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Union County, South Dakota

Union County was established on January 07, 1864 from Unorganized territory.

Currently the Union County Seat is located in Elk Point and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Union County are Lincoln CountySioux County, Iowa, Plymouth County, Iowa, Woodbury County, Iowa, Dakota County, Nebraska, Dixon County, Nebraska, Clay County.

Union 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.

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

Union County Society and Family History Resources

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

Union County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 has court records including land transactions (1860—1929); marriages (1919—23); wills (1870—1910); probate records (1869—1962); justice dockets (1868—1903); and bonds and court judgment books (1876—1948).

Union County Links

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

Union Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Union Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Union Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Union Co. SD Census Records

Union Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Union Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Co. SD General and History Websites

Union Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Co. SD Military Records