Gregory County, South Dakota Genealogy

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Gregory County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Gregory County
Location in the state of South Dakota
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Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 8, 1862
County Seat Burke
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Gregory County Courthouse
PO Box 413
Burke, SD 57523
Phone: 605.775.2664 

Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1898, birth,
death, land and military discharge records from 1905
and burial records from 1941; Clerk Court has divorce, probate
and court records from 1899[1]

History

Parent County

1862--Gregory County was created 8 May 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Burke [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Various Gregory County Cemetery transcriptions listing names and dates of death.

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.

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

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)Gregory County, South Dakota, p.624
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).