Difference between revisions of "South Dakota, United States Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m
 
(95 intermediate revisions by 15 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{SD-sidebar|news=<!-- Add News Items BELOW -->SD Geneal. Soc. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdgs/upcoming.html Events]<!-- Add News Items ABOVE -->
+
''[[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[South Dakota, United States Genealogy|South Dakota]]'''{{SD-sidebar}}
 +
Guide to '''South Dakota ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
|moderator=<!-- Add moderator BELOW -->
+
==South Dakota Information==
{{Moderator Wanted
+
South Dakota is a state in the central northern part of the United States.  It is divided into 66 counties and it's capital is Pierre.  South Dakota was admitted as the 40th state on 2 Nov 1889.  It was created from Dakota Territory. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref>
| layout = vertical
 
| link = https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Moderator
 
| name = State Moderator
 
}}  <!-- Add moderator ABOVE -->
 
  
{{FacebookGRC badge
+
==Getting Started ==
| layout = vertical
 
| link = https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaGenealogy?cid=GRCW_SouthDakota
 
}}
 
{{PG Help badge
 
| layout = vertical
 
| pagename = Professional Genealogists who specialize in South Dakota Research
 
}}
 
  
}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South_Dakota]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to South Dakota,<br>the Mount Rushmore State{{/p}}[[Image:Mountrushmore.jpg|right|150px|Mountrushmore.jpg]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
+
{| style="vertical-align: top;"|
*Dakota Terr. at first included [[North Dakota|ND]], [[South_Dakota|SD]], [[Montana|MT]], [[Wyoming|WY]]
 
*SD [[Homestead Records|homestead applications]] at the National Archives often have many genealogical clues
 
*Scandinavians from [[Minnesota]] came to SD
 
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] settled SD after 1884
 
 
 
{{SDDC}}
 
 
 
== Counties  ==
 
 
 
{| width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
 
|-
 
|-
| valign="top" |  
+
| style="vertical-align: top; width: 20%; padding-right: 15px;"|
*[[Aurora County, South Dakota|Aurora]]
+
<h3>Getting Started with South Dakota Research</h3>
*[[Beadle County, South Dakota|Beadle]]
+
Links to articles on getting started with South Dakota research.
*[[Bennett County, South Dakota|Bennett]]
+
*[[How to Find South Dakota Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Bon Homme County, South Dakota|Bon Homme]]
+
*[[How to Find South Dakota Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Brookings County, South Dakota|Brookings]]
+
*[[How to Find South Dakota Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Brown County, South Dakota|Brown]]
+
*Step-by-Step South Dakota Research:
*[[Brule County, South Dakota|Brule]]  
+
**[[Step-by-Step South Dakota Research, 1850-1905|1850-1905]];
*[[Buffalo County, South Dakota|Buffalo]]  
+
**[[Step-by-Step South Dakota Research, 1905-Present|1905 to the Present]]
*[[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte]]  
+
*[[South Dakota Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Campbell County, South Dakota|Campbell]]
 
*[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota|Charles Mix]]
 
*[[Clark County, South Dakota|Clark]]
 
*[[Clay County, South Dakota|Clay]]  
 
*[[Codington County, South Dakota|Codington]]
 
*[[Corson County, South Dakota|Corson]]
 
*[[Custer County, South Dakota|Custer]]  
 
*[[Davison County, South Dakota|Davison]]
 
  
| valign="top" |
 
*[[Day County, South Dakota|Day]]
 
*[[Deuel County, South Dakota|Deuel]]
 
*[[Dewey County, South Dakota|Dewey]]
 
*[[Douglas County, South Dakota|Douglas]]
 
*[[Edmunds County, South Dakota|Edmunds]]
 
*[[Fall River County, South Dakota|Fall River]]
 
*[[Faulk County, South Dakota|Faulk]]
 
*[[Grant County, South Dakota|Grant]]
 
*[[Gregory County, South Dakota|Gregory]]
 
*[[Haakon County, South Dakota|Haakon]]
 
*[[Hamlin County, South Dakota|Hamlin]]
 
*[[Hand County, South Dakota|Hand]]
 
*[[Hanson County, South Dakota|Hanson]]
 
*[[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding]]
 
*[[Hughes County, South Dakota|Hughes]]
 
*[[Hutchinson County, South Dakota|Hutchinson]]
 
*[[Hyde County, South Dakota|Hyde]]
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*[[Jackson County, South Dakota|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jerauld County, South Dakota|Jerauld]]
 
