Named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln 's first vice-president. 

Year Organized: 1873
created from Deuel County. 


The county seat is Hayti, SD 

Courthouse Public Domain Photo


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USGenWeb Project

In 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collect 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 to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

This site is a member of the South Dakota GenWeb Project, a division of the USGenWeb Project.  If you are being charged to view this site you should know it is a free site.

2023 SDGenWeb State Coordinator - Joy Fisher
2023 SDGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator - Linda Ziemann


There are thirteen townships: Brantford, Castlewood, Cleveland, Dempster, Dixon, Estelline, Florence, Garfield, Hamlin, Hayti, Norden, Opdahl, and Oxford.

Addresses and Links

Hamlin County, SD
P.O. Box 237
County Courthouse
Hayti, SD 57241-0237
Phone: (605) 783-3201

Recorders Office / Land Records correct
Hamlin County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 56, Hayti, SD 57241
Phone: 605-783-3206

Archives Files from the USGenWeb Archives - South Dakota

Bibliography and Lookups


Cemetery *the majority of these links are to Find-A-Grave

Hamlin County Cemetery Map

Apostolic Cemetery
Bakke Cemetery (Estelline)
Danish Lutheran Cemetery - Lake Norden
Dempster Cemetery
Dixon Cemetery - Vienna
Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Estelline City Cemetery 
Fedit Cemetery
Finnish Lutheran Cemetery
Garfield Cemetery
German Cemetery (Bryant)
Hamlin Reformed Cemetery
Hazel Cemetery
Hillcrest Cemetery - Estelline
Kellerton Zion Cemetery
Lake Norden Baptist Cemetery
New Home Lutheran Cemetery
Olivet Cemetery
Our Redeemer Cemetery - Bryant
Our Saviors Cemetery - Hazel
Oxford Cemetery 
Pioneer Cemetery 
Pleasant View Cemetery - Hayti
Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery - Estelline
Saint John's Catholic Cemetery - Castlewood
Saint Marys Cemetery - Bryant
Scandinavian Cemetery - Bryant
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery - Lake Norden
Vienna Cemetery
West Norden Cemetery - Hayti
Woodlawn Cemetery - Bryant
Zion Cemetery - Hazel

Census & Tax


Castlewood  offsite link
Hayti - County Seat
Lake Norden  offsite link


Civil - Birth, Death, Marriage

Hamlin County Marriages - 1905 


Deeds / Land


Mail List - Hamlin County 

Message Boards for Hamlin County

Cousin Connect 
Rootsweb Message Board
Genforum Board
Unknown SD Query Board (If you're not sure of the county) 


Our Neighbors

Brookings County, SD
Clark County, SD
Codington County, SD
Deuel County, SD
Kingsbury County, SD



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Last Updated May 20, 2010 by former CC, Ann Allen Geoghegan 

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Former County Coordinator: Ann Allen Geoghegan
State Coordinator: Joy Fisher

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