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Guide to '''Brule 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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 14,  1875
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|county seat=  Chamberlain
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|parent county= [[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy|Charles Mix]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Aurora County, South Dakota Genealogy|Aurora]]
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|county2= [[Buffalo County, South Dakota Genealogy|Buffalo]]
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|county3= [[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy|Charles Mix]]
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|county4= [[Gregory County, South Dakota Genealogy|Gregory]]
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|county5= [[Jerauld County, South Dakota Genealogy|Jerauld]]
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|county6= [[Lyman County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lyman]]</br><center>[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/brule/ Brule Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Brule County was named after a Brulé subtribe of Lakota people.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/30/2017</ref>  It is located in the southern area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/brule/ accessed 1/30/2017</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Brule}}
  
'''1875--'''Brule County was created 14 January 1875 from [[Charles Mix County, South Dakota|Charles Mix]] County. '''County seat:''' Chamberlain <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.brulecounty.org/ Brule County Courthouse]<br>300 S Courtland Street<br>Chamberlain, SD 57325<br>Phone: 605.734.5443 <br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905, burial records from 1941 and land records from 1880; <br>
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County Treasurer has marriage records from 1882; <br>
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County Clerk has divorce records from 1885, probate and naturalization records from 1880 and court records from 1882<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brule County, South Dakota, p.622</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Brule County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{SD Records Intro}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| colspan="7"| <center>*State birth and death records began in 1905. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 671; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref> </center>
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Brule}}
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<table><tr><td>
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*'''Parent County:''' Brule County was created 14 January 1875 from [[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy|Charles Mix]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Chamberlain <ref>''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>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Brule County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 2 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Brule}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamberlain,_South_Dakota Chamberlain]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimball,_South_Dakota Kimball]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pukwana,_South_Dakota Pukwana]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijou_Hills,_South_Dakota Bijou Hills]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ola,_South_Dakota Ola]</div>
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*America
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*Brule
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*Chamberlain
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*Cleveland
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*Eagle
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*Highland
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*Kimball
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*Lyon</div>
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*Ola
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*Plainfield
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*Pleasant Grove
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*Plummer
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*Pukwana
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*Red Lake
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*Richland
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*Smith</div>
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*Torrey Lake
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*Waldro
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*West Point
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*Wilbur
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*Willow Lake
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*Union</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
*[[Aurora County, South Dakota|Aurora]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Buffalo County, South Dakota|Buffalo]]
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{{SD Bible Intro|Brule}}
*[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota|Charles Mix]]
 
*[[Gregory County, South Dakota|Gregory]]
 
*[[Jerauld County, South Dakota|Jerauld]]
 
*[[Lyman County, South Dakota|Lyman]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Brule}}
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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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 Brule 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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/brule/cemetery.html SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/brule/brule.html SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/southdakota/sdakota.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 SD Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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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|828818|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Brule+South+Dakota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/South-Dakota/Brule-County?id=county_2365 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/applications/DT58Cemetery/ SD Cemetery Search Form]
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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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'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1905''' state census with images can be viewed free at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1477737 FamilySearch Record Search]  
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 | 238
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|1890 |6737
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|1900 |5401
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|1910 |6451
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|1920 |7141
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|1930 |7416
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|1940 |6195
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|1950 |6076
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|1960 |6319
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|1970 |5870 
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|1980 |5245 
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|1990 |5485 
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|2000 |5364
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|2010 |5255
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}}
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{{SD Census Intro|Brule}}
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==== Territory and State Census Records ====
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*'''1836''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/territory/census/1836/1836cens.txt 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census] – index only; South Dakota was included in the 1836 Wisconsin Territory Census
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*'''1840''' - {{RecordSearch|1786457|United States Census, 1840}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; South Dakota was included in the 1840 Iowa Territory Census
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*'''1850''' - {{RecordSearch|1401638|United States Census, 1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; South Dakota was included in the 1850 Minnesota Territory Census
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; South Dakota was included in the 1860 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; South Dakota was included in the 1870 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; South Dakota was included in the 1880 Dakota Territory Census
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6247 South Dakota, Territorial Census, 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); index and images
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*'''1895''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6120 South Dakota, State Census, 1895] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); index and images
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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
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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
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1915''' state census with images can be viewed free at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1476041 FamilySearch Record Search]
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====Federal Census Records====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of South Dakota starting in 1890, although only one page survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[South Dakota Census]].
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1925 '''state census with images can be viewed free at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1476077 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Church ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1701-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1701-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Brule}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{SD Land}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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''Online Land Records''
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Local Histories ===
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Brule|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{SD Histories Intro|Brule}}
  
