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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Clark County'''
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://itctel.com/sdclark/ Clark Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = South Dakota
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| founded year = 1873
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| founded date = January 8
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}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Clark_County,_South_Dakota|Clark County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Clark County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.clarksd.com/countygovernment.htm Clark County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 294<br>Clark, SD 57225<br>Phone: 605.532.5363&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1884, <br>birth and death records from 1905, burial records from 1941, <br>military discharge from 1919 and land records; Clerk Courts <br>has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Clark County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>
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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
*'''1873--'''Clark County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Hanson County, South Dakota|Hanson ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Clark <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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[http://www.clarksd.com/countygovernment.htm Clark County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 294<br>Clark, SD 57225<br>Phone: 605.532.5363 <br><br>Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1884, birth and death records from 1905, burial records from 1941, military discharge from 1919 and land records; <br>
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Clerk of Courts has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Clark County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Clark County, South Dakota Record Dates ===
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| width="84%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |1883
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| width="12%" align="center" |
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| width="12%" align="center" |1881
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| width="12%" align="center" |1882
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| width="12%" align="center" |1880
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Clark}}
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*'''1873--'''Clark County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson ]]County.<br>
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'''County seat:''' Clark <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Clark}}
  
*[[Beadle County, South Dakota|Beadle]]
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*[[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]]
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*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]
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*[[Hamlin County, South Dakota|Hamlin]]
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* Bradley
*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota|Kingsbury]]
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* Carlton (historical)
*[[Spink County, South Dakota|Spink]]
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* Carpenter
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* Clark
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* Collins Colony
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* Crocker
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* Elrod
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* Fordham Colony
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* Frisby (historical)
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* Garden City
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* Gros (historical)
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* Hillcrest Colony
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* Julian (historical)
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* Keefton (historical)
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* Lily (historical)
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* Mayfield Colony
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* Melham
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* Merton (historical)
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* Naples
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* Pitrodie (historical)
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* Raymond
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* Silver Lake Colony
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* Success (historical)
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* Vienna
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* Willow Lake
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|}
  
== Resources ==
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<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organizedJanuary 8,  1873
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|county seat=  Clark
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|parent county= [[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson ]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|variant spellings=
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|county1= [[Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy|Beadle]]
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|county2= [[Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Codington]]
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|county3= [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]]
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|county4= [[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hamlin]]
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|county5= [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury]]
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|county6= [[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink]]</br><center>[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county9=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: SouthDakotaClarkCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-clark.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://itctel.com/sdclark/ Clark Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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|} <!-- end of table at top -->
  
==== Census  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{SD Historical Timeline Intro|Clark}}
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Clark}}
  
'''&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/1476041FamilySearch Record Search]
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Clark}}
  
'''&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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Clark}}
  
'''&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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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Clark}}
  
'''&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/1747589 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clark County, South Dakota''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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&nbsp;
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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&nbsp;
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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&nbsp;
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[South Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{SD Census Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Church ====
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'''1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945 censuses''' may include unique information: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service
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:*'''1905''' — {{RecordSearch|1477737|South Dakota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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:*'''1915''' — {{RecordSearch|1476041|South Dakota State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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:*'''1925''' — {{RecordSearch|1476077|South Dakota State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<br>
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:*'''1935''' — {{RecordSearch|1614831|South Dakota State Census, 1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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:*'''1945''' — {{RecordSearch|1747589|South Dakota State Census, 1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Land  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Clark County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Clark}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Clark}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{SD Land}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Clark}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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{{SD History Intro}}
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Clark County, South Dakota] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
[[Category:Clark_County,_South_Dakota]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{SD Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{SD Military Intro}}
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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
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{SD Naturalization Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Clark}}
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Clark}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Clark}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Clark}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Clark}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Clark}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Clark}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Clark}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Clark}}
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Clark}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Clark}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Clark}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{SD Libraries Intro|Clark}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Clark}}
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'''Clark County Historical Society'''<br>208 N Idaho<br>Clark, SD 57225<br>Phone:(605) 532-3769<br>[http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/clark.aspx Website]<br><Br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Clark}}
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|South Dakota Clark|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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== Research Guides ==
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{{SD Research Guides Intro}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
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[[Category:Clark_County,_South_Dakota]][[Category:South Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 20:56, 25 August 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Clark County

Guide to Clark County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse
PO Box 294
Clark, SD 57225
Phone: 605.532.5363

Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1884, birth and death records from 1905, burial records from 1941, military discharge from 1919 and land records;
Clerk of Courts has divorce, probate and court records[1]

Clark County, South Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1883 1881 1882 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1873--Clark County was created 8 January 1873 from Hanson County.

County seat: Clark [2]

Populated Places

  • Bradley
  • Carlton (historical)
  • Carpenter
  • Clark
  • Collins Colony
  • Crocker
  • Elrod
  • Fordham Colony
  • Frisby (historical)
  • Garden City
  • Gros (historical)
  • Hillcrest Colony
  • Julian (historical)
  • Keefton (historical)
  • Lily (historical)
  • Mayfield Colony
  • Melham
  • Merton (historical)
  • Naples
  • Pitrodie (historical)
  • Raymond
  • Silver Lake Colony
  • Success (historical)
  • Vienna
  • Willow Lake


{{{link}}}
County Facts
Organized: January 8, 1873
County seat: Clark
Parent County(s): Hanson [2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Beadle  • Codington  • Day  • Hamlin  • Kingsbury  • Spink
See County Maps
Courthouse
SouthDakotaClarkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
SD-clark.png
Adoption
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History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Clark County, South Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online

 

Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)

 

List of Cemeteries in the County

 

See South Dakota Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945 censuses may include unique information: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service

Church Records

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.

Lutheran

  • Records of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Clark County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Clark 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 and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

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, Clark then click Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Clark County Historical Society
208 N Idaho
Clark, SD 57225
Phone:(605) 532-3769
Website


Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Clark County, South Dakota, p.623
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).