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  • Aurora County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Brule, Cragin and Wetmore Counties on 22-Feb-1879.
    Established:  29-Aug-1881
    County Seat:  Plankinton, South Dakota

    County history - Aurora County is named in honor of Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn.

    Aurora Courthouse
    GHLL Aurora County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Aurora County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Aurora County, SD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Aurora County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 632
          Plankinton, SD 57368

    5. US/SDGenWeb site - Aurora County Archives
    6. US/SDGenWeb - Aurora County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Aurora County Register of Deeds, P. O. Box 397, Plankinton, SD 57368.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jerauld County (north), Sanborn County (northeast), Davison County
             (east), Douglas County (south), Charles Mix County (southwest), Brule
             County
    (west). Note:  green links are not active at this time.


        Genealogy Trails - Obituaries, Biographies, Marriage/Birth/Death/Burial records, County History data, etc..

                      enlarge

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Beadle County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  May 12, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Buchard, Clark, Kingsbury and Spink Counties on 01-Oct-1879.
    Established:  xx-JUL-1880
    County Seat:  Huron, South Dakota

    County history - Beadle County is named in honor of Brig. General William Henry Harrison Beadle, pioneer, scholar, educator, lawyer, legislator and soldier.

    Beadle Courthouse
    GHLL Beadle County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Beadle County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Beadle County, SD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/SDGenWeb site - Beadle County Archives
    7. US/SDGenWeb - Beadle County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Beadle County (Local Records)  |  Huron, SD (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Spink County (north), Clark County (northeast), Kingsbury County (east),
             Sanborn County (southeast), Jerauld County (southwest), Hand County
             (west).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


       Genealogy Trails - Beadle County Genealogy & History

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    Census Information Beadle County):
  • 1883 Census
  • 1890 Census
  • 1895 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Beadle county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Bon Homme County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Charles Mix County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1862
    County Seat:  Tyndall, South Dakota

    County history - Bon Homme County was possibly named by a French voyageur, exploring the Missouri River on an early expedition.

    Bon Homme Courthouse
    1. Bon Homme County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Bon Homme County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Bon Homme County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Bon Homme County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Bon Homme County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Bon Homme County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Bon Homme County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. County Vital Records - Bon Homme County Register of Deeds, 300 West 18th Avenue, PO Box 3, Tyndall, SD 57066-2299.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (T) - Dakota Territory (now South Dakota, Bon Homme County)


  • Brookings County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory.
    Established:  03-Jul-1871
    County Seat:  Brookings, South Dakota

    County history - Brookings County is named in honor of Wilmot Wood Brookings, a politician and pioneer Judge of southeastern South Dakota. The first county seat was located in Medary, SD for eight years from 1871-1879.

    Brookings Courthouse
    1. Brookings County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Brookings County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Brookings County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Brookings area Genealogical Society (Brookings, SD)
    4. Brookings County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Brookings County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Brookings County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Brookings County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Brookings County Register of Deeds, 314 Sixth Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006-2041.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.



  • Brown County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Beadle County.
    Established:  20-Jul-1880
    County Seat:  Aberdeen, South Dakota

    County history - Brown County is named in honor of Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879.

    Brown Courthouse
    1. Brown County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Brown County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Brown County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Brown County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Brown County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Brown County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Brown County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Brown County Register of Deeds, 25 Market St, Aberdeen, SD 57402-1307.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.


  • Buffalo County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Dakota Territory) in 1864.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  Gannvalley, South Dakota

    County history - Buffalo County is named for the massive herds of buffalo roaming the area, long before statehood. The county seat is named in honor of Herst Gann, an early Dakota Territory settler.

    Buffalo Courthouse
    1. Buffalo County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Buffalo County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Buffalo County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Buffalo County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Buffalo County - US/SDGenWeb site (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. Buffalo County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Buffalo County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Buffalo County Register of Deeds, PO Box 174 Gann Valley, SD 57341-0148.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (G) - pages 1-7 Fort Thompson


  • Butte County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Harding County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1883
    County Seat:  Belle Fourche, South Dakota

    County history - Butte County is named for the local geographical features, known as buttes.
             Belle Fourche, the county seat, is the site of the geographic center of the fifty United States. (Lebanon, Kansas claims the title for the 48 contiguous states.)

    Butte Courthouse
    1. Butte County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Butte County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Butte County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Butte County Historical Society (Belle Fourche, SD)
    4. Butte County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Butte County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    6. Butte County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    7. Vital Records - Butte County Register of Deeds, 839 5th Avenue, Belle Fourche, SD 57717.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.

    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tri-State Genealogical Society (Belle Fourche, SD)


  • Campbell County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Buffalo County, 1873.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1884
    County Seat:  (LeGrace until 1888) Mound City, South Dakota

    County history - Campbell County is named in honor of Norman B. Campbell, Dakota Territory legislator in 1873, son of General Charles T. Campbell.

    Campbell Courthouse
    1. Campbell County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Campbell County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Campbell County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Campbell County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Campbell County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Campbell County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Campbell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Campbell County Register of Deeds, PO Box 148, Mound City, SD 57646.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.

    9. Campbell County - Civil War Veterans (1885)

      Census Information:
    10. 1880 Census (I) and (T) - Campbell, Dakota Territory, Federal Census.


  • Custer County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian Lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1875
    County Seat:  Custer, South Dakota

    County history - Custer County is named in honor of General George Armstrong Custer.

    Custer Courthouse
    1. Custer County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Custer County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Custer County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Custer County Historical Society (Custer, SD)
    4. Custer County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Custer County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Custer County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Custer County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Custer County Register of Deeds, 420 SW Mount Rushmore Rd., Custer, SD 57730-1934.
               Note:  The law implementing South Dakota's Vital Records System took effect in July 1905. The Vital Records
               System, led by the Department of Health, has 64 local Registers of Deeds. In some instances however, County
               offices have records filed prior to 1905.


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