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Guide to '''Rolette County, North Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 4, 1873
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|county seat= Rolla
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|parent county= Buffalo (Old) <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bottineau County, North Dakota Genealogy|Bottineau]]
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|county2= [[Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pierce]]
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|county3= [[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy|Towner]]
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|county4= [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba, Canada]]</br><center>[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaRoletteCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
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. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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The county was named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., a fur trader and politician from Pembina.<ref>[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/ Rolette County, North Dakota, Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)</ref> The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rolette, North Dakota," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette_County,_North_Dakota'' accessed 8/28/2018</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{ND Courthouse Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Courthouse Intro|Rolette}}
  
Rolette County Courthouse<br> 102 2nd St NE<br> Rolla, ND 58367-0460<br> Phone: 701.477.3816<br>[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=North%20Dakota&county=Rolette ''Rolette County Website''] <br><br>
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'''Rolette County Courthouse'''<br> 102 2nd St NE<br> Rolla, ND 58367-0460<br> Phone: 701.477.3816<br>[http://www.rolettecounty.com/ Rolette County Website] <br><br>
 
Clerk District Court has birth, death, and burial records from 1943, marriage, divorce and court records from 1887 and probate records from 1896; <br>
 
Clerk District Court has birth, death, and burial records from 1943, marriage, divorce and court records from 1887 and probate records from 1896; <br>
 
Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rolette County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rolette County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Rolette County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
 
=== Rolette County, North Dakota Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rolette County, North Dakota. Page 526 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 518.</ref></center>
 
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="12%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923. <br>
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Full compliance by 1924.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref> </center>
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
=== Boundary Changes ===
 
{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Boundary Changes Intro|Rolette}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Rolette County was created 4 January 1873 from Buffalo (Old) County. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Rolla <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm North Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm North Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table>
  
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{ND Populated Places Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Populated Places Intro|Rolette}}
 
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://northdakota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,079,c,rolette.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette_County,_North_Dakota "Rolette County, North Dakota,"] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia''.</ref>
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* Belcourt
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunseith,_North_Dakota Dunseith]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mylo,_North_Dakota Mylo]</div>
* Dunseith
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolla,_North_Dakota Rolla (county seat)]
* St. John
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette,_North_Dakota Rolette]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John,_North_Dakota St. John]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agate,_North_Dakota Agate]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter,_North_Dakota Carpenter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fonda,_North_Dakota Fonda]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin,_North_Dakota Kelvin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanson,_North_Dakota Nanson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Haven,_North_Dakota San Haven]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorne,_North_Dakota Thorne]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belcourt,_North_Dakota Belcourt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Dunseith,_North_Dakota East Dunseith]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres,_North_Dakota Green Acres]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Valley,_North_Dakota Shell Valley]</div>
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*Holmes
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*Kohlmeier</div>
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*Maryville
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*Shell Valley</div>
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*South Valley</div>
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'''Indian Reservations'''<br>
 
'''Indian Reservations'''<br>
  
The [[Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation (North Dakota)|Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation]] is primarily located in the Turtle Mountains in this county.
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The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Mountain_Indian_Reservation Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation] is primarily located in the Turtle Mountains in this county.
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
 
|organized= January 4, 1873
 
|county seat= Rolla
 
|parent county= Buffalo (Old) <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
|variant spellings=
 
|county1= [[Bottineau County, North Dakota Genealogy|Bottineau]]
 
|county2= [[Pierce County, North Dakota Genealogy|Pierce]]
 
|county3= [[Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy|Towner]]
 
|county4= [[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba, Canada]]</br><center>[[Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
|county5=
 
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|county8=
 
|county9=
 
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NorthDakotaRoletteCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
 
|county location in state= [[Image:North Dakota Rolette Map.png|185x185px]]
 
|adoption=
 
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=== History Timeline ===
 
{{ND Historical Timeline Intro|Rolette}}
 
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies  ===
 
=== Biographies  ===
 
{{ND Biographies Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Biographies Intro|Rolette}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/biographies.html Rolette County Biographies] on [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/ North Dakota Genealogy Trails website] - alphabetical list of early settlers and prominent individuals from county histories
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/bios/jeannott7nbs.txt Biography: Jeannotte, Francois 1806-1905] (USGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/ North Dakota Biography Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ North Dakota State University Archives] - Index only; gives references to publications containing information on North Dakotans, living and deceased
  
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Adams County, North Dakota''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
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*[http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=30&GScnty=1790&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm USGenWeb Archives]   
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm USGenWeb Archives]   
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/rolette.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northdakota/rolette.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=40 NDGravestones]
 
