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  • Sioux County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American, (Lacota Sioux) lands, (Then named, Boreman County), 03-Sep-1914.
    Established:  12-Sep-1914
    County Seat:  Fort Yates, North Dakota

    County history - Sioux County is named in honor of The Lakota (pronounced [laĽk ota]; also known as Teton, Titunwan ("prairie dwellers"), Teton Sioux ("snake, or enemy") are an indigenous people of the Great Plains. They are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, the Oceti `akowiK or seven council fires, and speak Lakota, one of the three major dialects of the Sioux language.The Lakota are the western-most of the three Sioux-language groups, occupying lands in both North and South Dakota. The county lies entirely within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, forming the northernmost 30 percent of the reservation. (The balance of the reservation is in South Dakota). It is the only county in North Dakota that is entirely within an Indian reservation.



    Sioux Courthouse
    GHLL Sioux 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 - Sioux County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NDGenWeb site - Sioux County Archives
    7. US/NDGenWeb - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    8. Vital Records - County Recorder, P.O. Box L, Fort Yates, ND 58538.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Morton County (north), Emmons County (east), Corson County, South
                Dakota
    (south), Adams County (west), Grant County (northwest).
             Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are clickable.


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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Standing Rock Indian Reservation (Boreman County), ED260a (now Sioux
             County) (Text: 2 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Towner County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 28, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cavalier and Rolette Counties.
    Established:  24-Jan-1884
    County Seat:  Cando, North Dakota

    County history - Towner County is named in honor of Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897), a member of the 15th territorial legislature.

    Towner Courthouse
    GHLL Towner 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 - Towner County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NDGenWeb site - Towner County Archives
    7. US/NDGenWeb - Towner County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Towner County Recorder, P.O. Box 517, Cando, ND 58324.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Manitoba Province, Canada (north), Cavalier County (east), Ramsey County
             (southeast), Benson County (south), Pierce County (southwest), Rolette
                County
    (west).



  • Traill County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands.
    Established:  23-Feb-1875
    County Seat:  Hillsboro, North Dakota

    County history - Traill County is named in honor of Walter John Strickland Traill (1847-1938), a Canadian who was a prominent early citizen.
             The first county seat was Goose River which changed its name in Aug 1875 to Caledonia. The county seat was moved in 1896 to Hillsboro to be more centrally located.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Traill County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Traill County Vital Records - Traill County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 805, Hillsboro, ND 58045.

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


  • Walsh County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Grand Forks County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1881
    County Seat:  Grafton, North Dakota

    County history - Walsh County is named in honor of George H. Walsh (1868 1913) was an American newspaper editor and publisher from Grand Forks, North Dakota. He served on the council of the Dakota Territory and was instrumental in the founding of the University of North Dakota.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Walsh County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Walsh County Vital Records - Walsh County Recorder, 600 Copper Avenue, Grafton, ND 58237-1542.

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

      Census Information:
    10. 1910 Census (G) - Federal Census, (Graphic: listed sites)
    11. 1920 Census (G) - Federal Census, (Graphic: listed sites)


  • Ward County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 13, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Renville County.
    Established:  23-Nov-1885
    County Seat:  Minot, North Dakota (Burlington until 1888)

    County history - Ward County is named in honor of Mark Ward, Dakota territorial legislator.

    Ward Courthouse
    GHLL Ward 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 - Ward County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ward County Historical Society & Museum / Minot, ND)
    6. US/NDGenWeb site - Ward County Archives
    7. US/NDGenWeb - Ward County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Ward County Recorder, P.O. Box 5005, Minot, ND 58701.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Renville County (north), McHenry County (east), McLean County (south), Mountrail County (west), Burke County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).


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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) and (G) - Federal Census, Ward County (Text: 1 page / Graphics: 100 +).


  • Wells County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 10, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Sheridan County, 1873.
    Established:  24-Jun-1884/font>
    County Seat:  Fessenden, North Dakota (Sykeston until 06-Nov-1894)

    County history - Wells County is named in honor of Edward Payson Wells, Dakota territorial legislator.

    Wells Courthouse
    GHLL Wells County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Wells County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
          Wells County Historical Society
          P. O. Box 333
          Fessenden, ND 58438

    4. US/NDGenWeb site - Wells County Archives
    5. US/NDGenWeb - Wells County Genealogy & History
    6. Vital Records - or try, Wells County Recorder, 700 Court Street N, P.O. Box 125, Fessenden, ND 58438.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Benson County (north), Eddy County and Foster County
             (east), Stutsman County (southeast), Kidder County (south),
             Sheridan County (west), Pierce County (northwest).
               Note: † County names in gray print are not yet linked, those
                 in blue are linked.


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    Census Information:
  • 1910 Federal Census - (Photos)

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Williams County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Mountrail County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1890
    County Seat:  Williston, North Dakota

    County history - Williams County is named in honor of Erastus Appelman Williams, Dakota territorial legislator.

    Williams Courthouse
    GHLL Williams County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Williams County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Williams County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Williams County Historical Society
          519 11th Avenue W
          Williston ND 58801-4727

    5. US/NDGenWeb site - Williams County Archives
    6. US/NDGenWeb - Williams County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Williams County Recorder, 205 E. Broadway, P.O. Box 2047, Williston, ND 58802.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Divide County (north), Burke County (northeast), Mountrail County (east),
             McKenzie County (south), Roosevelt County, Montana (southwest),
             Sheridan County, Montana (west).
               Note:  County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (PHO) - Federal Census, Williams County (Photos: 33 pages).


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