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South Dakota History & Genealogy


South Dakota History & Genealogy

This group is dedicated to discussing and preserving South Dakota history - all counties!

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2022

Discussion Forum

Rapid City Family History Expo June 18, 2011

Started by Holly T. Hansen Jun 1, 2011. 0 Replies

Miner County

Started by Karen S. Jul 20, 2010. 0 Replies

Potter County

Started by Karen S. Jul 20, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Myo on November 16, 2020 at 9:09pm

Last post on here was 2018. 

Is anyone connected to South Dakota and willing to share information?

Comment by Myo on October 1, 2018 at 5:04pm

I have a lot of pictures of the Wentworth people. Is anyone else from that area and do you have any to share. Do you know any other places where we can share them with people who care?

Comment by Mary J. Lohr on May 1, 2018 at 3:45pm

My ancestors homesteaded in Aurora County, Dakota Territory.  They remained there for seven or eight years and then sold the land and moved to McCook County.  I have letters my great-grandfather wrote to friends in Germany.  He describes the harsh winters, the loss of livestock, etc.  In one letter he states the weight of his three children!  Other researched ancestors settled in Clark County, Logan Township. 

Comment by Myo on May 1, 2018 at 2:26pm

What happened to all the Dakota people?  Have you found other interests?  I would love to see some updates on homesteaders in the state

Comment by Myo on July 12, 2014 at 7:35am

Just checking to see if anyone else here has connections to Lake and/or Moody counties. Especially around the 1800s forward.  What resources have you found?

Comment by Karen S. on June 7, 2012 at 8:04am

June's Updates - May had a TON as well, but I did not post them here.  You can see all of the years' updates so far by going to and scrolling down to the Update link.  

Every county  (I think?!) has been updated, most of them significantly.  Thanks to our dedicated hosts blitzing the state with data, and our wonderful Transcription Team, we've been able to put thousands of birth, death, and military records online, as well as a potpourri of other items.  


Comment by Myo on April 24, 2012 at 7:36am

Glad to see some more people coming to the SD group. 

Diane - where have you looked for her.  I gave a quick look at find-a-grave and didn't get a match.

Comment by Karen S. on April 4, 2011 at 8:18pm

Hi Diane,

It's perfectly appropriate to post your info here - hopefully someone will come along and have the information you need.


Comment by Diane Manley on April 4, 2011 at 8:01pm

I'm trying to find where my great-great grandmother is buried in Hughes Co., SD. I hope it's appropriate for me to post this here...I'm new at posting on GenealogyWise (although I signed up quite a while back).


Cynthia (Pilgrim) Johns (wife of John Johns) died on 10 May 1883 in Pierre, Hughes county, South Dakota of measles and consumption. Unfortunately, I don't know where she was buried.

I'm hoping someone can help me find out where she is buried and if there is a newspaper obituary. Perhaps someone else is researching this line and has this information, or someone has access to cemetery or newspaper records.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Comment by Myo on October 19, 2010 at 3:52pm
For Tracy G. I have met some Strubles of Moody Co. wonder if they were yours. My dad was born in Moody Co.

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