South Dakota Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Home of Badlands National Park and Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota also boasts a number of residents who are interested in tracing their own family trees. To help them in their search, the South Dakota LDS church has established family history centers across the state. These centers are filled to the brim with valuable research material, including microfilm and print documents that date back generations. The volunteer staff at the family history centers is knowledgeable and ready to answer questions and guide guests through the sometimes complex system of genealogy research. These centers vary somewhat in their office hours, so call the location near you before scheduling a visit.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]

1115 24th Ave NE
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
(605) 225-0601


1450 Frank St SE
Huron, South Dakota 57350
(605) 352-6849
Notes: Other hours by appointment

506 W Jefferson
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
(605) 224-2586

Rapid City
2822 Canyon Lake Dr
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
(605) 343-8656

South Dakota Genealogy Resources

Those with Native American heritage in South Dakota may want to look to the state archive for Indian census rolls and other federal records. Both Augustana College and the University of South Dakota have significant Native American collections.

Vital Records, Dept. of Health
600 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-2536

South Dakota State Historical Society
900 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

SD Genealogical Society
PO Box 1101
Pierre, SD 57501-1101

South Dakota State Archives
900 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

South Dakota State Library
MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

Augustana College The Center for Western Studies
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Black Hills State University Special Collections
1200 University Street, Unit 9676
Spearfish, SD 57799

University of South Dakota Special Collections
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

South Dakota Genealogy Websites

Linkpendium-South Dakota

South Dakota USGenWeb

Cyndi's List-South Dakota

FamilySearch Wiki-South Dakota

South Dakota Record Collections

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