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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdspink/sindex.htm Spink Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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Guide to '''Spink 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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}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Spink_County,_South_Dakota|Spink County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= January 8,  1873
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|county seat= Redfield
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy|Beadle]]
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|county2= [[Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brown]]
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|county3= [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]]
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|county4= [[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]]
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|county5= [[Edmunds County, South Dakota Genealogy|Edmunds]]
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|county6= [[Faulk County, South Dakota Genealogy|Faulk]]
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|county7= [[Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hand]]</br><center>[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdspink/sindex.htm Spink Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
[http://www.spinkcounty-sd.org/ Spink County Courthouse]<br>210 E 7th Avenue<br>Redfield, SD 57469<br>Phone: 605.472.1825&nbsp;<br>
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The county was named after S.L. Spink.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spink_County,_South_Dakota accessed 2/1/2017</ref>It's county seat is Redfield. It was organized 1873.  It is located in the North Central section of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/spink/ accessed 2/1/2017</ref>
  
Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1887, burial records from 1941, <br>divorce and court records from 1882 and probate records<br>from 1880; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Spink County, South Dakota, p.628</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Spink}}
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.spinkcounty-sd.org/ Spink County Courthouse]<br>210 E 7th Avenue<br>Redfield, SD 57469<br>Phone: 605.472.1825<br><br>
  
==== Parent County ====
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Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, marriage records from 1887, burial records from 1941, divorce and court records from 1882 and probate records from 1880; <br>Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Spink County, South Dakota, p.628</ref>
  
'''1873--'''Spink County was created 8 January 1873 from unorganized territory. <br>'''County seat:''' Redfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Spink County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Spink 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|Spink}}
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<table><tr><td>
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*'''Parent County:''' Spink County was created 8 January 1873 from unorganized territory. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Redfield <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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Spink County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spink_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 7 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Spink}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashton,_South_Dakota Ashton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conde,_South_Dakota Conde]</div>
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| cities-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doland,_South_Dakota Doland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfort,_South_Dakota Frankfort]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellette,_South_Dakota Mellette]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redfield,_South_Dakota Redfield]</div>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brentford,_South_Dakota Brentford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northville,_South_Dakota Northville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulare,_South_Dakota Tulare]</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turton,_South_Dakota Turton]</div>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Beadle County, South Dakota|Beadle]]
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*[[Brown County, South Dakota|Brown]]
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*[[Clark County, South Dakota|Clark]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athol,_South_Dakota Athol]</div>
*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]
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*[[Edmunds County, South Dakota|Edmunds]]  
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*[[Faulk County, South Dakota|Faulk]]
 
*[[Hand County, South Dakota|Hand]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield,_South_Dakota Mansfield]</div>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afton_Township,_Sanborn_County,_South_Dakota Afton]
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*Antelope
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*Athol
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*Belle Plaine
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*Belmont
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*Benton
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*Beotia
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*Buffalo
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*Capitola
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*Clifton
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*Conde
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*Cornwall
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*Crandon
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*Exline</div>
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*Frankfort
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*Garfield
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*Great Bend
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*Groveland
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*Harmony
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*Harrison
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*Jefferson
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*Lake
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*La Prairie
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*Lincoln
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*Lodi
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*Mellette
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*Northville</div>
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*Olean
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*Prairie Center
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*Redfield
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*Richfield
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*Spring
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*Sumner
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*Tetonka
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*Three Rivers
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*Tulare
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*Turton
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*Union</div>
  
==== 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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== 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|Spink}}
  
'''&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|Spink}}
  
'''&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|Spink}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Spink}}
  
==== 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 Spink 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=2415&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/spink/ SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/spink/spink.html SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=57 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/spink.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|512243|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Spink+South+Dakota&qt=results_page 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=2415 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=Spink&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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==== Land ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spink_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |477
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|1890 |10581
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|1900 |9487
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|1910 |15981
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|1920 |15768
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|1930 |15304
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|1940 |12527
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|1950 |12204
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|1960 |11706
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|1970 |10595
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|1980 |9201
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|1990 |7981  
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|2000 |7454
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|2010 |6415
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}}
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{{SD Census Intro|Spink}}
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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|Spink}}
  
