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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Union County'''
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Guide to '''Union County, South Dakota ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:SD_ORP.png|South Dakota Online Genealogy Records}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Union County
 
| county = Union County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
 
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| founded year = 1862
 
| founded year = 1862
 
| founded date = April 10
 
| founded date = April 10
| seat wl = Elk Point
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| seat = Elk Point
}} ''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[South Dakota|South Dakota]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Union_County,_South_Dakota|Union County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://unioncountysd.org/ Union County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 757<br>Elk Point, SD 57025-0757<br>Phone: 605.356.2132&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1866, <br>marriage records from 1886, death records from <br>1905, burial records from 1961, land records from <br>1863 and military discharge records from 1919; <br>Clerk Court has probate records from 1875, court <br>records from 1890 and divorce records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Union County, South Dakota, p.628</ref>
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[http://unioncountysd.org/ Union County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 757<br>Elk Point, SD 57025-0757<br>Phone: 605.356.2132 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth records from 1866, <br>marriage records from 1886, death records from <br>1905, burial records from 1961, land records from <br>1863 and military discharge records from 1919; <br>Clerk Court has probate records from 1875, court <br>records from 1890 and divorce records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Union County, South Dakota, p.628</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Union County, South Dakota Record Dates ====
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clay County, South Dakota|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Dakota County, Nebraska|Dakota County, Nebraska]]  
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*[[Dakota County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dakota County, Nebraska]]  
*[[Dixon County, Nebraska|Dixon County, Nebraska]]  
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*[[Dixon County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dixon County, Nebraska]]  
*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Plymouth County, Iowa|Plymouth County, Iowa]]  
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*[[Plymouth County, Iowa Genealogy|Plymouth County, Iowa]]  
*[[Sioux County, Iowa|Sioux County, Iowa]]  
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*[[Sioux County, Iowa Genealogy|Sioux County, Iowa]]  
*[[Woodbury County, Iowa|Woodbury County, Iowa]]
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*[[Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy|Woodbury County, Iowa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service  
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'''1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945 censuses''' may include unique information: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service  
  
'''&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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:*'''1905''' — {{RecordSearch|1477737|South Dakota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
'''&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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:*'''1915''' — {{RecordSearch|1476041|South Dakota State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
'''&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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:*'''1925''' — {{RecordSearch|1476077|South Dakota State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<br>
  
:'''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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:*'''1935''' — {{RecordSearch|1614831|South Dakota State Census, 1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
:'''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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:*'''1945''' — {{RecordSearch|1747589|South Dakota State Census, 1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{SD Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford'''
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*Records of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
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'''St. Paul's Lutheran Church'''
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*Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Union County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{SD Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate ====
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Union}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{SD Probate Intro|Union}}
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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 '''$'''
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{SD Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{SD Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Union County Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 552<br>124 East Main Street<br> Elk Point SD 57025-0552<br>Phone:605-356-3433 or 356-2507<br>[mailto:www.acsnet.com/~jkjar]<br>[http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/union.aspx Website]<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Union|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Courthouse

Union County Courthouse
PO Box 757
Elk Point, SD 57025-0757
Phone: 605.356.2132

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1866,
marriage records from 1886, death records from
1905, burial records from 1961, land records from
1863 and military discharge records from 1919;
Clerk Court has probate records from 1875, court
records from 1890 and divorce records[1]

County Information

Union County, South Dakota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870

History

Parent County

1862--Union County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Elk Point [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

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

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford

  • Records of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

  • Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Union County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

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 Union 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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Union County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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, Union then click Probate records.

Online Records

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

Union County Historical Society
P.O. Box 552
124 East Main Street
Elk Point SD 57025-0552
Phone:605-356-3433 or 356-2507
[1]
Website

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. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Union County, South Dakota, p.628
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).