Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy
Fall River County, South Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
|Fall River County, South Dakota|
Location in the state of South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
|Founded||April 3, 1883|
|County Seat||Hot Springs|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Fall River County Courthouse
906 N River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747-1387
Register of Deeds has land records from 1883,
birth and death records from 1905 and marriage
records; Clerk Court has divorce, probate, court
and probate records from 
1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation & Military Service
1905 state census with images can be viewed free at Record Search
1915 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search
1925 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search
1935 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search
1945 state census with images can be viewed free at FamilySearch Record Search
Church 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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers<
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Fall River County, South Dakota, p.624
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).