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Mellette 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.


Mellette County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Mellette County
Location in the state of South Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 3, 1909
County Seat White River
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Mellette County Courthouse
S 1st Street; PO Box C;
White River, SD 57579
Phone: 605.259.3230  

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1912,
burial records from 1913 and land records; County
Treasurer has marriage records from 1912; Clerk Court has
divorce, probate and court records from 1911[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1909--Mellette County was created 3 June 1909 from Jackson, Meyer, Eliminated 3 Jun. 1909, Pratt, Eliminated 3 Jun. 1909,  and Washabaugh Counties, and unorganized territory.
    County seat: White River [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

Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Mellette 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

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