Walsh County, North Dakota
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Getting Started

2901118_origMemory: Remember what you can.

  1. Begin by filling out a pedigree chart and family group sheets to use as a road map for your search. Start from memory. The goal will be to fill in all the blanks with accurate information that you have researched and documented.
  2. Take some time to remember and write down what you already know about your relatives and ancestors.

Home: Look for information in your own home

Look for information in:

  • Attic, basement, storage areas
  • Personal files, desk
  • Closets, book shelves, drawers

1529318_origTry to find:

  • Letters, diaries, journals
  • Certificates, legal documents
  • Heirlooms, Family Bibles
  • Obituaries, newspaper clippings
  • Photographs (check the backs for information)

Relatives: Interview your relatives.

  1. Interview your oldest relatives first
  2. Contact relatives ahead of time and asked them to make copies of important documents
  3. Record your visits (paper, audio, or video)
  4. Don’t make your relatives self-conscious
  5. Identify people in photographs or listed in documents
  6. Ask questions that will encourage relatives to share facts and stories
Events Calendar
  • Sun 7/9/2017: Fort Pembina Historical Society Geocaching Presentation
Become a Member
  • Be involved in conserving the past for future generations.
  • Share your love of genealogical research.
  • Join as a family and teach your children the importance of the past.
  • Get involved in community activities.
  • CLICK HERE to become a member!
Contact Us
Seeking Your Family History
The WCHS would like to create an online extension of the Walsh Heritage 4-volume biographies If you would like to add your Walsh County family to this publication...CLICK HERE!

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