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Lake County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Lake County, South Dakota
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Location in the state of South Dakota
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Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 8, 1873
County Seat Madison
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Lake County Courthouse
County Courthouse
200 E Center
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: 605.256.4876

Clerk Courts has birth and death records from 1905,
marriage records from 1874, burial records from 1941,
divorce and court records from 1881 and probate records
from 1884[1]

History

Parent County

1873--Lake County was created 8 January 1873 from Brookings, Hanson, and Minnehaha Counties.
County seat: Madison [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service

   1905 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1915 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1925 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1935 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1945 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Lake County, South Dakota, p.626
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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