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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington County]]''
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Guide to '''Codington County, South Dakota ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Codington_County,_South_Dakota|Codington County]]''
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
[http://www.codington.org/ Codington County Courthouse]<br>14 1st Ave SW<br>Watertown, SD 57201<br>Phone: 605.882.4850 -5095&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, death, burial, and divorce from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1900, probate records from 1893 <br>and court records from 1883<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Codrington County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>  
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[http://www.codington.org/ Codington County Courthouse]<br>  
  
<br><br>Website: http://www.sdjudicial.com/cc/ThirdCircuit/Codington.aspx
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Register of Deeds
  
Call or write the courthouse to request a long-distance research look-up.
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14 1st Ave SW<br>Watertown, SD 57201<br>Phone: 605.882.6278<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial, and divorce from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1900, probate records from 1893 <br>and court records from 1883<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Codrington County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>
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<br><br>Website: http://codington.org/register-of-deeds/
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All of the order forms are listed at the bottom of the webpage.
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Fill out the order form and mail it in with the required identification and payment.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1877--'''Codington County was created 15 February 1877 from [[Clark County, South Dakota|Clark]], [[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant]], and [[Hamlin County, South Dakota|Hamlin]] Counties, and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Watertown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1877--'''Codington County was created 15 February 1877 from [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]], [[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy|Grant]], and [[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hamlin]] Counties, and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Watertown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
 
==== Indian Reservation  ====
  
A portion of the [[Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation]] is in Codington County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]], [[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]], and [[Day County, South Dakota|Day]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] and [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] Counties in North Dakota.  
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A portion of the [[Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation]] is in Codington County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]], [[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts]], and [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]] and [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]] Counties in North Dakota.  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clark County, South Dakota|Clark]]  
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*[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]]  
*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]  
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*[[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]]  
*[[Deuel County, South Dakota|Deuel]]  
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*[[Deuel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Deuel]]  
*[[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Hamlin County, South Dakota|Hamlin]]
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*[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hamlin]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service  
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'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation Military Service  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1905''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1477737 FamilySearch Record Search]  
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'''1905''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1477737 FamilySearch Record Search]  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1915''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1476041 FamilySearch Record Search]  
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'''1915''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1476041 FamilySearch Record Search]  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1925 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1476077 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>  
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'''1925 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1476077 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1935 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614831 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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'''1935 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614831 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>  
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1945 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1747589 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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'''1945 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1747589 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{SD Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Grace Lutheran Church, Watertown'''
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:*Records of Grace Lutheran Church, Watertown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
 
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Codington}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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{{SD Probate Intro|Codington}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{SD Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Vital records were kept by the state beginning in 1905, and delayed registration of earlier births began c.1940's. &nbsp;Vital records from 1905 onwards (plus delayed registration births) can be requested from the state using forms available at&nbsp;http://doh.sd.gov/vitalrecords/order.aspx or can be requested from the county courthouse. &nbsp;Earlier vital records (excluding births registerd via delayed registration) need to be requested from the county.  
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Vital records were kept by the state beginning in 1905, and delayed registration of earlier births began c.1940's. &nbsp;Vital records from 1905 onwards (plus delayed registration births) can be requested from the state using forms available at;http://doh.sd.gov/vitalrecords/order.aspx or can be requested from the county courthouse. Earlier vital records (excluding births registerd via delayed registration) need to be requested from the county.  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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From their website: "For research requests and other business pertaining to the collections, contact Jaclyn Ludowese, the executive director at ludowese@cchsmuseum.org"  
 
From their website: "For research requests and other business pertaining to the collections, contact Jaclyn Ludowese, the executive director at ludowese@cchsmuseum.org"  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Watertown South Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Watertown South Dakota Family History Center]]
  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Codington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Codington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

Codington County Courthouse

Register of Deeds

14 1st Ave SW
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605.882.6278

Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial, and divorce from 1905,
marriage records from 1900, probate records from 1893
and court records from 1883[1]



Website: http://codington.org/register-of-deeds/

All of the order forms are listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Fill out the order form and mail it in with the required identification and payment.

History

Parent County

1877--Codington County was created 15 February 1877 from Clark, Grant, and Hamlin Counties, and unorganized territory.
County seat: Watertown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Watertown

South Shore

Germantown

Waverly

Florence

Henry

Grover

Kampeska

Kranzburg

Wallace

Indian Reservation

A portion of the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation is in Codington County. The remainder of the reservation is in Marshall, Roberts, and Day Counties in South Dakota and in Richland and Sargent Counties in North Dakota.

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

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about South Dakota denominations, view the South Dakota Church Records wiki page.

Lutheran

Grace Lutheran Church, Watertown

  • Records of Grace Lutheran Church, Watertown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[3]

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See South Dakota Land and Property for additional information about early South Dakota land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section South Dakota Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

In most counties in South Dakota, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for South Dakota, Codington then click Probate records.

Taxation

South Dakota tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

Vital records were kept by the state beginning in 1905, and delayed registration of earlier births began c.1940's.  Vital records from 1905 onwards (plus delayed registration births) can be requested from the state using forms available at;http://doh.sd.gov/vitalrecords/order.aspx or can be requested from the county courthouse. Earlier vital records (excluding births registerd via delayed registration) need to be requested from the county.

Societies and Libraries

Codington County Historical Society: http://www.cchsmuseum.org/

From their website: "For research requests and other business pertaining to the collections, contact Jaclyn Ludowese, the executive director at ludowese@cchsmuseum.org"

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Codrington County, South Dakota, p.623
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.

 

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