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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Roberts County'''
| county = Roberts County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdrobert/ Roberts Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = SD-roberts.png
 
| state = South Dakota
 
| state_map = South_Dakota.png
 
| founded year = 1883
 
| founded date = March 8
 
| seat wl = Sisseton
 
}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota|South Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Roberts_County,_South_Dakota|Roberts County]]''  
 
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Roberts 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 8,  1883
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|county seat=  Sisseton
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|parent county= [[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy|Grant ]]and Sisseton/Indian Reserve<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= [[Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Stone (MN)]]
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|county2= [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]]
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|county3= [[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county4= [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]]
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|county5= [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland (ND)]]
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|county6= [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent (ND)]]
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|county7= [[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse (MN)]]</br><center>[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county8=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: SouthDakotaRobertsCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-roberts.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdrobert/ Roberts Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Information ==
  
[http://roberts.sdcounties.org/ Roberts County Courthouse]<br>411 2nd Ave East<br>Sisseton, SD 57262<br>Phone: 605.698.7152&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, death, burial, records from 1905, <br>marriage and divorce&nbsp;records from 1890, probaate and court<br>records from 1889; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Roberts County, South Dakota, p.627</ref>
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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Roberts}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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[http://roberts.sdcounties.org/ Roberts County Courthouse]<br>411 2nd Ave East<br>Sisseton, SD 57262<br>Phone: 605.698.7152 <br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, death, burial, records from 1905, marriage and divorce records from 1890, probate and court records from 1889; <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) Roberts County, South Dakota, p.627</ref>
  
'''1883--'''Roberts County was created 8 March 1883 from [[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant ]]County and Sisseton/Indian Reserve.<br>'''County seat:''' Sisseton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Roberts County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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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" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Roberts}}
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*'''1883--'''Roberts County was created 8 March 1883 from [[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy|Grant ]]County and Sisseton/Indian Reserve.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Sisseton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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<table><tr><td>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/southdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for South Dakota Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm South Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<td><tr><table>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Roberts County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberts_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 7 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Roberts}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisseton,_South_Dakota Sisseton]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmot,_South_Dakota Wilmot]</div>
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| cities-col3=
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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| towns-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_City,_South_Dakota Claire City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona,_South_Dakota Corona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Effington,_South_Dakota New Effington]</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortley,_South_Dakota Ortley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peever,_South_Dakota Peever]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosholt,_South_Dakota Rosholt]</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit,_South_Dakota Summit]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rock,_South_Dakota White Rock]</div>
  
==== Indian Reservation  ====
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| villages-col3=
  
A portion of the [[Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation]] is in Roberts County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]], [[Day County, South Dakota|Day]], and [[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland]] and [[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent]] Counties in North Dakota.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer,_South_Dakota Hammer]</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor,_South_Dakota Victor]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| census-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agency_Village,_South_Dakota Agency Village]</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodwill,_South_Dakota Goodwill]</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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*Long Hollow</div>
  
*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone County, Minnesota]]  
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*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]
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*[[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agency_Township,_Roberts_County,_South_Dakota Agency]
*[[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]]
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*Alto
*[[Richland County, North Dakota|Richland County, North Dakota]]
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*Becker
*[[Sargent County, North Dakota|Sargent County, North Dakota]]
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*Bossko
*[[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse County, Minnesota]]
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*Bryant
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*Dry Wood Lake
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*Easter
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*Enterprise
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*Garfield
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*Geneseo
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*Goodwill</div>
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| townships-col2=<div>
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*Grant
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*Harmon
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*Hart
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*Lake
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*Lawrence
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*Lee
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*Lien
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*Lockwood
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*Long Hollow
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*Minnesota
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*Norway</div>
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| townships-col3=<div>
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*One Road
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*Rosholt
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*Ortley
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*Sisseton
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*Springdale
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*Spring Grove
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*Summit
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*Victor
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*White Rock</div>
  
== Resources  ==
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| defunct-townships-col3=
  
==== 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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''Indian Reservation''
  
'''&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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A portion of the [[Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Lake Traverse Indian Reservation]] is in Roberts County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]], [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]], and [[Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Codington]] Counties in South Dakota and in [[Richland County, North Dakota Genealogy|Richland]] and [[Sargent County, North Dakota Genealogy|Sargent]] Counties in North Dakota.
  
