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Stanley County, South Dakota

Stanley County was established on January 08, 1873 (organized in 1890) from Unorganized territory.

Currently the Stanley County Seat is located in Fort Pierre and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Stanley County are Dewey CountySully CountyHughes CountyLyman CountyJones CountyHaakon County.

Stanley 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.

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

Stanley County Society and Family History Resources

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

Stanley County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Stanley 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 Stanley 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.

Stanley County Links

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

Stanley Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Stanley Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Stanley Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Stanley Co. SD Census Records

Stanley Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Stanley Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stanley Co. SD General and History Websites

Stanley Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stanley Co. SD Military Records