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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/lake/ Lake Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = South Dakota
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| founded year = 1873
 
| founded date = January 8
 
| seat wl = Madison
 
}} ''[[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]]''
 
  
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Guide to '''Lake 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=  January 8,  1873
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|county seat=  Madison
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|parent county= [[Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brookings]] • [[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson]] • [[Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy|Minnehaha]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brookings]]
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|county2= [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury]]
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|county3= [[McCook County, South Dakota Genealogy|McCook]]
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|county4= [[Miner County, South Dakota Genealogy|Miner]]
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|county5= [[Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy|Minnehaha]]
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|county6= [[Moody County, South Dakota Genealogy|Moody]]</br><center>[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image: SouthDakotaLakeCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: SD-lake.png|185x185px]]
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/lake/ Lake Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
  
== History ==
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It's county seat is Madison. It was organized 1873. It is located in the eastern area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/lake/ accessed 1/31/2017</ref>
  
==== '''Parent County'''  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Lake}}
  
'''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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[http://www.lakecountysd.com/ Lake County Courthouse]<br>County Courthouse <br>200 E Center<br>Madison, SD 57042<br>Phone: 605.256.4876<br><br>
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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<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>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Lake County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{SD Records Intro}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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), Lake County, South Dakota. Page 626 {{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" | '''[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake 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" |1874
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Lake}}
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'''Parent County:''' Lake County was created 8 January 1873 from [[Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brookings]], [[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson]], and [[Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy|Minnehaha]] Counties.<br>
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'''County seat:''' Madison <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>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 6 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Lake}}
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison,_South_Dakota Madison]</div>
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| cities-col3=
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| towns-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunda,_South_Dakota Nunda]</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramona,_South_Dakota Ramona]</div>
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*[[Brookings County, South Dakota|Brookings]]
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*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota|Kingsbury]]
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| villages-col1=<div>
*[[McCook County, South Dakota|McCook]]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth,_South_Dakota Wentworth]</div>
*[[Miner County, South Dakota|Miner]]  
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*[[Minnehaha County, South Dakota|Minnehaha]]
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*[[Moody County, South Dakota|Moody]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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| unincorp-col1=<div>
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*Franklin</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius,_South_Dakota Junius]</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland,_South_Dakota Rutland]</div>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester,_South_Dakota Chester]</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfred,_South_Dakota Winfred]</div>
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==== Census  ====
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| townships-col1=<div>
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*Badus
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*Chester
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*Clarno
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*Concord
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*Farmington
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*Franklin</div>
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| townships-col2=<div>
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*Herman
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*Lake View
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*Le Roy
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*Nunda
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*Orland
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*Rutland</div>
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| townships-col3=<div>
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*Summit
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*Wayne
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*Wentworth
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*Winfred</div>
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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*Saranac</div>
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| defunct-townships-col3=
  
'''&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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| unorgan-col3=
  
'''&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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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Lake}}
  
'''&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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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Lake}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Lake}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Lake}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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 Lake 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=2397&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlake/Cemeteries.htm SDGenWeb]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlake/ SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/lake.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|602688|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lake+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=2397 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=Lake&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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==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |2657
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|1890 |7508
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|1900 |9137
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|1910 |10711
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|1920 |12257
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|1930 |12379
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|1940 |12412
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|1950 |11792
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|1960 |11764
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|1970 |11456
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|1980 |10724
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|1990 |10550
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|2000 |11276
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|2010 |11200
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==== Maps  ====
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{{SD Census Intro|Lake}}
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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
  
==== Military  ====
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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]].
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Lake}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
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''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>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Lake}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Lake}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Lake}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Lake}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Lake}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Lake}}
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{{SD Land}}
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''Online Land Records''
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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
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Lake}}
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{{SD History Intro}}
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*''Lake County heritage.'' 2015. By Craig Williams. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: {{FSbook|7748391}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
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{{SD Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SD Lake 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
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=== Migration ===
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{{SD Migration Intro}}
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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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For further information see [[South Dakota Military Records]].
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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
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Lake}}
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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.
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Lake}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Lake}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Lake}}
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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 '''$'''
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=== School Records ===
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{{SD Schools Intro}}
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*1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Lake}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Lake}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Lake}}
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*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  — index{{{1}}}
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*1856 - 1950  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]  — index ($)
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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|Lake}}
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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 ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Lake}}
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*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Lake}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Lake}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Madison South Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Madison South Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{SD Libraries Intro|Lake}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Lake}}
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'''Lake County Genealogical Society'''<br>Dakota State College<br>Madison 57042<br>E-mail: [mailto:smith.zimmermann@dsu.edu smith.zimmermann@dsu.edu]<br>[http://www.smith-zimmermann.dsu.edu/lake-county-historical-society.asp Website]<br><br>
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'''Lake County Historical Society'''<br>221 8th Street NE<br>Madison, SD 57042<br>Telephone:605-256-5308<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Lake}}
  
*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+Lake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|South Dakota Lake|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 14:45, 2 November 2017

United States
South Dakota
Lake County

Guide to Lake 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: Madison
Organized: January 8, 1873
Parent County(s): BrookingsHansonMinnehaha[1]
Neighboring Counties
Brookings  • Kingsbury  • McCook  • Miner  • Minnehaha  • Moody
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County Information

Description

It's county seat is Madison. It was organized 1873. It is located in the eastern area of the state.[2]

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[3]

Lake 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1874 1905 1881 1873 1884 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1905.
Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.[5]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Parent County: Lake County was created 8 January 1873 from Brookings, Hanson, and Minnehaha Counties.
County seat: Madison [6]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[7]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communites
  • Franklin
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Badus
  • Chester
  • Clarno
  • Concord
  • Farmington
  • Franklin
  • Herman
  • Lake View
  • Le Roy
  • Nunda
  • Orland
  • Rutland
  • Summit
  • Wayne
  • Wentworth
  • Winfred
Defunct townships
  • Saranac


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lake 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.  %±
1880 2,657
1890 7,508 182.6%
1900 9,137 21.7%
1910 10,711 17.2%
1920 12,257 14.4%
1930 12,379 1.0%
1940 12,412 0.3%
1950 11,792 −5.0%
1960 11,764 −0.2%
1970 11,456 −2.6%
1980 10,724 −6.4%
1990 10,550 −1.6%
2000 11,276 6.9%
2010 11,200 −0.7%
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.[8] 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 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.

  • Lake County heritage. 2015. By Craig Williams. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online.

Maps and Gazetteers

Kingsbury CountyBrookings CountyMoody CountyMinnehaha CountyMcCook CountyMiner CountySD LAKE.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

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, Lake 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

Lake County Genealogical Society
Dakota State College
Madison 57042
E-mail: smith.zimmermann@dsu.edu
Website

Lake County Historical Society
221 8th Street NE
Madison, SD 57042
Telephone:605-256-5308

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/lake/ accessed 1/31/2017
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Lake County, South Dakota, p.626
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, South Dakota. Page 626 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 6 November 2016.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 617. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.