South Dakota, Veteran Graves Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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South Dakota, Veteran Graves Registration Records, 1940-1941
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|South Dakota, |
|Flag of South Dakota|
|Location of South Dakota|
|Record Type||Veteran Graves Registration Forms|
|South Dakota graves registration service, multiple counties in South Dakota|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains the index and images of veteran graves registration records (field data) gathered by the Works Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940 and 1941. The records are now at the Veterans Memorial Building, Pierre, South Dakota.
Records are arranged alphabetically by county, then by name of veteran. Includes some typescript lists. Veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, Sioux Indian War, as well as others are included in this list.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the veteran
- The birthplace of the veteran
- Burial place of veteran
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the name, enlistment date and organization to find the soldier’s military records
- Search for a military pension records
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search for the family in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of South Dakota.
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
- South Dakota Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1905-Present
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- South Dakota grave registration project; cemetery information
- South Dakota graves registration service; field data--veterans
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.