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McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy

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''[[United StatesGenealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[South Dakota Genealogy|South Dakota]] '' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''McPherson County'''
Guide to '''McPherson County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history and genealogy''' , birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County| county valign= McPherson County| adoption_sign "top" width= Adoption SDGenWeb"50%" | custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdmeade/ McPherson Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center!-- MIDDLE column - County information -->| county_map = SD-mcpherson.png| state = South Dakota| state_map = South_Dakota.png | founded year County Information = 1873| founded date = January 8| seat = Leola| building image = SouthDakotaMcPhersonCourthouse.jpg| building address =}}
=== Description === === County Information Courthouse ===<br>{{SD Courthouse Intro|McPherson}}
[http://www.courtreference.com/McPherson-County-South-Dakota-Courts.htm McPherson County Courthouse]<br>PO Box L; <br>Leola, SD 57456<br>Phone: 605.439.3351<br><br>Clerk Court has probate records from 1893, court records from 1889, naturalization records from 1884 and divorce records;<br> Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905, burial records from 1941, marriage and land records<ref name==== "HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)McPherson County, South Dakota Record Dates ====, p.626</ref>
=== McPherson County, South Dakota Record Dates ===:{| width="10084%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="10084%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.612%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#Vital_RecordsBirth|Birth*]]''' | width="16.612%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#Vital_RecordsMarriage|Marriage]]''' | width="16.612%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#Vital_RecordsDeath|Death*]]''' | width="16.612%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#CensusCourt Records|CensusCourt]]''' | width="16.612%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''Land| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]] '''| width="16.612%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Census Records|ProbateCensus]]'''
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| width="16.612%" align="center" || width="12%" align="center" | | width="16.612%" align="center" | | width="16.612%" align="center" | | width="16.612%" align="center" | 1890| width="16.612%" align="center" | | width="16.612%" align="center" | 1890|-| colspan="7"| <center> </center>|}  === Record Loss ===There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
=== County Courthouse Boundary Changes ==={{SD Boundary Changes Intro|McPherson}}*'''1873--'''McPherson County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Buffalo County, South Dakota Genealogy|Buffalo]] County. <br>*'''County seat:''' Leola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
[http://www.courtreference.com/=== Populated Places ==={{SD Populated Places Intro|McPherson-County-South-Dakota-Courts.htm McPherson County Courthouse]<br>PO Box L; <br>Leola, SD 57456<br>Phone: 605.439.3351 }}
Clerk Court has probate records from 1893, court records from 1889, | valign="top" width="19%" | <br!-- 5th column - Infobox -->naturalization records from 1884 and divorce records; Register of Deeds <br>has birth and death records from 1905:{| {{Click|image:SD_ORP.png|South Dakota_Online_Genealogy_Records}}|}{{Infobox U.S. County 2016|organized= January 8, burial records from 1941 1873|county seat= Leola|parent county= [[Buffalo County, <br>marriage and land recordsSouth Dakota Genealogy|Buffalo]]<ref name="HBHandybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>|variant spellings=|county1= [[Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brown]]|county2= [[Campbell County, South Dakota Genealogy|Campbell]]|county3= [[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey (ND)]]|county4= [[Edmunds County, South Dakota Genealogy|Edmunds]]|county5= [[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy|McIntosh (ND)]]|county6= [[Walworth County, South Dakota Genealogy|Walworth]]</br><center>[[McPherson County, South Dakota, pGenealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county7=|county8=|county9=|county10=|county courthouse= [[Image: SouthDakotaMcPhersonCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image: SD-mcpherson.png|185x185px]]|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdmeade/ McPherson Co.626SDGenWeb]'''</refcenter> }}}}
=== History ===|} <!-- end of table at top -->
==== Parent County =History Timeline ==={{SD Historical Timeline Intro|McPherson}}
*'''1873--'''McPherson County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Buffalo County, South Dakota Genealogy|Buffalo]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Leola <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>= Resources =={{SD Resources Intro}}
==== Boundary Changes =Bible Records ==={{SD Bible Intro|McPherson}}
==== Record Loss Biographies ====There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.{{SD Biographies Intro|McPherson}}
=== Places/Localities Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{SD Business Records Intro|McPherson}}
==== Populated Places =Cemeteries ==={{SD Cemeteries Intro|McPherson}}
{| style ="border:1px solid black; width:60%; "|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style= Neighboring Counties "border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of McPherson County, South Dakota''' online and in print</center>|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |&nbsp;|-| 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>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|&nbsp;|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |&nbsp;|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[South Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>|}Various [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/mcphersd.txt McPherson County cemeteries] listing the names of deceased, dates of death and birth, and names of parents or spouses where available.
