OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Walsh County, North Dakota
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Walsh County was established on February 18, 1881 from Grand Forks County.
The Walsh County Seat is situated in Grafton and the county government website is http://www.co.walsh.nd.us/
Areas next to Walsh County are Pembina County, Marshall County, Minnesota, Grand Forks County, Nelson County, Ramsey County, Cavalier County.
Townships include Acton, Adams, Ardoch, Cleveland, Dewey, Dundee, Eden, Farmington, Fertile, Forest River, Glenwood, Golden, Grafton, Harriston, Kensington, Kinloss, Lampton, Latona, Martin, Medford, Nash, Norton, Oakwood, Ops, Perth, Prairie Centre, Pulaski, Rushford, St. Andrews, Sauter, Shepherd, Silvesta, Tiber, Vernon, Vesta, Walsh Centre, Walshville.
Walsh 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.
Walsh Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.
Walsh County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Walsh County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Walsh County Historical Society, 323 3rd, Minto ND 58261
- Walsh County Historical Society & Museum, 12859 66th Street NE, Park River, ND 58270, (701) 284-6828
- Heritage Village at Grafton, 695 West 12th Street, Grafton, ND 58237, 701-352-3280 or 701-520-1207
- Walsh County Historic Preservation Commission, Red River Regional Council, Chase Building, 516 Cooper Ave., Suite 101, Grafton, ND 58237, 701-352-3550
- Walsh County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Walsh County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Walsh County (usgwarchives.net)
Walsh County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Walsh 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 Walsh 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.
- Walsh County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 600 Cooper Ave, Grafton, ND 58237
- Phone: (701) 352-0350
- Walsh County Register of Deeds / Recorder
- Land Records: 1881
- Walsh County Clerk of Courts
- Marriage Records: 1882
- 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.
Walsh County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Walsh County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Walsh County genealogy or family history related sites.
Walsh 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!
- Walsh County, North Dakota Books (amazon.com)
- Search North Dakota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Walsh County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Walsh Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- North Dakota Vital Records Research Guide
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Walsh Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- North Dakota Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Walsh Co. ND Census Records
- North Dakota Census Records Research Guide
- Walsh County, ND Census Records Links
- Walsh County, ND Census QuickFacts
Walsh Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records
- North Dakota Cemetery Research Guide
- Walsh Co., North Dakota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Walsh County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Walsh Co., North Dakota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Walsh County, North Dakota
- Walsh Co., North Dakota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- North Dakota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Walsh County, North Dakota
- Walsh County, North Dakota Church Books (amazon.com)
Walsh Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- North Dakota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Walsh Co. ND General and History Websites
- See Also State History for North Dakota
- Walsh County, North Dakota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Walsh County, North Dakota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Walsh Co. ND Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Walsh County, North Dakota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Dakota – Counties – Walsh (cyndislist.com)
- Walsh County North Dakota (genealogytrails.com)
- Walsh Co. NDGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Walsh County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Walsh Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Walsh Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Dakota Links and Information
- 1895 Walsh County Map (livgenmi.com)
Walsh 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 Walsh County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.