Did you or your ancestors:
Live in North Dakota prior to Statehood
Prove Up a Homestead in ND
Survive the Dust Bowl of the Dirty Thirties
A Certificate will prove your claim!
A Pioneer Certificate is available to commemorate a person or their ancestor who lived in the portion of Dakota Territory which became North Dakota before 2 November 1889, the date statehood was attained.
RRVGS began the Homesteader Certificate to allow genealogists to commemorate their ancestor’s proved up Federal Homestead from any date in North Dakota.