Grand Forks Room

The Grand Forks Room houses a special piece of the Grand Forks Library Collection. The collection contains the history of Grand Forks, historical information of several cities in the Red River Valley, and items that pertain to the state of North Dakota. Items in the Grand Forks Room are not available for check out, but may be accessed and used while in the library. Please ask a member of the Information Services team for access into the Grand Forks Room.

  1. Books
  2. Maps
  3. Records

Cemetery Books:

  • North Dakota Counties
  • Minnesota Counties

City & County Books:

  • North Dakota

City Directories:

  • Grand Forks City Directories (Microfiche 1882-1977, Hard Copy 1896-Present)

Reference Books:

  • Red Book
  • County Courthouse
  • Directory of Family Associations
  • The Librarian's Genealogy Notebook: A Guide to Resources
  • The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy
  • A Meeting of the Reds: East Grand Forks
  • A Saga of Two Cities 1881-1981: A History of Mayville-Portland & the Area of the May-Port School District of Traill & Steele
  • Hillsboro, North Dakota: The First Hundred Years
  • Hillsboro, 1881-2006: A Photo History
  • Compendium of History and Biography of Northern Minnesota
  • Tracing your Roots in North Dakota: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dakotas
  • The Sourcebook of County Court Records


  • Central High School
  • Red River High School
  • University of North Dakota