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Walworth County, South Dakota

Walworth County was established on January 08, 1873 (organized in 1883) from Buffalo County.

Currently the Walworth County Seat is located in Selby and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Walworth County are Campbell CountyEdmunds CountyPotter CountyDewey CountyCorson County.

Walworth 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.

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

Walworth County Society and Family History Resources

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

Walworth County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Walworth 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 Walworth 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 Walworth 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 holds circuit court judgment records (1884—1932) and school records (1918—1958).

Walworth County Links

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

Walworth Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Walworth Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Walworth Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Walworth Co. SD Census Records

Walworth Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Walworth Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Walworth Co. SD General and History Websites

Walworth Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Walworth Co. SD Military Records