*[[Jones County, South Dakota|Jones]]
 
*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota|Kingsbury]]
 
*[[Lake County, South Dakota|Lake]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Lawrence]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Lyman County, South Dakota|Lyman]]
 
*[[Marshall County, South Dakota|Marshall]]
 
*[[McCook County, South Dakota|McCook]]
 
*[[McPherson County, South Dakota|McPherson]]
 
*[[Meade County, South Dakota|Meade]]
 
*[[Mellette County, South Dakota|Mellette]]
 
*[[Miner County, South Dakota|Miner]]
 
*[[Minnehaha County, South Dakota|Minnehaha]]
 
*[[Moody County, South Dakota|Moody]]
 
*[[Pennington County, South Dakota|Pennington]]
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*[[Perkins County, South Dakota|Perkins]]
 
*[[Potter County, South Dakota|Potter]]
 
*[[Roberts County, South Dakota|Roberts]]
 
*[[Sanborn County, South Dakota|Sanborn]]
 
*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon]]
 
*[[Spink County, South Dakota|Spink]]
 
*[[Stanley County, South Dakota|Stanley]]
 
*[[Sully County, South Dakota|Sully]]
 
*[[Todd County, South Dakota|Todd]]
 
*[[Tripp County, South Dakota|Tripp]]
 
*[[Turner County, South Dakota|Turner]]
 
*[[Union County, South Dakota|Union]]
 
*[[Walworth County, South Dakota|Walworth]]
 
*[[Yankton County, South Dakota|Yankton]]
 
*[[Ziebach County, South Dakota|Ziebach]]
 
  
 +
| style="vertical-align: top; width: 20%; padding-left: 10px"|
 +
<h3>South Dakota Research Tools</h3>
 +
Links to articles and websites that assist in South Dakota research.
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/southdakota/ Boundary Changes for South Dakota Counties]
 +
*[[South Dakota Archives and Libraries|South Dakota Archives and Libraries]]
 +
*[http://sdgenweb.com/ SDGenWeb]
 +
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in South Dakota.
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<br><br>{{Click|Image:SD_ORP.png|South Dakota Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Armstrong County, South Dakota|Armstrong]] | [[Ashmore County, South Dakota|Ashmore]] | [[Big Sioux County, South Dakota|Big Sioux]] | [[Boreman County, South Dakota|Boreman]] | [[Bramble County, South Dakota|Bramble]] | [[Bruguier County, South Dakota|Bruguier]] | [[Burchard County, South Dakota|Burchard]] | [[Burdick County, South Dakota|Burdick]] | [[Cheyenne County, South Dakota|Cheyenne]] | [[Choteau County, South Dakota|Choteau]] | [[Cole County, South Dakota|Cole]] | [[Cragin County, South Dakota|Cragin]] | [[Delano County, South Dakota|Delano]] | [[Ewing County, South Dakota|Ewing]] | [[Forsythe County, South Dakota|Forsythe]] | [[Greely County, South Dakota|Greely]] | [[Jayne County, South Dakota|Jayne]] | [[Lugenbeel County, South Dakota|Lugenbeel]] | [[Mandan County, South Dakota|Mandan]] | [[Martin County, South Dakota|Martin]] | [[Meyer County, South Dakota|Meyer]] | [[Midway County, South Dakota|Midway]] | [[Mills County, South Dakota|Mills]] | [[Nowlin County, South Dakota|Nowlin]] | [[Pratt County, South Dakota|Pratt]] | [[Presho County, South Dakota|Presho]] | [[Pyatt County, South Dakota|Pyatt]] | [[Rinehart County, South Dakota|Rinehart]] | [[Rusk County, South Dakota|Rusk]] | [[Schnasse County, South Dakota|Schnasse]] | [[Scobey County, South Dakota|Scobey]] | [[Sterling County, South Dakota|Sterling]] | [[Stone County, South Dakota|Stone]] | [[Thompson County, South Dakota|Thompson]] | [[Wagner County, South Dakota|Wagner]] | [[Washabaugh County, South Dakota|Washabaugh]] | [[Washington County, South Dakota|Washington]] | [[Wetmore County, South Dakota|Wetmore]] | [[White River County, South Dakota|White River]] | [[Wood County, South Dakota|Wood]]
+
== South Dakota Clickable Map==
 +
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
 +
{{SDimagemap2}}
  
