Pierre South Dakota Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 506 N Jefferson Ave Pierre, SD 57501 United States
  • This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Pierre Family History Center is unable to respond to mail inquiries.


  • 605-224-2586


  • SD_Pierre@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tues By appointment 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • 3rd Sat 9:00am-12:00pm -Open Class at 9:30

Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed July 4th week
  • Closed Thanksgiving week
  • Closed last two weeks in December
  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Calendar and Events:

Class Schedule:

  • Third Saturday of the month at 9:30 pm, except November and December.
  • Go here to see schedule and download handouts.

Staff Training Meetings:

  • Third Saturday of the month, at 9:10 am except November and December.

Center Resources


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • The Family History Center has four computers for patron use.
  • There is also a digital microfilm/microfiche reader.

Resources in the Local Area

  • South Dakota State Archives

     900 Governors Drive

       Pierre, SD