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|organized=  October 1,  1879
 
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|county seat=  Huron
 
|county seat=  Huron
|parent county= [[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink,]], [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]], Burchard, [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|parent county= [[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink,]], [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]], Burchard, [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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|county1= [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]]
 
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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
 
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Beadle County, named in honor of Brig. General William Henry Harrison Beadle is located in the central eastern area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/beadle/ accessed 1/30/2017</ref>
Beadle County, named in honor of Brig. General William Henry Harrison Beadle is located in the central eastern area of the state. It was created by the South Dakota legislature on 1879, and organized in 1880.  Cavour, is the county seat.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/beadle/ accessed 1/30/2017</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://beadle.sdcounties.org/ Beadle County Courthouse]<br>450 3rd St SW<br>P.O. Box 55<br>Huron, SD 57350<br>Phone: 605.353.7165 <br><br>
 
[http://beadle.sdcounties.org/ Beadle County Courthouse]<br>450 3rd St SW<br>P.O. Box 55<br>Huron, SD 57350<br>Phone: 605.353.7165 <br><br>
 
Clerk of the Court has divorce records from 1884, probate and court records from 1893;<br>
 
Clerk of the Court has divorce records from 1884, probate and court records from 1893;<br>
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, land and burial records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Beadle County, South Dakota, p.622</ref><br>
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Register of Deeds has birth, marriage (some as early as 1880)<ref>South Dakota Department of Health, “Beadle County Resources”, http://doh.sd.gov/records/county/beadle.aspx/ accessed 21 June 2017.</ref>, death, land and burial records <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Beadle County, South Dakota, p.622</ref><br>
 
County Auditor has tax and school records<br>
 
County Auditor has tax and school records<br>
 
County Treasurer has real estate taxes records<br>
 
County Treasurer has real estate taxes records<br>
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=== Beadle County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
 
=== Beadle County, South Dakota Record Dates  ===
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{{SD Records Intro}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beadle County, South Dakota. Page 622 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 620.</ref></center>
 
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="12%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="12%" align="center" |1905
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| width="12%" align="center" |1880
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| width="12%" align="center" |1893
 
| width="12%" align="center" |1882
 
| width="12%" align="center" |1882
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| width="12%" align="center" |1893
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| width="12%" align="center" |1850
| width="12%" align="center" |1880
 
 
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| colspan="7"| <center> *State birth and death records began in 1905. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 671; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.</ref></center>
 
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*'''Parent County:''' Beadle County was created 1 October 1879 from [[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink,]] [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]], Burchard, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, and [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury ]]Counties.  
 
*'''Parent County:''' Beadle County was created 1 October 1879 from [[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink,]] [[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]], Burchard, Eliminated 1 Oct. 1879, and [[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury ]]Counties.  
*'''County seat:''' Huron <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County seat:''' Huron <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/southdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for South Dakota Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/southdakota/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of North Dakota] - shows boundary changes for South Dakota Counties
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm South Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table>
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm South Dakota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=44&GScnty=2360&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
 
* [http://sdgenweb.com/beadle/chur&cem.htm SDGenWeb]
 
* [http://sdgenweb.com/beadle/chur&cem.htm SDGenWeb]
 
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/southdakota/beadle-ts.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]  
 
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/southdakota/beadle-ts.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]  
 
* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 SD Gravestones]
 
* [http://southdakotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 SD Gravestones]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=44&CScnty=2360 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/South-Dakota/Beadle-County?id=county_2360 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=South%20Dakota&county=Beadle#/ Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
*[http://apps.sd.gov/applications/DT58Cemetery/ SD Cemetery Search Form]
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*[https://apps.sd.gov/dt58cemetery/ SD Cemetery Search Form]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393243&reqParentsLabel=Beadle%2C%20South%20Dakota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[South Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[South Dakota Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{SD Church Intro|Beadle}}
 
{{SD Church Intro|Beadle}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Dutch Reformed Church''<br>
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*'''1927-1939''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60766 U.S., Selected States Dutch Reformed Church Membership Records, 1701-1995] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Broadland Reformed Church, Membership Records, 1927-1939<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1701-1970''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1701-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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'''Other Church Records'''
 
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*American Congregational Church, Township 109, Range 64 (Kellogg). Alpena area, SD
 
*American Congregational Church, Township 109, Range 64 (Kellogg). Alpena area, SD
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*[Wolsey] Presbyterian Church, Wolsey, SD
 
*[Wolsey] Presbyterian Church, Wolsey, SD
 
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393243&reqParentsLabel=Beadle%2C%20South%20Dakota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{SD Maps Intro}}
 