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[South Dakota Counties Map|click here]]. {{SDimagemap2}}
+
<div style="clear:both"></div>
</div><div style="float: left; width: 147%;">
+
==Counties==
=== Major Repositories  ===
+
{| style="width:100%; vertical-align:top;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|
 +
*[[Aurora County, South Dakota Genealogy|Aurora]]
 +
*[[Beadle County, South Dakota Genealogy|Beadle]]
 +
*[[Bennett County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bennett]]
 +
*[[Bon Homme County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bon Homme]]
 +
*[[Brookings County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brookings]]
 +
*[[Brown County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brown]]
 +
*[[Brule County, South Dakota Genealogy|Brule]]
 +
*[[Buffalo County, South Dakota Genealogy|Buffalo]]
 +
*[[Butte County, South Dakota Genealogy|Butte]]
 +
*[[Campbell County, South Dakota Genealogy|Campbell]]
 +
*[[Charles Mix County, South Dakota Genealogy|Charles Mix]]  
 +
|style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|
 +
*[[Clark County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clark]]
 +
*[[Clay County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clay]]
 +
*[[Codington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Codington]]
 +
*[[Corson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Corson]]
 +
*[[Custer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Custer]]
 +
*[[Davison County, South Dakota Genealogy|Davison]]
 +
*[[Day County, South Dakota Genealogy|Day]]
 +
*[[Deuel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Deuel]]
 +
*[[Dewey County, South Dakota Genealogy|Dewey]]
 +
*[[Douglas County, South Dakota Genealogy|Douglas]]
 +
*[[Edmunds County, South Dakota Genealogy|Edmunds]]
 +
|style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|
 +
*[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy|Fall River]]
 +
*[[Faulk County, South Dakota Genealogy|Faulk]]
 +
*[[Grant County, South Dakota Genealogy|Grant]]
 +
*[[Gregory County, South Dakota Genealogy|Gregory]]
 +
*[[Haakon County, South Dakota Genealogy|Haakon]]
 +
*[[Hamlin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hamlin]]
 +
*[[Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hand]]
 +
*[[Hanson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hanson]]
 +
*[[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy|Harding]]
 +
*[[Hughes County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hughes]]
 +
*[[Hutchinson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hutchinson]]
 +
|style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|
 +
*[[Hyde County, South Dakota Genealogy|Hyde]]
 +
*[[Jackson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Jackson]]
 +
*[[Jerauld County, South Dakota Genealogy|Jerauld]]
 +
*[[Jones County, South Dakota Genealogy|Jones]]
 +
*[[Kingsbury County, South Dakota Genealogy|Kingsbury]]
 +
*[[Lake County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lake]]
 +
*[[Lawrence County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lawrence]]
 +
*[[Lincoln County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lincoln]]
 +
*[[Lyman County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lyman]]
 +
*[[Marshall County, South Dakota Genealogy|Marshall]]
 +
*[[McCook County, South Dakota Genealogy|McCook]]
 +
|style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|
 +
*[[McPherson County, South Dakota Genealogy|McPherson]]
 +
*[[Meade County, South Dakota Genealogy|Meade]]
 +
*[[Mellette County, South Dakota Genealogy|Mellette]]
 +
*[[Miner County, South Dakota Genealogy|Miner]]
 +
*[[Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy|Minnehaha]]
 +
*[[Moody County, South Dakota Genealogy|Moody]]
 +
*[[Oglala_Lakota_County,_South_Dakota_Genealogy|Oglala Lakota]]
 +
*[[Pennington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Pennington]]
 +
*[[Perkins County, South Dakota Genealogy|Perkins]]
 +
*[[Potter County, South Dakota Genealogy|Potter]]
 +
*[[Roberts County, South Dakota Genealogy|Roberts]]
 +
|style="width:16%; vertical-align:top;"|
 +
*[[Sanborn County, South Dakota Genealogy|Sanborn]]
 +
*[[Spink County, South Dakota Genealogy|Spink]]
 +
*[[Stanley County, South Dakota Genealogy|Stanley]]
 +
*[[Sully County, South Dakota Genealogy|Sully]]
 +
*[[Todd County, South Dakota Genealogy|Todd]]
 +
*[[Tripp County, South Dakota Genealogy|Tripp]]
 +
*[[Turner County, South Dakota Genealogy|Turner]]
 +
*[[Union County, South Dakota Genealogy|Union]]
 +
*[[Walworth County, South Dakota Genealogy|Walworth]]
 +
*[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy|Yankton]]
 +
*[[Ziebach County, South Dakota Genealogy|Ziebach]]
  
