This section lists the state-wide association of South Dakota. It then lists associations from Rapid City to Sioux Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
The association was established in 1901.
The aim of the Society is to make people aware of the history and story of South Dakota, and how that history helped to shape the lives of the people who live there today.
They have five main program areas, which are archaeology, archives, historic preservation, museum and research and publishing.
Many resources are available in their Archives, which incorporate State, County and Town
Government Records, Manuscript Collections, Photographs and Maps.
Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:
Databases also incorporate:
Many archives can be accessed in their Library, including Books relating to some American States. These Books include:
Books also incorporate:
In addition, resources on Microfilm are also accessible, including
Some Databases and Indexes are available, which include Behrens' Mortuary Records 1879-1971, 1890 Pennington Co. Residents and Land Owners, Obituary Indexes and Cemetery Readings.
Some Databases and Indexes are accessible, which incorporate:
Databases also include World War I Casualties from Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner and Moody Counties and World War II Casualties from Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook, Turner and Moody Counties.
Obituaries are also held by the society, and for a fee, they are prepared to send a copy of the Obituary.
There is also access to lists of Cemeteries in Minnehaha, Moody and Lake, Lincoln, Turner and Hutchinson Counties on their website.
The association has a Library and there is a List of Resources on Microfilm on the site, which include:
It is possible to purchase Grave Records of Rural Minnehaha County (Not Sioux Falls) through the site.