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Aurora County, South Dakota

Aurora County was established on October 1, 1879 (organized in 1881) from the now extinct Cragin and Wetmore Counties.

Currently the Aurora County Seat is located in Plankinton and the county government website is unknown

Locations adjacent to Aurora County are Jerauld CountySanborn CountyDavison CountyDouglas CountyCharles Mix CountyBrule County.

Aurora County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Aurora Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Aurora Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1880. Aurora Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.

Aurora County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Aurora County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Aurora County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Aurora County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy details. Hidden away in South Dakota courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of the many South Dakota residents.

The odds are very good that your potential forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Aurora County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Aurora County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Aurora County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own most liked Aurora County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Aurora Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Aurora Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Aurora Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Aurora Co. SD Census Records

Aurora Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Aurora Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Aurora Co. SD General and History Websites

Aurora Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Aurora Co. SD Military Records