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Online South Dakota indexes and images
|Online Federal and State Population Schedules of South Dakota|
|Free||Free at Some Libraries (usually with a library card)*||Pay|
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Federal population schedules
|1930||1900 and Soundex||1860|
|1920 and Soundex||1880 and Soundex|
|1940 N/A||1910 T624||1870 M593||1840 M704|
|1930 T626||1900 T623 and Soundex T1071||1860 M653||1830 M19|
|1920 T625 and Soundex M1587||1890 fragments M407 and index M496||1820 M33|
|1880 T9 Soundex T740|
Indexes: fiche, film, or bookFor a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of South Dakota, click here
Federal non-population schedules
Online indexes and images
|Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for South Dakota|
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Indexes: fiche, film, or book
For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of South Dakota, click here.
State and territorial censuses
South Dakota often took censuses in the years before and between the federal censuses, the dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family.
|South Dakota (Dakota Territory 1861-1889) state, territorial, and colonial censuses|
|Exact Date||Population Schedules|
|1895||Exist for only the counties of Beadle, Brule, Pratt (now Jones), Presho (now Lyman), Campbell, and Charles Mix.|
|1885||a Federal census of Dakota Territory; see the chart above for details.|
Existing and lost censuses
For a list of available and missing South Dakota censuses, click here.
Why use a census?
A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.
More about censuses
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Sources and footnotes
- ↑ FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
- ↑ Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
- ↑ HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
- ↑ Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
- ↑ Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
- ↑ FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
- ↑ People living in what is now South Dakota in 1860 were enumerated in (1) the "unorganized" part of the Dakota Territory census east of the Missouri River, together with several locales on the west shore of the Missouri River (at Dirtville, Fort Lookout, Fort Pierre, Old Cedar Fort, Old Fort George), and (2) Ft. Randall (now Gregory County) was enumerated as part of the "unorganized county" of the Nebraska Territory census west of the Missouri River.
- ↑ Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992), 103.
- ↑ Henry J. Dubester, State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken After the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948), 58-59, 72.
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Wiki artictes describing online collections are found at:
- South Dakota 1905 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- South Dakota 1915 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- South Dakota 1925 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- South Dakota 1935 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- South Dakota 1945 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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