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:*Records of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
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:*Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Union County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Union County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).

Revision as of 13:32, 27 June 2013

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Union 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.


Union County, South Dakota
Map
Map of South Dakota highlighting Union County
Location in the state of South Dakota, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Dakota
Location of South Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 10, 1862
County Seat Elk Point
Courthouse
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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Union County Courthouse
PO Box 757
Elk Point, SD 57025-0757
Phone: 605.356.2132 

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1866,
marriage records from 1886, death records from
1905, burial records from 1961, land records from
1863 and military discharge records from 1919;
Clerk Court has probate records from 1875, court
records from 1890 and divorce records[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1862--Union County was created 10 April 1862 from unorganized territory.
County seat: Elk Point [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford

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

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

  • Records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Union County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Union 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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Union County, South Dakota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate[edit | edit source]

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, Union then click Probate records.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Union County, South Dakota, p.628
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).