Land development is an important component in the settlement of North Dakota. The State Historical Society of North Dakota's collections contain important information for the genealogist or historical researcher. Examining the progression of frontier settlements, locating ancestors and embarking on land title searches are several approaches for researchers to locate information needed to understand family history, biography, and settlement patterns.
Use of the collections
These documentary collections are accessible only in the Reading Room of the State Archives with the exception of the microfilmed atlases and county plat books which are available through interlibrary loan.
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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