Todd County related links:
Todd County Map
Queries and Surnames
General Federation of Women's Clubs Pioneer Daughters Collection
WPA Cemetery Index
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Enrollment Office
Sicangu Heritage Center
National Register of Historic Places
South Dakota Links:
SD State Archives indexes for
genealogists: Biographical Index of South Dakotan's, Cemetery Records, Civil War Census, Naturalization Index, Newspaper Index, and Newspaper Surname Search.
South Dakota Vital Records
Search Online for South Dakota Birth Records More Than 100 Years Old
South Dakota Land Records. In the "Location" box set the state to South Dakota then set the county to Todd.
FamilySearch's South Dakota Resources (includes School Records and State Census Records, 1905-1945)
Cyndi's List of South Dakota Resources
Roots-L South Dakota
Native American Resources
Cyndi's List of Links
Brief Todd County History:
Todd County was organized from Indian lands in 1909 after the Great Sioux Reservation was
opened to settlement. Because it is an unorganized county attached to Tripp County the county seat is in Winner, SD. In addition, the county lies entirely within the borders of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation .
Todd County is named after John Blair Smith Todd (1814–1872), a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln. He came to Dakota as an officer in the US Army but later resigned his commission to become an Indian trader at Fort Randall. In 1861 he became a lawyer and opened an law office in Yankton. He later was a delegate to the US House of Representatives from Dakota Territory and a general in the Union Army during the Civil War.
About the South Dakota GenWeb Project:
In June 1996, a group of genealogists organized the South
Dakota Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a
single entry-point for all counties in South Dakota, where collected
databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be
indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more
than one county, they would be located in the index. At the same
time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection
of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.
volunteer responsible for Todd County is LaVera Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please contact me if you would like to add your data to the database and put "Todd County question" in the subject line.