'''&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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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Roberts}}
  
'''&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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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Roberts}}
  
'''&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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Roberts}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Roberts}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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 Roberts 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=2412&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdrobert/cemets.htm SDGenWeb]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=54 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/roberts.htm SDInterment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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|-
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|362141|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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|-
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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=2412 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=Roberts&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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==== Land  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberts_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |1997
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|1900 |12216
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|1910 |14897
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|1920 |16514
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|1930 |15782
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|1940 |15887
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|1950 |14929
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|1960 |13190
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|1970 |11678
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|1980 |10911
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|1990 |9914
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|2000 |10016
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|2010 |10149
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}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{SD Census Intro|Roberts}}
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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] ($)
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*1895 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6120 South Dakota, State Census, 1895] at [http://Ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Maps  ====
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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]].
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Roberts}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*Records of Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roberts County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''Trondhjem Lutheran Church
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Records of Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Roberts County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Roberts}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Roberts}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration 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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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Roberts|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
== References ==
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Roberts}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Roberts}}
  
[[Category:Roberts_County,_South_Dakota]]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Roberts}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Roberts}}
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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] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Roberts}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
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*''Roberts County history.'' 1961?. By Roberts County Centennial Committee. [South Dakota] : Roberts County Centennial Committee. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28633 Ancestry-($)]; {{WorldCat|866720542|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Then 'n Now, 1913 - 1963 : Golden Anniversary, Claire City and New Effington, S.D.; 50 years of progress.'' 1963. South Dakota : s.n. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866532639|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] ($)
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<br>
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*For further information see [[North Dakota Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{SD Naturalization Intro}}
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* 1904 - 1928 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61209 South Dakota, Federal Naturalization Records, 1904-1928] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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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|Roberts}}
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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|Roberts}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Roberts}}
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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|Roberts}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Roberts}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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* 1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* 1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Roberts}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Roberts}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Roberts}}
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*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  — index{{{1}}}
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*1856 - 1950  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]  — index ($)
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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|Roberts}}
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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 ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Roberts}}
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*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Roberts}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Roberts}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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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 Roberts|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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== Research Guides ==
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{{SD Research Guides Intro}}
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United StatesGotoarrow.png South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Roberts County

Guide to Roberts 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: Sisseton
Organized: March 8, 1883
Parent County(s): Grant and Sisseton/Indian Reserve[1]
Neighboring Counties
Big Stone (MN)  • Day  • Grant  • Marshall  • Richland (ND)  • Sargent (ND)  • Traverse (MN)
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Roberts County Courthouse
411 2nd Ave East
Sisseton, SD 57262
Phone: 605.698.7152

Clerk Courts has birth, death, burial, records from 1905, marriage and divorce records from 1890, probate and court records from 1889;
Register of Deeds has land records[2]

Roberts County, South Dakota Record Dates

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

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1883--Roberts County was created 8 March 1883 from Grant County and Sisseton/Indian Reserve.
  • County seat: Sisseton [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[3]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
  • Long Hollow
Townships
  • Agency
  • Alto
  • Becker
  • Bossko
  • Bryant
  • Dry Wood Lake
  • Easter
  • Enterprise
  • Garfield
  • Geneseo
  • Goodwill
  • Grant
  • Harmon
  • Hart
  • Lake
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Lien
  • Lockwood
  • Long Hollow
  • Minnesota
  • Norway
  • One Road
  • Rosholt
  • Ortley
  • Sisseton
  • Springdale
  • Spring Grove
  • Summit
  • Victor
  • White Rock


Indian Reservation

A portion of the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation is in Roberts County. The remainder of the reservation is in Marshall, Day, and Codington Counties in South Dakota and in Richland and Sargent Counties in North Dakota.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Roberts County, South Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See South Dakota Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 1,997
1900 12,216 511.7%
1910 14,897 21.9%
1920 16,514 10.9%
1930 15,782 −4.4%
1940 15,887 0.7%
1950 14,929 −6.0%
1960 13,190 −11.6%
1970 11,678 −11.5%
1980 10,911 −6.6%
1990 9,914 −9.1%
2000 10,016 1.0%
2010 10,149 1.3%
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.

Lutheran

Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Records of Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roberts County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Trondhjem Lutheran Church

  • Records of Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Roberts County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See South Dakota Land and Property for additional information about early South Dakota land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Roberts 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 Roberts 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, Roberts then click Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

South Dakota tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Roberts County, South Dakota, p.627
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Roberts County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberts_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 7 November 2016.