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Barnes County, North Dakota

Barnes County was established on January 14, 1875 from Cass County (originally called Burbank County, renamed as Barnes in 1875).

The Barnes County Seat is situated in Valley City and the county government website is

Areas next to Barnes County are Griggs CountySteele CountyCass CountyRansom CountyLaMoure CountyStutsman County.

Townships include Alta, Anderson, Ashtabula, Baldwin, Binghampton, Brimer, Cuba, Dazey, Eckelson, Edna, Ellsbury, Getchell, Grand Prairie, Green, Greenland, Hemen, Hobart, Lake Town, Mansfield, Marsh, Meadow Lake, Minnie Lake, Nelson, Noltimier, Norma, Oakhill, Oriska, Pierce, Potter, Raritan, Rogers, Rosebud, Sibley Trail, Skandia, Spring Creek, Springvale, Stewart, Svea, Thordenskjold, Uxbridge, Valley, Weimer.

Barnes County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Barnes Co. Barnes Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Barnes Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Barnes Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.

Barnes County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Barnes County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Barnes County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the value of Barnes County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in North Dakota courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless North Dakota residents. The odds are excellent that your chosen ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least some elements of their lives in the Barnes County court records. Even if your forefathers is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

Barnes County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Barnes County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Barnes County genealogy or family history related sites.

Barnes Co. ND Books, Newspapers & Publications

Barnes Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Barnes Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Barnes Co. ND Census Records

Barnes Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records

Barnes Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Barnes Co. ND General and History Websites

Barnes Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Barnes Co. ND Military Records