Steele County was created in 1883 from Griggs and Traill counties.
Birth records from 1870 to the present (incomplete before 1920) and death records from 1893 to the present (incomplete before 1920) can be obtained from the North Dakota Department of Health.
The Steele County Clerk District Court has birth records starting in 1894, death records from 1893 to 1896 and 1900 to 1901, court records starting in 1873, probate records starting in 1873, divorce records starting in 1886, and marriage records starting in 1883.
The Steele County Register of Deeds has land records starting in 1873.
Online indexes and images of some of the above records can be found by using the links on this site.