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Brookings County, South Dakota

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

Locations adjacent to Brookings County are Deuel CountyLincoln County, Minnesota, Moody CountyLake CountyKingsbury CountyHamlin County.

Brookings County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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.

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.

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

Brookings Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Brookings Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Brookings Co. SD Census Records

Brookings Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Brookings Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Brookings Co. SD General and History Websites

Brookings Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Brookings Co. SD Military Records