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Guide to '''Yankton 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=  April 10,  1862
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|county seat=  Yankton
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bon Homme County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bon Homme]]
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|county2= [[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cedar (NE)]]
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|county3= [[Clay County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clay]]
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|county4= [[Hutchinson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hutchinson]]
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|county5= [[Knox County, Nebraska Genealogy|Knox (NE)]]
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|county6= [[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy|Turner]]</br><center>[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|adoption= {{Adoption SDGenWeb|<center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/yankton/ Yankton Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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It is named after Yankton Sioux.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankton_County,_South_Dakota accessed 2/1/2017</ref>
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It's county seat is Yankton. It was organized 1862.  It is located in the South Eastern corner of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/yankton/ accessed 2/1/2017</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SD Courthouse Intro|Yankton}}
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[http://www.co.yankton.sd.us/ Yankton County Courthouse]<br>410 Walnut Street; PO Box 155; <br>Yankton, SD 57078<br>Phone: 605.668.3438<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905 and burial records; <br>County Treas has marriage records from 1900; <br>Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1900; <br>Director Assessments has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Yankton County, South Dakota, p.629</ref>
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=== Yankton County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{SD Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yankton County, South Dakota. Page 629 {{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), 623.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Yankton 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" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1905
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1862
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{SD Boundary Changes Intro|Yankton}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Yankton County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory. <br>
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*'''County seat:''' Yankton <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>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Yankton County, South Dakota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankton_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 7 November 2016.</ref>
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{{SD Populated Places Intro|Yankton}}
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene,_South_Dakota Irene]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankton,_South_Dakota Yankton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayville,_South_Dakota Gayville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesterville,_South_Dakota Lesterville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Hill,_South_Dakota Mission Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utica,_South_Dakota Utica]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volin,_South_Dakota Volin]</div>
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*Gayville
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*Jamesville
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*Marindahl</div>
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*Mayfield
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*Mission Hill
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*Turkey Valley</div>
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*Utica
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*Volin
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*Walshtown</div>
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*Southeast Yankton </div>
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*West Yankton</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{SD Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{SD Bible Intro|Yankton}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{SD Biographies Intro|Yankton}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{SD Business Records Intro|Yankton}}
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Yankton_County,_South_Dakota|Yankton County]]''
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Yankton}}
  
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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 Yankton 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=2423&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sdgenweb.com/yankton/index.html#COUNTY SDGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/sd/yankton/yankton.html SDGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/southdakota/sdakota.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=65 SD Gravestones]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/SD/yankton.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|362141|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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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=2423 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=Yankton&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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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*[http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/yanktnsd.txt Yankton County Cemeteries] transcriptions by odessa3.org which may include the name of deceased, date of death and birth, lot and plot numbers and age.
| county = Yankton County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption SDGenWeb
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=== Census Records ===
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://sdgenweb.com/yankton/ Yankton Co. SDGenWeb]'''</center>
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{{Historical populations
| county_map = SD-yankton.png
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|type = USA
| state = South Dakota
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|heading = Census
| state_map = South_Dakota.png
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankton_County,_South_Dakota "Wikipedia.org".] 
| founded year = 1862
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|1870 |2097
| founded date = April 10
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|1880 |8390
| seat wl = Yankton
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|1890 |10414
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|1900 |12649
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|1910 |13135
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|1920 |15233
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|1930 |16589
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|1940 |16725
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|1950 |16804
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|1960 |17551
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|1970 |19039
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|1980 |18952
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|1990 |19252
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|2000 |21652
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|2010 |22438
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{{SD Census Intro|Yankton}}
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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
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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]].
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{SD Church Intro|Yankton}}
  
[http://www.co.yankton.sd.us/ Yankton County Courthouse]<br>410 Walnut Street; PO Box 155; <br>Yankton, SD 57078<br>Phone: 605.668.3438&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905 <br>and burial records; County Treas has marriage records from 1900; <br>Clerk Court has divorce, proabte and court records from 1900; <br>Director Assessments has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Yankton County, South Dakota, p.629</ref>  
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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] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Tradjem Lutheran Church, Yankton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
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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>
  
== History  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{SD Court Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{SD Directories Intro|Yankton}}
  
'''1862--'''Yankton County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory. <br>'''County seat:''' Yankton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{SD Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{SD Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{SD Funeral Homes Intro|Yankton}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{SD Genealogies Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{SD Guardianship Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{SD Land Intro|Yankton}}
  
*[[Bon Homme County, South Dakota|Bon Homme]]
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{{SD Land}}
*[[Cedar County, Nebraska|Cedar County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Clay County, South Dakota|Clay]]
 
*[[Hutchinson County, South Dakota|Hutchinson]]
 
