ROLETTE COUNTY RESOURCES



RECORDS AVAILABLE FROM STATE OFFICES:

 

Vital Records:

 

A law requiring registration of births and deaths was enacted in 1893 but repealed in 1895, then reenacted in 1899. However, the law was not well-complied with in the early years and registration was not considered complete until 1923. 

 

 

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Birth records from 1870 to present

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Death records from 1881 to present

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Marriage records from July 1925 to present

 

 

The above records are all available from:

 

North Dakota Department of Health

Vital Records

600 East Boulevard - Dept. 301

Bismarck ND 58505-0200

 

These records can be ordered on-line at:

North Dakota Department of Health - Division of Vital Records

 

 

Census Records:

 

State census records are available from:

 

State Archives and Historical Research Library

State Historical Society of North Dakota

612 East Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0830

Division Offices (701) 328-2668

Reference Desk (701) 328-2091

Fax (701) 328-3710

mailto:archives@state.nd.us

 

For more information on the census records available go to:

North Dakota State Historical Society - Census Records

 

 

For information on other information available from the State Historical Society go to:

North Dakota State Archives and Historical Research Library

 

 

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RECORDS AVAILABLE FROM COUNTY OFFICES:

 

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Marriage records before July 1925

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Probate records

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Guardianship records

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Naturalization and Citizenship records

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Land and Property records

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School Records

 

The above records are all available from:

 

Rolette County Courthouse

P.O. Box 276
Rolla, ND 58367

 

 

For more information about Rolette County government contact:

 

Rolette County Government

 

 

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Rolette County cemeteries were read and published in 1975 by:

Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1391

Minot, ND  58702-1391 

 

Source: George Barron's 1998 Spring Survey of Cemeteries and the Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society web page.

 

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NEWSPAPERS:

 

 

 

Turtle Mountain Star

11 1st Ave NE

P.O. Box 849

Rolla, ND 58367
Telephone: (701) 477-6495

Fax: (701) 477-3182

Email:Turtle Mountain Star

 

Turtle Mountain Times
PO Box 1270, Belcourt, ND 58316
(701) 477-6670 

 

 

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MUSEUMS:

 

 

 

Rolette County Historical Society

Main Street

St. John, North Dakota

 

Mailing address:

 

Rolette County Historical Society

St. John, ND 58369

 

Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center/

Turtle Mountain Indian Society
Downtown Belcourt, Highway 5 & BIA 7

 

Mailing address:


Box 257, Belcourt, ND 58316
(701) 477-6140
k.ferris@mailexcite.com

 

 

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LIBRARIES:

 

 

 

Rolette Public Library

211 Highland St
Rolette, ND 58366-7005

Phone: (701) 246-3249 

 

Rolla City Public Library

City Hall

14 1st Avenue SE

Rolla, ND 58367-7035

Phone: (701) 477-3849

 

 

 

Turtle Mountain Public Library
PO Box 340
Belcourt, ND 58316-0340

Phone: (701) 477-5605 

 

Bottineau County Public Library
314 5th St W
Bottineau, ND 58318-1204

Phone: (701) 228-2967 

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ROLETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The Rolette County Historical Society was founded and chartered in May 1974. They meet the first Sunday of every month in St. John. The summer meetings are held at the Museum site and the winter meetings are held at the café.

 

MUSEUM LOCATION, HIGHLIGHTS AND FUTURE PROJECTS:

 

The museum is located on Main Street in St. John. Historic buildings located at the site are the Mill Lake Church, the Kuhl School (a one-room school house once located in Hutchinson Township) and Dana Wright’s trail cabin which was restored by the Historical Society after it was moved from its original location at Dion Lake in the Turtle Mountains.

 

The Historical Society is currently restoring the last remaining Martineau house that was built in 1899.

 

They have plans to move a building to the museum site that will be used as a pioneer blacksmith shop. 

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES:

 

Annual dues are $5.00 per person

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

 

Rolette County Historical Society

St. John, ND 58369

 

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