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Ward County, North Dakota

Ward County was established on April 14, 1885 from Bottineau County, the now extinct Renville and Stevens Counties.

The Ward County Seat is situated in Minot and the county government website is

Areas next to Ward County are Renville CountyMcHenry CountyMcLean CountyMountrail CountyBurke County.

Townships include Afton, Anna, Baden, Berthold, Brillian, Burlington, Burt, Cameron, Carbondale, Carpio, Denmark, Des Lacs, Elmdale, Eureka, Evergreen, Foxholm, Freedom, Gasman, Greely, Greenbush, Harrison, Hiddenwood, Hilton, Iota Flat, Kenmare, Kirkelie, Linton, Lund, Mandan, Margaret, Maryland, Mayland, McKinley, Nedrose, New Prairie, Newman, Orlien, Passport, Ree, Rice Lake, Rolling Green, Ruthville, Ryder, St. Marys, Sauk Prairie, Sawyer, Shealy, Spencer, Spring Lake, Sundre, Surrey, Tatman, Tolgen, Torning, Vang, Waterford, Willis.

Ward County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Ward County Society and Family History Resources

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

Ward County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the value of Ward 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 Ward 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.

Ward County Links

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

Ward Co. ND Books, Newspapers & Publications

Ward Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Ward Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Ward Co. ND Census Records

Ward Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records

Ward Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ward Co. ND General and History Websites

Ward Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ward Co. ND Military Records