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In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the South Dakota Comprehensive Genealogy Database (SDGenweb) similar to the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database founded by Jeff Murphy. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in South Dakota, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. SDGenweb has numerous links to other information for Yankton County. It's worth visiting there as well. SDGenweb is part of the USGenWeb project. An index of all the surnames that are in databases in the various State and County Genweb pages is located Here.
The person responsible for Yankton County is Joy Fisher.
Yankton County Information and Databases I would like this section to include links to your genealogy web pages; up-to-date information about genealogical and historical societies including meeting schedules and newsletters; family reunions; and any other publications or information that would be of interest. Please send me information to be included in this section.
Yankton County Naturalizations This list seems to be PRIMARILY Germans from Russia and is probably not complete.
Yankton County 1900 Census See the actual census form.
Yankton County Information in the SDGENWEB Archives: There is a ton of information here including:
- Odessa Lutheran Cemetery (3KB)
- Our Saviors Cemetery (4KB)
- Polish Catholic Cemetery (9KB)
- Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (86KB)
- Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (6KB)
- St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery (7KB)
- Sigel Cemetery (8KB)
- State Hospital Cemetery (82KB)
- Voll Family Cemetery (1KB)
- Weber Private Cemetery (1KB)
- And many more that are not listed here.
Surname Index of The History of Yankton County, Vol. 1
Information and Roster of the Civil War 1st Dakota Cavalry.