OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Brookings County, South Dakota
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Brookings County was established on April 05, 1862 (organized in 1871) from Unorganized territory.
Currently the Brookings County Seat is located in Brookings and the county government website is http://www.brookingscountysd.gov/
Locations adjacent to Brookings County are Deuel County, Lincoln County, Minnesota, Moody County, Lake County, Kingsbury County, Hamlin County.
Brookings County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Brookings Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Brookings Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Brookings Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.
Brookings County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Brookings County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- South Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Brookings Area Genealogical Society, 515 3rd St., Brookings, SD 57006
- Brookings County, South Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Brookings County (usgwarchives.net)
Brookings County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Brookings 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 Brookings 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.
- Haakon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 314 6th Ave, Brookings, SD 57006
- Phone: (605) 688-4200
- Brookings County Register of Deeds
- Marriage Records: 1871
- Land Records: 1871
- Brookings County Clerk of Court.
- Probate Records: 1871
- Court Records: 1871
- South Dakota Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Dakota for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
- Ordering Vital Records – You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for South Dakota Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Brookings County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Brookings 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 Brookings County genealogy or family history associated sites.
Brookings Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications
- South Dakota Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- South Dakota historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from South Dakota (1861–2002) (genealogybank.com) Immediately discover names and keywords / phrases in over 450 million publications, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth notices and other items written in over 2,800 old U.S. newspapers. All new content and articles added monthly!
- Brookings County, South Dakota Books (amazon.com)
- Search South Dakota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Brookings County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Brookings Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- South Dakota Vital Records Research Guide
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Brookings Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- South Dakota Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Brookings Co. SD Census Records
- South Dakota Census Records Research Guide
- Brookings County, SD Census Records Links
- Brookings County, SD Census QuickFacts
Brookings Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records
- South Dakota Cemetery Research Guide
- Brookings Co., South Dakota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Brookings County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Brookings Co., South Dakota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Brookings County, South Dakota
- Brookings Co., South Dakota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- South Dakota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Brookings County, South Dakota
- Brookings County, South Dakota Church Books (amazon.com)
Brookings Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- South Dakota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Brookings Co. SD General and History Websites
- See Also State History for South Dakota
- Brookings County, South Dakota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Brookings County, South Dakota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Brookings Co. SD Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Brookings County, South Dakota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – South Dakota – Counties – Brookings (cyndislist.com)
- Brookings County South Dakota (genealogytrails.com)
- Brookings Co. SDGenweb (sdgenweb.com)
- Brookings County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Brookings Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Brookings Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of South Dakota Links and Information
- 1895 Brookings County Map (livgenmi.com)
Brookings Co. SD Military Records
- South Dakota Military Records Research Guide
- South Dakota Military Records (fold3.com) delivers easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the South Dakota women and men that served. Just the thing for Brookings County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.