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Welcome to Traill County, ND
History and Genealogy

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Hello, my name is Fred Coleman and as host of this site I hope you find the
information helpful and interesting.

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing
genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

If you have data (non-copyrighted of course) that you would like to contribute
to the site please Email me.

While I am not able to provide any lookup services,
I will try to answer any questions about the county that I can.

We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view
the updates we make to this site.


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County Information

Traill county was created in 1875 by the 1874-75 territorial legislature.
It was named after Walter John Strickland Traill, an employee of the
Hudson's Bay Company and son of Canadian pioneer Catharine Parr Traill.

For more early history information, including early pioneers and settlers, see the County, Township, and City History links below,

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Online Data
Biographies Businesses
Cemeteries Census
Church Histories and Records City Histories
County History Marriages
Military Mortality Schedules
Newspaper Data Obituaries
Postmasters School Records and Histories
Township Histories Wills/Legal Records

Website Updates:


July 2016: Portland High School Graduates 1926 - 1927, County Seat Fights, Elm River Church Confirmation Classes 1894 - 1903, Bios for GRINLEY, MEHUS, and MOEN;

June 2016: Portland High School Graduates 1924 - 1925;

May 2016: Portland High School Graduates 1921 - 1922;

April 2016: Mayville High School Graduates 1910 & 1913;

March 2016: School history for Mayville City Schools, Church histories for Blanchard Lutheran Church and Evangelical Free Church - Cummings;

January 2016: Church histories for Washington Lutheran Church and Zoar Lutheran Church;

December 2015: Hatton High School Graduates - 1936;

February 2015: Postmasters of Hatton and Mayville, ND;

January 2015: HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Church histories for Aal, Ebenezer, Hauge, Gran, and "The Dunkards" (from Illinois); Business histories for Borden Cigar Factory and Northwestern State Bank;

Prior Updates


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Surrounding Counties
Grand Forks County (north) Cass County (south)
Norman County, Minnesota (east) Steele County (west)
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