OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Pierce County, North Dakota
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Pierce County was established on March 11, 1887 (organized in 1889) from the now extinct DeSmet County, Bottineau County, McHenry County, and Rolette County.
The Pierce County Seat is situated in Rugby and the county government website is unknown
Areas next to Pierce County are Rolette County, Towner County, Benson County, Wells County, Sheridan County, McHenry County, Bottineau County.
Townships include Alexanter, Antelope Lake, Balta, Elling, Elverum, Hagel, Jefferson, Meyer, Ness, Reno Valley, Rush Lake, Torgerson, Truman, Tuscarora, White.
Pierce 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.
Pierce Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.
Pierce County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Pierce County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Geographical Center Historical Society, P. O. Box 232, Rugby, ND 58368-0232, 701-776-6414
- Pierce County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Pierce County (usgwarchives.net)
Pierce County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Pierce 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 Pierce 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.
- Pierce County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 240 2nd St SE, Rugby, ND 58368
- Phone: (701) 776-6161
- Pierce County Register of Deeds / Recorder
- Land Records: 1887
- Pierce County Clerk of Courts
- Marriage Records: 1888
- Probate Records: 1887
- Court Records: 1887
- Pierce County Register of Deeds / Recorder / Clerk of Courts responsibilities include issuing Marriage Licenses and filing of Civil, Probate, Small Claims, Criminal Cases and Child Support Court Documents; keeping a record of each patent, deed, mortgage, bill of sale and any document related to these transactions, insuring a permanent record of property ownership.
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- 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.
Pierce County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Pierce County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Pierce County genealogy or family history related sites.
Pierce 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!
- Pierce County, North Dakota Books (amazon.com)
- Search North Dakota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Pierce County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Pierce Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- North Dakota Vital Records Research Guide
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Pierce Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- North Dakota Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Pierce Co. ND Census Records
- North Dakota Census Records Research Guide
- Pierce County, ND Census Records Links
- Pierce County, ND Census QuickFacts
Pierce Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records
- North Dakota Cemetery Research Guide
- Pierce Co., North Dakota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Pierce County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Pierce Co., North Dakota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Pierce County, North Dakota
- Pierce Co., North Dakota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- North Dakota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Pierce County, North Dakota
- Pierce County, North Dakota Church Books (amazon.com)
Pierce Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- North Dakota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Pierce Co. ND General and History Websites
- See Also State History for North Dakota
- Pierce County, North Dakota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Pierce County, North Dakota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Pierce Co. ND Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Pierce County, North Dakota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Dakota – Counties – Pierce (cyndislist.com)
- Pierce County North Dakota (genealogytrails.com)
- Pierce Co. NDGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Pierce County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Pierce Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Pierce Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Dakota Links and Information
- 1895 Pierce County Map (livgenmi.com)
Pierce 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 Pierce County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.