A side branch of my family headed to North Dakota seeking their fortune. Evidently, they had poor timing. One relative’s death certificate has in the place of an undertaker’s name, “Buried by family.” It is suspected that they were unable to pay for the service. Distant kin remain there, and we have exchanged genealogy information.
My toe in the water experience in North Dakota research encouraged me to add a historic law page for that state. It was not a grueling experience, because the North Dakota Legislative Branch was kind enough to put territorial and state session laws on their website.
Head over to my Historic North Dakota Statutes page to get links to session laws from Dakota Territory, 1862–1889, and North Dakota state session laws from 1889–present.