South Dakota, United States Genealogy
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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 its capital is Pierre. South Dakota was admitted as the 40th state on 2 Nov 1889. It was created from Dakota Territory. 
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.
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.
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 | Stone | Thompson | Wagner | Washabaugh | Washington | Wetmore | White River | Wood
South Dakota Migration Routes
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records - databases and record images on FamilySearch
- Family History Center locator map
- 2001-2014 - Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014 at FamilySearch — index
- Cyndi's List - Alabama genealogy sites on the internet
- South Dakota Genealogy Trails - collection of transcribed data for the state of Alabama
- Access Genealogy – Genealogy guide for South Dakota
- Ancestorhunt.com - resources for South Dakota genealogy research
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for South Dakota
- South Dakota Research Outline – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
- 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.