*[[Knox County, Nebraska|Knox County, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Turner County, South Dakota|Turner]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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''Online Land Records''
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
Various [http://odessa3.org/collections/cemeteries/sodak/link/yanktnsd.txt Yankton County Cemeteries] transcriptions which may include the name of deceased, date of death and birth, lot and plot numbers nd age.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{SD Histories Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Census  ====
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{{SD History Intro}}
  
'''1905, 1915, 1925 State Censuses --'''Unique information could include: Ethnic Background, Maiden Name, Church Affiliation &amp; Military Service
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*''History of Yankton County, South Dakota.'' 1987. By Yankton County Historical Society. Dallas, Texas : Curtis Media. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|866326431|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''Steppes to Neu Odessa : Germans from Russia who settled in Odessa Township, Dakota Territory, 1872-1876.'' 2002. By Cynthia Anne Frank Stupnik. Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books. Online at: ; {{WorldCat|50498400|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
'''&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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{SD Maps Intro}}
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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
  
'''&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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=== Migration ===
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{{SD Migration Intro}}
  
'''&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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=== 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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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/south-dakota.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for South Dakota] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[South Dakota Military Records]].
  
'''&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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=== 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
  
'''&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/1614831 FamilySearch Record Search]<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{SD Newspapers Intro|Yankton}}
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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.
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{SD Obituaries Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{SD Other Records Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{SD Periodicals Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{SD Probate Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
==== Military  ====
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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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{SD Tax Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{SD Vital Intro|Yankton}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Yankton}}
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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 ($)
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.aspx Birth Record Search Site For South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years] — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Yankton}}
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*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}} — index
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*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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==== Death ====
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{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Yankton}}
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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|Yankton}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{SD Research Facilities Intro|Yankton}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{SD Archives Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Yankton South Dakota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Yankton South Dakota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{SD Libraries Intro|Yankton}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{SD Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{SD Societies Intro|Yankton}}
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'''Yankton Genealogical Society'''<br>Yankton Community Library<br> 515 Walnut St.<br> Yankton, SD 57078<br><br>
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'''Yankton County Historical Society'''<br> 610 Summit<br>Yankton, SD 57078<br>Telephone: 605-665-3898<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@dakotaterritorialmuseum.org info@dakotaterritorialmuseum.org]<br>[http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/yankton.aspx Website]<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{SD Websites Intro|Yankton}}
  
*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.
*[[{{South Dakota-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[South Dakota|South Dakota]]&nbsp;&gt; County'' |Family History Library Catalog]]
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*{{FHL|South Dakota Yankton|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 18:11, 3 August 2017

United States
South Dakota
Yankton County

Guide to Yankton 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: Yankton
Organized: April 10, 1862
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bon Homme  • Cedar (NE)  • Clay  • Hutchinson  • Knox (NE)  • Turner
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County Information

Description

It is named after Yankton Sioux.[2] It's county seat is Yankton. It was organized 1862. It is located in the South Eastern corner of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Yankton County Courthouse
410 Walnut Street; PO Box 155;
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: 605.668.3438

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1905 and burial records;
County Treas has marriage records from 1900;
Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records from 1900;
Director Assessments has land records[4]

Yankton 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.

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1900 1905 1900 1862 1900 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1905.
Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.[6]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county[8]

Cities
Towns
Townships
  • Gayville
  • Jamesville
  • Marindahl
  • Mayfield
  • Mission Hill
  • Turkey Valley
  • Utica
  • Volin
  • Walshtown
Unorganized territories
  • Southeast Yankton
  • West Yankton


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Yankton 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
  • Yankton County Cemeteries transcriptions by odessa3.org which may include the name of deceased, date of death and birth, lot and plot numbers and age.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 2,097
1880 8,390 300.1%
1890 10,414 24.1%
1900 12,649 21.5%
1910 13,135 3.8%
1920 15,233 16.0%
1930 16,589 8.9%
1940 16,725 0.8%
1950 16,804 0.5%
1960 17,551 4.4%
1970 19,039 8.5%
1980 18,952 −0.5%
1990 19,252 1.6%
2000 21,652 12.5%
2010 22,438 3.6%
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.[9] 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 Yankton 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.

  • History of Yankton County, South Dakota. 1987. By Yankton County Historical Society. Dallas, Texas : Curtis Media. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).
  • Steppes to Neu Odessa : Germans from Russia who settled in Odessa Township, Dakota Territory, 1872-1876. 2002. By Cynthia Anne Frank Stupnik. Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books. Online at: ; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

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

World War II

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, Yankton 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

Yankton Genealogical Society
Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut St.
Yankton, SD 57078

Yankton County Historical Society
610 Summit
Yankton, SD 57078
Telephone: 605-665-3898
E-mail:info@dakotaterritorialmuseum.org
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankton_County,_South_Dakota accessed 2/1/2017
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/yankton/ accessed 2/1/2017
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Yankton County, South Dakota, p.629
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yankton County, South Dakota. Page 629 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), 623.
  6. 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.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Yankton County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankton_County%2C_South_Dakota accessed 7 November 2016.
  9. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 617. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.