North Dakota Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

North Dakota residents who want to learn about their family origins can begin their search at one of the North Dakota family history centers located throughout the state. These facilities originated just south at the Family History Library in Utah, and offer many of the same resources that this extensive library provides. The family history centers are owned and operated by the North Dakota LDS church and are free to the general public. Visitors can peruse microfilm, print materials and computer software to find the information they are looking for about their ancestry. Office hours vary from location to location, so call the center to find out when you can visit.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]


Bismarck Family History Center
1500 Country West Rd
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
(701) 223-6384
Notes: Director--Al Hall

Dickinson Family History Center
1200 N Alder
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601
(701) 264-7354

Minot Family History Center
2025 9th St NW
Minot, North Dakota 58703
(701) 838-4486

North Dakota Genealogy Resources

When a state is settled later and may not have the government records that other states have, a researchers needs to rethink their approach. In cases like these, consider looking to university archives and manuscript collections for various materials including photographs, maps, local/regional history documents, diaries/journals and other ephemera that tell the story of a community. It is through these kinds of resources that you can find information about your ancestor and the place they lived in.

Division of Vital Records
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505

State Historical Society of North Dakota
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 9284
Fargo, North Dakota 58106

North Dakota State Archives
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505

North Dakota State Univ Lib Institute for Regional Studies and Univ Archives
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

University of North Dakota Family History and Genealogy Room
Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks ND 58202-9000

North Dakota Genealogy Websites

Linkpendium-North Dakota

North Dakota USGenWeb

Cyndi's List-North Dakota

FamilySearch Wiki-North Dakota

North Dakota Record Collections

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