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Birth

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• 1856-1917: South Dakota, Birth Index at Ancestry ($)



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• 1840s-1910s:
South Dakota Birth Collections

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South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2017



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Marriage

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• 1905-2017: South Dakota, Marriages at Ancestry ($)



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• 1950s-2010s:
South Dakota Marriage Collections

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South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016



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• 1879-1955: South Dakota, Death Index at Ancestry ($)



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• 1950s-2000s:
South Dakota Death Collections

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United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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