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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Fall River County'''
| county = Fall River County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/fallriver/ Fall River Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = SD-fall-river.png
 
| state = South Dakota
 
| state_map = South_Dakota.png
 
| founded year = 1883
 
| founded date = April 3
 
| seat wl = Hot Springs
 
}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota|Fall River County]]''  
 
  
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Guide to '''Fall River County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  April 3,  1883
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|county seat=  Hot Springs
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|parent county= [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]] <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= [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county2= [[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dawes (NE)]]
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|county3= [[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy|Niobrara (WY)]]
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|county4= [[Shannon County, South Dakota Genealogy|Shannon]]
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|county5= [[Sioux County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sioux (NE)]]</br><center>[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Fall River County Courthouse, Hot Springs, South Dakota.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-fall-river.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/fallriver/ Fall River Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://fallriver.sdcounties.org/ Fall River County Courthouse]<br>906 N River Street<br>Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387<br>Phone: 605.745.5132&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1883, <br>birth and death records from 1905 and marriage<br>records; Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court<br>and probate records from&nbsp;<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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[http://fallriver.sdcounties.org/ Fall River County Courthouse]<br>906 N River Street<br>Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387<br>Phone: 605.745.5132 <br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1883, birth and death records from 1905 and marriage records; <br>Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court and probate records from <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624</ref>
  
'''1883--'''Fall River County was created 3 April 1883 from [[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Hot Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Fall River County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Fall River}}
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''1883--''Fall River County was created 3 April 1883 from [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]] County. <br>
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''County seat:'' Hot Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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<table><tr><td>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/southdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for South Dakota Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm South Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<td><tr><table>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fall River County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 3 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Fall River}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgemont,_South_Dakota Edgemont]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs,_South_Dakota Hot Springs]</div>
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| cities-col3=
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oelrichs,_South_Dakota Oelrichs]</div>
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| towns-col3=
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| villages-col3=
  
*[[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer]]  
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*[[Dawes County, Nebraska|Dawes County, Nebraska]]
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara County, Wyoming]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maverick_Junction,_South_Dakota Maverick Junction]
*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral,_South_Dakota Oral]</div>
*[[Sioux County, Nebraska|Sioux County, Nebraska]]
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumford,_South_Dakota Rumford]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithwick,_South_Dakota Smithwick]</div>
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_Township,_Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota Argentine]</div>
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| townships-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provo_Township,_Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota Provo]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robins_Township,_Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota Robins]</div>
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*Northeast Fall River</div>
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*Southwest Fall River</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardmore,_South_Dakota Ardmore]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdock,_South_Dakota Burdock]</div>
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}}
  
==== Census  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Fall River}}
  
'''&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/1477737FamilySearch Record Search]
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Fall River}}
  
'''&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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Fall River}}
  
'''&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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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Fall River}}
  
'''&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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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Fall River 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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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=44&GScnty=2381&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/fallriver/ SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/fall_riv/fall-r.html SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/southdakota/sdakota.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=23 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/fall_river.htm SDInterment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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|-
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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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* {{FHL|362143|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fall+River+South+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=44&CScnty=2381 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=South%20Dakota&county=Fall%20River&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[South Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
  
'''&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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==== Church  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |4478
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|1900 |3541
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|1910 |7763
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|1920 |6985
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|1930 |8741
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|1940 |8089
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|1950 |10439
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|1960 |10688
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|1970 |7505
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|1980 |8439 
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|1990 |7353 
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|2000 |7453
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|2010 |7094
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}}
  
