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| founded year = 1862
 
| founded date = May 8
 
| seat wl = Lake Andes
 
}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Charles_Mix_County,_South_Dakota|Charles Mix County]]''
 
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Charles Mix 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=  May 8,  1862
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|county seat= Lake Andes
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|parent county= unorganized territory<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= [[Bon Homme County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bon Homme]]
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|county3= [[Boyd County, Nebraska Genealogy|Boyd (NE)]]
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|county4= [[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brule]]
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|county5= [[Douglas County, South Dakota Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county6= [[Gregory County, South Dakota Genealogy|Gregory]]
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|county7= [[Hutchinson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hutchinson]]
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|county8= [[Knox County, Nebraska Genealogy|Knox (NE)]]
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|county9= [[Lyman County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lyman]]</br><center>[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdcharle/ Charles Mix Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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[http://charlesmix.sdcounties.org/ Charles Mix County Courthouse]<br>400 Main St E; PO Box 490<br>Lake Andes, SD 57356<br>Phone: 605.487.7511&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, marriage and death records from 1905, <br>burial records, divorce, probate and court records from 1890<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Charles Mix County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County  ====
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Charles Mix County was named after Charles Eli Mix, an official of the Bureau of Indian Affairs influential in signing a peace treaty with the local Lakota Indian tribes.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mix_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/30/2017</ref>It's county seat is Lake Andes. It was organized 1862. It is located in the southern area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/charlesmix/ accessed 1/30/2017</ref>It's county seat is Lake Andes. It was organized 1862.  It is located in the southern area of the state.
  
'''1862--'''Charles Mix County was created 8 May 1862 from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Lake Andes <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|Charles Mix}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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[http://charlesmix.sdcounties.org/ Charles Mix County Courthouse]<br>400 Main St E; PO Box 490<br>Lake Andes, SD 57356<br>Phone: 605.487.7511 <br><br>Clerk Courts has birth, marriage and death records from 1905, <br>burial records, divorce, probate and court records from 1890<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Charles Mix County, South Dakota, p.623</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Charles Mix County, South Dakota Record Dates ===
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{{SD Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles Mix County, South Dakota. Page 623 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 620.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Charles Mix 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" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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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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== 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|Charles Mix}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Charles Mix County was created 8 May 1862 from unorganized territory.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Lake Andes <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>
  
==== Indian Reservation  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Charles Mix County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mix_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 2 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Charles Mix}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geddes,_South_Dakota Geddes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Andes,_South_Dakota Lake Andes]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte,_South_Dakota Platte]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagner,_South_Dakota Wagner]</div>
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A portion of the [[Yankton Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Yankton Indian Reservation]] is in Charles Mix County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Douglas County, South Dakota|Douglas County]].
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
*[[Aurora County, South Dakota|Aurora]]
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*[[Bon Homme County, South Dakota|Bon Homme]]
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*[[Boyd County, Nebraska|Boyd County, Nebraska]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dante,_South_Dakota Dante]</div>
*[[Brule County, South Dakota|Brule]]
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*[[Douglas County, South Dakota|Douglas]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickstown,_South_Dakota Pickstown]</div>
*[[Gregory County, South Dakota|Gregory]]
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*[[Hutchinson County, South Dakota|Hutchinson]]  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravinia,_South_Dakota Ravinia]</div>
*[[Knox County, Nebraska|Knox County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Lyman County, South Dakota|Lyman]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Various [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/cmixsd.txt Charles Mix County Cemetery] transcriptions including names, dates of birth and death if available.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty,_South_Dakota Marty]</div>
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==== Census  ====
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*Bryan
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*Carroll
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*Choteau Creek
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*Darlington
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*Forbes
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*Goose Lake
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*Hamilton
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*Highland</div>
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*Howard
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*Jackson
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*Kennedy
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*La Roche
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*Lake George
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*Lawrence
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*Lone Tree
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*Moore</div>
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*Platte
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*Plain Center
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*Rhoda
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*Roe
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*Rouse
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*Signal
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*Waheheh
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*White Swan</div>
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'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; 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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'''''Indian Reservation'''''<br>
  
'''&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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A portion of the [[Yankton Indian Reservation (South Dakota)|Yankton Indian Reservation]] is in Charles Mix County. The remainder of the reservation is in [[Douglas County, South Dakota Genealogy|Douglas County]].
  
