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North Dakota and Minnesota Territory  Census Research

If your ancestors were living in (Pembina County) Minnesota Territory (1850); or Dakota Territory (1880, or 1885), chances are good that we will be able to find them for you. 

Pembina County, ND and Minnesota Territory

1850 US Census for Pembina County, MN Territory.

US Census Index for the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Pembina County, MN Territory.

US Census Index for Neche Township and Neche Village, Pembina Co, ND for 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1925

The 1880 Census Volumes Available through our Publications for Sale Tab

Barnes and Burleight County Census Books Available for Sale, but the Billings, Boreman, Emmons & Morton County Census Books are out of print at this time.

The 1885 Special Census

The federal government offered to reimburse half of the costs of a special interdecennial census to ant state or territory that agreed to accept the offer. Dakota Territory was one of the five territories or states that elected to participate. The special census was conducted in the summer of 1885.

Ordering Information $10 per Year for each Family Census

Please send us all known information on your ancestors, such as: Name of head of household, names of other family members, dates and places of birth for at least the head of household, and places of residence. In addition, if you have a prepared family group record, please enclose that as it may provide us with additional useful information. The more complete your information, the possibility of finding your ancestors will be increased.

If we are successful in finding your ancestor, you will receive a photocopy of the microfilmed census page. We will also notify you if we are unable to find your relatives.

The Red River Valley Genealogical Society fee for a search of each particular census year is $10 for each Family. Please send us your payment along with the above listed information by check, money order or through our PayPal account to

Census Record Request
Last Name (Head of Household)
First Name
Middle Name
Date of Birth MM/DD/YYYY
Place of Birth
Date of Death MM/DD/YYYY
Place of Death and/or Burial
Place of Residence
Living with:  Spouse, Children, Parents, etc.

Our mailing address is:

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284
Fargo, ND 58106
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