North Dakota State Archives and Libraries

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North Dakota State Archives

The North Dakota State Archives and Historical Research Library, a division of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, has many collections which are helpful to genealogical researchers seeking information associated with North Dakota's past. Their collection of records includes: census records, pioneer biographies, naturalization records, land patent records, vital records, newspapers, cemetery records, local and family histories, and more...

North Dakota State Archives and Historical Research Library
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota

Phone: (701) 328-2091


University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library

The Chester Fritz Library is home to the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Among the collections is their " Family History and Genealogy Room", which houses a variety of primary and secondary resources useful to family historians. Primary materials are regional in scope and emphasize North and South Dakota, as well as Minnesota. The records include Federal Manuscript Population Census Schedules from 1840 to 1920, Ontario and Manitoba Provincial Population Census Schedules from 1831 to 1891, North Dakota and western Minnesota Land Tract Books, the Ontario Computerized Land Record Index, American Lutheran Church Records for North Dakota, and naturalization records for several Red River Valley counties.

Univeristy of North Dakota
Chester Fritz Library
University Ave & Centennial Dr.
P.O. Box 9000
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202

Phone: (701) 777-4625


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in North Dakota offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Bismarck North Dakota
1500 Country West Road
Bismarck, North Dakota

(701) 223-6384

Fargo North Dakota
2501 17th Avenue SW
Fargo, North Dakota

(701) 232-4003


Minot North Dakota
2025 9th Street NW
Minot, North Dakota

(701) 838-4486

Grand Forks North Dakota
2814 Cherry
Grand Forks, North Dakota

(701) 746-6126

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