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  • McIntosh County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Logan county, 19-Mar-1883.
    Established:  04-Oct-1884
    County Seat:  Ashley, North Dakota (moved from Hoskins in November 1887)

    County history - McIntosh County is named in honor of E.H. McIntosh, a prominent member of the territorial Council.

    McIntosh Courthouse
    1. McIntosh County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. McIntosh County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. McIntosh County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online.)
          McIntosh County Historical Society
          c/o Ron J Meidinger
          615 Center Ave.Nr
          Ashley, ND 58413
          701-288-3374

    4. McIntosh County - USGenWeb/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. McIntosh County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. McIntosh County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McIntosh County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McIntosh County Vital Records - McIntosh County Recorder, 112 NE 1st Street, Ashley, ND 58413.


  • McKenzie County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Billings, Stark [comprising the unorganized counties of Allred, Old McKenzie & Wallace Counties], 1883.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1905
    County Seat:  Watford City, North Dakota (Alexander, 1905-1907; Schafer,
             1907-1941)


    County history - McKenzie County is named in honor of early North Dakota politician, Alexander McKenzie.

    McKenzie Courthouse
    1. McKenzie County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. McKenzie County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. McKenzie County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          McKenzie County Museum and Historical Society
          c/o Carla Fleck
          PO Box 116
          Grassy Butte ND 58634-0116
          701-863-6840

    4. McKenzie County - US/NDGenWeb site (Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    5. McKenzie County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. McKenzie County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McKenzie County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McKenzie County Vital Records - McKenzie County Recorder, P.O. Box 524, Watford City, ND 58854.

    9. Moline Township - photos, info and memorablilia


  • Morton County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 23, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of original territory lands, [Original County], 1872.
    Established:  23-Mar-1878
    County Seat:  Mandan, North Dakota (Lincoln, 1878-1879)

    County history - Morton County is named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry Throckmorton, who was governor of the State of Indiana during the Civil War.

    Morton Courthouse
    GHLL Morton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Morton County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mandan Historical Society & Museum / Mandan, ND)
    6. US/NDGenWeb site - Morton County Archives
    7. US/NDGenWeb - Morton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Morton County Recorder, 210 Second Avenue, NW, Mandan, ND 58554-3124.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Oliver County (north), Burleigh County (northeast), Emmons County (east),
             Sioux County (southeast), Grant County (south), Stark County (west),
             Mercer County (northwest). Note:  green links are not active at this time.

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (G) - Federal Census, Dakota Territory (Morton County) (Graphic: 4 pages).
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Morton County, ED-30 (Text: 7 pages).
        1930 Census (T) - Federal Census, Morton County, ED-30 (Text: 12 folders).


  • Oliver County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Mercer County.
    Established:  18-May-1885
    County Seat:  Center, North Dakota (Raymond, 1885-1902)

    County history - Oliver County is named in honor of named for a Republican politician, Harry S. Oliver of Lisbon (1855-1909), who was then a member of the House of Representatives.

    Oliver Courthouse
    1. Oliver County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Oliver County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Oliver County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Oliver County Historical Society
          c/o Rodney Hickle
          1631 28th Street SW
          Center, ND 58530

    4. Oliver County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Oliver County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Oliver County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Oliver County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Oliver County Vital Records - Oliver County Recorder, P.O. Box 125, Center, ND 58530-0166.


  • Pembina County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American [Indian] territorial Lands (Dakota).
    Established:  12-Aug-1867
    County Seat:  Cavalier, North Dakota, (Pembia from 1867-1911)

    County history - Pembina County is named for the high-bush cranberries which grow wild in the area. Pembina may be from an Ojibwa phrase, anepeminan sipi, referring to the berries, as they grew in abundance around the Redberry River; it may also be from an Ojibwa word meaning, meeting place. The name originally applied to the old Pembina Territory.