*[http://northdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=40 NDGravestones]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# BillionGraves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=30&CScnty=1790 Findagrave]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Dakota/Rolette-County?id=county_1790 Findagrave]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Dakota&county=Rolette&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394711&reqParentsLabel=Rolette%2C%20North%20Dakota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[North Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*'''1877-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|1451475|North Dakota, Cemetery Records, 1877-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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|2010 |13937
 
|2010 |13937
 
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{{ND Census Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Census Intro|Rolette}}
====State Census Records====
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; North Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; North Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
 
*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
 
*'''1885''' [http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/ Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only
 
*'''1885, 1915, 1925''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1078 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
 
*'''1885, 1915, 1925''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1078 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] – ($), index and images
 
*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
 
*'''1915''' {{RecordSearch|2346284|North Dakota Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
 
*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
 
*'''1925''' {{RecordSearch|2351024|North Dakota Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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==== Federal Census Records ====
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
Federal Censuses were taken for North Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[North Dakota Census]].
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*'''1900, 1910, 1920, 1930''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm Rolette County Census Records]. Scroll down to "Census." (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394711&reqParentsLabel=Rolette%2C%20North%20Dakota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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{{ND Church Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Church Intro|Rolette}}
 
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
 
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
 
*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rolette, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rolette, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
{{ND Emigration Intro}}
 
{{ND Emigration Intro}}
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*'''1800-1953''' - {{RecordSearch|3155904|North Dakota, Red River Valley Genealogical Society, Pioneer Files, 1880-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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*1900 Federal Census and index of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Rolette County, North Dakota by Mary Ann Quirring, Lily B. Zwolle. {{FHL|548899|item|disp=FHL book 970.1 Q48n 1900}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1900-federal-census-and-index-of-turtle-mountain-indian-reservation-rolette-county-north-dakota/oclc/865943166 WorldCat]
 
*1900 Federal Census and index of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Rolette County, North Dakota by Mary Ann Quirring, Lily B. Zwolle. {{FHL|548899|item|disp=FHL book 970.1 Q48n 1900}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1900-federal-census-and-index-of-turtle-mountain-indian-reservation-rolette-county-north-dakota/oclc/865943166 WorldCat]
 
*Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Roulette, North Dakota 1900 Census by Gail Morin {{FHL|1000531|item|disp=FHL book 970.3 Oj3n}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/turtle-mountain-chippewa-roulete-nd-1900-census/oclc/865805936 WorldCat]
 
*Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Roulette, North Dakota 1900 Census by Gail Morin {{FHL|1000531|item|disp=FHL book 970.3 Oj3n}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/turtle-mountain-chippewa-roulete-nd-1900-census/oclc/865805936 WorldCat]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/ojibways.html Ojibways in the Pembina Band] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 
=== Land and Property Records ===
 
{{ND Land Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Land Intro|Rolette}}
 
 
''Online Land Records''
 
''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/roleland.html Index to Rolette County BLM Land Records] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863-1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''Pre-1900''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/landowners/pre1900.txt Landowners of land located in Hillside Township, Rolette County, pre-1900] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
 
For more information see [[North Dakota Land and Property]]
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
{{ND Histories Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Histories Intro|Rolette}}
 
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*''History of Rolette County, North Dakota and yarns of the pioneers.'' 2003. By Laura Thompson Law. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/341119-history-of-rolette-county-north-dakota-and-yarns-of-the-pioneers?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|866521732|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.  
*''History of Rolette County, North Dakota and yarns of the pioneers.'' 2003. By Laura Thompson Law. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|1987488}}; {{WorldCat|866521732|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.  
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*''St. John; city at the end of the rainbow.'' 1982?. By Catholic Church. St. John the Baptist (St. John, North Dakota). Garrison, North Dakota : BHG Inc.. Online at: {{WorldCat|865986100|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
*''St. John; city at the end of the rainbow.'' 1982?. By Catholic Church. St. John the Baptist (St. John, North Dakota). Garrison, North Dakota : BHG Inc.. Online at:; {{WorldCat|865986100|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/history.html Rolette County Organization and History]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/history/dexrolhs.txt A History of Rolla North Dakota 1888-1988] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{ND Maps Intro}}
 
{{ND Maps Intro}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394711&reqParentsLabel=Rolette%2C%20North%20Dakota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/northdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for North Dakota Counties
*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] -historical maps
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*[http://www.ndgenweb.org/maps.htm North Dakota Maps at NDGenWeb] - historical maps
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/platmaps/pre1900.gif Hillside Township Platmap (Pre-1900 Image)] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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=== Military Records ===
 
