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Jerauld 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.


Jerauld County, South Dakota
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Facts
Founded April 17, 1883
County Seat Wessington Springs
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Jerauld County Courthouse
205 S Wallace Street
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
Phone: 605.539.1221


Register of Deeds has birth, death, and burial
records from 1905, marriage records from 1890
and land records; Clerk Courts has probate records
from 1890, court records from 1889 and divorce
records from 1900; County Auditor has school
census records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1883--Jerauld County was created 17 April 1883 fromAurora and Buffalo Counties.
    County seat: Wessington Springs [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Solberg Lutheran Cemetery transcriptions listing the name, date of death and age.  The site also lists an index to the Jerauld County WPA records which list the names of deceased individuals and the cemetery where they are buried within the County. This was done in the 1930's and the 1940's and contains some errors.

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)Jerauld County, South Dakota, p.625
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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