Genealogy in South Dakota

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Search for ancestors free South Dakota genealogy search engines.  We have scoured the web to bring you some of the largest and best places to find free South Dakota genealogy records online.  One of the best ways to learn more about your ancestry is to locate cousins who share a common ancestor with you and exchange genealogy information.  You will find searches here to help you with this along with access to many other free genealogy sites where you can find genealogy data online for the state of South Dakota.




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Search the South Dakota RootsWeb Surname List

The RSL database contains over a million surnames submitted by others genealogy researchers like yourself.  Try a surname search.  The results will give you the submitters' names, dates and locations, with contact information.  This will allow you to contact other people researching your surnames and sometimes even the same ancestor.  This is a great way to add missing branches to your family tree.  We have set this form for a South Dakota search but you may change it to search in other states.

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Search South Dakota Cemetery Records

This Cemetery database now has over 800,000 contributed records.

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Search South Dakota Message Boards

Try a free ancestry search on these South Dakota genealogy message boards.  Read genealogy queries posted by other folks who are conducting South Dakota genealogy research.  Post your own queries for South Dakota ancestors.  When posting genealogy queries, be specific and include full names, dates and places for your ancestors.  Be sure to use an e-mail address which will be valid for years to come so people will be able to contact you in the future with responses to your queries.

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Search USGenWeb South Dakota Archives

Search one of the largest collections of free South Dakota genealogy records available online.  Try your surname search for South Dakota ancestors in the USGenWeb archives.  These genealogical records have been submitted by other researchers and may contain family Bible records, biographies, census transcriptions, census indexes, images, wills, tax records, land records,  church records / baptisms, obituaries, vital records, newspaper extracts, military records, pension records, place histories, old maps, year books, and other general genealogy records.  If you have records which might be of help to others who are tracking their roots, please submit them to this free genealogy project.
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Search the South Dakota Family Group Sheet Project

Try your surname search in this free genealogy project.  This collection of family group sheets was submitted by people who are searching for ancestors in South Dakota.  Be sure to submit your own family group sheets containing South Dakota ancestors and perhaps you will connect with someone else's family tree.

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