South Dakota substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in South Dakota Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level South Dakota substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also South Dakota Census Records online

See also South Dakota Military Records online

See also South Dakota Naturalization Records online

See also South Dakota Probate Records online

 

Aurora County – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Church and Cemetery Records of South Dakata, at FS

Brookings County – Cemeteries – [Known Burials in Deuel County, Hamlin County and Brookings County Cemeteries, South Dakota, for Year 2006], at FS

Brookings County – Cemeteries – Known Burials in Brookings County and Deuel County Cemeteries in Year 2005, at FS

Brookings County – Cemeteries – Record of Veterans Buried in Brookings County, at FS

Davison County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Plot Cards, at FS

Deuel County – Cemeteries – [Known Burials in Deuel County, Hamlin County and Brookings County Cemeteries, South Dakota, for Year 2006], at FS

Deuel County – Cemeteries – Deuel County, South Dakota Cemeteries and Locations, at FS

Deuel County – Cemeteries – Known Burials in Brookings County and Deuel County Cemeteries in Year 2005, at FS

Deuel County – Cemeteries – South Dakota, Deuel County Register of Deeds : Daily Work 01/01/10 Thru 12/31/10, at FS

Dewey County – Native Races – Agency Records, 1869-1951, at FS

Hamlin County – Cemeteries – [Known Burials in Deuel County, Hamlin County and Brookings County Cemeteries, South Dakota, for Year 2006], at FS

Hamlin County – Cemeteries – Hamlin County Cemeteries (South Dakota), at FS

Hamlin County – Cemeteries – South Dakota, Hamlin County Burial Records 2010, at FS

Hanson County – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Church and Cemetery Records of South Dakata, at FS

Lawrence County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions, at FS

Lawrence County – Funeral Homes – Mortuary Records of Lead, South Dakota, 1880-1953, at FS

Lawrence County – Newspapers – South Dakota, Lawrence County, Newspaper Vitals Exerts, 1876–1890, at FS

Lawrence County – Schools – Census – South Dakota, Lawrence County, School Census, 1889–1907, at FS

Minnehaha County – Cemeteries – South Dakota Grave Registration Project, Field Form 3-WPA-GR, at FS

Pennington County – Cemeteries – South Dakota, Pennington County, Cemetery Lot Plats Card File, 1870–1997, at FS

Pennington County – Cemeteries – South Dakota, Pennington County, Cemetery Records, 1889–1978, at FS

Pennington County – Cemeteries – South Dakota, Pennington County, Funeral Registers, 1886–1971, at FS

Pennington County – Obituaries – Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998, at FS

Pennington County – Schools – Census – South Dakota, Pennington County, School Censuses, 1901-1919, at FS

Sanborn County – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Church and Cemetery Records of South Dakata, at FS

 

 

 

City level South Dakota substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also South Dakota Census Records online

See also South Dakota Military Records online

See also South Dakota Naturalization Records online

See also South Dakota Probate Records online

 

Lead – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Data, at FS

Lead – Cemeteries – South Dakota, South Lead City Cemetery, Card Index of Deaths : COLLECTION RECORD, 1912-1966, at FS

Lead – Cemeteries – South Lead City Cemetery, South Dakota; Card Index of Deaths, 1912-1966, at FS

Lead – Funeral Homes – Mortuary Records of Lead, South Dakota, 1880-1953, at FS

Mitchell – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Church and Cemetery Records of South Dakata, at FS

Rapid City – Cemeteries – Index to the Behren’s Mortuary Records, 1879-1971, at FS

Rapid City – Funeral Homes – Index to the Behren’s Mortuary Records, 1879-1971, at FS

Rapid City – Newspapers – Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998, at FS

Rapid City – Obituaries – Births and Deaths in Rapid City Daily Journal, 1975-1980, 1991, at FS

Rapid City – Obituaries – Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998, at FS

Rapid City – Obituaries – Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998, at FS

Sioux Falls – Cemeteries – Grave Records of Minnehaha County Cemeteries, at FS

Sioux Falls – Obituaries – Obituary Card Files of Sioux Valley Genealogical Society, at FS

Spencer – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Church and Cemetery Records of South Dakata, at FS

Valley Springs – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, at FS

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