{{SD Maps Intro}}
 
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{{CO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SD Aurora County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393243&reqParentsLabel=Beadle%2C%20South%20Dakota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*1895 U.S. Atlas--[http://web.archive.org/web/20160106020503/http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/SD/County/beadle.htm Beadle County] <nowiki>[railroads and towns only]</nowiki>
 
*1895 U.S. Atlas--[http://web.archive.org/web/20160106020503/http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/SD/County/beadle.htm Beadle County] <nowiki>[railroads and towns only]</nowiki>
  
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These collections are unique to South Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[South Dakota Military Records|South Dakota Military Records]].<br>
 
These collections are unique to South Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[South Dakota Military Records|South Dakota Military Records]].<br>
 
[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/forms/civlwar/confederateveteranscounty.pdf Confederates].
 
[http://history.sd.gov/Archives/forms/civlwar/confederateveteranscounty.pdf Confederates].
*'''1861 - 1941''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2239227 South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941] at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1861 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|2239227|South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1940 - 1941''' {{RecordSearch|3246420|South Dakota, Veteran Graves Registration Records, 1940-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
''Civil War''
 
''Civil War''
*'''1861 -1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
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*'''1861 - 1865''' {{RecordSearch|1932393|Dakota Territory Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].
 
*'''1885''' [http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/civilwar/default.aspx Civil War Veteran's 1885 Census in South Dakota] - Index only, Union and Confederate included<br>
 
*'''1885''' [http://history.sd.gov/Archives/Data/civilwar/default.aspx Civil War Veteran's 1885 Census in South Dakota] - Index only, Union and Confederate included<br>
 
*'''1885''' South Dakota State Historical Society [http://history.sd.gov/Archives/forms/civlwar/beadle1885census.pdf 1885 Civil War Union Veterans Census]   
 
*'''1885''' South Dakota State Historical Society [http://history.sd.gov/Archives/forms/civlwar/beadle1885census.pdf 1885 Civil War Union Veterans Census]   
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
 
South Dakota State Historical Society--"[http://history.sd.gov/forms/NewspaperArchive.aspx Newspapers Search Form]"
 
South Dakota State Historical Society--"[http://history.sd.gov/forms/NewspaperArchive.aspx Newspapers Search Form]"
 
{{SD Newspaper abstracts|Beadle}}
 
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
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''Online Records''
 
''Online Records''
*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1800 – 1985''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9081 North Dakota and South Dakota Wills and Probate Records 1800-1985] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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*1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*1879 - 1970 {{RecordSearch|1389778|South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
 
*1879 - 1970 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60158 South Dakota, School Records,1879-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — images
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{SD Vital Records - Birth Intro|Beadle}}
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{{SD Birth Intro|Beadle}}
 
*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*1843 - 1914 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*1856 - 1950 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
 
*1856 - 1950 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6996 South Dakota, Birth Index, 1856-1915] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{SD Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Beadle}}
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{{SD Marriage Intro|Beadle}}
 
*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}} — index
 
*1950 - 2014 {{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-014}} — index
 
*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*1905 - 2013 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8561 South Dakota, Marriages, 1905-2013] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{SD Vital Records - Death Intro|Beadle}}
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{{SD Death Intro|Beadle}}
 
*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
 
*1879 - 1955 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&path= South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index($)
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{SD Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Beadle}}
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{{SD Divorce Intro|Beadle}}
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==

Revision as of 11:18, 2 September 2020

Guide to Beadle County, South Dakota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Huron
Organized: October 1, 1879
Parent County(s): Spink,, Clark, Burchard, Kingsbury[1][2]
Neighboring Counties
Clark  • Hand  • Jerauld  • Kingsbury  • Miner  • Sanborn  • Spink
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Beadle County, named in honor of Brig. General William Henry Harrison Beadle is located in the central eastern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Beadle County Courthouse
450 3rd St SW
P.O. Box 55
Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605.353.7165

Clerk of the Court has divorce records from 1884, probate and court records from 1893;
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage (some as early as 1880)[4], death, land and burial records [5]
County Auditor has tax and school records
County Treasurer has real estate taxes records
Director of Equalization has property tax assessment records

Beadle County, South Dakota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1880 1905 1893 1882 1893 1850
*State birth and death records began in 1905.
Compliance for recording births was 1906 and 1932 for deaths.[7]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

School Censuses. Early school censuses listing individual pupils before 1895 either missing or destroyed. School census returns are located in the Beadle County Courthouse, Auditor’s office, Huron, South Dakota. If you plan to visit their office, you must call ahead—certain days are better than others. School censuses are not indexed.

