Benson County, North Dakota
Benson County was established on March 09, 1883 from Ramsey County.
The Benson County Seat is situated in Minnewaukan and the county government website is unknown
Townships include Albert, Arne, Aurora, Beaver, Broe, Butte Valley, East Fork, Eldon, Esmond, Hesper, Impark, Iowa, Irvine, Isabel, Knox, Lake Ibsen, Lallie, Leeds, Lohnes, McClellan, Minco, Mission, Normania, North Viking, Oberon, Pleasant Lake, Rich Valley, Riggin, Rock, South Viking, Twin Lake, Twin Tree, Warwick, West Antelope, West Bay, Wood Lake, York.
Benson County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Benson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Brenorsome Historical Society, c/o Louis Garcia, P. O. Box 232, Tokio, ND 58379, 701-294-3351,
- Fort Totten State Historic Site, P. O. Box 224, Fort Totten, ND 58335, 701-766-4441 ,
- Lake Region Pioneer Daughters Museum at Fort Totten State Historic Site, c/o Bonnie McNaughton, 817 7th St. NE, Devils Lake, ND 58301-2634, 701-662-7345
- Minnewaukan Historical Society, c/o Richard Peterson, P. O. Box 183, Minnewaukan, ND 58351-0183, 701-473-5436
- Benson County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Benson County (usgwarchives.net)
Benson County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Benson 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 Benson 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.
- Benson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 311 B Ave S, Minnewaukan, ND 58351
- Phone: (701) 473-5345
- Benson County Register of Deeds / Recorder
- Land Records: 1883
- Benson County Clerk of Courts
- Marriage Records: 1885
- Probate Records: 1883
- Court Records: 1883
- North Dakota Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Dakota for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
- Ordering Vital Records – You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for North Dakota Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications. Certified copies of marriage records must be issued by the county where the license was originally filed. Copies of divorce records can only be obtained from the county clerk or recorder in the county in which the divorce filed.
Benson County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Benson County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Benson County genealogy or family history related sites.