Barnes County Historical Society

315 Central Avenue N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282 (attn: Wes)
Hours: 10:00-4:00 Mon-Sat (year round)

Birth/Death/Naturalization Records

Birth records: 1893-1910, Death records: 1893-1910, Burial/Civil Court records: 1875-present
Clerk of the District Court: Barnes County
P.O. Box 774
Valley City, North Dakota 58072-0774
(701) 845-8512

Birth and death records after 1910 may be obtained from:

Division of Vital Records
State Dept. of Health
1st floor, Judicial Wing
Bismarck, ND 58505

Naturalization records for Barnes County can be obtained from:


State Historical Society of North Dakota
Archives and Research Library
North Dakota Heritage Center
612 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 224-2091

Note: Death index and obituaries searches can be done at the State Historical Society by sending a written request to the address above. Cost is $5 each. Three names per request.

North Dakota State Library
Liberty Memorial Building
Capitol Grounds
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 224-4622

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