Those Places Thursday: the North Dakota Territorial Census Index

So you’ve traced your Luxembourg ancestor’s family to Canada – but how did they get there? Most Luxembourg families initially settled in the area of Dubuque, Iowa. To get to Canada, they would have had to cross the northern Midwest… In fact the most direct route to the homestead lands was through the Dakotas – often in the late 19th century.

How do you trace the families across the 1880 to 1900 gap? As it turns out, there were territorial census enumerations taken in 1885 – and the index is available online from the NDSU Regional Studies Institute. Find your family in the index, and you can order a copy for $5 via email.

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About Bryna O'Sullivan

A Connecticut-based professional genealogist, I love working with beginners of all backgrounds. I also do specialty research in Connecticut and Luxembourg-American genealogy.
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