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Welcome to Traill County, ND
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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.

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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.


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,


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:

February 2017: Stordahl Lutheran Church Confirmation Classes 1900 - 1910;

January 2017: Elm River Church Confirmation Classes 1911 - 1915; Stordahl Lutheran Church Confirmation Classes 1892 - 1899;

December 2016: Elm River Church history, Stordahl Lutheran Church Confirmation Classes 1887 - 1891, Crime news for PLUMMER and DAILY, Community news for Hillsboro;

August 2016: Elm River Church Confirmation Classes 1904 - 1910, Bios for LINDELIEN, MEHUS, and MOEN;

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;

Prior Updates


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