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Lake County, South Dakota

Lake County was established on January 08, 1873 from Brookings CountyHanson County.

Currently the Lake County Seat is located in Madison and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Lake County are Brookings CountyMoody CountyMinnehaha CountyMcCook CountyMiner CountyKingsbury County.

Lake 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.

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

Lake County Society and Family History Resources

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

Lake County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Lake 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 Lake 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.

Lake County Links

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

Lake Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lake Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lake Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lake Co. SD Census Records

Lake Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Lake Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lake Co. SD General and History Websites

Lake Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lake Co. SD Military Records