South Dakota Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

Part of the Louisiana Purchase, 1805; part of the Missouri Territory, 1812; part of the Michigan Territory, 1834; part of the Wisconsin Territory, 1836; part of the Iowa Territory, 1838; part of the Minnesota Territory, 1849; Dakota Territory, 1861

STATEHOOD

1889

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, 1945

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1860

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

Public

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1905

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1905

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

South Dakota Department of Health
Vital Records Office

207 E. Missouri, Suite 1-A
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4961

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