[[South Dakota State Archives]]{{·}} [[Library of South Dakota]]{{·}} [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]
+
|}
 
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
 
 
[[Missouri River]]{{·}} [[Red River of the North]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}} [[Wadsworth Trail]]
 
  
=== Featured Content  ===
 
  
When the United States acquired South Dakota, most of the land became part of the public domain. The federal government surveyed available land into townships and transferred it to private ownership through local land offices. The first land office was established at Vermillion in 1861. See the [[United States Land and Property|United States Land and Property]] article for more information about the land entry process. To locate the land-entry or homestead case file for your ancestor, you will need to know either the patent number or the legal description (range, township, section) of the land. The county recorder of deeds may be able to tell you the legal description of the land, or you may be able to pinpoint the exact location by searching the entries in the tract book covering the approximate area concerned. [[Image:South-dakota.png|right|180px|South-dakota.png]] [[Image:South Dakota flag.png|right|180px|South Dakota flag.png]]  
+
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Armstrong County, South Dakota Genealogy|Armstrong]] | [[Ashmore County, South Dakota Genealogy|Ashmore]] | [[Big Sioux County, South Dakota Genealogy|Big Sioux]] | [[Boreman County, South Dakota Genealogy|Boreman]] | [[Bramble County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bramble]] | [[Bruguier County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bruguier]] | [[Burchard County, South Dakota Genealogy|Burchard]] | [[Burdick County, South Dakota Genealogy|Burdick]] | [[Cheyenne County, South Dakota Genealogy|Cheyenne]] | [[Choteau County, South Dakota Genealogy|Choteau]] | [[Cole County, South Dakota Genealogy|Cole]] | [[Cragin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Cragin]] | [[Delano County, South Dakota Genealogy|Delano]] | [[Ewing County, South Dakota Genealogy|Ewing]] | [[Forsythe County, South Dakota Genealogy|Forsythe]] | [[Greely County, South Dakota Genealogy|Greely]] | [[Jayne County, South Dakota Genealogy|Jayne]] | [[Lugenbeel County, South Dakota Genealogy|Lugenbeel]] | [[Mandan County, South Dakota Genealogy|Mandan]] | [[Martin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Martin]] | [[Meyer County, South Dakota Genealogy|Meyer]] | [[Midway County, South Dakota Genealogy|Midway]] | [[Mills County, South Dakota Genealogy|Mills]] | [[Nowlin County, South Dakota Genealogy|Nowlin]] | [[Pratt County, South Dakota Genealogy|Pratt]] | [[Presho County, South Dakota Genealogy|Presho]] | [[Pyatt County, South Dakota Genealogy|Pyatt]] | [[Rinehart County, South Dakota Genealogy|Rinehart]] | [[Rusk County, South Dakota Genealogy|Rusk]] | [[Schnasse County, South Dakota Genealogy|Schnasse]] | [[Scobey County, South Dakota Genealogy|Scobey]] | [[Shannon County, South Dakota Genealogy|Shannon]] | [Sterling County, South Dakota Genealogy|Sterling]] | [[Stone County, South Dakota Genealogy|Stone]] | [[Thompson County, South Dakota Genealogy|Thompson]] | [[Wagner County, South Dakota Genealogy|Wagner]] | [[Washabaugh County, South Dakota Genealogy|Washabaugh]] | [[Washington County, South Dakota Genealogy|Washington]] | [[Wetmore County, South Dakota Genealogy|Wetmore]] | [[White River County, South Dakota Genealogy|White River]] | [[Wood County, South Dakota Genealogy|Wood]]
  
=== Research Tools ===
+
== South Dakota Migration Routes ==
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
+
[[Missouri River]]{{·}} [[Red River of the North]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}} [[Wadsworth Trail]]
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/South_Dakota/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://sdgenweb.com/ The South Dakota GenWeb Project] county-by county birth, marriage, and death searches, census, cemeteries, land, queries, and look-ups.
 
