South Dakota Directories
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Resources for South Dakota Directories
Libraries and Archives
The Library of Congress
These city directories are available on microfilm at the Library of Congress.
- Aberdeen - Misc. reel 1 1887-1890
- Aberdeen 1903-1931, 1940-1960
- Huron 1907-1960
- Mitchell 1902-1916, 1928-1931, 1937-1960
- Rapid City 1918, 1919, 1928-1960
- Sioux Falls 1889-1935
- Watertown 1909, 1910, 1916-1920, 1926-1930
- Ancestry.com ($) has South Dakota directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library
The Family History Library has directories for the following:
- 1890-1891FHL film 1000906
- 1902/3-1935 FHL films 1843231
- 1941, 1962, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1982 FHL book 978.337/S1 E4p
- 1934, 1936, 1960, 1965, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1981 FHL book 978.393 E4p
The Family History Library has compact discs that incorporate telephone directories for most of the United States. These directories are not available at Family History Centers, but may be used at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Examples of directories that may be found in an archive are: city directories, telephone directories, church directories, occupational directories, farmers directories, or rosters of society members. To find these directories in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Locality Search for the town, county, or state, depending on the size of the area an organization may cover. Record types to select include:
- SOUTH DAKOTA - DIRECTORIES
- SOUTH DAKOTA, [COUNTY]- DIRECTORIES
- SOUTH DAKOTA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- DIRECTORIES
- SOUTH DAKOTA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- SOCIETIES- DIRECTORIES<br
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.