Genealogy Projects tagged with North Dakota on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Slope County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Slope County, North Dakota. Official Website On January 14, 1915, the county organization was effected. The name refers to the Missouri Slope, a geographical feature that is also a popular designation for western North Dakota, particularly the area west of the Missouri River. Adjacent Counties Billings County Stark County ...

  • Dickey County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dickey County, North Dakota. Official Website The Dakota Territory legislature created Dickey County on March 5, 1881. Its governing structure was effected on August 18, 1882. It was named for a member of the Territorial Legislature, George H. Dickey. Adjacent Counties LaMoure County Ransom County McIntosh County McPhe...

  • Pembina County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pembina County, North Dakota. Official Website Founded in 1867, the county was named for the Chippewa word for high bush cranberries, which grew in the area. The first Icelandic settlements in what is now North Dakota were established in Pembina County in the late 1870s. Many of the immigrants came from New Iceland near Lake Winni...

  • Walsh County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Walsh County, North Dakota. Official Website The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on May 2, 1881. It was named for George H. Walsh (1845–1913), a newspaperman and politician in Grand Forks. Adjacent Counties Pembina County Marshall County, Minn. Kittson County, Minn. Grand Forks County Nelson County ...

  • Burleigh County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Burleigh County, North Dakota. Official Website The territorial legislature created Burleigh County on January 4, 1873, annexing territory from Buffalo County. Burleigh was not organized at that time, but the organization was effected on July 16, 1873. Its boundaries were altered in 1879, 1881, 1883, and twice in 1885. It is the s...

  • Adams County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Adams County, North Dakota. Official Website Adams County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota . As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,343. The county seat is Hettinger. The county was created on April 17, 1907, and organized one week later. It was named for John Quincy Adams (1848–1919), a railroad off...

  • Benson County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Benson County, North Dakota. Official Website Overview Benson County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. Its county seat is Minnewaukan. The county was created on March 9, 1883 by the Dakota Territory legislature, and was named for Bertil W. Benson, a Dakota Territory legislator at the time. The county government was ...

  • Billings County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Billings County, North Dakota. Official Website Billings County, North Dakota was created on February 10, 1879 from Dakota Territory. The county was named in honor of Frederick H. Billings (1823 - 1890), who was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Adjacent Counties McKenzie County Dunn County Stark County Slope...

  • Bowman County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bowman County, North Dakota. Official Website History The legislature of the Dakota Territory designated Bowman (named for Edward M. Bowman, a member of the territorial House of Representatives during the 1883 session) as a separate county on March 8, 1883, although it was not organized at that time. In 1885, its boundaries were...

  • Burke County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Burke County, North Dakota. Official Website A vote was held on November 3, 1908 in which county voters authorized the partition of Burke County from what was then known as 'Imperial Ward County' (which consisted of what is now Burke, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward counties). Its name recognized the state governor at the time, John ...

  • Cavalier County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cavalier County, North Dakota. Official Website History The Dakota Territory legislature created Cavalier County on January 4, 1873 with territory annexed from Pembina County, but did not organize the county government structure at that time. It was named for Charles Cavileer (or Cavalier) of Pembina (1818-1902), an early settle...

  • Divide County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Divide County, North Dakota. Official Website In November 8, 1910 election, the voters of Williams County voters determined that the county should be divided into a northern and a southern county. The vote was affirmative; the southern portion retained the Williams name; the newly created county was named "Divide", with Crosby as t...

  • Dunn County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dunn County, South Dakota. The county was created in 1883 and named for John Piatt Dunn, who opened the first drugstore in North Dakota, and who was a civic and commercial leader during the early history of Bismarck. Adjacent Counties Billings County McKenzie County Stark County Mountrail County McLean County Mercer ...

  • Fargo, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Fargo, North Dakota.Fargo is the county seat of Cass County and is the most populous city in the state.= Official Website = History Historically part of Sioux (Dakota) territory, the area that is present-day Fargo was an early stopping point for steamboats traversing the Red River during the 1870s and 1880s. The city was originally na...

  • Golden Valley County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Golden Valley County, North Dakota.= Official Website =The county was organized on November 13, 1912. Golden Valley was called 'Rattlesnake Flats' by early settlers, due to the large number of the snakes found in the area. The region was dubbed Golden Valley in 1902 after a group of land surveyors noticed that the sunlight gave the su...

  • Grant County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Grant County, North Dakota.= Official Website =The territory of Grant County was created on November 7, 1916 and is named after Ulysses S. Grant , the US President from 1869 to 1877. Adjacent Counties * Adams County * Hettinger County * Sioux County * Morton County * Stark County

  • Hettinger County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hettinger County, North Dakota.The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on March 9, 1883. The county name was chosen by territorial legislator Erastus A. Williams, to honor his father-in-law, Mathias K. Hettinger (1810-1890), who had been a banker and public figure in Freeport, Illinois. Adjacent Counties * Grant County * A...

  • McHenry County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in McHenry County, North Dakota.= Official website =The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on January 4, 1873 and was named for James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion (in present South Dakota). The county government was not organized at that time, nor was the county attached to another county for administrative and ju...

  • McKenzie County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in McKenzie County, North Dakota.= Official Website =The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on March 9, 1883, with areas partitioned from Howard County (now extinct). The county was named for Alexander McKenzie, a territorial political figure who was later disgraced for corruption. Adjacent Counties * Dunn County * Mountrail...

  • McLean County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in McLean County, North Dakota.= Official Website =The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on March 8, 1883 and was named for John A. McLean, the first mayor of Bismarck. Adjacent Counties * McHenry County * Sheridan County * Ward County * Burleigh County * Oliver County * Dunn County * Mountrail County

  • Mercer County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mercer County, North Dakota.The Dakota Territory legislature enacted an January 8, 1873 law to create a county named Mercer, whose boundaries would be identical to Pratt (a now-extinct county). This county did not come into existence, as the 1873 act was nullified on January 14, 1875 by the legislature. On that date the legislature cr...

  • Mountrail County, North Dakota, USA

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Mountrail County, North Dakota.= Official Website =The Dakota Territory legislature created the county (as Mountraille County) on January 4, 1873, with area annexed from Buffalo County. It was not organized at that time, nor was it attached to another county for administrative or judicial purposes. The new county lost territory in 188...

  • Oliver County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Oliver County, North Dakota.= Official Website =The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on April 14, 1885. It was named for Harry S. Oliver of Lisbon, North Dakota (1855-1909), a Republican politician and member of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives at the time. Adjacent Counties * McLean County * Burleigh Count...

  • Pierce County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pierce County, North Dakota. The county was created in 1887 and was named for Gilbert Ashville Pierce, governor of Dakota Territory from 1884 to 1886 and a representative of North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1889 to 1891. Adjacent Counties Benson County Towner County Wells County McHenry County Bottineau Co...

  • Ramsey County, North Dakota

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ramsey County, North Dakota. Official Website The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on January 4, 1873 and was named for Alexander Ramsey, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Adjacent Counties Cavalier County Walsh County Towner County Nelson County Benson County Cities Brocket Church's Ferry Cr...

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