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Butte 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.


Butte County, South Dakota
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Founded May 6, 1883
County Seat Belle Fourche
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Butte County Courthouse
839 5th Avenue
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Phone: 605.892.2516 

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905,
burial records from 1930 and land records; County Treasurer
has marriage records from 1890; Clerk Court has divorce records
from 1890, probate records from 1884 and court records from 1892[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1883--Butte County was created 6 May 1883 from Lawrence and Mandan Counties.
    County seat: Belle Fourche [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945 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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Belle Fourche

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)Butte County, South Dakota, p.623
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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