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As demand increases for digital information, we are scanning photographs, documents, and maps, digitizing audio/visual files, and making databases available on the internet. Collaborations with other historical agencies within North Dakota and beyond will make our collections searchable across the state and region.

The Public Death Index is available through the North Dakota Department of Health website. The Public Death Index will allow you to search the index and order certified copies if you wish.

North Dakota Naturalization Records Index
http://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/

North Dakota Biography Index
http://library.ndsu.edu/db/biography/

Dakota Territory 1885 Census
http://library.ndsu.edu/db/census/

Ancestry
Ancestry.com is available in all libraries statewide through a subscription provided by the North Dakota State Library. This database subscription is available for use by the public in our Archives Reading Room.

New! "From the Collections" features digital reproductions of items from the archives. The following items can be accessed here (most are in PDF format and require an Adobe Acrobat reader):
Frontier Scout, the first newspaper published in northern Dakota Territory, is available on-line.
Colton (G.W. and C.B.) And Company. Dakota. New York?, c1876. Color map 38x31 cm. Scale 34 miles to 1 inch. Detached from Gray’s Atlas, 1879. 978.3 1879? C732
Mark H. Kellogg Diary, 1876. Reporter's notebook concerning the Seventh Cavalry and the Little Big Horn Expedition. Journalist, reporter for the Bismarck Tribune killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Collection 20017.
Bismarck Tribune Extra published July 6, 1876, reporting on the death of George Armstrong Custer and the men under his command.

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