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Hand County Resources

Register of Deeds: Sheila Coss
415 W. 1st Ave.
Miller SD 57362-1346
605-853-3512
registrar.handcoem@midconetwork.com

  • Birth Records
    • Standard birth records
    • Some records back to 1900

  • Death Records
    • Standard death records

  • Marriage Records
    • Standard marriage records
    • Records from 1883 – July 1905

  • Burial and Cemetery Records
    • WPA burial records prior to 1940
    • Burial permits beginning 1932
    • Burial index cards by cemetery – Sextons also have records

  • Other Records
    • Real estate records back to November 1881
    • List of US Government patentees alphabetically by township – available at Register of Deeds or State Archives
    • 1910 atlas of landowners
    • 1931 map of landowners
    • School records 1901-1954 by township and school name or number
    • Countywide newspapers on microfilm – Library, 402 N. Broadway,
      Miller, SD 57362, phone (605) 853-3693
    • Probate records and divorces – Clerk of Courts
    • Naturalization records – State Archives
    • Military discharge records
    • Historical memorabilia – McWhorter House Museum
      605 N. Broadway, Miller SD 57362
    • History books
      • Bring on the Pioneers – A History of Hand County by Scott Heidepriem – Heidepriem Law Office, Box 129 Miller, SD 57362 (605) 853-2456
      • St. Lawrence Then and Now – A History of St. Lawrence compiled by Phyllis Resel, Box 5, St. Lawrence, SD 57373 (605) 853-3760

  • Available Websites
    • None stated
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