==== Court  ====
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{{SD Census Intro|Fall River}}
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====State Census Records====
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*1885 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6247 South Dakota, Territorial Census, 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*1895 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6120 South Dakota, State Census, 1895] at [http://Ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Land  ====
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====Federal Census Records====
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Federal Censuses were taken for South Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[South Dakota Census]].
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== 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|Fall River}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Fall River}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Fall River}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{SD Land}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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''Online Land Records''
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Fall+River|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
== References  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Fall River}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}  
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
[[Category:Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota]]
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*''Glimpses into Edgemont's past : a recording of early-day events about Edgemont, South Dakota.'' 1961. By Gilbert B. Taylor. Lusk, Wyoming : Lusk Herald. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|5226260|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''In the shadow of the Butte : a history of Oelrichs and surrounding area.'' 1984. Oelrichs, South Dakota : Oelrichs Historical Society. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|10933968|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Pioneering on the Cheyenne River : the stories of pioneers and early settlers in northern Niobrara County, Wyoming, southern Weston County, Wyoming, western Fall River County, South Dakota.'' 2014. By Sylvie Hogg Marchant. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|4567986}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/southdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of South Dakota] - shows boundary changes for South Dakota Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/South+Dakota/ Historical Maps and Atlases of South Dakota] - maps and atlases of 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 [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239227 South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941] at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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''Civil War''
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*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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''World War I''
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*'''1917 - 1918''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31404 Roster of the men and women who served in the army or naval service (including the Marine Corps) of the United States or its allies from the state of North Dakota in the World War, 1917-1918, Vols. 1-4] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{SD Naturalization Intro}}
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*1904 - 1928 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61209 South Dakota, Federal Naturalization Records, 1904-1928] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*1865 - 1972 {{RecordSearch|2078640|South Dakota County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/FirstPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:First Papers] — index
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/SecondPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:Second Papers] — index
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-south-dakota.html Name Index to Naturalization Records from Dakota Territory and South Dakota] at National Archives, Kansas City — index
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Fall River}}
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'' South Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/south-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/south-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some South Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''South Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Fall+River}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Fall River}}
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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|Fall River}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Fall River}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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*1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Fall River}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Fall River}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Fall River}}
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*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  — index
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*1856 - 1950  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]  — index ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Fall River}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}}  — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Fall River}}
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*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Fall River}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Fall River}}
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=== Archives ===
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Latest revision as of 22:58, 6 December 2016

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

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County Facts
County seat: Hot Springs
Organized: April 3, 1883
Parent County(s): Custer [1]
Neighboring Counties
Custer  • Dawes (NE)  • Niobrara (WY)  • Shannon  • Sioux (NE)
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Fall River County Courthouse
906 N River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387
Phone: 605.745.5132

Register of Deeds has land records from 1883, birth and death records from 1905 and marriage records;
Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court and probate records from [2]

Fall River County, South Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

1883--Fall River County was created 3 April 1883 from Custer County.
County seat: Hot Springs [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[3]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Townships
Unorganized territories
  • Northeast Fall River
  • Southwest Fall River
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fall River 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 4,478
1900 3,541 −20.9%
1910 7,763 119.2%
1920 6,985 −10.0%
1930 8,741 25.1%
1940 8,089 −7.5%
1950 10,439 29.1%
1960 10,688 2.4%
1970 7,505 −29.8%
1980 8,439 12.4%
1990 7,353 −12.9%
2000 7,453 1.4%
2010 7,094 −4.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for South Dakota starting in 1910. For links to Federal census indexes, see South Dakota Census.

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.

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fall River 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.

  • Glimpses into Edgemont's past : a recording of early-day events about Edgemont, South Dakota. 1961. By Gilbert B. Taylor. Lusk, Wyoming : Lusk Herald. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • In the shadow of the Butte : a history of Oelrichs and surrounding area. 1984. Oelrichs, South Dakota : Oelrichs Historical Society. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Pioneering on the Cheyenne River : the stories of pioneers and early settlers in northern Niobrara County, Wyoming, southern Weston County, Wyoming, western Fall River County, South Dakota. 2014. By Sylvie Hogg Marchant. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

South Dakota Newspapers Online

South Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Fall River 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, Fall River 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

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Fall River County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 3 November 2016.