Jackson County, South Dakota
Jackson County was established on March 8, 1883 (organized in 1915) from Stanley County.
Currently the Jackson County Seat is located in Kadoka and the county government website is unknown
Jackson County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Jackson County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 records (1918—1981). In 1909 Jackson was abolished and became part of Mellette and Washabaugh. Jackson was re-created from Stanley in 1914, becoming fully organized in 1915.
- Haakon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1 S Main St, Kadoka, SD 57543
- Phone: (507) 847-2580
- Jackson County Register of Deeds
- Marriage Records: 1915
- Land Records: 1901
- Jackson County Clerk of Court.
- Probate Records: 1915
- Court Records: 1915
- South Dakota Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Dakota for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
Jackson County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Jackson 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 Jackson County genealogy or family history associated sites.