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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from South Dakota. As you read these South Dakota Wiki pages, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these South Dakota Wiki pages. The library's major holdings include census, cemetery, histories, and Native American records. The library does not have copies of the county records of South Dakota.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
SOUTH DAKOTA - GENEALOGY
SOUTH DAKOTA, BUTTE - CEMETERIES
SOUTH DAKOTA, BROWN, ABERDEEN - OBITUARIES

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
SOUTH DAKOTA - GENEALOGY
SOUTH DAKOTA, BUTTE - CEMETERIES
SOUTH DAKOTA, BROWN, ABERDEEN - OBITUARIES

The page titles in the South Dakota Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.


 

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