Jerauld County, South Dakota Genealogy

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Jerauld County, South Dakota
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Location in the state of South Dakota
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Facts
Founded April 17, 1883
County Seat Wessington Springs
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Jerauld County South Dakota Courthouse.jpg
 Jerauld County; 205 S Wallace St; Wessington Springs, SD 57382; Ph. 605.539.1221 Details:  (Reg of Deeds has b, d & bur rec from 1905, m rec from 1890 & land rec; Clk Cts has pro rec from 1890, ct rec from 1889 & div rec from 1900; Co Aud has school cen rec)

History

Parent County

  • 1883--Jerauld County was created 17 April 1883 fromAurora and Buffalo Counties.
    County seat: Wessington Springs [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Solberg Lutheran Cemetery transcriptions listing the name, date of death and age.  The site also lists an index to the Jerauld County WPA records which list the names of deceased individuals and the cemetery where they are buried within the County. This was done in the 1930's and the 1940's and contains some errors.

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

   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

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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).