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Steele County, North Dakota

Steele County

Steele County was established on March 08, 1883 from Grand Forks County, Griggs County.

The Steele County Seat is situated in Finley and the county government website is unknown

Areas next to Steele County are Grand Forks County, Traill County, Cass County, Barnes County, Griggs County, Nelson County.

Townships include ?Beaver Creek, Broadlawn, Carpenter, Colgate, Easton, Edendale, Enger, Finley, Franklin, Golden Lake, Greenview, Hugo, Melrose, Newburgh, Primrose, Riverside, Sharon, Sherbrooke, Westfield, Willow Lake.

Steele 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.

Steele Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.

Steele County Society and Family History Resources

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

Steele County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the value of Steele 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 Steele 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.

  • Steele County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 201 Washington Ave, Finley, ND 58230
    • Phone: (701) 524-2152
  • Steele 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.
    • Marriage Records: 1884
    • Land Records: 1884
    • Probate Records: 1884
    • Court Records: 1884 
  • 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.

Steele County Links

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

Steele Co. ND Books, Newspapers & Publications

Steele Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Steele Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Steele Co. ND Census Records

Steele Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records

Steele Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Steele Co. ND General and History Websites

Steele Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Steele Co. ND Military Records

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