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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[South Dakota|South Dakota]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota|Fall River County]]''  
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Guide to '''Fall River 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=  April 3,  1883
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|county seat=  Hot Springs
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|parent county= [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county2= [[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dawes (NE)]]
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|county3= [[Niobrara County, Wyoming Genealogy|Niobrara (WY)]]
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|county4= [[Shannon County, South Dakota Genealogy|Shannon]]
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|county5= [[Sioux County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sioux (NE)]]</br><center>[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: Fall River County Courthouse, Hot Springs, South Dakota.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-fall-river.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/fallriver/ Fall River Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
  
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It is named for Fall River which runs through it.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/31/2017</ref>
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It's county seat is Hot Springs. It was organized 1883.  It is located in the western area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/fallriver/ accessed 1/31/2017</ref>
  
{{South Dakota-stub}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Fall River County
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Fall River}}
| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/fallriver/ Fall River Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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[http://fallriver.sdcounties.org/ Fall River County Courthouse]<br>906 N River Street<br>Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387<br>Phone: 605.745.5132 <br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1883, birth and death records from 1905 and marriage records (as early as 1905)<ref>South Dakota Department of Health, “Fall River County Resources”, http://doh.sd.gov/records/county/fall-river.aspx/ accessed 21 June 2017.</ref>; <br>Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court and probate records from <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624</ref>
| county_map = SD-fall-river.png
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| state = South Dakota
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=== Fall River County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{SD Records Intro}}
| founded year = 1883
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
| founded date = April 3
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| seat wl = Hot Springs
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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), Fall River County, South Dakota. Page 624 {{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), 621.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fall River 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" |1883
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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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Fall River}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Fall River County was created 3 April 1883 from [[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]] County. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Hot Springs <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>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fall River County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 3 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Fall River}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgemont,_South_Dakota Edgemont]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs,_South_Dakota Hot Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oelrichs,_South_Dakota Oelrichs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maverick_Junction,_South_Dakota Maverick Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral,_South_Dakota Oral]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumford,_South_Dakota Rumford]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithwick,_South_Dakota Smithwick]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_Township,_Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota Argentine]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provo_Township,_Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota Provo]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robins_Township,_Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota Robins]</div>
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*Northeast Fall River</div>
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*Southwest Fall River</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardmore,_South_Dakota Ardmore]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdock,_South_Dakota Burdock]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Fall River}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Fall River}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Fall River}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Fall River}}
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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 Fall River 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=2381&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/fallriver/ SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/fall_riv/fall-r.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=23 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/fall_river.htm SDInterment]
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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|362143|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fall+River+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=2381 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=Fall%20River&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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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |4478
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|1900 |3541
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|1910 |7763
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|1920 |6985
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|1930 |8741
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|1940 |8089
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|1950 |10439
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|1960 |10688
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|1970 |7505
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|1980 |8439 
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|1990 |7353 
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|2000 |7453
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|2010 |7094
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{{SD Census Intro|Fall River}}
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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
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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]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Fall River}}
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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>
  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Fall River}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Fall River}}
  
[http://fallriver.sdcounties.org/ Fall River County Courthouse]<br>906 N River Street<br>Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387<br>Phone: 605.745.5132&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1883, <br>birth and death records from 1905 and marriage<br>records; Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court<br>and probate records from&nbsp;<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624</ref>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
== History  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Fall River}}
  
'''1883--'''Fall River County was created 3 April 1883 from [[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Hot Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Fall River}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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{{SD Land}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
*[[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer]]
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=== Local Histories ===
*[[Dawes County, Nebraska|Dawes County, Nebraska]]
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{{SD Histories Intro|Fall River}}
*[[Niobrara County, Wyoming|Niobrara County, Wyoming]]
 
*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon]]
 
*[[Sioux County, Nebraska|Sioux County, Nebraska]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*''Glimpses into Edgemont's past : a recording of early-day events about Edgemont, South Dakota.'' 1961. By Gilbert B. Taylor. Lusk, Wyoming : Lusk Herald. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|5226260|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''In the shadow of the Butte : a history of Oelrichs and surrounding area.'' 1984. Oelrichs, South Dakota : Oelrichs Historical Society. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|10933968|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Pioneering on the Cheyenne River : the stories of pioneers and early settlers in northern Niobrara County, Wyoming, southern Weston County, Wyoming, western Fall River County, South Dakota.'' 2014. By Sylvie Hogg Marchant. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|4567986}}.
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
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{{SD Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SD Fall River 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
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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=== Migration ===
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{{SD Migration Intro}}
  
'''&nbsp;&nbsp; 1905''' state census with images can be viewed free at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1477737FamilySearch Record Search]  
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=== 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]].
  
'''&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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=== 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
  
'''&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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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Fall River}}
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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.
  
'''&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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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Fall River}}
  
'''&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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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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 '''$'''
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Fall River}}
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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 ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Fall River}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}} — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Fall River}}
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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|Fall River}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{SD Libraries Intro|Fall River}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Fall River}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Fall River}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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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.
*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Fall+River|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|South Dakota Fall River|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{SD Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 17:23, 2 November 2017

United States
South Dakota
Fall River County

Guide to Fall River 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: Hot Springs
Organized: April 3, 1883
Parent County(s): Custer [1]
Neighboring Counties
Custer  • Dawes (NE)  • Niobrara (WY)  • Shannon  • Sioux (NE)
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County Information

Description

It is named for Fall River which runs through it.[2] It's county seat is Hot Springs. It was organized 1883. It is located in the western area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Fall River County Courthouse
906 N River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387
Phone: 605.745.5132

Register of Deeds has land records from 1883, birth and death records from 1905 and marriage records (as early as 1905)[4];
Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court and probate records from [5]

Fall River 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[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1905 1905 1890 1883 1890 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1905.
Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.[7]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[9]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Townships
Unorganized territories
  • Northeast Fall River
  • Southwest Fall River
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fall River 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.  %±
1890 4,478
1900 3,541 −20.9%
1910 7,763 119.2%
1920 6,985 −10.0%
1930 8,741 25.1%
1940 8,089 −7.5%
1950 10,439 29.1%
1960 10,688 2.4%
1970 7,505 −29.8%
1980 8,439 12.4%
1990 7,353 −12.9%
2000 7,453 1.4%
2010 7,094 −4.8%
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.[10] 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
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 Fall River 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.

  • Glimpses into Edgemont's past : a recording of early-day events about Edgemont, South Dakota. 1961. By Gilbert B. Taylor. Lusk, Wyoming : Lusk Herald. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • In the shadow of the Butte : a history of Oelrichs and surrounding area. 1984. Oelrichs, South Dakota : Oelrichs Historical Society. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Pioneering on the Cheyenne River : the stories of pioneers and early settlers in northern Niobrara County, Wyoming, southern Weston County, Wyoming, western Fall River County, South Dakota. 2014. By Sylvie Hogg Marchant. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.

Maps and Gazetteers

Custer CountyShannon CountyNiobrara County, WyomingSioux County, NebraskaDawes County, NebraskaSD FALL RIVER.JPG
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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, Fall River 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

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/Fall_River_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1/31/2017
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/fallriver/ accessed 1/31/2017
  4. South Dakota Department of Health, “Fall River County Resources”, http://doh.sd.gov/records/county/fall-river.aspx/ accessed 21 June 2017.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fall River County, South Dakota. Page 624 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), 621.
  7. 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.
  8. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Fall River County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_River_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 3 November 2016.
  10. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 617. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.