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Wells County, North Dakota

Wells County

Wells County was established as Gringras County in 1873 from Buffalo County, it as renamed Wells County on February 26, 1881 (organized on August 28, 1884).

The Wells County Seat is situated in Fessenden and the county government website is unknown

Areas next to Wells County are Benson County, Eddy County, Foster County, Stutsman County, Kidder County, Sheridan County, Pierce County.

Townships include Berlin, Bilodeau, Bremen, Bull Moose, Cathay, Chaseley, Crystal Lake, Delger, Fairville, Forward, Fram, Germantown, Haaland, Hamburg, Hawksnest, Heimdal, Hillsdale, Johnson, Lynn, Manfred, Norway Lake, Oshkosh, Pony Gulch, Progress, Rusland, Saint Anna, Silver Lake, South Cottonwood, Speedwell, Sykeston, Valhalla, Wells, West Norway, West Ontario, Western, Woodward.

Wells County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Wells Co. Wells Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Wells Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Wells Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.

Wells County Society and Family History Resources

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

Wells County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the value of Wells 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 Wells 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.

Wells County Links

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

Wells Co. ND Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wells Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Wells Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Wells Co. ND Census Records

Wells Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records

Wells Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wells Co. ND General and History Websites

Wells Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wells Co. ND Military Records

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