==== Military  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Redfield, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Spink}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Spink}}
  
==== 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|Spink}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Spink}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Spink}}
  
*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+Spink|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{SD Land Intro|Spink}}
  
== References  ==
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{{SD Land}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
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''Online Land Records''
  
[[Category:Spink_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|Spink}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
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*''History of the Spink County area in celebration of South Dakota's centennial, 1889-1989.'' 1989. By Leta Anne Nolan. Dallas, Texas : Curtis Media. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|21832855|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Souvenir, picturesque Redfield and Spink County, South Dakota.'' 2013. By Frank Leslie Ransom. Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|2194191}}.
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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|Spink}}
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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|Spink}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Spink}}
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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|Spink}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Spink}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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* 1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* 1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Spink}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Spink}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Spink}}
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*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  — index{{{1}}}
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*1856 - 1950  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]  — index ($)
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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|Spink}}
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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 ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Spink}}
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*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Spink}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Spink}}
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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|Spink}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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'''Spink County Historical Museum'''<br>PO Box 1<br>Brentford, SD 57434<br>
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E-mail:[mailto:info@spinkcountyhistory.com]<br>[http://www.spinkcountyhistory.com/ Website]<br><br>
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Spink}}
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Spink}}
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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 Spink|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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[[Category:Spink_County,_South_Dakota]][[Category:South Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 03:03, 9 April 2017

United States
South Dakota
Spink County

Guide to Spink 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: Redfield
Organized: January 8, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Beadle  • Brown  • Clark  • Day  • Edmunds  • Faulk  • Hand
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

The county was named after S.L. Spink.[2]It's county seat is Redfield. It was organized 1873. It is located in the North Central section of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Spink County Courthouse
210 E 7th Avenue
Redfield, SD 57469
Phone: 605.472.1825

Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, marriage records from 1887, burial records from 1941, divorce and court records from 1882 and probate records from 1880;
Register of Deeds has land records[4]

Spink 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
  • Afton
  • Antelope
  • Athol
  • Belle Plaine
  • Belmont
  • Benton
  • Beotia
  • Buffalo
  • Capitola
  • Clifton
  • Conde
  • Cornwall
  • Crandon
  • Exline
  • Frankfort
  • Garfield
  • Great Bend
  • Groveland
  • Harmony
  • Harrison
  • Jefferson
  • Lake
  • La Prairie
  • Lincoln
  • Lodi
  • Mellette
  • Northville
  • Olean
  • Prairie Center
  • Redfield
  • Richfield
  • Spring
  • Sumner
  • Tetonka
  • Three Rivers
  • Tulare
  • Turton
  • Union


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Spink 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 477
1890 10,581 2118.2%
1900 9,487 −10.3%
1910 15,981 68.5%
1920 15,768 −1.3%
1930 15,304 −2.9%
1940 12,527 −18.1%
1950 12,204 −2.6%
1960 11,706 −4.1%
1970 10,595 −9.5%
1980 9,201 −13.2%
1990 7,981 −13.3%
2000 7,454 −6.6%
2010 6,415 −13.9%
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

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Redfield, 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 Spink 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.

  • History of the Spink County area in celebration of South Dakota's centennial, 1889-1989. 1989. By Leta Anne Nolan. Dallas, Texas : Curtis Media. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Souvenir, picturesque Redfield and Spink County, South Dakota. 2013. By Frank Leslie Ransom. Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.

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 Spink 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, Spink 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

Spink County Historical Museum
PO Box 1
Brentford, SD 57434
E-mail:[1]
Website

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/Spink_County,_South_Dakota accessed 2/1/2017
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/spink/ accessed 2/1/2017
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Spink County, South Dakota, p.628
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Spink County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spink_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 7 November 2016.