'''&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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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
'''&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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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
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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 Charles Mix 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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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=44&GScnty=2369&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/charlesmix/cem.html SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/chasmix/chasmix.html SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/southdakota/chasmix-ts.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 SD Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/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|362141|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Charles+Mix+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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=44&CScnty=2369 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=South%20Dakota&county=Charles%20Mix&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/applications/DT58Cemetery/ SD Cemetery Record Search]
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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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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/cmixsd.txt Charles Mix County Cemetery] transcriptions by Odessa3.org including names, dates of birth and death if available.
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mix_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 | 152 
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|1880 | 407
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|1890 |4178
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|1900 |8498
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|1910 |14899
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|1920 |16256
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|1930 |16703
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|1940 |13449
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|1950 |15558
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|1960 |11785
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|1970 |9994
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|1980 |9680 
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|1990 |9131 
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|2000 |9350
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|2010 |9129
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==== Court  ====
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{{SD Census Intro|Charles Mix}}
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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
  
==== Land  ====
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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]].
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Dutch Reformed Church''<br>
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*'''Various Dates''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60767 U.S., Dutch Christian Reformed Church Membership Records, 1856-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Platte Christian Reformed Church Baptism Records; various dates<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pickstown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1701-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1701-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{SD Land}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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''Online Land Records''
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Charles+Mix|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
== References  ==
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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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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
<references />{{South Dakota|South Dakota}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Charles Mix}}
  
[[Category:Charles_Mix_County,_South_Dakota]]
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{{SD History Intro}}
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*''Epic of Papineau's domain : comprising Goose Lake, Jackson, Moore, Rhoda and White Swan Townships.'' 1986. By Adeline S. Gnirk. Gregory, South Dakota : Plains Printing Co. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866634935|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''The epic of the Great Exodus : comprising Carroll, Castalia, Darlington, Forbes, Hamilton, Lake George, LaRoche, Platte, and Signal Townships.'' 1985. By Adeline S. Gnirk. Gregory, South Dakota : Gregory Times-Advocate. Online at:; {{WorldCat|14054450|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Epic of the realm of Ree.'' 1984. By Adeline S. Gnirk. Gregory, South Dakota : Gregory Times Advocate. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866489852|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
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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 ($)
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*1865 - 1972 {{RecordSearch|2078640|South Dakota County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/FirstPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:First Papers] — index
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*[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/Naturalization/SecondPapersSearch.aspx South Dakota Naturalization Records Index:Second Papers] — index
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*[http://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-south-dakota.html Name Index to Naturalization Records from Dakota Territory and South Dakota] at National Archives, Kansas City — index
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Charles Mix}}
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'' South Dakota Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/south-dakota GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/south-dakota/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of South Dakota newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some South Dakota newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''South Dakota Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Charles Mix}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Charles Mix}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Charles Mix}}
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''Online Records''
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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*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|Charles Mix}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Charles Mix}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Charles Mix}}
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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{{{1}}}
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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 ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Charles Mix}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}}  — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Charles Mix}}
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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 Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Charles Mix}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Charles Mix}}
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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|Charles Mix}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Charles Mix}}
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'''Platte Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 517<br> Platte, SD 57369-0517 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/southdakota/charles-mix-county/#sthash.FSittO3f.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Charles Mix County Historical Society'''<br>East Highway 46/50<br>PO Box 444<br>Wagner, SD 57380<br>Telephone: 605-384-3716<br><br>
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'''Charles Mix Historical Restoration Society'''<br>Geddes Historic District Museum Complex<br>Fourth and Main Street<br>PO Box 97<br>Geddes, SD 57342<br>Telephone: 605-337-2501<br>
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Artifacts, memorialbilia, locak family histories, government records, ets but no actual census records<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Charles Mix}}
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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 Charles Mix|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:Charles_Mix_County,_South_Dakota]][[Category:South Dakota_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:01, 3 August 2017

