Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy Guide

Brookings County, South Dakota (Map It) was created on April 05, 1862 from Unorganized territory. The county was named in honor of Wilmot Brookings (1830 - 1905), Dakota Territory Supreme Court justice. Learn More About State of South Dakota History

Brookings County is bordered by Deuel County (north), Lincoln County, Minnesota (east), Moody County (south), Lake County (southwest), Kingsbury County (west), Hamlin County (northwest).

Brookings County Cities and Towns include Ahnberg, Arlington, Aurora, Brookings, Bruce, Bushnell, Elkton, Medary, Sinai, Volga, White.

Brookings County, South Dakota Courthouse Records

The Brookings County Courthouse is located in Brookings, South Dakota. Learn More About State of South Dakota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Brookings county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. The state archives holds records (1872—1955).

  • Brookings County Register of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1871 and Land Records from 1871. The County Register of Deeds is the primary record-keeping and archival repository for county land records and for the recording & maintaining of records pertaining to that real estate, plats, deeds, mortgages & many miscellaneous documents. This office is the keeper of birth, death & marriage records, military discharge records, fictitious name filings, and various types of liens, including mechanic’s liens, state and federal tax liens.
  • Brookings County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1871.

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