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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Harding County'''
| county = Harding County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdhardin/ Harding Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = SD-harding.png
 
| state = South Dakota
 
| state_map = South_Dakota.png
 
| founded year = 1881
 
| founded date = March 5
 
| seat wl = Buffalo
 
}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Harding_County,_South_Dakota|Harding County]]''  
 
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Harding 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=  March 5,  1881
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|county seat=  Buffalo
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|parent county= unorganized territoy<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= [[Adams County, North Dakota Genealogy|Adams (ND)]]
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|county2= [[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Bowman (ND)]]
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|county3= [[Butte County, South Dakota Genealogy|Butte]]
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|county4= [[Carter County, Montana Genealogy|Carter (MT)]]
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|county5= [[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon (MT)]]
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|county6= [[Perkins County, South Dakota Genealogy|Perkins]]</br><center>[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Harding County Courthouse, Buffalo, South Dakota.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-harding.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdhardin/ Harding Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Harding.htm Harding County Courthouse] <br>901 Ramsland Street<br>Buffalo, SD 57720<br>Phone: 605.375.3351&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial and land records from 1909; <br>County&nbsp;Treasurer has marriage records from 1909; Clerk Court has <br>divorce, proabte, court and school census records from 1909<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Harding County, South Dakota, p.625</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Harding}}
  
'''1881--'''Harding County was created 5 March 1881 from unorganized territoy. <br>'''County seat:''' Buffalo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Harding.htm Harding County Courthouse] <br>901 Ramsland Street<br>Buffalo, SD 57720<br>Phone: 605.375.3351 <br><br>'''''Register of Deeds''''' has birth, death, burial and land records from 1909;<br>
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'''''County Treasurer''''' has marriage records from 1909;<br>  
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'''''Clerk Court''''' has divorce, probate, court and school census records from 1909<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Harding County, South Dakota, p.625</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Harding 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" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Harding}}
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'''1881--'''Harding County was created 5 March 1881 from unorganized territoy. <br>
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'''County seat:''' Buffalo <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>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harding County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harding_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 4 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Harding}}
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{{populated places
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo,_South_Dakota Buffalo]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Crook,_South_Dakota Camp Crook]</div>
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*[[Adams County, North Dakota|Adams County, North Dakota]]
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*[[Bowman County, North Dakota|Bowman County, North Dakota]]
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*[[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte]]
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*[[Carter County, Montana|Carter County, Montana]]
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*[[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon County, Montana]]
 
*[[Perkins County, South Dakota|Perkins]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow,_South_Dakota Ludlow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reva,_South_Dakota Reva]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph,_South_Dakota Ralph]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redig,_South_Dakota Redig]</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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'''&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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'''&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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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Harding}}
  
'''&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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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Harding}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Harding}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Harding}}
  
==== Land ====
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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 Harding 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=2389&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/harding/harding.html SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/harding.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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| 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=2389 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=Harding&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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==== Local Histories  ====
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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/Harding_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |4228
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|1920 |3953
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|1930 |3589
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|1940 |3010
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|1950 |2289
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|1960 |2371
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|1970 |1855 
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|1980 |1700 
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|1990 |1669 
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|2000 |1353
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|2010 |1255
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}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{SD Census Intro|Harding}}
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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] ($)
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*1895 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6120 South Dakota, State Census, 1895] at [http://Ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Military  ====
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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]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Harding}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Harding}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Harding}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Harding}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Harding}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Harding}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Harding|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{SD Land Intro|Harding}}
  
== References  ==
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{{SD Land}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
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''Online Land Records''
  
[[Category:Harding_County,_South_Dakota]]
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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|Harding}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
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*''Buffalo Commons memoirs.'' 1996. By Lawrence Brown. [Buffalo, South Dakota?] : L. Brown. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866412727|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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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 ($)
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*1865 - 1972 {{RecordSearch|2078640|South Dakota County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/FirstPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:First Papers] — index
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/SecondPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:Second Papers] — index
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-south-dakota.html Name Index to Naturalization Records from Dakota Territory and South Dakota] at National Archives, Kansas City — index
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Harding}}
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'' South Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/south-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/south-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some South Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''South Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Harding}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Harding}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Harding}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Harding}}
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''Online Records''
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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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|Harding}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Harding}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Harding}}
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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 ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Harding}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}}  — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Harding}}
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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|Harding}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Harding}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{SD Libraries Intro|Harding}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Harding}}
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'''Harding County Historical Society'''<br>11919 SD Hwy 79<br>Prairie City, SD 57649<br>Email: [mailto:bets_reva@hotmail.com bets_reva@hotmail.com]<br>[http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/harding.aspx Website]<br><br>
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'''Clear Lake Historical Society and Museum'''<br>PO Box 68<br>Clear Lake, SD  57226<br>Telephone: 605-874-2285<br>Email: [mailto:dksgbend@itctel.com dksgbend@itctel.com]<br>[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/forms/SHRAB/guide2002columns.pdf#page=4 Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Harding}}
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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 Harding|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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== Research Guides ==
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{{SD Research Guides Intro}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
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[[Category:Harding_County,_South_Dakota]][[Category:South Dakota_Counties]]

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Guide to Harding 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: Buffalo
Organized: March 5, 1881
Parent County(s): unorganized territoy[1]
Neighboring Counties
Adams (ND)  • Bowman (ND)  • Butte  • Carter (MT)  • Fallon (MT)  • Perkins
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Harding County Courthouse
901 Ramsland Street
Buffalo, SD 57720
Phone: 605.375.3351

Register of Deeds has birth, death, burial and land records from 1909;
County Treasurer has marriage records from 1909;
Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court and school census records from 1909[2]

Harding 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

1881--Harding County was created 5 March 1881 from unorganized territoy.
County seat: Buffalo [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[3]

Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Harding 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.  %±
1910 4,228
1920 3,953 −6.5%
1930 3,589 −9.2%
1940 3,010 −16.1%
1950 2,289 −24.0%
1960 2,371 3.6%
1970 1,855 −21.8%
1980 1,700 −8.4%
1990 1,669 −1.8%
2000 1,353 −18.9%
2010 1,255 −7.2%
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 Harding 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

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 Harding 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, Harding 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

Harding County Historical Society
11919 SD Hwy 79
Prairie City, SD 57649
Email: bets_reva@hotmail.com
Website

Clear Lake Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 68
Clear Lake, SD 57226
Telephone: 605-874-2285
Email: dksgbend@itctel.com
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)Harding County, South Dakota, p.625
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Harding County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harding_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 4 November 2016.