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Meade County, South Dakota

Meade County was established on February 07, 1889 from Lawrence County.

Currently the Meade County Seat is located in Sturgis and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Meade County are Perkins CountyZiebach CountyPennington CountyLawrence CountyButte County.

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

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

Meade County Society and Family History Resources

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

Meade County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Meade 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 Meade 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.

Meade County Links

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

Meade Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Meade Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Meade Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Meade Co. SD Census Records

Meade Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Meade Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Meade Co. SD General and History Websites

Meade Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Meade Co. SD Military Records