  • Before 1895: Missing or destroyed.
  • 1895-1901: Summaries of the total number of students, no names.
  • 1902: Missing or destroyed.
  • 1903: Huron students—Name, Parent or Guardian, Sex.
  • 1904 and following: Huron and townships—Name, Parent or Guardian, Sex—you must know the year and the school.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in the county[9]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Allen
  • Altoona
  • Banner
  • Barrett
  • Belle Prairie
  • Bonilla
  • Broadland
  • Burr Oak
  • Carlyle
  • Cavour
  • Clifton
  • Clyde
  • Custer
  • Dearborn
  • Fairfield
  • Foster
  • Grant
  • Hartland
  • Huron
  • Iowa
  • Kellogg
  • Lake Byron
  • Liberty
  • Logan
  • Milford
  • Nance
  • Pearl Creek
  • Pleasant View
  • Richland
  • Sand Creek
  • Theresa
  • Valley
  • Vernon
  • Wessington
  • Whiteside
  • Wolsey


Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Beadle County, South Dakota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See South Dakota Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 1,290
1890 9,586 643.1%
1900 8,081 −15.7%
1910 15,776 95.2%
1920 19,273 22.2%
1930 22,917 18.9%
1940 19,648 −14.3%
1950 21,082 7.3%
1960 21,682 2.8%
1970 20,877 −3.7%
1980 19,195 −8.1%
1990 18,253 −4.9%
2000 17,023 −6.7%
2010 17,398 2.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before South Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of South Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[10] See links listed below.

Territory and State Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of South Dakota starting in 1890, although only one page survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal census indexes, see South Dakota Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about South Dakota denominations, view the South Dakota Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Dutch Reformed Church

