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Codington County, South Dakota

Codington County was established on February 15, 1877 (organized in 1878) from Indian lands.

Currently the Codington County Seat is located in Watertown and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Codington County are Grant CountyDeuel CountyHamlin CountyClark CountyDay County.

Codington 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.

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

Codington County Society and Family History Resources

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

Codington County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Codington 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 Codington 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.

Codington County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Codington 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 Codington County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Codington Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Codington Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Codington Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Codington Co. SD Census Records

Codington Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Codington Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Codington Co. SD General and History Websites

Codington Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Codington Co. SD Military Records