Welcome to

Brown County, South Dakota

South Dakota Genealogy Trails

Genealogy and History

Genealogy Trails.... "Always Free, Always Updating."

This site is available for adoption!

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the Volunteer Page.

We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone.
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site


Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online
Send transcribed biographies, obituaries, vital records, census records, newspaper gleanings, military records,
or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates,and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers

If you have data that you would like to have posted on this website, please Contact Us.

Brown County Data
The county is named after Alfred Brown, of Hutchinson County, South Dakota, a Dakota Territory legislator in 1879
County Seat: Aberdeen
Year Organized: 1879
Square Miles: 1,713

Aberdeen (county seat) * Columbia * Groton

Claremont * Frederick * Hecla * Stratford * Verdon * Warner * Westport

Census-designated Places
Bath * Bath Corner * Ferney * Mansfield (partial)

Unincorporated Communities
Barnard * Houghton * Huffton * James * Ordway * Putney * Rudolph * Richmond * Winship

County Records

Biographies Birth Records
Cemeteries Census Records
Church Histories / Records County Records
Death Records Family Bibles and Records
History Topics Marriage Records
Military Records Miscellaneous Data
Newspaper Gleanings Obituaries and Death Notices
School Records Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb 2017:  obits for FULKER, JOHNSON, DENSMORE, VANSLYCK, FLETCHER, POOL.  Birth notice for MYERS.  Marriage announcements for SVARSTAD-TANBERT, KNUTSON-NELSON, PUFFENBERG-PHLAGER.  Sicklist news for CRALLE, MAYO, DALY, ROZELL, BAKER, PERRY.  1889-1890 Aberdeen and West Hill City Directory!


Submit an Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.


Don't miss an Update!

Join our Genealogy Trails Upper MidwestStates Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

Send an email to

For the Upper Midwest States of :
North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan


Visit us on FaceBook


Courthouse info:
25 Market Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401-4224
Phone: (605) 626-7109

Surrounding Counties

Day County ~ Edmunds County ~ Faulk County ~

Marshall County ~ McPherson County ~ Spink County

Visit our SD State Site

Visit our National Site

Genealogy Trails
Copyright © by Genealogy Trails