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United StatesGotoarrow.png North Dakota Gotoarrow.png Rolette County

Guide to Rolette County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Rolla
Organized: January 4, 1873
Parent County(s): Buffalo (Old) [1]
Neighboring Counties
Bottineau  • Pierce  • Towner  • Manitoba, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
NorthDakotaRoletteCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
North Dakota Rolette Map.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., a fur trader and politician from Pembina. The county government was first organized on October 14, 1884. Its county seat is Rolla. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Rolette County Courthouse
102 2nd St NE
Rolla, ND 58367-0460
Phone: 701.477.3816
Rolette County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death, and burial records from 1943, marriage, divorce and court records from 1887 and probate records from 1896;
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

Rolette County, North Dakota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1884 1894 1873 1873 1873 1890

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in the county[4]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Holmes
  • Kohlmeier
  • Maryville
  • Shell Valley
  • South Valley

Indian Reservations

The Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation is primarily located in the Turtle Mountains in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Adams County, North Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Dakota Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 2,427
1900 7,995 229.4%
1910 9,558 19.5%
1920 10,061 5.3%
1930 10,760 6.9%
1940 12,583 16.9%
1950 11,102 −11.8%
1960 10,641 −4.2%
1970 11,549 8.5%
1980 12,177 5.4%
1990 12,772 4.9%
2000 13,674 7.1%
2010 13,937 1.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before North Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of North Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[5] See links listed below.

State Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.


Lutheran

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rolette, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

When the United States acquired North Dakota, most of the land became available for homesteading or purchase from the federal government. After land was transferred from the government to private owners, the registrar of deeds in each county recorded the land transactions in the form of deeds and mortgages. For more information, see North Dakota Land and Property.


Online Land Records

For more information see North Dakota Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories, including those of the county, are available for Rolette County. These histories can include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

World War I


Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see North Dakota Newspapers.

North Dakota Newspapers Online

North Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

County tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office in the county courthouse. Some tax records may have been moved to the North Dakota State Archives.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.


Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in {{{1}}} County. For state-wide archival repositories, see North Dakota Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Rolette County. For state-wide library facilities, see North Dakota Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Rolette County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see North Dakota Societies.

Rolette County Historical Society
PO Box 377
St. John, ND 58369-0377
Telephone: 701-263-4564

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Rolette County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History (Genealogy Trails)
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rolette County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Rolette County, North Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 511. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.