Lutheran Church

Presbyterian Church


Other Church Records

  • American Congregational Church, Township 109, Range 64 (Kellogg). Alpena area, SD
  • American Lutheran Church, Huron, SD
  • Apostolic Christian Fellowship. Huron, SD
  • Bateman Church, Township 109, Range 60. (Pearl Creek)--Historic; see:Pearl Creek Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Belle Prairie Sunday School, Township 109, Range 59 (Belle Prairie)--Historic
  • Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Huron, SD--Historic
  • Bethel Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, Township 113, Range 60 (Milford), northwest of Yale, SD
  • Bethesda Church, Huron, SD; Mennonite
  • Broadland United Methodist Church, Broadland, SD
  • Bunker Hill Methodist Church, Township 113, Range 59 (Barrett)--Historic
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Huron, SD
  • Carpenter United Methodist Church, Carpenter, SD
  • Cavour Methodist Episcopal Church, Cavour, SD--Historic
  • Centennial Center, Huron, SD, aka Old Stone Church
  • Church of Christ, Huron, SD
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Huron, SD
  • Church of the Nazarene, Huron, SD
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Huron, SD; merger of Saint Martin Catholic Church and Church of the Resurrection, Huron, SD, and Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Cavour, SD
  • Concordia Lutheran Church, Wessington, SD
  • Congregational United Church of Christ, Huron, SD
  • Earlville Norwegian Lutheran Church, Township 109, Range 65 (Burr Oak)--Historic
  • Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church, Spink County, SD--Historic [near Beadle County]
  • Ebenezer Reformed Church, Alpena, Jerauld, SD [near Beadle County]
  • Fairfield Bethel Mennonite Church & Cemetery, Township 112, Range 62 (Fairfield)--Historic
  • Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huron, SD
  • Faith Mennonite Church Cemetery, Iroquois, Beadle, SD
  • First Baptist Church, Huron, SD
  • First Baptist Church, Wolsey, SD
  • First Missionary Church, Huron, SD, aka Huron, Missionary Church
  • First Methodist Church, Huron, SD
  • First Assembly of God Church, Huron, SD
  • First Presbyterian Church, Bonilla, SD; aka Bonilla Presbyterian Church
  • First Presbyterian Church, Huron, SD
  • First Presbyterian Church, Wessington, SD
  • First Presbyterian Church, Wolsey, SD
  • Frances Willard Methodist Episcopal Church, Township 110, Range 61 (Custer)--Historic
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Huron, SD
  • Hitchcock United Methodist Church, Hitchcock, SD
  • Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Hitchcock, SD--Historic
  • Hofer Church, Township 113, Range 60 (Milford), southwest of Carpenter, SD; see:Hutterthal Mennonite Church & Cemetery
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Huron, SD; merger of Saint Martin Catholic Church and Church of the Resurrection, Huron, SD, and Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Cavour, SD
  • Huron Baptist Church, Huron, SD
  • Huron Christian Church, Huron, SD
  • Huron Church of the Open Bible, Huron, SD
  • Huron Gospel Tabernacle, Huron, SD
  • Huron Mission Church, Huron, SD; Christian & Missionary Alliance
  • Huron Wesleyan Church, Huron, SD
  • Hutterthal Mennonite Church Cemetery, Township 113, Range 61 (Lake Byron), southwest of Carpenter, SD; aka Hofer Church; aka Hutterischer Society Cemetery
  • Ideal Cemetery, Huron, SD
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Township 109, Range 59 (Belle Prairie), south of Iroquois, Beadle, SD
  • James River Church, Huron, SD; nondenominational
  • LaDelle Methodist Church, Spink County, SD--Historic [near Beadle County]
  • Lake Byron Presbyterian Church, Township 113, Range 61 (Lake Byron)--Historic
  • Lakeside Methodist Church, Township 113, Range 61 (Lake Byron)--Historic
  • Liberty Center Methodist Church Cemetery, 112, Range 60 (Liberty)--Historic
  • Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Huron, SD
  • Mount Olivet Mennonite Church, Huron, SD
  • Old Stone Church, Huron, SD, see:Centennial Center
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, Huron, SD
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Virgil, SD--Historic
  • Pearl Creek Methodist Episcopal Church, Township 109, Range 60 (Pearl Creek), southwest of Iroquois, Beadle, SD, or southeast of Cavour, SD; aka Wesley Community Church
  • Pitrodie Methodist Episcopal Church, Township 113, Range 59 (Barrett)--Historic
  • Richland Methodist Episcopal Church, 110, Range 60 (Richland)--Historic
  • Riverside United Methodist Church, Huron, SD
  • Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, Township 109, Range 62 (Grant)--Historic
  • Saint Ann Catholic Church, Broadland, SD--Historic
  • Saint John Lutheran Church & Cemetery, Wolsey, SD
  • Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Huron, SD; see:Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
  • Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Cavour, SD; see:Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
  • Saint Paul Catholic Church, Iroquois, Kingsbury, SD--Historic
  • Saint William Catholic Church, 112, Range 60 (Liberty), north of Yale, SD--Historic
  • Salvation Army, Huron, SD
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church, Huron, SD
  • Sod Church, Township 108, Range 60 (Floyd), Sanborn, SD [south of the Beadle-Sanborn County line], south of Iroquois, SD
  • Tipton Community Church, Township 113, Range 65 (Nance)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Township 112, Range 59 (Foster), northeast of Yale, then Yale, SD; aka Evangelical Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Iroquois, SD
  • Virgil United Methodist Church, Virgil, SD
  • Wesley Community Church, Township 109, Range 60 (Pearl Creek), southwest of Iroquois, Beadle, SD, or southeast of Cavour, SD; see:Pearl Creek Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Wessington Methodist Church, Wessington, SD--Historic
  • Winthrop Methodist Episcopal Church, Township 113, Range 61 (Lake Byron)--Historic
  • Wolsey Methodist Episcopal Church, Wolsey, SD--Historic
  • [Wolsey] Presbyterian Church, Wolsey, SD


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See South Dakota Land and Property for additional information about early South Dakota land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section South Dakota Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Historic Map Works Residential Genealogy has the following maps:

and others more current.

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to South Dakota. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and South Dakota Military Records.
Confederates.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see South Dakota Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see South Dakota Newspapers.

South Dakota Newspapers Online

South Dakota Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.

South Dakota State Historical Society--"Newspapers Search Form"

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in South Dakota, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for South Dakota, Beadle then click Probate records.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

South Dakota tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also:South Dakota Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in {{{1}}} County. For state-wide archival repositories, see South Dakota Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Dakotaland Museum
1616 1st St. SW
Huron, SD 57350
Phone:605-352-2633
Website

Pyle House Museum
1616 1st St. SW
Huron, SD 57350
Phone:605-352-2633

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Beadle County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see South Dakota Societies.

Beadle County Genealogical Society
1808 Indiana Ave SE
Huron, SD 57350
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/beadle/ accessed 1/30/2017
  4. South Dakota Department of Health, “Beadle County Resources”, http://doh.sd.gov/records/county/beadle.aspx/ accessed 21 June 2017.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Beadle County, South Dakota, p.622
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Beadle County, South Dakota. Page 622 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 620.
  7. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 671; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  8. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Beadle County, South Dakota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beadle_County,_South_Dakota accessed 1 November 2016.
  10. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 617. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.