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Yankton County, South Dakota

Yankton County was established on April 10, 1862 from Unorganized territory.

Currently the Yankton County Seat is located in Yankton and the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Yankton County are Turner CountyClay CountyCedar County, Nebraska, Knox County, Nebraska, Bon Homme CountyHutchinson County.

Yankton 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.

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

Yankton County Society and Family History Resources

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

Yankton County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Yankton 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 Yankton 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 Yankton 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 probate records (1877—1909); wills (1870—1909); notary records (1877—1909); and judgment books (1898—1907).

Yankton County Links

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

Yankton Co. SD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Yankton Co. SD Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Yankton Co. SD Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Yankton Co. SD Census Records

Yankton Co. SD Cemeteries & Church Records

Yankton Co. SD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Yankton Co. SD General and History Websites

Yankton Co. SD Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Yankton Co. SD Military Records