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Hughes County, South Dakota

Hughes County was established on January 08, 1874 (organized in 1880) from Buffalo County.

Currently the Hughes County Seat is located in Pierre and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Hughes County are Sully CountyHyde CountyLyman CountyStanley County (south and west).

Hughes 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.

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

Hughes County Society and Family History Resources

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

Hughes County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes 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. The state archives has divorce records (1905—34); probate records (1881—1948); district court records (1882—1928); and circuit court records (1881—1957).

Hughes County Links

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

Hughes Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hughes Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hughes Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hughes Co. SD Census Records

Hughes Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Hughes Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hughes Co. SD General and History Websites

Hughes Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hughes Co. SD Military Records