Corson County, South Dakota Genealogy

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Corson 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.

Corson County, South Dakota
Map of South Dakota highlighting Corson County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Founded March 2, 1909
County Seat McIntosh
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County Courthouse

Corson County Courthouse
200 1st St East
McIntosh, SD 57641
Phone: 605.273.4201 

Register of Deeds has birth, death and land records from 1909;
County Treasurer has marriage records, Clerk Ccourt has
divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1909--Corson County was created 2 March 1909 from Boreman, Eliminated 2 Mar. 1090, Dewey, and Schnasse, Eliminated 1 Feb. 1911, Counties.
County seat: McIntosh [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Indian Reservation

A major portion of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is located in Corson County. The remainder of the reservation is in Sioux County, North Dakota.

Neighboring Counties




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 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.



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






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


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