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Hand County, South Dakota

Hand County was established on January 08, 1873 (organized in 1882) from Buffalo County.

Currently the Hand County Seat is located in Miller and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Hand County are Faulk CountySpink CountyBeadle CountyJerauld CountyBuffalo CountyHyde County.

Hand 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.

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

Hand County Society and Family History Resources

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

Hand County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Hand 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 Hand 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.

Hand County Links

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

Hand Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hand Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hand Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hand Co. SD Census Records

Hand Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Hand Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hand Co. SD General and History Websites

Hand Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hand Co. SD Military Records