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Jackson County, South Dakota

Jackson County was established on March 8, 1883 (organized in 1915) from Stanley County.

Currently the Jackson County Seat is located in Kadoka and the county government website is unknown

Locations adjacent to Jackson County are Haakon CountyJones CountyMellette CountyBennett CountyShannon CountyPennington County.

Jackson County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Jackson Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.

Jackson County Society and Family History Resources

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

Jackson County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 holds records (1918—1981). In 1909 Jackson was abolished and became part of Mellette and Washabaugh. Jackson was re-created from Stanley in 1914, becoming fully organized in 1915.

Jackson County Links

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

Jackson Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Jackson Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Jackson Co. SD Census Records

Jackson Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. SD General and History Websites

Jackson Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. SD Military Records