=== Military Records ===
 
{{ND Military Intro}}
 
{{ND Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[North Dakota Military Records|North Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''
 
''Civil War''
*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1890''' - {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/1883_pensioners_rolette.html Rolette County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
 
''World War I''
 
''World War I''
*'''1917 - 1918''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4569 North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4569 North Dakota Military Men 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*'''1917 - 1918''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917-1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/ww1casualties.html World War I Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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''World War II''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/ww2armycas.html World War II Army Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/ww2navycas.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Korean War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/koreacasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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''Vietnam War''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Rolette County, North Dakota] (Genealogy Trails)
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For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
 
''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''
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*'''1868-1924''' - {{RecordSearch|3241359|North Dakota, Naturalization Records, 1868-1924}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
 
*[http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/ North Dakota Naturalization Records Index] at [https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ NDSU Archives] – index only, covers various dates and counties
  
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{{ND Newspapers Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Newspapers Intro|Rolette}}
 
'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
 
'' North Dakota Newspapers Online''
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/northdakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/north-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers  
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/north-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of North Dakota newspapers
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some North Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
{{ND Obituaries Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Obituaries Intro|Rolette}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/obituaries.html Rolette County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
=== Other Records ===
 
=== Other Records ===
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''Online Probate Records
 
''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
{{ND Schools Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm Rolette County, North Dakota USGenWeb Archives] lists information about Rolla High School in Mt. Pleasant Township, including graduates, former students, and teachers. Scroll down on the page to "Schools."
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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=== Vital Records ===
 
=== Vital Records ===
 
{{ND Vital Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Vital Intro|Rolette}}
 
 
==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
 
{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rolette}}
 
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
 
{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rolette}}
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*'''1872-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2550852|North Dakota, County Marriages, 1872-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/news_marriages.html Rolette County Marriage Announcements] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Vital Records - Death Intro|Rolette}}
 
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
 
*'''1892-present''' - [https://apps.nd.gov/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm NDDH Public Death Index, 1892-present] at [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Dept. of Health] – index only
 
*'''1892-present''' - [https://apps.nd.gov/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm NDDH Public Death Index, 1892-present] at [http://ndhealth.gov/vital/ North Dakota Dept. of Health] – index only
 
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/obituaries.html Rolette County Obituaries and Death Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
 
{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Rolette}}
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=== Archives ===
 
=== Archives ===
{{ND Archives Intro}}
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{{ND Archives Intro|Rolette}}<br>
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'''North Dakota State University Archives'''<br>West Building 3551 7th Avenue N<br>Fargo, ND 58102<br>'''''Mailing Address:'''''<br>NDSU Archives<br>Libraries NDSU Dept #2080<br>PO Box 6050<br>Fargo, ND 58108-6050<br>Phone: 701-231-8914<br>Fax: 701-231-5632<br>Email: [mailto:ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu]<br>[https://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/ Website]<br>
  
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
=== Family History Centers ===
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{{ND Societies Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Societies Intro|Rolette}}
  
''Rolette County Historical Society''<br>PO Box 377<br> St. John, ND 58369-0377<br>Telephone: 701-263-4564<br><br>
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'''Rolette County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 377<br> St. John, ND 58369-0377<br>Telephone: 701-263-4564<br><br>
  
 
== Websites ==
 
== Websites ==
 
{{ND Websites Intro|Rolette}}
 
{{ND Websites Intro|Rolette}}
  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ndrolett/ Rolette County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/rolette/rolette.htm Rolette County, North Dakota, USGenWeb Archives]
 
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Rolette|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|North+Dakota%2C+Rolette|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Rolette/ Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ND/Rolette/ Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ND/Rolette-County.htm Rolette County Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/index.html Rolette County, North Dakota Genealogy and History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==

Revision as of 12:32, 13 October 2020

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

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.[2] The County is located in the north central area of the state.[3]

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[4]

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

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1884 1894 1873 1873 1873 1836
*State Dept. of Vital Records started births and deaths in 1923.
Full compliance by 1924.[6]

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

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 Rolette 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.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of North Dakota starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see North Dakota Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

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]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to North Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and North Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see North Dakota Military Records.

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]

Social Security 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 Rolette County. For state-wide archival repositories, see North Dakota Archives and Libraries.

North Dakota State University Archives
West Building 3551 7th Avenue N
Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing Address:
NDSU Archives
Libraries NDSU Dept #2080
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8914
Fax: 701-231-5632
Email: ndsu.archives@ndsu.edu
Website

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Rolette, North Dakota," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolette_County,_North_Dakota accessed 8/28/2018
  4. 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.
  5. 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; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 518.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 562; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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