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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[South Dakota|South Dakota]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Brown_County,_South_Dakota|Brown County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Brown County''
  
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Guide to '''Brown 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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| county = Brown County
 
| county = Brown County
 
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| founded year = 1879
 
| founded year = 1879
 
| founded date = October 1
 
| founded date = October 1
| seat wl = Aberdeen
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=== County Information ===
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==== Brown County, South Dakota Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.brown.sd.us/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>101 1st Ave SE<br>Aberdeen, SD 57401-4203<br>Phone: 605.622.2266&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and&nbsp;<br>court records; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, South Dakota, p.622</ref>  
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[http://www.brown.sd.us/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>101 1st Ave SE<br>Aberdeen, SD 57401-4203<br>Phone: 605.622.2266 <br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and <br>court records; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brown County, South Dakota, p.622</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1879--'''Brown County was created 1 October 1879 from Mills, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, Stone, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, &nbsp;and[[Beadle County, South Dakota|Beadle]](old) Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Aberdeen <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1879--'''Brown County was created 1 October 1879 from Mills, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, Stone, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, and[[Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy|Beadle]](old) Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Aberdeen <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231193809015_742" />  
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*[[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231193809015_742" />  
*[[Dickey County, North Dakota|Dickey County, North&nbsp; Dakota]]  
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*[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey County, North Dakota]]  
*[[Edmunds County, South Dakota|Edmunds]]  
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*[[Edmunds County, South Dakota Genealogy|Edmunds]]  
*[[Faulk County, South Dakota|Faulk]]  
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*[[Faulk County, South Dakota Genealogy|Faulk]]  
*[[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[McPherson County, South Dakota|Mcpherson]]  
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*[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Mcpherson]]  
*[[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent County, North Dakota]]  
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*[[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent County, North Dakota]]  
*[[Spink County, South Dakota|Spink]]
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*[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service  
 
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; 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''' — {{RecordSearch|1477737|South Dakota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
'''&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''' — {{RecordSearch|1476041|South Dakota State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
'''&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''' — {{RecordSearch|1476077|South Dakota State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<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''' — {{RecordSearch|1614831|South Dakota State Census, 1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<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/1747589FamilySearch 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/1747589FamilySearch Record Search]<br>  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{SD Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{SD Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1861-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|2239227|South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Brown}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{SD Probate Intro|Brown}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{SD Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{SD Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Brown County Historical Society'''<br>Dacotah Prairie Museum<br>PO Box 395<br>Aberdeen, SD 57401<br>(605)626-7117<br>email:[mailto:dacotahprairiemuseum@gmail.com]<br>[http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/brown.aspx Website]<br><br>
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'''Frederick Area Historical Society'''<br>412 Main St. PO Box 523<br>Frederick, SD 57441-0523<br>[http://www.fredericksd.com/about Website]<br><br>
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'''Aberdeen Area Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 493<br>Aberdeen, SD 57402-0493<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdbrown/gensoc.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Alexander Mitchell Public Library'''<br>519 S. Kline Street<br>Aberdeen, SD 57401<br>605-626-7097<br>email:[mailto:ampl@sdln.net]<br>[http://www.aberdeen.sd.us/library Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Aberdeen South Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Aberdeen 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+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Brown|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Information


Brown County, South Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1880

County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
101 1st Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401-4203
Phone: 605.622.2266

Clerk Courts has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate and
court records; Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1879--Brown County was created 1 October 1879 from Mills, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, Stone, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, andBeadle(old) Counties.
County seat: Aberdeen [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service

1945 state census with images can be viewed free at 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

Local histories are available for Brown 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 Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

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, Brown then click Probate records.

Online 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.

Societies and Libraries

Brown County Historical Society
Dacotah Prairie Museum
PO Box 395
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605)626-7117
email:[1]
Website

Frederick Area Historical Society
412 Main St. PO Box 523
Frederick, SD 57441-0523
Website

Aberdeen Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 493
Aberdeen, SD 57402-0493
Website

Alexander Mitchell Public Library
519 S. Kline Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605-626-7097
email:[2]
Website

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 Center 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)Brown County, South Dakota, p.622
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).