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Minnehaha 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.


Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Minnehaha 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 April 5, 1862
County Seat Sioux Falls
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Minnehaha County Courthouse
415 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57102
Phone: 605.367.4223 

Clerk Courts has divorce, probate and court records from 1876;
Register of Deeds has marriage records from 1876, bith and death
records from 1905 and land records[1]

History

Parent County

1862--Minnehaha County was created 5 April 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Sioux Falls [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

First Lutheran Church, Colton

  • Records of First Lutheran Church, Colton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

St. Olaf's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

  • Records of St. Olaf's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[3]

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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Probate Case Records. 1876-1958 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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)Minnehaha County, South Dakota, p.627
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.