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  • Kingsbury County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Hanson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  De Smet, South Dakota

    County history - Kingsbury County is named in honor of George W. Kingsbury, editor of the local newspaper at the time, and T.A. Kingsbury of Yankton, SD.

    Kingsbury Courthouse
    GHLL Kingsbury County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Kingsbury County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
         Note:  The City of Arlington is in Kingsbury County, the Arlington Cemetery is in Brooking County (divided by US 81).
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kingsbury County, SD Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brookings Area Genealogical Society / Brookings, SD)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kingsbury County Genealogical Society / De Smet, SD)
    7. US/SDGenWeb site - Kingsbury County Archives
    8. US/SDGenWeb - Kingsbury County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Kingsbury County Register of Deeds, PO Box 146, De Smet, SD 57231.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamlin County (northeast), Brookings County (east), Lake County
             (southeast), Miner County (south), Beadle County (west), Clark County
             (northwest).

        Kingsbury County - Kingsbury County, South Dakota in the World War,
             including a number of photographs.

                      enlarge
          n2Genealogy.com - County Court, Probate, Land & Tax Records, County Census Records, County Birth Records, Marriage
                Records, Divorce Records and Death Records, County Cemeteries & Graveyards, County Church & Bible Records
          Newspapers, Libraries, and Museums - Kingsbury County, South Dakota
          Oldham Township - One of the strongest AM radio stations in Oldham, SD (KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; Pipestone, Minnesota;
                Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

    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.


  • Lake County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 21, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Brookings and Hanson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Madison, South Dakota

    County history - Lake County is named because of all of the lakes within the County.

    Lake Courthouse
    1. Lake County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Lake County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lake County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Lake County Historical Society
          221 NE 8th Street
          Madison, SD 57042-1639

    4. Lake County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Lake County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Lake County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lake County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lake County Vital Records - Lake County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 266, Madison, SD 57042.


  • Lawrence County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Unorganized territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1875
    County Seat:  Deadwood, South Dakota

    County history - Lawrence County is named in honor of "Colonel" John Lawrence who came to the county as first treasurer in 1877. Lawrence had previously served in the Dakota Territorial Legislature, as a Seargent at Arms for the United States House of Representatives, and a US Marshal for the Dakota territory. After retirement he continued to act as county road supervisor and as an election judge. The title "Colonel" was honorary, bestowed by the governor of the Dakota Territory.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lawrence County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lawrence County Vital Records - Lawrence County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 565, Deadwood, SD 57732.

    9. Lawrence County - 1950 Telephone Directory for Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish and Whitewood
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adams Museum, House & Cultural Center / Deadwood, SD)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Marker Blog for Lawrence County Historical Society / Deadwood, SD)


  • Lincoln County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Unorganized territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1867
    County Seat:  Canton, South Dakota

    County history - Lincoln County is named for Lincoln County, Maine.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lincoln County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lincoln County Vital Records - Lincoln County Register of Deeds, 104 N. Main Street Suite 130, SD 57013-1703.


  • Lyman County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized Territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Kennebec, South Dakota

    County history - Lyman County is named in honor of W.P. Lyman.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lyman County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lyman County Vital Records - Lyman County Register of Deeds, PO Box 98, Kennebec, SD 57544.

      Census Information:
    9. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Lyman & Buffalo Counties, Dakota Territory (ED89: 1 page and notes).


  • McCook County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hanson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Salem, South Dakota

    County history - McCook County is named in honor of Edwin McCook, former governor of the Dakota Territory and Civil War general.

    McCook Courthouse
    1. McCook County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. McCook County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. McCook County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          McCook County Historical Society & Museum
          44476 251St Street
          Salem, SD 57058-5609

    4. McCook County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. McCook County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. McCook County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McCook County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McCook County Vital Records - McCook County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 338, Salem, SD 57058.


  • Mellette County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 6, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lyman County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1909
    County Seat:  White River, South Dakota

    County history - Mellette County is named in honor of Arthur C. Mellette (1842-1896) who was the last Governor of the Dakota Territory and was the first Governor of the state of South Dakota.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Mellette County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Mellette County Vital Records - Mellette County Register of Deeds, PO Box 183, White River, SD 57579.

      Census Information:
    9. 1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Mellette County, South Dakota, ED 124 (42 pages)
    10. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Mellette County, South Dakota


  • Miner County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 26, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hanson County in 1873.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1880
    County Seat:  Howard, South Dakota

    County history - Miner County is named in honor of Captain Nelson Miner of Vermillion and Ephriam Miner of Yankton, both of whom were members of the Territorial Legislature in 1873.

    Miner Courthouse
    1. Miner County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Miner County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Miner County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Miner County Historical Society
          127 South Main Street
          Howard, SD 57349

    4. Miner County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Miner County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Miner County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Miner County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Miner County Vital Records - Miner County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 546, Howard, SD 57349.


  • Minnehaha County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of American Indian (Dakota Nation) Lands.
    Established:  05-Apr-1862
    County Seat:  Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    County history - Minnehaha County is possibly named from a Dakota Indian compound word Minne, water, rara, to laugh, Minnerara.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Minnehaha County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Minnehaha County Vital Records - Minnehaha County Register of Deeds, Administration Building, 1st Floor, 415 N. Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
               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) - 9 pages listed.


  • Moody County, South Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Brookings and Minnehaha Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Flandreau, South Dakota

    County history - Moody County is named in honor of Col. Gideon C. Moody, who was speaker of the house in the Territorial legislature of 1874-75.

    Moody Courthouse
    1. Moody County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Moody County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Moody County - Genealogical/Historical Society (History)
         Moody County Genealogical Society
         501 W. First Avenue
         Flandreau, SD 57028-1003

    4. Moody County - US/SDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Moody County - US/SDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Moody County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Moody County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Moody County Vital Records - Moody County Register of Deeds, 101 East Pipestone Avenue Suite C, Flandreau, SD 57028.
               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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