United States
South Dakota
Charles Mix County

Guide to Charles Mix 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: Lake Andes
Organized: May 8, 1862
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Aurora  • Bon Homme  • Boyd (NE)  • Brule  • Douglas  • Gregory  • Hutchinson  • Knox (NE)  • Lyman
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

Charles Mix County was named after Charles Eli Mix, an official of the Bureau of Indian Affairs influential in signing a peace treaty with the local Lakota Indian tribes.[2]It's county seat is Lake Andes. It was organized 1862. It is located in the southern area of the state.[3]It's county seat is Lake Andes. It was organized 1862. It is located in the southern area of the state.

County Courthouse

Charles Mix County Courthouse
400 Main St E; PO Box 490
Lake Andes, SD 57356
Phone: 605.487.7511

Clerk Courts has birth, marriage and death records from 1905,
burial records, divorce, probate and court records from 1890[4]

Charles Mix County, South Dakota Record Dates

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[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1905 1905 1890 1875 1890 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1905.
Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[8]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Bryan
  • Carroll
  • Choteau Creek
  • Darlington
  • Forbes
  • Goose Lake
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Howard
  • Jackson
  • Kennedy
  • La Roche
  • Lake George
  • Lawrence
  • Lone Tree
  • Moore
  • Platte
  • Plain Center
  • Rhoda
  • Roe
  • Rouse
  • Signal
  • Waheheh
  • White Swan


Indian Reservation

A portion of the Yankton Indian Reservation is in Charles Mix County. The remainder of the reservation is in Douglas County.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Charles Mix 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 152
1880 407 167.8%
1890 4,178 926.5%
1900 8,498 103.4%
1910 14,899 75.3%
1920 16,256 9.1%
1930 16,703 2.7%
1940 13,449 −19.5%
1950 15,558 15.7%
1960 11,785 −24.3%
1970 9,994 −15.2%
1980 9,680 −3.1%
1990 9,131 −5.7%
2000 9,350 2.4%
2010 9,129 −2.4%
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

Federal Census Records

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

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
Dutch Reformed Church

Lutheran Church

Presbyterian Church

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Charles Mix 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.

  • Epic of Papineau's domain : comprising Goose Lake, Jackson, Moore, Rhoda and White Swan Townships. 1986. By Adeline S. Gnirk. Gregory, South Dakota : Plains Printing Co. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • The epic of the Great Exodus : comprising Carroll, Castalia, Darlington, Forbes, Hamilton, Lake George, LaRoche, Platte, and Signal Townships. 1985. By Adeline S. Gnirk. Gregory, South Dakota : Gregory Times-Advocate. Online at:; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Epic of the realm of Ree. 1984. By Adeline S. Gnirk. Gregory, South Dakota : Gregory Times Advocate. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

Newspapers

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

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, Charles Mix 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

Platte Genealogical Society
PO Box 517
Platte, SD 57369-0517
Website

Charles Mix County Historical Society
East Highway 46/50
PO Box 444
Wagner, SD 57380
Telephone: 605-384-3716

Charles Mix Historical Restoration Society
Geddes Historic District Museum Complex
Fourth and Main Street
PO Box 97
Geddes, SD 57342
Telephone: 605-337-2501
Artifacts, memorialbilia, locak family histories, government records, ets but no actual census records

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mix_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/30/2017
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/charlesmix/ accessed 1/30/2017
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Charles Mix County, South Dakota, p.623
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles Mix County, South Dakota. Page 623 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 620.
  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, "Charles Mix County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mix_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.