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North Dakota Vital Records Information

North Dakota Vital Records
A state law passed in 1893 made it mandatory to file vital records with township clerks. It was repealed in 1895 but re-enacted in 1899. The State Department of Vital Records was eventually formed in 1923, and all copies of prior birth and death information were required to be sent there. Marriage records generally dating from county organization can be obtained from the county judge of the county where the license was issued. Only marriage records after 1 July 1925 are on file at the Division of Vital Records in Bismarck.
For birth and death records from 1 July 1893 to present and marriage records from 1 July 1925 to present, write:
Division of Vital Records
State Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200

For earlier marriage records, write to the judge of the county in question.

North Dakota Department of Health - Vital Records


North Dakota Research Sources

Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck: Hedemarken Collectibles, 1988.
Hennesey, W. B. Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota. Chicago: George A. Ogle & Co., 1900.
Hennesey, W. B. History of North Dakota. Bismarck: Bismarck Tribune, 1910.
Collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. 7 vols. Bismarck: North Dakota Historical Society, 1906–25. (Vol. 4 [1913] contains a transcription of the 1885 census for some counties.)

State Historical Society of North Dakota
North Dakota Heritage Center
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0830
http://www.state.nd.us/hist/

North Dakota State Library
Liberty Memorial Building
Capitol Grounds
Bismark, ND 58505
http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/

Red River Valley Genealogical Society/Library
Manchester Building, Suite L-116
112 N. University Drive
P.O. Box 9284
Fargo, ND 58106
http://www.redrivergenealogy.com/htmls/publications.htm

North Dakota Department of Health - Vital Records
http://www.health.state.nd.us/vital/

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