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Guide to '''Hamlin 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= Hayti
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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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|county1= [[Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brookings]]
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|county2= [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]]
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|county3= [[Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Codington]]
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|county4= [[Deuel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Deuel]]
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|county5= [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury]]</br><center>[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/hamlin/ Hamlin Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Hamlin.htm Hamlin County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 237; <br>Hayti, SD 57241 <br>Phone: 605.783.3201&nbsp;
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It was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's first vice-president.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/31/2017</ref>
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It's county seat is Hayti. It was organized 1873.  It is located in the eastern area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/hamlin/ accessed 1/31/2017</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Hamlin}}
  
Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial records from <br>1905, land records, marriage records from 1879;<br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1885, <br>probate records from 1890, naturalization records from <br>1880, school census records from 1903 and school <br>records from 1890<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hamlin County, South Dakota, p.625</ref>
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Hamlin.htm Hamlin County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 237; <br>Hayti, SD 57241 <br>Phone: 605.783.3201
  
== History  ==
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Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial records from 1905, land records, marriage records from 1879;<br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1885, probate records from 1890, naturalization records from 1880, school census records from 1903 and school records from 1890<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hamlin County, South Dakota, p.625</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Hamlin 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" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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'''1873--'''Hamlin County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Deuel County, South Dakota|Deuel]] and [[Hanson County, South Dakota|Hanson]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Hayti <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Hamlin}}
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<table><tr><td>
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*'''Parent County:''' Hamlin County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Deuel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Deuel]] and [[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson]] Counties. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Hayti <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hamlin County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 4 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Hamlin}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryant,_South_Dakota Bryant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlewood,_South_Dakota Castlewood]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estelline,_South_Dakota Estelline]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Norden,_South_Dakota Lake Norden]</div>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayti,_South_Dakota Hayti]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel,_South_Dakota Hazel]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dempster,_South_Dakota Dempster]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas,_South_Dakota Thomas]</div>
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*[[Brookings County, South Dakota|Brookings]]
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*[[Clark County, South Dakota|Clark]]
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*[[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Poinsett_(CDP),_South_Dakota Lake Poinsett]</div>
*[[Deuel County, South Dakota|Deuel]]
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*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota|Kingsbury]]
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== Resources  ==
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*Brantford
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*Castlewood
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*Cleveland
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*Dempster
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*Dixon</div>
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*Estelline
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*Florence
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*Garfield
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*Hamlin
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*Hayti</div>
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*Norden
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*Opdahl
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*Oxford</div>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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'''&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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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Hamlin}}
  
'''&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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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Hamlin}}
  
'''&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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Hamlin}}
  
'''&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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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Hamlin}}
  
==== Church  ====
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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 Hamlin 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=44&GScnty=2386&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/hamlin/ SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/hamlin/hamlin.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=28 SD Gravestones]
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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|749259|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hamlin+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=2386 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=Hamlin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/applications/DT58Cemetery/ SD Cemetery Record Search]
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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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==== Court  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |693
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|1890 |4623
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|1900 |5945
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|1910 |7475
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|1920 |8054
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|1930 |8299
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|1940 |7562
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|1950 |7058
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|1960 |6303
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|1970 |5172 
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|1980 |5261 
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|1990 |4974 
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|2000 |5540
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|2010 |5903
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==== Land  ====
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{{SD Census Intro|Hamlin}}
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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] ($)
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*1895 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6120 South Dakota, State Census, 1895] at [http://Ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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]].
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Hamlin}}
  
==== Military  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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''Bryant''
  
==== Probate  ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Bryant, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Taxation  ====
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''Hamlin County''
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Hamlin County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Hamlin}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Hamlin}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Hamlin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Hamlin}}
  
== References ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Hamlin}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Hamlin}}
  
[[Category:Hamlin_County,_South_Dakota]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Hamlin}}
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{{SD Land}}
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''Online Land Records''
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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
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Hamlin}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
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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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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to South Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[South Dakota Military Records|South Dakota Military Records]].<br>
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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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*'''1885''' [http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/civilwar/default.aspx Civil War Veteran's 1885 Census in South Dakota] - Index only, Union and Confederate included<br>
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/sd/military/ww1/alpha.txt South Dakota WWI Honor Roll by SDGenWeb] - Alphabetical index; List by [http://files.usgwarchives.net/sd/military/ww1/county.txt County]<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/south-dakota.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for South Dakota] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[South 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|Hamlin}}
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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|Hamlin}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Hamlin}}
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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|Hamlin}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Hamlin}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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*1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Hamlin}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Hamlin}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Hamlin}}
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*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  — index{{{1}}}
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*1856 - 1950  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]  — index ($)
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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|Hamlin}}
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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 ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Hamlin}}
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*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Hamlin}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Hamlin}}
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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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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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{{SD Websites Intro|Hamlin}}
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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 Hamlin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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Latest revision as of 13:18, 6 April 2017

United States
South Dakota
Hamlin County

Guide to Hamlin 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: Hayti
Organized: January 8, 1873
Parent County(s): Deuel and Hanson [1]
Neighboring Counties
Brookings  • Clark  • Codington  • Deuel  • Kingsbury
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

It was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's first vice-president.[2] It's county seat is Hayti. It was organized 1873. It is located in the eastern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Hamlin County Courthouse
PO Box 237;
Hayti, SD 57241
Phone: 605.783.3201

Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial records from 1905, land records, marriage records from 1879;
Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1885, probate records from 1890, naturalization records from 1880, school census records from 1903 and school records from 1890[4]

Hamlin County, South Dakota Record Dates

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

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Brantford
  • Castlewood
  • Cleveland
  • Dempster
  • Dixon
  • Estelline
  • Florence
  • Garfield
  • Hamlin
  • Hayti
  • Norden
  • Opdahl
  • Oxford


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Hamlin 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 693
1890 4,623 567.1%
1900 5,945 28.6%
1910 7,475 25.7%
1920 8,054 7.7%
1930 8,299 3.0%
1940 7,562 −8.9%
1950 7,058 −6.7%
1960 6,303 −10.7%
1970 5,172 −17.9%
1980 5,261 1.7%
1990 4,974 −5.5%
2000 5,540 11.4%
2010 5,903 6.6%
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.

Lutheran

Bryant

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Bryant, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Hamlin County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Hamlin County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

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 Hamlin 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

Online Collections

These collections are unique to South Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and South Dakota Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see South Dakota Military Records.

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 Hamlin 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, Hamlin 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/31/2017
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/hamlin/ accessed 1/31/2017
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hamlin County, South Dakota, p.625
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Hamlin County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 4 November 2016.
  6. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.