Ransom County, North Dakota
Ransom County was established on January 04, 1873 (organized in 1881) from Pembina County.
Townships include Aliceton, Alleghany, Bale, Big Bend, Casey, Coburn, Elliott, Englevale, Fort Ransom, Greene, Hanson, Island Park, Isley, Liberty, Lisbon, McLeod, Moore, Northland, Owego, Preston, Rosemeade, Sandoun, Scoville, Shenford, Springer, Sydna, Tuller.
Ransom 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.
Ransom Co. Ransom Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Ransom Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Ransom Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be found for 1890. There are free online in addition to printable census forms to assist with your research.
Ransom County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Ransom County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- North Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Ransom County Historical Society, 6231 121 Avenue SE, Fort Ransom, ND 58033, 701-973-8303 or 701-973-2259
- Enderlin Historical Society & Museum, Inc., 13296 55th St. SE, Enderlin, ND 58027, 701-437-3205 or 701-799-0725
- Fort Ransom State Park Visitor Center, 5981 Walt Hjelle Park Way, Fort Ransom, ND 58033, 701-973-4331
- Ransom County, North Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Ransom County, North Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Ransom County (usgwarchives.net)
Ransom County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the value of Ransom 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 Ransom 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.
- Ransom County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 204 5th Ave W, Lisbon, ND 58054
- Phone: (701) 683-6120
- Ransom County Register of Deeds / Recorder
- Land Records: 1873
- Ransom County Clerk of Courts
- Marriage Records: 1882
- 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.
Ransom County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Ransom County. Feel free to provide your own favorite Ransom County genealogy or family history related sites.