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Shannon County, South Dakota

Shannon County was established on January 11, 1875 from Fall River County.

Currently the Shannon County Seat is located in Hot Springs and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Shannon County are Pennington CountyJackson CountyBennett CountySheridan County, Nebraska, Dawes County, Nebraska, Fall River CountyCuster County.

Shannon 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.

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

Shannon County Society and Family History Resources

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

Shannon County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Shannon 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 Shannon 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.

Shannon County Links

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

Shannon Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Shannon Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Shannon Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Shannon Co. SD Census Records

Shannon Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Shannon Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Shannon Co. SD General and History Websites

Shannon Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Shannon Co. SD Military Records