Kidder County, North Dakota
Kidder County was established on January 04, 1873 (organized in 1881) from Buffalo County in the Dakota Territory.
The Kidder County Seat is situated in Steele and the county government website is unknown
Townships include Allen, Atwood, Baker, Buckeye, Bunker, Chestina, Clear Lake, Crown Hill, Crystal Springs, Excelsior, Frettim, Graf, Haynes, Kickapoo, Lake Williams, Manning, Merkel, Northwest, Peace, Petersville, Pettibone, Pleasant Hill, Quinby, Rexine, Robinson, Sibley, Stewart, Tanner, Tappen, Tuttle, Valley, Vernon, Wallace, Weiser, Westford, Williams, Woodlawn.
Kidder 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.
Kidder Co. Kidder Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Kidder Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Kidder Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.
Kidder County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Kidder County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Kidder County Historical Society, P. O. Box 383, Steele, ND 58482-0383, 701-475-2741
- Kidder County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Kidder County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Kidder County (usgwarchives.net)
Kidder County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Kidder 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 Kidder 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.
- Kidder County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 120 Broadway E, Steele, ND 58482
- Phone: (701) 475-2651
- Kidder County Register of Deeds / Recorder / Clerk of Courts responsibilities include issuing Marriage Licenses and filing of Civil, Probate, Small Claims, Criminal Cases and Child Support Court Documents; keeping a record of each patent, deed, mortgage, bill of sale and any document related to these transactions, insuring a permanent record of property ownership.
- Marriage Records: 1886
- Land Records: 1873
- 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.
Kidder County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Kidder ounty. Feel free to provide your own favorite Kidder County genealogy or family history related sites.