RED RIVER VALLEY
The Red River Valley
Genealogical Society was formed in 1968. Our purpose is:
- To encourage the study of genealogy.
- To help others gather genealogical information.
- To establish a library of books and research
- To preserve and compile genealogical records.
- To encourage public officials in charge of
public records to preserve them and make them accessible.
- To publish such books and records.
The geographic area of coverage is the Red River
Valley of the North region of North Dakota and Minnesota. Please see
the map for a list of the counties we cover:
Benson Wells Eddy
Membership is open to any person interested in
genealogy. Dues are $15/year for individuals, $25/year for Family and
$50/year for businesses.
Benefits to members include free admittance to
the Library and over 5000 books, articles, family newsletters and
obituaries. A subscription to our newsletter and
free access to our searchable digital files.
Printable Membership Application
(This link will open a new window)
The RRVGS Library has grown extensively and
holdings exceed 5,000 resources. The Library is located at
Bonanzaville USA - 1351 W Main Ave, West Fargo ND. (701) 239-4129
Library is open to the public, but is owned and operated by
our Society without
the support of any tax dollars. We rely solely on our
donations, sale of our publications and the funds we receive through
the research we do for our
members and non-members to keep our doors open.
DONATING TO OUR LIBRARY FUND
Red River Valley Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization qualified to receive
donations that are deductible for federal income tax purposes.
May through October; Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 3:00pm.
November through April; Thursday 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Friday 11:00am to 3:00pm.
volunteers and occassionally; no
volunteers are available, so please call before coming to the library
the puclic, we do ask for
a free will offering, This helps
cover some of our operating expenses and the purchase or replacement of
new books and other publications.
is available, Free parking and WiFi service.
Click on list of holdings here.
RRVGS has conducted several records collection
- RRVGS collected headstone
inscriptions of 27 counties in North Dakota and
Minnesota and published them.
- RRVGS has collected regional funeral home
records, created indexes for them and published the indexes.
- RRVGS conducts a newspaper obituary clipping
project. We have clipped and preserved obituaries found in the Fargo
Forum since November 1975. Obituaries may be ordered. A fee is charged
for research and copy of orbitauries.
- RRVGS offers pioneer certificates to
descendants of qualified ancestors whose settlement in the North Dakota
portion of Dakota Territory on or before 2 November 1889 and which can
volunteers are currently digitizing for archival and research purposes
many of our cemetery records, newsletters, family histories, obituaries
and other loose-leaf publications. These searchable files are
available at the library for genealogical and historical research. This
material may be protected by copyright law under Title 17 U.S. Code
RRVGS has surveyed many of
the cemeteries of the Red River Valley of the North (Eastern ND and
Western MN). We have self-published cemetery books listing the relevant
data recorded on the grave markers. A complete listing
of our published books can be found by clicking on the
publications for sale
To view the name indexes available visit http://www.ndgenweb.org/table.htm
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2015 Red River Valley Genealogical Society.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization All Rights