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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Records to Research[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

African Americans[edit | edit source]

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American Indians[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Before South Dakota was a state in 1889, parts of South Dakota were included in the 1836 Iowa Territory census (also known as Wisconsin Territory), 1840 Iowa Territory census, 1850 Minnesota Territory census, and the 1860-1880 Dakota Territory censuses.[1] See links listed below.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about South Dakota denominations, view the South Dakota Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic Groups[edit | edit source]

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Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

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Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Histories[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

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Civil War[edit | edit source]

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Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

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Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see South Dakota Newspapers.


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in South Dakota, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for South Dakota, {{{1}}} then click Probate records.

Public Records[edit | edit source]

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Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

South Dakota tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

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Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Record Availability[edit | edit source]

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Libraries[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in {{{1}}} County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see South Dakota Societies.


Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Museums[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

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Towns with records[edit | edit source]

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County Facts[edit | edit source]

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Parent County(s)[edit | edit source]

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Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

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History Timeline[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 617. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.