North Dakota Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search North Dakota death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the North Dakota death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain North Dakota death certificates is available below.

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North Dakota death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing North Dakota death records, North Dakota death ceritificates, North Dakota death notices, North Dakota death indexes, and other related North Dakota genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of North Dakota. We also suggest searching for "North Dakota death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain North Dakota Death Certificates

A state law passed in 1893 made it mandatory to file vital records with township clerks. It was repealed in 1895 but re-enacted in 1899. The State Department of Vital Records was eventually formed in 1923, and all copies of prior birth and death information were required to be sent there. Marriage records generally dating from county organization can be obtained from the county judge of the county where the license was issued. Only marriage records after 1 July 1925 are on file at the Division of Vital Records in Bismarck.

For birth and death records from 1 July 1893 to present and marriage records from 1 July 1925 to present, write:

Division of Vital Records
State Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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