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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County'''
| county = Grant County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/grant/ Grant Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = SD-grant.png
 
| state = South Dakota
 
| state_map = South_Dakota.png
 
| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = January 8
 
| seat wl = Milbank
 
}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Grant_County,_South_Dakota|Grant County]]''  
 
  
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Guide to '''Grant 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=  January 8,  1873
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|county seat=  Milbank
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|parent county= [[Deuel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Deuel]], and [[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= Codington
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|county2= Day
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|county3= Deuel
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|county4= Roberts
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|county5= Big Stone (MN)
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|county6= Lac qui Parle (MN)<center>[[Grant 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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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: SouthDakotaGrantCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-grant.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/grant/ Grant Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
  
<br>
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Grant.htm Grant County Courthouse]<br>210 E 5th Ave; PO Box 509<br>Milbank, SD 57252-2433<br>Phone: 605.432.5482 <br><br>Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, marriage records from 1890, divorce, probate, and court records from 1897 and newspapers from 1880; <br>Register of Deeds has land records <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Grant County, South Dakota, p.624</ref>
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=== Grant County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1881''' Courthouse was destroyed by fire.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Grant}}
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'''8 January 1873:''' Grant County was created from [[Deuel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Deuel]], and [[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson]] Counties. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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'''17 June 1878:''' Government functions began after months of inactivity, after a petition to the Governor asking for the organization. Seat was at Inkpa City.<br>
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'''1881:''' County seat was moved to Milbank after November 1881 election, the case was appealed to court. Milbank won over 2 other towns.<br>
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'''County seat:''' Milbank<br>
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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>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 4 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Grant}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Stone_City,_South_Dakota Big Stone City]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milbank,_South_Dakota Milbank]</div>
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| cities-col3=
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| towns-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albee,_South_Dakota Albee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Bolt,_South_Dakota La Bolt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin,_South_Dakota Marvin]</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revillo,_South_Dakota Revillo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm,_South_Dakota Stockholm]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strandburg,_South_Dakota Strandburg]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Brooks,_South_Dakota Twin Brooks]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy,_South_Dakota Troy]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=
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| census-col2=
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| census-col3=
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| townships-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Township,_Grant_County,_South_Dakota Adams]
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*Alban
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*Big Stone
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*Blooming Valley
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*Farmington
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*Georgia</div>
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*Grant Center
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*Kilborn
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*Lura
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*Madison
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*Mazeppa
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*Melrose</div>
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*Osceola
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*Stockholm
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*Troy
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*Twin Brooks
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*Vernon</div>
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}}
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Grant}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Grant}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Grant}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
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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 Grant 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=2383&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/grant/ SDGenWeb]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/grant.htm SDInterment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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|362141|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+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&CScnty=2383 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=Grant&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>
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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/Grant_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |3010
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|1890 |6814
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|1900 |9103
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|1910 |10303
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|1920 |10880
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|1930 |10729
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|1940 |10552
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|1950 |10233
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|1960 |9913
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|1970 |9005 
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|1980 |9013 
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|1990 |8372 
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|2000 |7847
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|2010 |7356
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}}
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{{SD Census Intro|Grant}}
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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] ($)
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*1895 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6120 South Dakota, State Census, 1895] at [http://Ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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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]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Grant}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Grant}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Grant}}
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Grant.htm Grant County Courthouse]<br>210 E 5th Ave; PO Box 509<br>Milbank, SD 57252-2433<br>Phone: 605.432.5482&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1890, divorce, probate, and <br>court records from 1897 and newspapers from 1880; <br>Register of Deeds has land records <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Grant County, South Dakota, p.624</ref>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
<br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
=== Quick Facts ===
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Grant}}
  
'''8 January 1873:''' Grant County was created from [[Deuel County, South Dakota|Deuel]], and [[Hanson County, South Dakota|Hanson]] Counties. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
  
'''17 June 1878:''' Government functions began after months of inactivity, after a petition to the Governor asking for the organization. Seat was at Inkpa City.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Grant}}
  
'''1881:''' County seat was moved to Milbank after November 1881 election, the case was appealed to court. Milbank won over 2 other towns.
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{{SD Land}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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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
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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
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Grant}}
  
{{Grant County, South Dakota}}  
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
== Resources  ==
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*''100 years in Grant County, South Dakota 1878-1978.'' 1979. By Grant County Historical Society. South Dakota : Grant County Historical Society (South Dakota). Online at: ; {{WorldCat|6088059|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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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
  
=== Census  ===
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=== Migration ===
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{{SD Migration Intro}}
  
==== Federal  ====
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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]].
  
