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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Court Records|U.S. Court Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Dakota|South Dakota]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Dakota Court Records|Court Records]]'' {{Adoption SDGenWeb}}
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Major South Dakota courts that have kept records of genealogical value were established in 1889, when South Dakota became a state.  
 
Major South Dakota courts that have kept records of genealogical value were established in 1889, when South Dakota became a state.  
  
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=== External Links  ===
 
=== External Links  ===
  
*National Center for State Courts: South Dakota - [http://www.ncsconline.org/WC/CourTopics/ResourceGuide.asp?topic=PriPub http://www.ncsconline.org/WC/CourTopics/ResourceGuide.asp?topic=PriPub]
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*[http://www.ncsconline.org/WC/CourTopics/ResourceGuide.asp?topic=PriPub National Center for State Courts: South Dakota]  
*Federal: Online Access to Court Records - '''http://www.courtaccess.org/federal/federal-weblinks.htm'''
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*[http://www.courtaccess.org/federal/federal-weblinks.htm Federal: Online Access to Court Records]
*Ordering South Dakota Vital Records - '''http://www.state.sd.us/doh/VitalRec/Vital.htm'''
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*[http://www.state.sd.us/doh/VitalRec/Vital.htm Ordering South Dakota Vital Records]
*Ordering South Dakota Public Records - '''[http://www.publicrecordsinfo.com/public_records/southdakota_public_records.htm (Vital, Criminal, Court, Adoption, and Land Records)]'''
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*[http://www.publicrecordsinfo.com/public_records/southdakota_public_records.htm Ordering South Dakota Public Records] (Vital, Criminal, Court, Adoption, and Land Records)]
*South Dakota Court Records: '''[http://www.publicrecordsinfo.com/court_records/southdakota_court_records.htm County Courthouse addresses]'''
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*South Dakota Court Records: [http://www.publicrecordsinfo.com/court_records/southdakota_court_records.htm County Courthouse addresses]
  
 
=== Family History Library Resources  ===
 
=== Family History Library Resources  ===
  
See the United States Research Outline (30972) for more detailed information on court records. Refer to the "'''[[United States Probate Records|Probate Records]]'''" and "'''[[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]'''" sections of this outline for information about those specific court records.  
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See [[United States Court Records]] for more detailed information on court records. Refer to [[United States Probate Records]] and [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship]] for information about those specific court records.  
  
 
Court records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Locality Search under:  
 
Court records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Locality Search under:  
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SOUTH DAKOTA - LAW AND LEGISLATION  
 
SOUTH DAKOTA - LAW AND LEGISLATION  
  
SOUTH DAKOTA, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS  
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SOUTH DAKOTA, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS {{South Dakota|South Dakota}}
  
 
[[Category:South_Dakota|Court]]
 
[[Category:South_Dakota|Court]]

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Major South Dakota courts that have kept records of genealogical value were established in 1889, when South Dakota became a state.

Justices of the peace have county wide jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal cases.

Municipal courts have citywide jurisdiction over minor civil and criminal cases.

District county courts have county wide jurisdiction over records of misdemeanors, minor civil cases, probates, guardianship, and juvenile matters.

Circuit courts have county wide jurisdiction over felonies, divorces, equity matters, misdemeanors, and some appeals.

The Supreme Court is the statewide appellate court.

The Family History Library does not have copies of court records for South Dakota. They are available at the clerk's office in the various county courthouses.

External Links

Family History Library Resources

See United States Court Records for more detailed information on court records. Refer to United States Probate Records and United States Naturalization and Citizenship for information about those specific court records.

Court records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Locality Search under:

SOUTH DAKOTA - COURT RECORDS

SOUTH DAKOTA - LAW AND LEGISLATION

SOUTH DAKOTA, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS