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Resources for South Dakota Directories

Libraries and Archives

The Library of Congress

These city directories are available on microfilm at the Library of Congress.

  • Aberdeen - Misc. reel 1 1887-1890
  • Aberdeen 1903-1931, 1940-1960
  • Huron 1907-1960
  • Mitchell 1902-1916, 1928-1931, 1937-1960
  • Rapid City 1918, 1919, 1928-1960
  • Sioux Falls 1889-1935
  • Watertown 1909, 1910, 1916-1920, 1926-1930

Directories Online

The Family History Library

The Family History Library has directories for the following:

Sioux Falls

  • 1890-1891FHL film 1000906
  • 1902/3-1935 FHL films 1843231
  • 1941, 1962, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1982 FHL book 978.337/S1 E4p

Rapid City

  • 1934, 1936, 1960, 1965, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1981 FHL book 978.393 E4p

The Family History Library has compact discs that incorporate telephone directories for most of the United States. These directories are not available at Family History Centers, but may be used at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Examples of directories that may be found in an archive are: city directories, telephone directories, church directories, occupational directories, farmers directories, or rosters of society members. To find these directories in the Family History Library Catalog, do a Locality Search for the town, county, or state, depending on the size of the area an organization may cover. Record types to select include:


Web Sites

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.


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