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collectons are found at:'''
+
==FamilySearch Resources==
 +
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
 +
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=SouthDakota Family History Center locator map]
  
*[[South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Probate Case Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Dakota, Minnehaha County, Probate Case Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
+
== Additional Resources ==
*[[South Dakota, School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|South Dakota School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
+
*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/sd/ Cyndi's List] - Alabama genealogy sites on the internet
 +
*[http://genealogytrails.com/sdak/ South Dakota Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Alabama
 +
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/south-dakota-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for South Dakota
 +
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/south-dakota-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for South Dakota genealogy research
 +
*[http://www.raogk.org/southdakota-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for South Dakota
 +
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/SouthDakota.pdf New Jersey Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
=== Did You Know?  ===
+
=== References ===
  
*In the Black Hills of South Dakota, stands the national memorial, Mount Rushmore, created by Gutzon Borglum. It was designed as a testament to the growth of the country and its great leaders. This magnificent rock carving depicts the 60-foot high (18.3 m) faces of four great U.S. Presidents: (left to right) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Borglum started drilling into the 6,200-foot mountain in 1927; however, he died in 1941 before it could be completed. The head of Washington was completed first, followed by Jefferson and Lincoln. Roosevelt's head was unfinished when Borglum died. The memorial was finished later that year by his son, Lincoln. Borglum's original design was a sculpture of the four presidents to their waists, but time and money only provided for their heads. From [http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/mountrushmore.html here].
+
<references />
*During the first half of the nineteenth century, various Sioux (also called Dakota) tribes lived in the area that became South Dakota. These included the Santee, Teton, Yankton, and Yanktonnais tribes. The Dakota Sioux Indians comprise about five percent of the state's present population. The first major influx of settlers into the state began in 1863, after passage of the first Homestead Act. Homesteaders in the late 1860s and early 1870s came from the eastern and mid-western states. Many others came from Europe, including groups of Swedes, Danes, Czechs, and Germans from Russia. The Black Hills gold rush of 1875-1877 also attracted thousands of people.}}}
 
  
=== Things you can do  ===
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
 
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
*[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
 
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]<br>
 
*[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]<br>
 
 
|
 
*[[Create an external link|Add external links to articles]]
 
*[[Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
*Other...
 
 
|}
 
 
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_South_Dakota_pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
 
 
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_South_Dakota_pages click here]:
 
  
 
__NOTOC__  
 
__NOTOC__  
 
+
[[Category:South Dakota,_United_States]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]] [[Category:Sidebar templates]]
[[Category:South_Dakota]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
 

Latest revision as of 20:59, 25 January 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png South Dakota

South Dakota Wiki Topics
File:South_Dakota_flag.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
South Dakota Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources


Guide to South Dakota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

South Dakota Information

South Dakota is a state in the central northern part of the United States. It is divided into 66 counties and it's capital is Pierre. South Dakota was admitted as the 40th state on 2 Nov 1889. It was created from Dakota Territory. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with South Dakota Research

Links to articles on getting started with South Dakota research.


South Dakota Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in South Dakota research.



{{{link}}} Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

South Dakota Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Fall River CountyCuster CountyPennington CountyLawrence CountyButte CountyHarding CountyPerkins CountyCorson CountyDewey CountyZiebach CountyHaakon CountyJackson CountyBennett CountyOglala LakotaTodd CountyMellette CountyJones CountyStanley CountyDewey CountyTripp CountyLyman CountyHughes CountySully CountyPotter CountyWalworth CountyCampbell CountyMcPherson CountyEdmunds CountyFaulk CountyHyde CountyHand CountyBuffalo CountyBrule CountyGregory CountyCharles Mix CountyDouglas CountyAurora CountyJerauld CountyBeadle CountySpink CountyBrown CountyMarshall CountyDay CountyClark CountyKingsbury CountySanborn CountyDavison CountyHanson CountyHutchinson CountyBon Homme CountyYankton CountyClay CountyUnion CountyLincoln CountyMinnehaha CountyMoody CountyLake CountyMiner CountyMcCook CountyTurner CountyKingsbury CountyBrookings CountyHamlin CountyDeuel CountyCodington CountyClark CountyDay CountyGrant CountyRoberts CountyMeade CountySouth-dakota-county-map2.gif

Counties


Extinct or Renamed Counties: Armstrong | Ashmore | Big Sioux | Boreman | Bramble | Bruguier | Burchard | Burdick | Cheyenne | Choteau | Cole | Cragin | Delano | Ewing | Forsythe | Greely | Jayne | Lugenbeel | Mandan | Martin | Meyer | Midway | Mills | Nowlin | Pratt | Presho | Pyatt | Rinehart | Rusk | Schnasse | Scobey | Shannon | [Sterling County, South Dakota Genealogy|Sterling]] | Stone | Thompson | Wagner | Washabaugh | Washington | Wetmore | White River | Wood

South Dakota Migration Routes

Missouri River · Red River of the North · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Wadsworth Trail

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.