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If you're just beginning your genealogy research for your family in South Dakota you've reached the right place! Check out some of the following resources to get help get you started on your search.
General Info A collection of links and instruction for those just starting out with their South Dakota genealogy.
Census Records Information on the State & Federal censuses of South Dakota from the 1860s to the 1920s.
Native American Resources Links to help those searching for genealogical info on an American Indian ancestor.
Ethnic Resources Searching an ancestor with a specific ethnic background? Find your German, German from Russia, Scandinavian and other ethnic ancestors with these resources.
Genealogical & Historical Societies Genealogical & Historical Societies are one of the most important resource for the genealogist. Don't forget to give them a try!
Maps & Gazetters Not sure where your ancestor lived? Do you want a map of the county to try to figure out record locations? Try this section.
Vital Records A listing of the available vital records from state and county resources and how to acquire them.
Church Records An alphabetical listing of most of the existing churches in South Dakota. A great starting point in trying to figure out which church served your ancestors.
South Dakota State Archives Your link to South Dakota's finest genealogical and historical center—the South Dakota State Archives.

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