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Welcome to the ND Heritage Center

State Archives


Every family tree has a history. Find your North Dakota roots in the State Archives. Homestead and census records, photographs, county histories, newspapers, and more will help you discover your story and make the voices of the past heard once again.

Located in the North Dakota Heritage Center, the State Archives preserves records of North Dakota government and makes them accessible to the public. It also makes available the collections of books, microfilm, newspapers, maps, photographs, manuscripts, and other two-dimensional historical materials to both staff and public through reference services and programs of preservation.

Genealogical resources at the State Archives are available in the Orin G. Libby Memorial Reading Room during regular business hours.


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except state holidays
Second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


North Dakota Heritage Center