Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Codington County Clerk of Courts

141st Avenue S.E., Watertown, SD 57201

Phone: 605-882-5095; Fax: 605-882-5384

Website: http://www.sdjudicial.com/cc/ThirdCircuit/Codington.aspx

Call or write the courthouse to request a long-distance research look-up.

History

Parent County

1877--Codington County was created 15 February 1877 from Clark, Grant, and Hamlin Counties, and unorganized territory. County seat: Watertown [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Watertown

South Shore

Germantown

Waverly

Florence

Henry

Grover

Kampeska

Kranzburg

Wallace

Indian Reservation

A portion of the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation is in Codington County. The remainder of the reservation is in Marshall, Roberts, and Day Counties in South Dakota and in Richland and Sargent Counties in North Dakota.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

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

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

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital records were kept by the state beginning in 1905, and delayed registration of earlier births began c.1940's.  Vital records from 1905 onwards (plus delayed registration births) can be requested from the state using forms available at http://doh.sd.gov/vitalrecords/order.aspx or can be requested from the county courthouse.  Earlier vital records (excluding births registerd via delayed registration) need to be requested from the county.

Societies and Libraries

Codington County Historical Society: http://www.cchsmuseum.org/

From their website: "For research requests and other business pertaining to the collections, contact Jaclyn Ludowese, the executive director at ludowese@cchsmuseum.org"

Web Sites

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).