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== '''Birth and Death Records''' ==
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota|South Dakota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Dakota Vital Records|Vital Records]]''
  
An index of South Dakota birth records is available for [http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.asp birth dates over 100 years old]. Pre-1905 records exist for some [[Portal:South Dakota|South Dakota]] counties. These records are located in the office of the registrar of deeds in each county.  There is also [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/sd/birth/search.cgi an online database for many pre-1905 births]. Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1905 and was generally complied with by 1932. Delayed birth records date from the early 1900s. To order a copy of a birth or death certificate, follow the instructions on the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website].
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'''Marriage Records''' ==
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Statewide registration of marriages began in 1905. Marriage records are located at the State Department of Health (see address above). Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. These records usually begin within ten years of the creation of the county. For information about early marriage records, write to the county treasurer in the county where the marriage took place.
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'''Introduction to Vital Records'''
  
== '''Divorce Records''' ==
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[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]] has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/South South Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health] or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
  
Records of divorce proceedings since 1905 are kept by the State Department of Health.&nbsp; To order a copy of a divorce record, follow the instructions on the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website]. For information about earlier divorce records, write to the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce took place.<br> <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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== South Dakota&nbsp;Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online  ==
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The following is a list of online resources useful for locating South Dakota Vital Records which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]]. Most online resources for South Dakota Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index. '''<br>'''
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*[http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/USA_States/States_Frames/South%20Dakota/south_dakota.htm South Dakota Links] from [http://fhlfavorites.info/ fhlfavorites.info] -&nbsp;Free
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/regional.html# South Dakota Databases] listed on [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Rootsweb.com]&nbsp;- Free
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*USGenWeb.org [http://sdgenweb.com/ South Dakota Site] - Free
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*Search for South Dakota Collections on [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=45 FamilySearch Record Search] under [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES UNITED STATES] - Free
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*The Vital Records Search and Information Directory for [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-SD-NDX.html South Dakota] - Free/$
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*Wee Monster Links for South Dakota&nbsp;[http://www.germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html#South Birth &amp; Marriage]&nbsp;and [http://www.germanroots.com/deathrecords.html Death] Records -&nbsp;Free/$
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*Linkpendium Links for [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/SD/ South Dakota Genealogy and History], including individual Counties&nbsp;-&nbsp;Free/$&nbsp;
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*Progenealogists Links for the [http://progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm United States]. Press '''Ctrl + F''' on the keyboard to search for '''South Dakota''' or '''SD''' -&nbsp;Free/$
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*Search the[http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=44&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true South Dakota Birth, Marriage &amp; Death] Records at Ancestry.com - $&nbsp;
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*Order [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/ South Dakota Certificates] online -&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_30" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_178" />$&nbsp;
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*[http://www.sdhistory.org/arc/newsbio/default.asp South Dakota State&nbsp;Historical Society ]has birth,death, and marriages from newspapers 1781-2009
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If you are aware of other online databases, please feel free to add them.
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== Birth Records  ==
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An index&nbsp;of South Dakota birth records is available for [http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.asp birth dates over 100 years old]. Pre-1905 records exist for some [[South Dakota]] counties. These records are located in the office of the registrar of deeds in each county.&nbsp;&nbsp;There is also [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/sd/birth/search.cgi an online&nbsp;database for many pre-1905 births]. Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1905 and was generally complied with by 1932. Delayed birth records date from the early 1900s. To order a copy of a birth or death certificate, follow the instructions on the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website].
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=== Adoption Records  ===
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== Marriage Records  ==
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Statewide registration of marriages began in 1905. Marriage records are located at the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx State Department of Health]. Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. These records usually begin within ten years of the creation of the county. For information about early marriage records, write to the county treasurer in the county where the marriage took place.
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=== Divorce Records  ===
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Records of divorce proceedings since 1905 are kept by the State Department of Health.&nbsp; To order a copy of a divorce record, follow the instructions on the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website]. For information about earlier divorce records, write to the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce took place.<br>
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== Death Records  ==
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== Substitute Records  ==
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[[South Dakota Church Records|South Dakota Church Records]]
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[[South Dakota Cemeteries|South Dakota Cemetery Records]]
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[[South Dakota Census|South Dakota Census]]
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[[South Dakota Newspapers|South Dakota Newspapers]]
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[[South Dakota Military Records|South Dakota Military Records]]
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[[South Dakota Periodicals|South Dakota Periodicals]]
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== Tips  ==
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*Information listed on vital records is given by an informant.&nbsp;Learn the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) of the record.&nbsp; The closer the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) and whether or not the informant was present at the time of the event can help determine the accuracy of the information found on the record.
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*If you are unable to locate vital records recorded by governments, search for church records of christening, marriage, death or burial.&nbsp; A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.
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*Privacy laws may restrict you access to some vital records.&nbsp; Copies of some vital recors recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
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*Search for Vital Records in the Family History Library Catalog by using a '''Place Search''' and then choosing '''Vital Records'''.&nbsp;Search for '''South Dakota '''to locate records filed by the State and then search the '''name of the county '''to locate records for the county.
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== Archives, Libraries and Societies  ==
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[[South Dakota Archives and Libraries|South Dakota Archives and Libraries]]
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[[South Dakota Societies|South Dakota Societies]]
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== References  ==
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''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:''
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[[South Dakota, School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Dakota, School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Introduction to Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the South Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Contents

 
Vital Records.jpg
  

Birth Records Marriage Records  Death/Will Records


South Dakota Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online

The following is a list of online resources useful for locating South Dakota Vital Records which consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Most online resources for South Dakota Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to confirm the information in the index.

If you are aware of other online databases, please feel free to add them.

Birth Records

An index of South Dakota birth records is available for birth dates over 100 years old. Pre-1905 records exist for some South Dakota counties. These records are located in the office of the registrar of deeds in each county.  There is also an online database for many pre-1905 births. Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1905 and was generally complied with by 1932. Delayed birth records date from the early 1900s. To order a copy of a birth or death certificate, follow the instructions on the South Dakota Department of Health website.

Adoption Records

open / closed/ state statutes

Marriage Records

Statewide registration of marriages began in 1905. Marriage records are located at the State Department of Health. Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. These records usually begin within ten years of the creation of the county. For information about early marriage records, write to the county treasurer in the county where the marriage took place.

Divorce Records

Records of divorce proceedings since 1905 are kept by the State Department of Health.  To order a copy of a divorce record, follow the instructions on the South Dakota Department of Health website. For information about earlier divorce records, write to the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce took place.


Death Records

Substitute Records

South Dakota Church Records

South Dakota Cemetery Records

South Dakota Census

South Dakota Newspapers

South Dakota Military Records

South Dakota Periodicals


Tips

  • Information listed on vital records is given by an informant. Learn the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) of the record.  The closer the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) and whether or not the informant was present at the time of the event can help determine the accuracy of the information found on the record.
  • If you are unable to locate vital records recorded by governments, search for church records of christening, marriage, death or burial.  A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.
  • Privacy laws may restrict you access to some vital records.  Copies of some vital recors recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
  • Search for Vital Records in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search and then choosing Vital Records. Search for South Dakota to locate records filed by the State and then search the name of the county to locate records for the county.


Archives, Libraries and Societies

South Dakota Archives and Libraries

South Dakota Societies

References

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

South Dakota, School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)