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Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce

Vital Records data is provided in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Vital Records (NDDoH). All Vital Records data is maintained by the NDDoH. Any questions about the data should be directed to the NDDoH. Contact information and instructions on how to obtain copies of Vital Records data are located at

Birth Records: By state law, only birth records 125 years or older are included in the index

Death Records: By state law, does not include deaths that have occurred within the past year

Divorce Records

Marriage Records data comes from two different sources:

  • Marriage records prior to 1925 comes from data that exists at the North Dakota State Archives (SHSND)
  • Marriage records from 1925-present comes from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH)

The source is noted in the detail view for a record. If the source is SHSND, contact the State Archives. If the source is NDDoH, contact Vital Records.

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