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Lincoln County, South Dakota

Lincoln County was established on April 05, 1862 (organized in 1867) from Unorganized territory.

Currently the Lincoln County Seat is located in Canton and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Lincoln County are Minnehaha CountyLyon County, Iowa, Sioux County, Iowa, Union CountyClay CountyTurner County.

Lincoln County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lincoln Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.

Lincoln County Society and Family History Resources

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

Lincoln County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 probate records (1883—1914).

Lincoln County Links

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

Lincoln Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lincoln Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lincoln Co. SD Census Records

Lincoln Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Lincoln Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Co. SD General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. SD Military Records