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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[South Dakota|South Dakota]] > Lake County''  
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Lake_County,_South_Dakota|Lake County]]''{{SDDC}} <br> <br>
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Lake 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.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lake County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/lake/ Lake Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = SD-lake.png
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| state = South Dakota
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| state_map = South_Dakota.png
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| founded year = 1873
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| founded date = January 8
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| seat wl = Madison
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.lakecountysd.com/ Lake County Courthouse]<br>County Courthouse <br>200 E Center<br>Madison, SD 57042<br>Phone: 605.256.4876 <br>
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Clerk Courts has birth and death records from 1905,<br>marriage records from 1874, burial records from 1941, <br>divorce and court records from 1881 and probate records<br>from 1884<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Lake County, South Dakota, p.626</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Parent County
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==== '''Parent County'''  ====
  
'''1873--'''Lake County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Brookings_County,_South_Dakota|Brookings]], [[Hanson_County,_South_Dakota|Hanson]], and [[Minnehaha_County,_South_Dakota|Minnehaha]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1873--'''Lake County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Brookings County, South Dakota|Brookings]], [[Hanson County, South Dakota|Hanson]], and [[Minnehaha County, South Dakota|Minnehaha]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brookings_County,_South_Dakota|Brookings]]
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*[[Brookings County, South Dakota|Brookings]]  
*[[Kingsbury_County,_South_Dakota|Kingsbury]]
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*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota|Kingsbury]]  
*[[McCook_County,_South_Dakota|McCook]]
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*[[McCook County, South Dakota|McCook]]  
*[[Miner_County,_South_Dakota|Miner]]
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*[[Miner County, South Dakota|Miner]]  
*[[Minnehaha_County,_South_Dakota|Minnehaha]]
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*[[Minnehaha County, South Dakota|Minnehaha]]  
*[[Moody_County,_South_Dakota|Moody]]
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*[[Moody County, South Dakota|Moody]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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'''&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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'''&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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'''&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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'''&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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'''&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>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{SD Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
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{{SD Land}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
 
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{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Lake}}
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{{SD Probate Intro|Lake}}
  
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{{SD Tax Intro}}
  
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{{SD Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Madison South Dakota Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204756&subject_disp=South+Dakota%2C+Lake&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|South+Dakota%2C+Lake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Lake_County,_South_Dakota]]
 
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Lake 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.


Lake County, South Dakota
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Location in the state of South Dakota
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Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
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Founded January 8, 1873
County Seat Madison
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County Courthouse

Lake County Courthouse
County Courthouse
200 E Center
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: 605.256.4876

Clerk Courts has birth and death records from 1905,
marriage records from 1874, burial records from 1941,
divorce and court records from 1881 and probate records
from 1884[1]

History

Parent County

1873--Lake County was created 8 January 1873 from Brookings, Hanson, and Minnehaha Counties.
County seat: Madison [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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

   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

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.

Lutheran
  • Records of Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

Land

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Lake 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.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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, Lake then click Probate records.

Taxation

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.

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)Lake County, South Dakota, p.626
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).