OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Griggs County, North Dakota
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Griggs County was established on February 18, 1881 from Foster County, Burbank County, Traill County.
The Griggs County Seat is situated in Cooperstown and the county government website is http://www.griggscountynd.gov/
Areas next to Griggs County are Nelson County, Steele County, Barnes County, Stutsman County, Foster County, Eddy County.
Townships include Addie, Ball Hill, Bartley, Broadview, Bryan, Clearfield, Cooperstown, Dover, Greenfield, Helena, Jessie, Kingsley, Lenora, Mabel, Pilot Mound, Romness, Rosendal, Sverdrup, Tyrol, Walum, Washburn, Willow.
Griggs County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Griggs Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.
Griggs County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Griggs County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Griggs County Historical Society, P. O. Box 242, Cooperstown, ND 58425-0242, 701-797-2159
- Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, P. O. Box 6, Cooperstown ND 58425-0006
- Griggs County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Griggs County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Griggs County (usgwarchives.net)
Griggs County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Griggs 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 Griggs 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.
- Griggs County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 808 Rollin Ave SW, Cooperstown, ND 58425
- Phone: (701) 797-2772
- Griggs County Register of Deeds / Recorder
- Land Records: 1881
- Griggs County Clerk of Courts
- Marriage Records: 1883
- Probate Records: 1881
- Court Records: 1881
- 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.
Griggs County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Griggs County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Griggs County genealogy or family history related sites.
Griggs Co. ND Books, Newspapers & Publications
- North Dakota Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- North Dakota historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from North Dakota (1879–1923) (genealogybank.com) Rapidly discover names and key phrases in over 450 million content articles, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth notices along with other items published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. All new content and articles added every month!
- Griggs County, North Dakota Books (amazon.com)
- Search North Dakota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Griggs County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Griggs Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- North Dakota Vital Records Research Guide
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Griggs Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- North Dakota Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Griggs Co. ND Census Records
- North Dakota Census Records Research Guide
- Griggs County, ND Census Records Links
- Griggs County, ND Census QuickFacts
Griggs Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records
- North Dakota Cemetery Research Guide
- Griggs Co., North Dakota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Griggs County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Griggs Co., North Dakota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Griggs County, North Dakota
- Griggs Co., North Dakota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- North Dakota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Griggs County, North Dakota
- Griggs County, North Dakota Church Books (amazon.com)
Griggs Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- North Dakota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Griggs Co. ND General and History Websites
- See Also State History for North Dakota
- Griggs County, North Dakota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Griggs County, North Dakota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Griggs Co. ND Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Griggs County, North Dakota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Dakota – Counties – Griggs (cyndislist.com)
- Griggs County North Dakota (genealogytrails.com)
- Griggs Co. NDGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Griggs County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Griggs Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Griggs Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Dakota Links and Information
- 1895 Griggs County Map (livgenmi.com)
Griggs Co. ND Military Records
- North Dakota Military Records Research Guide
- North Dakota Military Records (fold3.com) will provide easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the North Dakota individuals that served. Just the thing for Griggs County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.