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Williams County, North Dakota

Williams County was established on January 08, 1873 (organized in 1903)) from Dakota Territory.

The Williams County Seat is situated in Williston and the county government website is

Areas next to Williams County are Divide CountyBurke CountyMountrail CountyMcKenzie CountyRoosevelt County, Montana, Sheridan County, Montana ( west)

Townships include Alamo, Athens, Barr Butte, Big Meadow, Big Stone, Blacktail, Blue Ridge, Bonetraill, Brooklyn, Buford, Bull Butte, Champion, Climax, Cow Creek, Dry Fork, Dublin, East Fork, Egypt, Ellisville, Equality, Farmvale, Golden Valley, Good Luck, Grenora, Hanks, Hardscrabble, Hazel, Hebron, Judson, Lindahl, Lund’s Landing, Marshall, McGregor, Missouri Ridge, Mont, New Home, Oliver, Orthell, Pleasant Valley, Rainbow, Rock Island, Round Prairie, Sauk Valley, Scorio, South Meadow, Springbrook, Stony Creek, Strandahl, Tioga, Trenton, Truax, Twelve Mile, Tyrone, View, West Bank, Wheelock, Williston, Winner, Zahl.

Williams County does have Federal Census Schedules to help in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules are available for 19001910192019301940. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.

Williams County Society and Family History Resources

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

Williams County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the value of Williams 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 Williams 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.

Williams County Links

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

Williams Co. ND Books, Newspapers & Publications

Williams Co. ND Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Williams Co. ND Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Williams Co. ND Census Records

Williams Co. ND Cemeteries & Church Records

Williams Co. ND Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Williams Co. ND General and History Websites

Williams Co. ND Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Williams Co. ND Military Records