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Lawrence 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.


Lawrence County, South Dakota
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Location in the state of South Dakota
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Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 11, 1875
County Seat Deadwood
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Lawrence County Courthouse
644 Main Street
Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone: 605.578.2040 

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1905
and death records from 1906; County Treasurer
has marriage records from 1887; Clerk Court has
divorce, probate, court, and land records from 1895;
City Auditor has burial records[1]

History

Parent County

1875--Lawrence County was created 11 January 1875 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Deadwood [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood BillionGraves

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)Lawrence 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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