Foster County, North Dakota
Foster County was established on January 04, 1873 (organized in 1883) from Pembina County.
Townships include ?Birtsell, Bordulac, Bucephalia, Carrington, Eastman, Estabrook, Florance, Glenfield, Haven, Larrabee, Longview, McHenry, McKinnon, Melville, Nordmore, Rolling Prairie, Rose Hill, Wyard.
Foster 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.
Foster Co. Foster Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Foster Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Foster Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.
Foster County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Foster County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Foster County Historical Society, 756 Main Street, Carrington, ND 58421, 701-652-1313
- James River Genealogy Club, 651 4th St., Carrington, ND 58421, 701-652-2587
- Putnam House, 533 Main St., Carrington, ND 58421, 701-652-1213 or 701-652-2090
- Foster County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Foster County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Foster County (usgwarchives.net)
Foster County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Foster 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 Foster 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.
- Foster County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1000 5th St N, Carrington, ND 58421
- Phone: (701) 652-1001
- Foster County Register of Deeds / Recorder
- Marriage Records: 1883
- Land Records: 1873
- Foster County Clerk of Courts
- Probate Records: 1873
- Court Records: 1873
- North Dakota Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Dakota for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
- Ordering Vital Records – You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for North Dakota Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications. Certified copies of marriage records must be issued by the county where the license was originally filed. Copies of divorce records can only be obtained from the county clerk or recorder in the county in which the divorce filed.
Foster County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Foster County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Foster County genealogy or family history related sites.