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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Turner County'''
| county = Turner County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdturner/ Turner Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = SD-turner.png
 
| state = South Dakota
 
| state_map = South_Dakota.png
 
| founded year = 1871
 
| founded date = January 13
 
| seat wl = Parker
 
}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Turner_County,_South_Dakota|Turner County]]''  
 
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Turner County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Turner County&nbsp;Courthouse<br>400 S Main Street<br>Parker, SD 57053-0446<br>Phone: 605.297.3115&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, <br>marriage records from 1872, divorce records from 1907, <br>probate records from 1866 and court records from 1900; <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)Turner County, South Dakota, p.628</ref>
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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
*'''1871--'''Turner County was created 13 January 1871 from[[Lincoln County, South Dakota|Lincoln and]] Jayne, Eliminiated 13 Jan. 1871,&nbsp;Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Parker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Turner County Courthouse<br>400 S Main Street<br>Parker, SD 57053-0446<br>Phone: 605.297.3115 <br><br>Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, marriage records from 1872, divorce records from 1907, probate records from 1866 and court records from 1900; <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)Turner County, South Dakota, p.628</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Turner County, South Dakota Record Dates ===
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Turner}}
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*'''1871--'''Turner County was created 13 January 1871 from[[Lincoln County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lincoln and]] Jayne, Eliminated 13 Jan. 1871, Counties. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Parker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Turner}}
  
*[[Clay County, South Dakota|Clay]]  
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*[[Hutchinson County, South Dakota|Hutchinson]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota|Lincoln]]  
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*[[McCook County, South Dakota|McCook]]  
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*[[Minnehaha County, South Dakota|Minnehaha]]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
*[[Yankton County, South Dakota|Yankton]]
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|organized=  January 13,  1871
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|county seat=  Parker
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|parent county= [[Lincoln County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lincoln]] and Jayne<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= [[Clay County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clay]]
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|county2= [[Hutchinson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hutchinson]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county4= [[McCook County, South Dakota Genealogy|McCook]]
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|county5= [[Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy|Minnehaha]]
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|county6= [[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy|Yankton]]</br><center>[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county7=
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|county8=
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|county10=
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|county courthouse= [[Image: SouthDakotaTurnerCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-turner.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdturner/ Turner Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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}}
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{SD Historical Timeline Intro|Turner}}
  
Various [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/turnersd.txt Turner County Cemeteries] transcriptions which may include the name, date of death, date of birth, lot and plot number, and parents or spouses names.
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Turner}}
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Turner}}
  
'''&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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Turner}}
  
'''&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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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Turner}}
  
'''&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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Turner 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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&nbsp;
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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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&nbsp;
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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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&nbsp;
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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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Various [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/turnersd.txt Turner County Cemeteries] transcriptions which may include the name, date of death, date of birth, lot and plot number, and parents or spouses names.
  
'''&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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=== Census Records ===
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{{SD Census Intro|Turner}}
  
'''&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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'''1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945 censuses''' may include unique information: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service
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:*'''1905''' — {{RecordSearch|1477737|South Dakota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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:*'''1915''' — {{RecordSearch|1476041|South Dakota State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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:*'''1925''' — {{RecordSearch|1476077|South Dakota State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<br>
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:*'''1935''' — {{RecordSearch|1614831|South Dakota State Census, 1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
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:*'''1945''' — {{RecordSearch|1747589|South Dakota State Census, 1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Court  ====
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''Lutheran''<br>
  
==== Land  ====
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*Records of the Lutheran Church, Turner County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Turner}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Turner}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{SD Land}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Turner}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{SD History 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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*''A Tale of three cities.'' 1997. By Centennial Book Committee, Marion, South Dakota. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866429601|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.  
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Turner|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*''Turner County pioneer history.'' 1975. By W.H. Stoddard. Freeman, South Dakota : Pine Hill Press. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|1858811|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Turner County pioneer history.'' 1974. By W.H. Stoddard. Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866141402|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
== References  ==
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}  
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=== Migration ===
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{{SD Migration Intro}}
  
[[Category:Turner_County,_South_Dakota]]
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=== Military Records ===
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{{SD Military Intro}}
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*'''1861-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|2239227|South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{SD Naturalization Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Turner}}
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Turner}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Turner}}
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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|Turner}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Turner}}
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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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Turner}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Turner}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Turner}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Turner}}
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Turner}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Turner}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Turner}}
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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|Turner}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Turner}}
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Turner}}
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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 Turner|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:Turner_County,_South_Dakota]][[Category:South Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 00:01, 20 September 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Turner County

Guide to Turner County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Turner County Courthouse
400 S Main Street
Parker, SD 57053-0446
Phone: 605.297.3115

Clerk Court has birth and death records from 1905, marriage records from 1872, divorce records from 1907, probate records from 1866 and court records from 1900;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]

Turner 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

  • 1871--Turner County was created 13 January 1871 fromLincoln and Jayne, Eliminated 13 Jan. 1871, Counties.
  • County seat: Parker [2]

Populated Places


{{{link}}}
County Facts
Organized: January 13, 1871
County seat: Parker
Parent County(s): Lincoln and Jayne[2]
Variant Spellings:
Neighboring Counties
Clay  • Hutchinson  • Lincoln  • McCook  • Minnehaha  • Yankton
See County Maps
Courthouse
SouthDakotaTurnerCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
SD-turner.png
Adoption
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History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Turner 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

Various Turner County Cemeteries transcriptions which may include the name, date of death, date of birth, lot and plot number, and parents or spouses names.

Census Records

1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945 censuses may include unique information: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service

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 Lutheran Church, Turner 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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Turner 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.

  • A Tale of three cities. 1997. By Centennial Book Committee, Marion, South Dakota. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Turner County pioneer history. 1975. By W.H. Stoddard. Freeman, South Dakota : Pine Hill Press. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Turner County pioneer history. 1974. By W.H. Stoddard. Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Turner 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, Turner 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. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Turner County, South Dakota, p.628
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).