==== State  ====
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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
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925''' <br>Unique information may include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Grant}}
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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.
  
:'''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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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Grant}}
  
:'''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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*'''1861-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|2239227|South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
:'''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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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Grant}}
  
:'''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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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
  
:'''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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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Grant}}
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Grant}}
  
=== Court Records ===
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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 '''$'''
  
=== History  ===
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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
  
=== Land  ===
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Grant}}
  
=== Maps  ===
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Grant}}
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Grant}}
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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{{{1}}}
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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 ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Grant}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}} — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
  
=== Probate  ===
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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=== Libraries ===
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{{SD Libraries Intro|Grant}}
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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'''Grant County Library'''<br>207 East Park Ave<br>Milbank, SD <br>[http://www.grantcountylibrary.com/ Website]
  
*[http://www.grantcountylibrary.com/ Grant County Library] <br>207 East Park Ave<br>Milbank, SD
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=== Museums ===
*[http://www.grantcountysdhistory.com/ Grant County History Society] <br>Third Avenue and Third Street<br>PO Box 201<br>Milbank, SD 57252<br>Email Contact on site
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Grant County History Society'''<br>211 S. 3rd St<br>PO Box 201<br>Milbank, SD 57252<br>Telephone: 605-432-2351<br>[http://www.http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/grant.aspx Website] <br>
  
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Latest revision as of 17:18, 1 December 2016

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Guide to Grant 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: Milbank
Organized: January 8, 1873
Parent County(s): Deuel, and Hanson [1]
Neighboring Counties
Codington  • Day  • Deuel  • Roberts  • Big Stone (MN)  • Lac qui Parle (MN)
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
210 E 5th Ave; PO Box 509
Milbank, SD 57252-2433
Phone: 605.432.5482

Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, marriage records from 1890, divorce, probate, and court records from 1897 and newspapers from 1880;
Register of Deeds has land records [2]

Grant County, South Dakota Record Dates

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

Record Loss

1881 Courthouse was destroyed by fire.

Boundary Changes

8 January 1873: Grant County was created from Deuel, and Hanson Counties. [1]
17 June 1878: Government functions began after months of inactivity, after a petition to the Governor asking for the organization. Seat was at Inkpa City.
1881: County seat was moved to Milbank after November 1881 election, the case was appealed to court. Milbank won over 2 other towns.
County seat: Milbank

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[3]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Townships
  • Adams
  • Alban
  • Big Stone
  • Blooming Valley
  • Farmington
  • Georgia
  • Grant Center
  • Kilborn
  • Lura
  • Madison
  • Mazeppa
  • Melrose
  • Osceola
  • Stockholm
  • Troy
  • Twin Brooks
  • Vernon


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Grant 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.  %±
1880 3,010
1890 6,814 126.4%
1900 9,103 33.6%
1910 10,303 13.2%
1920 10,880 5.6%
1930 10,729 −1.4%
1940 10,552 −1.6%
1950 10,233 −3.0%
1960 9,913 −3.1%
1970 9,005 −9.2%
1980 9,013 0.1%
1990 8,372 −7.1%
2000 7,847 −6.3%
2010 7,356 −6.3%
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 Grant 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.

  • 100 years in Grant County, South Dakota 1878-1978. 1979. By Grant County Historical Society. South Dakota : Grant County Historical Society (South Dakota). Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

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 Grant 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, Grant 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

Grant County Library
207 East Park Ave
Milbank, SD
Website

Museums

Societies

Grant County History Society
211 S. 3rd St
PO Box 201
Milbank, SD 57252
Telephone: 605-432-2351
Website

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)Grant County, South Dakota, p.624
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 4 November 2016.