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[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]&nbsp;has&nbsp;additional research guidance&nbsp;on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be&nbsp;purchased from&nbsp;the&nbsp;[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/South South Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health] or the&nbsp;County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. {{Adoption SDGenWeb}}
'''Introduction to Vital Records'''  [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]] has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/South South Dakota Vital Records State Department of Health] or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.  {| classwidth="FCK__ShowTableBorders70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" widthborder="100%0" borderclass="0FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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== South Dakota&nbsp;Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online ==
The following is a list of online resources useful for locating South Dakota Vital Records which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]]. Most online resources for South Dakota Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index. '''<br>'''
*{{RecordSearch|2549807|South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016}} at [httphttps://fhlfavoriteswww.infofamilysearch.org/Links/USA_States/States_Frames/South South Dakota Linkssearch FamilySearch] from — index*[httphttps://fhlfavoritesweb.infoarchive.org/web/20170703223928/ fhlfavorites.info] -&nbsp;Free *[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/regional.html# South Dakota Databases] listed on [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Rootsweb.com]&nbsp;- Free *USGenWeb.org [http://orgenwebsdgenweb.com/ South Dakota Site] - Free *Search for South Dakota collections at [https://search.findmypast.com/historical-records/ Findmypast, A to Z of Record Sets] ($)*Search for South Dakota Collections on [httphttps://pilotwww.familysearch.org/recordsearchsearch/start.htmlcollection/list#start page=1&countryId=45 FamilySearch Record Search] under [httphttps://pilotwww.familysearch.org/recordsearchsearch/start.htmlcollection/list#rpage=0;p1&region=allCollections Canada, USA, and MexicoUNITED_STATES UNITED STATES] - Free
*The Vital Records Search and Information Directory for [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-SD-NDX.html South Dakota] - Free/$
*Wee Monster Links for South Dakota&nbsp;[http://homewww.attgermanroots.net/~wee-monstercom/vitalrecords.html#South Birth &amp; Marriage]&nbsp;and [http://homewww.attgermanroots.net/~wee-monstercom/deathrecords.html Death] Records -&nbsp;Free/$
*Linkpendium Links for [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/SD/ South Dakota Genealogy and History], including individual Counties&nbsp;-&nbsp;Free/$&nbsp;
*Progenealogists Links for the [http://progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm United States]. Press '''Ctrl + F''' on the keyboard to search for '''South Dakota''' or '''SD''' -&nbsp;Free/$ *Search the [http://www.ancestryancestryinstitution.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=744&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true South Dakota Birth, Marriage &amp; Death] Records at Ancestry.com - $&nbsp; *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External South Dakota, Death Index, 1879-1955] ($), [http://search.ancestryinstitutions.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Free at family history centers]. (Institutional access link) *Order [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/ South Dakota Certificates] online -&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_30" $ *[http://www.sdhistory.org/arc/><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_178" newsbio/>$&nbsp;default.asp South Dakota State Historical Society ]has birth,death, and marriages from newspapers 1781-2009
If you are aware of other online databases, please feel free to add them.  <br> <br>
== Birth Records ==
An index&nbsp;of South Dakota birth records is available for [http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.asp birth dates over 100 years old]. Pre-1905 records exist for some [[Portal:South DakotaGenealogy|South Dakota]] counties. These records are located in the office of the registrar of deeds in each county.&nbsp;&nbsp;There is also [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090606/http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/sd/birth/search.cgi an online&nbsp;database for many pre-1905 births]. Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1905 and was generally complied with by 1932. Delayed birth records date from the early 1900s. To order a copy of a birth or death certificate, follow the instructions on the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website].<br>[http://apps.sd.gov/ph14over100birthrec/index.aspx South Dakota Birth Records] Index hold information from records of South Dakota births.
=== Adoption Records ===
open / closed/ state statutes
== Marriage Records ==
Statewide registration of marriages began in 1905. Marriage records are located at the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecordsrecords/orderOrderingVitalRecords.aspx ? State Department of Health]. Before statewide registration, individual towns or counties issued marriage licenses and recorded marriages. These records usually begin within ten years of the creation of the county. For information about early marriage records, write to the county treasurer in the county where the marriage took place.
=== Divorce Records ===Records of divorce proceedings since 1905 are kept by the State Department of Health.&nbsp; To order a copy of a divorce record, follow the instructions on the [http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/order.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website]. For information about earlier divorce records, write to the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce took place.<br>
== Death Records of divorce proceedings since 1905 are kept by the == ==== State Department of HealthDeath Index ====*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8659&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&nbsp; To order a copy of a divorce recordo_sch=Affiliate+External South Dakota, Death Index, follow the instructions on the 1879-1955] $,  [http://dohsearch.sdancestryinstitutions.govcom/VitalRecordssearch/orderdb.aspx South Dakota Department of Health website?dbid=8659&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Free at family history centers]. For information about earlier divorce records, write to the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce took place.<br>(Institutional access link)
<br>==== Ordering Death Certificates: ====For more information on how to order a death certificate see [[How to Find South Dakota Death Records]] page
== Death Records ==Obituaries ====*'''1899-2012''' - {{RecordSearch|2367299|United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
== Substitute Records ==
[[South Dakota Periodicals|South Dakota Periodicals]]
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== Tips ==
*If you are unable to locate vital records recorded by governments, search for church records of christening, marriage, death or burial.&nbsp; A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.
*Privacy laws may restrict you access to some vital records.&nbsp; Copies of some vital recors recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
*Search for Vital Records in the Family History Library FamilySearch Catalog by using a '''Place Search''' and then choosing '''Vital Records'''.&nbsp;Search for '''South Dakota '''to locate records filed by the State and then search the '''name of the county '''to locate records for the county.
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== Archives, Libraries and Societies ==
== References ==
''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:''  [[South Dakota, School Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|South Dakota, School Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]  <references /> {{South Dakota|South Dakota}} {{U.S. Vital Records}}
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