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  • Day County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark County, 1879.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1880
    County Seat:  Webster, South Dakota

    County history - Day County is named in honor of Merrit H. Day, territorial legislator.

    Day Courthouse
    GHLL Day County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Day County AHGP & ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Day County, SD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/SDGenWeb site - Day County Archives
    7. US/SDGenWeb - Day County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Day County Register of Deeds, 710 West First Street, Webster, SD 57274.
               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):
             Marshall County (north), Roberts County (east), Grant County (southeast),
             Codington County (southeast), Clark County (south), Spink County
             (southwest), Brown County (west).



  • Deuel County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Brookings County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1862
    County Seat:  Clear Lake, South Dakota

    County history - Deuel County is named in honor of Jacob S. Deuel, pioneer legislator.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Deuel County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Deuel County Vital Records - Deuel County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 307, Clear Lake, SD 57226.
               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.


  • Hamlin County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Deuel County in 1872.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Hayti, South Dakota

    County history - Hamlin County is named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, President Lincoln's first vice-president.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hamlin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hamlin County Vital Records - Hamlin County Register of Deeds, PO Box 56, Hayti, SD 57241.
               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. 1930 Census (T) - Lake Norden City (3 files).


  • Hand County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Miller, South Dakota

    County history - Hand County is named in honor of George H. Hand, territorial official, originally from Akron, Ohio.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Hand County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Hand County Vital Records - Hand County Register of Deeds, 415 West First Avenue, Miller, SD 57362-1346.
               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.


  • Hanson County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Buffalo and Deuel Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  Alexandria, South Dakota

    County history - Hanson County is named in honor of Joseph R. Hanson.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hanson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hanson County Vital Records - Hanson County Register of Deeds, address, PO Box 500, Alexandria, SD 57311.
               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.


  • Hughes County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  May 7, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Buffalo County in 1873.
    Established:  20-Nov-1880
    County Seat:  Pierre, South Dakota

    County history - Hughes County is named in honor of named for Alexander Hughes of Elk Point. Born in Ontario, Canada in September of 1846, Hughes was raised in Columbia County, Wisconsin. When the Civil War erupted, he enlisted at the age of 14, serving with his two brothers in Company B, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry, assigned to the Army of the Potomac, where he was gravely wounded. Eventually moving to Elk Point, Dakota Territory in 1871 to practice law. Within a year Alexander Hughes had been elected to the upper house of the Territorial Legislature, even serving as the President of the Council in 1872.

    Hughes Courthouse

    Capitol history - The building was constructed between 1905 and 1910.
             According to legend, 66 Italian artists were involved with the laying of the Terrazzo flooring throughout the Capitol. Most artists like to leave their signature on their art work, however, it was decided that rather than allowing 66 people to sign their name somewhere in the Capitol, each artist was given a special blue stone that would be called their signature stone.
             Only 55 of the 66 blue stones have been found. Perhaps some were laid where walls, doors, or carpeting cover them. Stones like the one shown here can be found throughout the Capitol.
    — courtesy South Dakota State Capitol web site.


    South Dakota State Capitol

    GHLL Hughes County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hughes County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hughes County, SD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pierre - Fort Pierre Genealogical Society / Pierre, SD)
    6. US/SDGenWeb site - Hughes County Archives
    7. US/SDGenWeb - Hughes County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hughes County Register of Deeds, 104 East Capital Avene, Pierre, SD 57001-2563
               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):
             Sully County (north), Hyde County (east, Lyman County (south and
             southeast, Stanley County (south and west).



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