    Pembina Courthouse
    GHLL Pembina County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Pembina County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Pembina County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pembina County Historical Society / Cavalier, ND)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Red River Valley Genealogy Society / Fargo, ND)
    7. US/NDGenWeb site - Pembina County Archives
    8. US/NDGenWeb - Pembina County Genealogy & History
    9. Pembina County Vital Records - Pembina County Recorder, 301 Dakota St. W, #10, Cavalier, ND 58220-0160.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Manitoba Province, Canada (north), Kittson County, Minnesota (east),
             Walsh County (south), Cavalier County (west).

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  • Pierce County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American [Indian] and unorganized lands 11-March-1887.
    Established:  06-April-1889
    County Seat:  Rugby, North Dakota

    County history - Pierce County is named in honor of Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1839-1901), a newspaperman, territorial Governor (1884-1886), and U. S. Senator (1889-1891).

    Pierce Courthouse
    1. Pierce County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Pierce County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Pierce County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Pierce County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Pierce County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Pierce County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Pierce County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Pierce County Vital Records - Pierce County Recorder, 240 SE Second Street, Rugby, ND 58368-1830.


  • Ramsey County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Pembina County, 04-Jan-1873.
    Established:  25-Jan-1883
    County Seat:  Devil's Lake, North Dakota

    County history - Ramsey County is named in honor of Alexander Ramsey (1815-1903), a Representative from Pennsylvania and a Senator from Minnesota.

    Ramsey Courthouse
    1. Ramsey County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Ramsey County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Ramsey County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Ramsey County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ramsey County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ramsey County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ramsey County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ramsey County Vital Records - Ramsey County Recorder, 524 4th Ave., #4, Devils Lake, ND 58301-2701.


  • Ransom County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pembina County, 04-Jan-1873.
    Established:  04-Apr-1881
    County Seat:  Lisbon, North Dakota

    County history - Ransom County is named for Fort Ransom, which in turn was named for Gen. Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom (1834-1864) who died for the Union in the Civil War.

    Ransom Courthouse
    1. Ransom County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Ransom County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Ransom County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Ransom County Historical Society / Ft. Ransom, ND)
    4. Ransom County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ransom County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ransom County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ransom County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ransom County Vital Records - Ransom Clerk of Court, 204 5th Ave W., P.O. Box 626, Lisbon, ND 58054.


  • Renville County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American Indian lands [Ward County], 1872.
    Established:  20-Jul-1910
    County Seat:  Mohall, North Dakota

    County history - Renville County is named in honor of Gabriel Renville, a pioneer fur trader who worked with the government to establish forts and return hostile Indians back to their reservations.

    Renville Courthouse
    1. Renville County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Renville County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Renville County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Renville County Historical Society
          504 1st Street Southeast
          Mohall, ND 58761-4200

    4. Renville County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Renville County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Renville County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Renville County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Renville County Vital Records - Renville County Recorder, 205 Main St E, P.O. Box 68, Mohall, ND 58761-0068.


  • Richland County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Marr 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original County] on 04-Jan-1873.
    Established:  25-Nov-1873
    County Seat:  Wahpeton, North Dakota

    County history - Richland County is named in honor of Morgan T. Rich, an early settler of the area.

    Richland Courthouse
    1. Richland County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Richland County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Richland County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Richland County Historical Society / Wahpeton, ND)
    4. Richland County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Richland County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Richland County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Richland County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Richland County Vital Records - Richland County Recorder, 418 Second Avenue North, Wahpeton, ND 58075.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Red River Valley Genealogy Society / Fargo, ND)


  • Rolette County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Buffalo County (now extinct), 1873.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1887
    County Seat:  Rolla, North Dakota

    County history - Rolette County boundaries were changed in 1883 and again in 1887 when the county name was changed to Rolette in honor of Jolly Joe Rolette (1820-1871), a pioneer and fur trader.

    Rolette Courthouse
    1. Rolette County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Rolette County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Rolette County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online.)
          Rolette County Historical Society
          517 2nd Street NE
          Rolla ND 58367-7226
          Telephone: 701-477-6388

    4. Rolette County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Rolette County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Rolette County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rolette County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rolette County Vital Records - Rolette County Recorder, P.O. Box 393, Rolla, ND 58367.


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