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Benson County North Dakota Genealogy

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Local Resources

The following have volunteered to do look-ups. Please limit your request to one or two specific names.

 

County and Regional Resources

Benson Court House

  • Benson County Court House

Vital Records

Lana Johnson

Clerk of District Court
Benson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 213
Minnewaukan, ND 58351-0213
Phone: 701-473-5345
Fax: 701-473-5571
email: lkjohnso@nd.gov

Register of Deeds

Rhoda Pfeifer

Recorder
Benson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 193
Minnewaukan, ND 58351-0213
Phone: 701-473-5332
Fax: 701-473-5571

email: rpfeifer@nd.gov

Town or Community Township Coordinates
Baker Broe
48.182499448° 10' 57.0"N
-99.324023899° 19' 26.5"W
Brinsmade* McClellan
48.182499448° 10' 57.0"N
-99.324023899° 19' 26.5"W
Comstock McClellan
48.150834948° 09' 03.0"N
-99.394301599° 23' 39.5"W
Esmond* Esmond
48.035839848° 02' 09.0"N
-99.762074399° 45' 43.5"W
Fillmore Impark
48.180279748° 10' 49.0"N
-99.800686799° 48' 02.5"W
Flora Aurora
47.950283547° 57' 01.0"N
-99.417910799° 25' 04.5"W
Fort Totten  
47.979998647° 58' 48.0"N
-98.992900598° 59' 34.4"W
Harlow Butte Valley
48.163614548° 09' 49.0"N
-99.519023299° 31' 08.5"W
Hesper Hesper
47.986397447° 59' 11.0"N
-99.629853999° 37' 47.5"W
Isabel Isabel
48.064728648° 03' 53.0"N
-99.653465299° 39' 12.5"W
Josephine Aurora
47.939724147° 56' 23.0"N
-99.314021299° 18' 50.5"W
Knox* Knox
48.340276448° 20' 25.0"N
-99.690413099° 41' 25.5"W
Lallie Lallie
47.978332847° 58' 42.0"N
-99.215965999° 12' 57.5"W
Leeds* Leeds
48.288888248° 17' 20.0"N
-99.437635299° 26' 15.5"W
Maddock* North Viking
47.962508847° 57' 45.0"N
-99.530133099° 31' 48.5"W
Minnewaukan* Riggin
48.071388048° 04' 17.0"N
-99.252357299° 15' 08.5"W
Niles Lake Ibsen
48.281109748° 16' 52.0"N
-99.349301999° 20' 57.5"W
Oberon* Oberon  
Pleasant Lake Pleasant Lake
48.361387048° 21' 41.0"N
-99.802080199° 48' 07.5"W
Saint Michael Mission
47.984999547° 59' 06.0"N
-98.872061298° 52' 19.4"W
Tildlen Riggin
48.155831648° 09' 21.0"N
-99.246801699° 14' 48.5"W
Tokio Wood Lake
47.924721447° 55' 29.0"N
-98.816223498° 48' 58.4"W
Warwick* Warwick  
York* York
48.312777148° 18' 46.0"N
-99.573468599° 34' 24.5"W

* denotes city status

Benson County Farmers Press (obituary index since 2005 in archives)

State Resource & Database Sites

Rootsweb's Benson Co. ND Resource Page

Historical Societies and Museums

Brenorsome Historical Society
Photography Collection

c/o Louis Garcia
P. O. Box 232
Tokio, ND 58379
701-294-3351

Fort Totten State Historic Site
P. O. Box 554
Fort Totten, ND 58335
701-766-4441

Lake Region Pioneer Daughters Museum at Fort Totten State Historic Site
c/o Bonnie McNaughton
817 7th St. NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301-2634
701-662-7345
bonton@gondtc.com

Minnewaukan Historical Society
c/o Richard Peterson
PO Box 183
Minnewaukan ND 58351-0183
701 473-5436

 

Updated  10/19/2014