Minnehaha County,
South Dakota,
Reference Books, Web Sites, and Volunteers

WANTED!  We are getting several requests for obits and birth records in Sioux Falls newspapers.  Is there anyone who has access to these and would be willing to do lookups?    E-mail the webmaster.

To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the name and email address of the volunteer and ask them politely.

As you can see, volunteers are needed!
Reference or Web Site Author Volunteer or Web Site

(You can click on the web sites to begin the research yourself. Click on email addresses to request help from one of our sturdy volunteers.)

Minnehaha County--various sources Patrick Sullivan, drps484@siouxvalley.net
Cathy Walker, mailto:cwalker1@qwest.net
Archives (Minnehaha County, SDGenWeb) http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/sd/minnehaha/minnehaha.html
Archives (South Dakota State Historical Society) http://www.state.sd.us/deca/cultural/archives.htm
Beck-Sechser, Clauson, Cleven-Johnson, Garner family research Ann Garner Ann Garner, ann@siouxprinting.com
Birth Records Search Site (Birth Records Over 100 Years) http://www.state.sd.us/doh/vitalrec/birthrecords/index.cfm
Bureau of Land Management Database http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/sd/land/minnehaha.htm
Celebrating a Century, Garretson, SD Centennial, 1889-1989 Garretson Area Historical Society Cathy Walker, cwalker1@qwest.net
Census (State) Description and Research http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdgenweb/state/statecensus.html
Dept. of History Collections Volume X (1920)

(has1860 Census and the 1869-1870 deaths)

Anne Orton, rorton@sullybuttes.net
The Diary of Elizabeth Meadville Farrell Hall Transcribed by Ginger E. France diary.html
Early settlement information here from Fort Dakota-1865 to 1869. (listings for personnel and rough description of post included)   http://homepage.rconnect.com/rambow/
Grave Records of Minnehaha County (Contains only RURAL cemeteries, not those of Sioux Falls. Name is listed with whatever dates and information was found on the grave stone. Published 1982.)

Sioux Valley Genealogical Society Nancy Dunn, dunn@rconnect.com

Betsy Lentz, mailto:ScottandBetsy@peoplepc.com

Cathy Walker, cwalker1@qwest.net

History of Minnehaha County, South Dakota Dana Reed Bailey unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Humboldt Through 100 Years 1889-1989 Bill Even, wjeven@siouxvalley.net
Index to Marriage Records of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, Book 1 and Book B, 1886-1893 Beverly Pyn Cathy Walker, cwalker1@qwest.net
Minnehaha County History and Biographical Sketches Minnehaha County Historical Society, Robert Kolbe, Coordinator Betsy Lentz, mailto:ScottandBetsy@peoplepc.com
Minnehaha County, Dakota Territorial Census, 1860 US unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Mortality Schedule, Dakota Territorial Census, 1860 US unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Minnehaha County, Dakota Territorial Census, 1870 US unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Mortality Schedule, Dakota Territorial Census, 1870 US unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Minnehaha County, Dakota Territorial Census, 1880 US Beth, BJAZZIE@aol.com

Susan Reedy, sreedy5206@aol.com  (Please put "1880 Census - Minnehaha County, SD" in subject line as she volunteers in several states and counties.)

Mortality Schedule, Dakota Territorial Census, 1880 US unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Minnehaha County, SD, Census, 1890 (Union Veterans and Widows)
US unavailable at this time--can YOU volunteer?
Minnehaha County, SD, Census, 1900 US Beth, BJAZZIE@aol.com
Minnehaha County, SD, Census, 1910
US  Beth, BJAZZIE@aol.com
Minnehaha County, SD, Census, 1920 US Beth, BJAZZIE@aol.com
Minnehaha County's Norwegian Pioneers History from 1886 to1896 edited by Iver I. Oien, et al. Janet Church, jchurch@iac.net
Norwegian Census--1801 http://www.hist.uib.no/1801komm/
Norwegian Census--1865 and 1900

http://www.hist.uib.no/arkivverket/

Because they abbreviate last names, it's best to search by first name.   1865 example----- Select County, Select Parish, (some names have changed, so find the right one) In the "Vel felt" option, select "Fornavn" FIST NAME.  In the next box put your name, First letter capitalized... Scroll until you see one and click the underlined number on the Left.  Ages are almost always off on these.

Polk's City Directory (1954 Sioux Falls)  Lists occupation and home address for each head of household and spouse. Polk Co. Mary Peterson, lpete@tds.net
PROPER Family Genealogy
(web page)
Lisa http://members.aol.com/sparrow1/proper/index.html
Sioux Falls in Retrospect R.E. Bragstad Joy Fisher, jfisher@ucla.edu
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdsvgs/
South Dakota Census Docs http://www.doitnow.com/~moravia/sd.html

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