Family Tree Magazine recognizes archives website in its top 75 list

For a third year in a row, Family Tree Magazine, has named the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies Archives website the best North Dakota website for doing genealogical and family history research in the state. In its article “Top 75 Websites of 2012” in the December issue it states “In selecting this year’s best state websites, we looked especially for databases (at least one per state) where you can search for your ancestors’ names. Some sites also have digital images of original records, and several of the sites regularly add new searchable documents.”

Its comment about the Institute website states “Search the statewide North Dakota Biography Index, 212,000 naturalization records, the 1885 Dakota Territory census for counties in present-day North Dakota and obituaries from the Fargo Forum newspaper, plus indexes to Cass County marriages, divorces and probate records from the 1870s to the 1940s.”

Read the entire article about the best genealogy sites for all 50 states at