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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description ==
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The collection consists of school records located at the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre. The records include:
  
=== Record Content ===
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*Teacher's term reports
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*School census
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*Attendence
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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The records are generally arranged by county, year, and school district number. This collection is being published as images become available.
  
== Record History ==
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The listing of school-aged children is a common practice throught the United States. The records are usually compiled on a yearly basis.
  
=== Why This Record Was Created ===
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1389778/waypoints Browse].
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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The records cover the years 1884 to 1938.
  
== Related Websites ==
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School records helped local governments determine funding needs for individual schools.
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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The information is usually reliable although the ages are sometimes off by a year and legal guardians may be confused with parents.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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{{Collection citation | text= "South Dakota, School Records, 1884-1938." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Historical Society, Pierre.}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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[[South Dakota, School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== Record Content  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
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The key genealogical facts found in the School Census Records may include the following information:
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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[[Image:South Dakota, School Records DGS 4120263 55.jpg|thumb|right|South Dakota, School Records DGS 4120263 55.jpg]]
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
== Sources of information for This Collection ==
 
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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*Name of town and county
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*School District Number
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*Names of pupils
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*Ages of pupils
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*Gender of pupils
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*Beginning and ending dates of grading period
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*Beginning and ending dates for school year
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the School Districts and Year Range which takes you to the images.
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 +
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 +
 
 +
School records can be very helpful as they can often be used as a reliable substitute for birth records or they can lead you to birth records. To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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*Name of the child
 +
*Age or approximate birth date
 +
*Parents' names
 +
*Residence
 +
 
 +
Compare the information in the school record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 +
 
 +
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestor.
 +
 
 +
For example:
 +
 
 +
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 +
*Use the age or birth date along with the parents’ names and residence to find the family in census records.
 +
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 +
 
 +
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile the entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify other relatives such as cousins who attended the same school or other nearby schools.
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Keep in mind:
 +
 
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1885.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
 +
 
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[South Dakota, School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/SouthDakota.htm South Dakota Free Pulic Records Directory]&nbsp;
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[South Dakota|South Dakota]]
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*[[South Dakota History|South Dakota History]]
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*[[South Dakota Vital Records|South Dakota Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 +
 
 +
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"South Dakota, School Records, 1884-1938" &nbsp; digital images, ''FamilySearch &nbsp;''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 10 February 2012).r Wilma Thomas, age 9; citing School Records, Tripp, District 0014 (1936-1937, Image 1; South Dakota School Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota, United States.
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Record Description

The collection consists of school records located at the South Dakota State Historical Society in Pierre. The records include:

  • Teacher's term reports
  • School census
  • Attendence

The records are generally arranged by county, year, and school district number. This collection is being published as images become available.

The listing of school-aged children is a common practice throught the United States. The records are usually compiled on a yearly basis.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

The records cover the years 1884 to 1938.

School records helped local governments determine funding needs for individual schools.

The information is usually reliable although the ages are sometimes off by a year and legal guardians may be confused with parents.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"South Dakota, School Records, 1884-1938." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Historical Society, Pierre.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

The key genealogical facts found in the School Census Records may include the following information:

South Dakota, School Records DGS 4120263 55.jpg
  • Name of town and county
  • School District Number
  • Names of pupils
  • Ages of pupils
  • Gender of pupils
  • Beginning and ending dates of grading period
  • Beginning and ending dates for school year

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the School Districts and Year Range which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

School records can be very helpful as they can often be used as a reliable substitute for birth records or they can lead you to birth records. To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name of the child
  • Age or approximate birth date
  • Parents' names
  • Residence

Compare the information in the school record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestor.

For example:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Use the age or birth date along with the parents’ names and residence to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.

It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile the entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify other relatives such as cousins who attended the same school or other nearby schools.

Keep in mind:

  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after 1885.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

South Dakota Free Pulic Records Directory 

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"South Dakota, School Records, 1884-1938"   digital images, FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org: accessed 10 February 2012).r Wilma Thomas, age 9; citing School Records, Tripp, District 0014 (1936-1937, Image 1; South Dakota School Historical Society, Pierre, South Dakota, United States.