Search For Your Ancestors

Day County, South Dakota

Day County was established on February 22, 1879 (organized in 1882) from Clark County.

Currently the Day County Seat is located in Webster and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Day County are Marshall CountyRoberts CountyGrant CountyCodington CountyClark CountySpink CountyBrown County.

Day 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.

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

Day County Society and Family History Resources

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

Day County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Day 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 Day 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.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Day county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, court records, and so forth. Courthouse was destroyed by a fire in 1962.

Day County Links

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

Day Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Day Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Day Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Day Co. SD Census Records

Day Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Day Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Day Co. SD General and History Websites

Day Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Day Co. SD Military Records