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Douglas County, South Dakota

Douglas County was established on January 08, 1837 (organized in 1882) from Charles Mix County.

Currently the Douglas County Seat is located in Armour and the county government website is unknown

Locations adjacent to Douglas County are Aurora CountyDavison CountyHutchinson CountyCharles Mix County.

Douglas 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.

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

Douglas County Society and Family History Resources

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

Douglas County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Douglas 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 Douglas 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.

Douglas County Links

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

Douglas Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Douglas Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Douglas Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Douglas Co. SD Census Records

Douglas Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Douglas Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Douglas Co. SD General and History Websites

Douglas Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Douglas Co. SD Military Records