Maps of North Dakota are generally an very helpful part of ancestors and family history research, especially in the event you live far from where your ancestor lived. Given that North Dakota political boundaries sometimes changed, historic maps tend to be essential in assisting you find out the exact specific location of your ancestor’s home town, exactly what land they owned, exactly who his or her neighbors ended up being, and more.
Maps of North Dakota often tend to be an exceptional resource for getting started with your own research, since they provide considerably useful information and facts immediately. North Dakota Maps is usually a major resource of significant amounts of information on family history.
North Dakota borders Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Canada. North Dakota’s 10 largest cities are Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, West Fargo, Mandan, Dickinson, Jamestown, Williston and Wahpeton. Learn more about Historical Facts of North Dakota Counties.
An index to Cartographic Records of North Dakota is available on microfilm at both the Historical Research Library and the State Archives. It is Series 1121. The Bureau of Indian Affairs holds the original records. Andreas’ Historical Atlas of Dakota and other atlases and plat books from 1884 can be found in several collections across the state of North Dakota, including at the State Archives. A search of http://www.nd.gov/ may reveal lists of atlases and county plat books that are available.
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Interactive Map of North Dakota County Formation History
Old Antique Atlases & Maps of North Dakota
These are scanned from the original copies so you can see North Dakota and North Dakota counties as our ancestors saw them over a hundred years ago. Some North Dakota maps years (not all) have cities, railroads, P.O. locations, township outlines and other features useful to the avid genealogist in North Dakota.
- 1866 Dakota Territory – The territory is largely unsurveyed. Surveying has only been completed in a few townships right along the Missouri River. The map shows the treaty line of July 23, 1851.
- 1880 Territory of Dakota – Shows counties, Indian reservations, settlements, railroads, rivers, etc.
North Dakota Map Links
- North Dakota Digital Map Library (usgwarchives.net)
- North Dakota Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers (ancestry.com)
- North Dakota Maps – The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (lib.utexas.edu)
- U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 (ancestry.com)
- Historical Maps of North Dakota (alabamamaps.ua.edu)
- American Memory Map Collection: 1500-2004 (memory.loc.gov)
- North Dakota Maps Description (ancestry.com) from Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
- North Dakota USGenWeb Archives Digital Map Library (usgwarchives.net)
- North Dakota Map Books (amazon.com)