== References  ==
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
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*''Of rails and trails, a centennial journey, 1889-1989.'' 1989. By Barbara Speck. Dallas, Texas : Curtis Media. Online at:; {{WorldCat|20021405|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''A short history of Brule County.'' 1978. By John H. Bingham. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|7164815}}; {{WorldCat|866042085|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SD Brule County}}}}
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*1865 - 1972 {{RecordSearch|2078640|South Dakota County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/FirstPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:First Papers] — index
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/SecondPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:Second Papers] — index
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-south-dakota.html Name Index to Naturalization Records from Dakota Territory and South Dakota] at National Archives, Kansas City — index
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Brule}}
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'' South Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/south-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/south-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some South Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''South Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Brule}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Brule}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Brule}}
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'''Online Records
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Brule}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Brule}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Birth Intro|Brule}}
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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
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*1856 - 1950 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years]
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— index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Marriage Intro|Brule}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}} — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Death Intro|Brule}}
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*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Divorce Intro|Brule}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Brule}}
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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|Brule}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Brule}}
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'''Lyman-Brule Genealogical Society'''<br>110 E Lawler<br>Chamberlain, SD  57325<br>[http://www.lbroots.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Brule County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 47<br>Kimball, SD 57355<br>[http://sdgenweb.com/brule/index.html Website]<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Brule}}
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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+Brule|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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== Research Guides ==
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{{SD Research Guides Intro}}
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Latest revision as of 15:54, 2 July 2019

Guide to Brule 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: Chamberlain
Organized: January 14, 1875
Parent County(s): Charles Mix[1][2]
Neighboring Counties
Aurora  • Buffalo  • Charles Mix  • Gregory  • Jerauld  • Lyman
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Brule County was named after a Brulé subtribe of Lakota people.[3] It is located in the southern area of the state.[4]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Brule County Courthouse
300 S Courtland Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Phone: 605.734.5443

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905, burial records from 1941 and land records from 1880;
County Treasurer has marriage records from 1882;
County Clerk has divorce records from 1885, probate and naturalization records from 1880 and court records from 1882[5]

Brule County, South Dakota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1882 1905 1882 1880 1880 1880
*State birth and death records began in 1905.
Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.[6]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in the county[8]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places
Townships
  • America
  • Brule
  • Chamberlain
  • Cleveland
  • Eagle
  • Highland
  • Kimball
  • Lyon
  • Ola
  • Plainfield
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Plummer
  • Pukwana
  • Red Lake
  • Richland
  • Smith
  • Torrey Lake
  • Waldro
  • West Point
  • Wilbur
  • Willow Lake
  • Union


Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Brule 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[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 238
1890 6,737 2730.7%
1900 5,401 −19.8%
1910 6,451 19.4%
1920 7,141 10.7%
1930 7,416 3.9%
1940 6,195 −16.5%
1950 6,076 −1.9%
1960 6,319 4.0%
1970 5,870 −7.1%
1980 5,245 −10.6%
1990 5,485 4.6%
2000 5,364 −2.2%
2010 5,255 −2.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before South Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of South Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of South Dakota starting in 1890, although only one page survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see South Dakota Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

Presbyterian Church

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Brule 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 and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Lyman CountyBuffalo CountyJerauld CountyAurora CountyDouglas CountyCharles Mix CountyGregory CountyTripp CountySD BRULE.JPG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see South Dakota 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.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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, Brule then click Probate records.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

— index

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Lyman-Brule Genealogical Society
110 E Lawler
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Website

Brule County Historical Society
PO Box 47
Kimball, SD 57355
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/30/2017
  4. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/brule/ accessed 1/30/2017
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Brule County, South Dakota, p.622
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 671; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Brule County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brule_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 2 November 2016.
  9. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 617. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.