South Dakota State Archives and Libraries

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South Dakota State Archives

The South Dakota Historical Society Archives has many collections which are helpful to genealogical researchers seeking information associated with South Dakota's past. Their collection of records includes: Naturalization Records, Federal Census, Veterans Census, State Census, BIA Indian Census, WPA Graves Registration, County Records, Women's History, Newspapers, Centennial Atlases, City Directories, Yearbooks, County Histories, Family Histories, and more...

South Dakota State Historical Society
900 Governors Dr.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2217

Phone: (605) 773-3458


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in South Dakota offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Pierre South Dakota
506 North Jefferson
Pierre, South Dakota

(605) 224-9117

Rapid City South Dakota
2822 Canyon Lake Drive
Rapid City, South Dakota

(605) 343-8656


Sioux Falls South Dakota
3900 South Fairhall Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

(605) 361-1070

Huron South Dakota
1450 Frank St SE
Huron, South Dakota

(605) 352-6849

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