Butte County, South Dakota, Genealogy



Butte County Genealogy



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The Tri-State Genealogical Society has compiled an index of obituaries that have appeared in the 3 long-time newspapers in Butte County: the Belle Fourche Post and Bee (western part of the county), and the Valley Irrigator (eastern part of the county)! These obits are available at the Belle Fourche Public Library. For lookups in the index and for additional information, please contact Mary Buchholz or Pat Engebretson. This is a valuable addition to our Butte County resources. Thanks, Tri-State Genealogical Society!

The Butte County Historical Society is on-line! Please visit their web site, and learn all about the historical preservation projects they are pursuing, their upcoming caravan tours, and their calendar - among other interesting tidbits!

The Tri-State Genealogical Society has moved their web page to the Rootsweb servers. Please check out their web site! In addition to their compilation of over 5,000 Pineslope Cemetery records, they have also added an index to the 1989 History of Butte County. Thanks for all of your hard work, TSGS! We appreciate you!

There are several old postcards featuring various Butte County scenes and landmarks now available in the SDGenWeb Archives. To view these postcards, Click Here. Perhaps you have some old postcards in your own collection? Instructions for contributing pictures of your postcards are available on that web site.

About the South Dakota GenWeb Project:

Butte County Databases and Stories:

Be sure and visit the Butte County Archives indexed at the USGenWeb homepage! Many of the files below have been uploaded to that site.

1895 Map of Butte County
Butte County in Years Gone By: Obituaries, Wills & News Items
Article: "How Belle Fourche Became the County Seat, and Minnesela Became a Ghost Town"
Butte County Post Offices
Butte County Cemeteries
Butte County Newspapers
SD BLM Database for Butte Co., SD - SDGenWeb Archives
Graduates of Newell High School, 1921-2001
Complete List of Graduates of Vale High School, 1928-1967
Nisland High School Graduates, 1941-1960
1909 and 1916 Business Directories for Butte Co. Cities and Towns

Butte County Map, and Surrounding USGenWeb County Homepages:

Butte and surrounding counties

Click on any of the 6 counties that surround Butte County; that will take you to that county's USGenWeb homepage!

Butte County Courthouse, Societies, Museums, & Links:

Butte County Courthouse

The Butte County Courthouse (839 5th Avenue, Belle Fourche 57717) may have some of the following records: The Registrar of Deeds may have some birth and death records prior to 1905. All birth and death records after 1905 are recorded at the SD State Department of Health in Pierre. If any marriage records exist before 1905, they would be found in the County Treasurer's Office; after 1905, the Vital Records Division of the SD State Department of Health in Pierre has the county's marriage and divorce records. Researcher who visit the Courthouse need a Research Card issued by the SD Genealogy Society or from Tri-State Genealogical Society at the Public Library.  Divorce records before 1905 may be available from the County Clerk of Courts. Probate records may be available from the County Clerk of Courts; probate records from the earliest days of the county, especially those of pre-statehood (1889), are available only at the State Archives in Pierre. County land records are kept by the Registrar of Deeds office.

 Tri-State Genealogical Society

905 5th Street
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Butte County Historical Society

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