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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;[[Bennett_County,_South_Dakota|Bennett County]]'' {{SDDC}} <br> <br>
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Bennett County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bennett County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdbennet/ Bennett Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = SD-bennett.png
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| state = South Dakota
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| state_map = South_Dakota.png
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| founded year = 1909
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| founded date = June 3
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| seat wl = Martin
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SD_Bennett.htm Bennett County Courthouse]<br>202 Main Street<br>Martin, SD 57551<br>Phone: 605.685.6969&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1907,<br>marriage records from 1912, birth and death&nbsp;records<br>from 1913 and burial records from 1943; Clerk Courts <br>has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Bennett County, South Dakota, p.622</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1909--'''Bennett County was created 3 June 1909 from Lugenbeel, Shannon, Washington, and Washabaugh Counties. '''County seat:''' Martin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1909--'''Bennett County was created 3 June 1909 from Lugenbeel, Eliminated 3 Jun 1909,&nbsp;[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon]], Washington, Eliminated 2 Nov&nbsp;1943, &nbsp;and Washabaugh, Attached to Jackson 3 Jun 1915,&nbsp;Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Martin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Cherry County, Nebraska|Cherry County, Nebraska]]
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*[[Jackson County, South Dakota|Jackson]]
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*[[Mellette County, South Dakota|Mellette]]
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*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon]]
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*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska|Sheridan County, Nebraska]]
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*[[Todd County, South Dakota|Todd]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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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/1477737FamilySearch 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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'''&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/1476077FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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'''&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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'''&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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{{SD Church Intro}}
  
 
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{{SD Land}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
 
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{{SD Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== 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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204661&subject_disp=South+Dakota%2C+Bennett&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Bennett_County,_South_Dakota]]
 
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Bennett County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Bennett County, South Dakota
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Location in the state of South Dakota
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Founded June 3, 1909
County Seat Martin
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County Courthouse

Bennett County Courthouse
202 Main Street
Martin, SD 57551
Phone: 605.685.6969 

Register of Deeds has land records from 1907,
marriage records from 1912, birth and death records
from 1913 and burial records from 1943; Clerk Courts
has divorce, probate and court records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1909--Bennett County was created 3 June 1909 from Lugenbeel, Eliminated 3 Jun 1909, Shannon, Washington, Eliminated 2 Nov 1943,  and Washabaugh, Attached to Jackson 3 Jun 1915, Counties.
    County seat: Martin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service

   1905 state census with images can be viewed free at Record Search

   1915 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1925 state census with images can be viewed free at Record Search

   1935 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

   1945 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search

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.

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 Bennett 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 Bennett County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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, Bennett then click Probate 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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Bennett County, South Dakota, p.622
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).