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Genealogy By the States – Week 40 – South Dakota

South Dakota

If you have family that lived in South Dakota, and you haven’t already checked out the state censuses for 1905 to 1945, you must head over to FamilySearch and do so now!

For each of these five censuses, each person is enumerated on their own card that contains a ton of useful information.  The 1905 census has great information, but 1915-1945 uses the same card that has fantastic information, including wife’s maiden name, year or marriage, and military service (with details).

Below is a card from 1905 and one from 1915…just look at what you could learn about your family from these little cards!

1905 South Dakota Census

1905 state census, South Dakota, population schedule, Mellette, Spink County, card no. 198, R T Vliet; digital images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : accessed 9 October 2013).

1915 South Dakota Census

1915 state census, South Dakota, population schedule, Mellette, Spink County, card no. 202, Rolland T Vliet; digital images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : accessed 9 October 2013).


Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.

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