. State law requires that only relatives of the deceased may view the records. Coroner certificates were created when deaths occurred under suspicious circumstances.

North Dakota Church Records

North Dakota Cemetery Records

North Dakota Census

North Dakota Newspapers

North Dakota Obituaries

North Dakota Military Records

North Dakota History

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Information listed on vital records is given by an informant.  Learn the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) of the record.  The closer the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) and whether or not the informant was present at the time of the event can help determine the accuracy of the information found on the record.
  • If you are unable to loceat vital records recorded by governments, search for church record of christening, marriage, death or burial.  A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.
  • Privacy laws may restrict your access to some vitral records.  Copies of some vital records recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
  • Search for Vital Record in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a Place Search and then choosing Vital Records.  Search forNorth Dakota to locate records filed by the State and then serach the name of the county to locate records kept by the county.


Archives, Libraries and Societies[edit | edit source]

North Dakota Archives and Libraries

North Dakota Societies

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in North Dakota, (Bismarck, North Dakota: Historical Records Survey, 1941; Family History Library [1]
  2. (Family History Library films 859737-40).