Ransom County, North Dakota
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Ransom County History
Established January 4, 1873
Organized April 4, 1881

 Elliott * Enderlin (partly in Cass County) * Fort Ransom * Lisbon (county seat) * Sheldon *

Unincorporated Community
Englevale * McLeod

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Ransom County Data


Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

Marriage Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Sep 2016;  obits for CURTIS, GROVER
Aug 2016: Historical Pictures and Postcards (under "Miscellaneous Data").  Some pictures of early schools. 1885 Dakota Territory Census.  Obits for BUTTZ, KEEFE, WISNER, DWIRE, JOHNSON, SHEA, WELLS, THOMPSON, PIERCE, BLOOD.  50th wedding anniversary news item for MARSH.  Story of two long lost brothers: SEVERSON/OLSON.  Crime news:  SHEENAN, ENGLISH





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Surrounding CountiesCass County (northeast)
Richland County (east)
Sargent County (south)
Dickey County (southwest)
LaMoure County (west)
Barnes County (northwest)
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