*[[Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brown]] *[[Campbell County, South Dakota Genealogy|Campbell]] *[[Dickey County, North Dakota Genealogy|Dickey County, North Dakota]] *[[Edmunds County, South Dakota Genealogy|Edmunds]] *[[McIntosh County, North Dakota Genealogy|McIntosh County, North Dakota]] === Census Records ===*[[Walworth County, South Dakota Genealogy{{SD Census Intro|Walworth]]McPherson}}
=== Resources ==='''1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, and 1945 censuses''' may include unique information: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation and Military Service :*'''1905''' — {{RecordSearch|1477737|South Dakota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images:*'''1915''' — {{RecordSearch|1476041|South Dakota State Census, 1915}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images:*'''1925''' — {{RecordSearch|1476077|South Dakota State Census, 1925}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<br>:*'''1935''' — {{RecordSearch|1614831|South Dakota State Census, 1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images:*'''1945''' — {{RecordSearch|1747589|South Dakota State Census, 1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
==== Cemeteries =Church Records ==={{SD Church Intro|McPherson}}
Various [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/mcphersd.txt === Court Records ==={{SD Court Intro|McPherson County cemeteries] listing the names of deceased, dates of death and birth, and names of parents or spouses where available. }}
==== Census =Directories ==={{SD Directories Intro|McPherson}}
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation Military Service === Emigration and Immigration ==={{SD Emigration Intro}}
*'''1905''' — === Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ==={{RecordSearch|1477737|South Dakota State Census, 1905SD Ethnic Groups Intro}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
*'''1915''' — === Funeral Homes ==={{RecordSearchSD Funeral Homes Intro|1476041|South Dakota State Census, 1915McPherson}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images
'''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/1476077FamilySearch Record Search]<br> == Genealogies ==={{SD Genealogies Intro|McPherson}}
*'''1935''' — === Guardianship ==={{RecordSearchSD Guardianship Intro|1614831|South Dakota State Census, 1935McPherson}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images<br>
'''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> == Land and Property Records ==={{SD Land Intro|McPherson}}
==== Church ===={{SD Land}}
=== Local Histories ==={{SD Church Histories Intro|McPherson}}
==== Court ===={{SD History Intro}}
==== Land =Maps and Gazetteers ==={{SD Maps Intro}}
=== Migration ==={{SD LandMigration Intro}}
==== Local Histories =Military Records ==={{SD Military Intro}}
*'''1861-1941''' - {{SD History IntroRecordSearch|2239227|South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Maps =Naturalization and Citizenship ==={{SD Naturalization Intro}}
==== Military =Newspapers ==={{SD Newspapers Intro|McPherson}}
*'''1861-1941''' - {{RecordSearchSD Newspaper abstracts|2239227|South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941McPherson}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers =Obituaries ==={{SD Obituaries Intro|McPherson}}
=== Other Records ==={{SD Newspaper abstracts|McPhersonOther Records Intro}}
==== Probate Records =Periodicals ==={{SD Periodicals Intro|McPherson}}
=== Probate Records ==={{SD Probate Intro|McPherson}}
'''Online Records'''
*'''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 '''$'''
===School Records = Taxation =={{SD Schools Intro}} === Tax Records ==={{SD Tax Intro|McPherson}} === Vital Records ==={{SD Vital Intro|McPherson}} ==== Birth ===={{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|McPherson}} ==== Marriage ===={{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|McPherson}} ==== Death ===={{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|McPherson}} ==== Divorce ===={{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|McPherson}}
== Research Facilities =={{SD Tax Research Facilities Intro|McPherson}}
==== Vital Records =Archives ==={{SD Archives Intro}}
=== Family History Centers ==={{SD Vital Family History Centers Intro}}
== Societies and = Libraries ==={{SD Libraries Intro|McPherson}}
'''Eureka Pioneer Museum of McPherson County'''<br>Highway #10<br>mailing address:1210 North Lake Drive, Euerka, === Museums ==={{SD 57437<br>Phone:605-284-2711<be><br>Museums Intro}}
==== Family History Centers ===='''Eureka Pioneer Museum of McPherson County'''<br>Highway #10<br>mailing address: 1210 North Lake Drive<br> Euerka, SD 57437<br>Telephone Number:605-284-2711<br><br>
== Societies =={{FamilySearch Centers SD Societies Intro|McPherson}}
=== Web Sites =Websites =={{SD Websites Intro|McPherson}}
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+McPherson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
=== References =Research Guides =={{SD Research Guides Intro}}
== References ==<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}[[Category:McPherson_County,_South_Dakota]][[Category:South Dakota_Counties]]
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