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Turner County, South Dakota

Turner County was established on January 13, 1871 from Lincoln County.

Currently the Turner County Seat is located in Parker and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Turner County are Minnehaha CountyLincoln CountyClay CountyYankton CountyHutchinson CountyMcCook County.

Turner 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.

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

Turner County Society and Family History Resources

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

Turner County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Turner 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 Turner 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.

Turner County Links

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

Turner Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Turner Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Turner Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Turner Co. SD Census Records

Turner Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Turner Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Turner Co. SD General and History Websites

Turner Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Turner Co. SD Military Records