High Plains Drifter Links

Adopt Me

After many years; other interests have taken over. Please contact the State Coordinator Joy Fisher or the Assistant State Coordinator Fred Dethlefsen about adopting this or any of my other sites.

You can visit the SDGenWeb Adoption Page (https://sites.rootsweb.com/~sdgenweb/adopt/adopt.html) to learn of any specific requirements.

My goal is to have this site dismanteled and off the air by Juanuary 2002. I will assist the new host with the transfer of any/all information they care to keep. Some info may be uploaded to the archives.

It's been fun - Darrell R. Fransen


Index to  my SDGenWeb sites

- Links - - Potter Co. - - Sully Co.  - - SD Land - - SD Letters -

This page has many links that are common to research in the state of South Dakota. Site links specific to Potter or Sully County can be found at the appropriate county site links page. State Links  |  Kingsbury County Links  |   Other Links


State

Discover South Dakota | Governor's Office of Economic Development | South Dakota State | Dakotaland | SodaPop | South Dakota State government | South Dakota Library Network | South Dakota Land Records at SDGenWeb Archives | South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum | South Dakota State Historical Society | The American Local History Network - SD

I do not know where I got; or who put the following list together, but THANK YOU - it is a great service to all researchers.

SD TERRITORY DURING THE CIVIL WAR
SD RESOURCES ON ROOTS-L
SD STATE ARCHIVES
SD STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SD BOOKSHELF
SD HISTORICAL ATLAS 1884
SD PHOTO GALLERY
A HISTORY OF SD
DAKOTA TERRITORY 1889
SD
SD WPA GRAVE REGISTRATION PROJECT
SD POPULATION 1870 -1990
SD TIMELINE
SD STATE AND FEDERAL CENSUS INFORMATION
SD RESOURCES
SD REGISTER OF DEEDS
SD LAND OFFICES
SD SDGenWeb  ARCHIVES
SD ANCESTORS
SDGenWeb STATE SITE
SD  WORLD WAR 1 HONOR  ROLL
SD  WORLD WAR 11 HONOR  ROLL

SD VITAL RECORDS
SD LAND RECORDS BLM DATABASE
DAKOTA TERRITORY CENSUS 1860
SD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY


Other

Genealogy CD Look-up Volunteers (http://www.seidata.com/~lhoffman/cdlist.html)

If you need to have something checked at the library in Pierre, SD - send e-mail to Chris Dierks. She lives in Pierre and has volunteered her time to do some limited searching. Chris Dierks

Another person has also volunteered to do limited look-ups in Pierre. Donna M. Glover, [email protected]

Genealogy from  Dakota State University  

Dennis Boals has a superb job integrating genealogy as an educational tool.  Genealogy & Education

From Virginia Tech -  German Russian Genealogy this is great site.

Town History books are available at http://pixel.cs.vt.edu/library/content.html This site is/was set up as a German Russian Genealogy site (above), however there is so much valuable information that it is hard to pass up. Towns include: Akaska, Bowdle, Delmont, Eureka, Herried, Hosmer, Ipswich, Java, Leola, Loyalton, Mina, Roscoe, Selby, Tolstoy & Wetonka, and many others.

University of California -  Melvyl

Historical Genealogy Collection -  Allen County, Indiana Public Library

The Political Graveyard

Cemetery listings on-line.  Lots of work done here - check it out!

U.S. Census Bureau

U. S. Library of Congress (LOC)

    WPA Life Histories

    Library of Congress Genealogy Reading Room

U. S. National Archives (NARA)

U. S. National Park Service (NPS) - This is suprising how much info you can get here.

Ellis Island Foundation

The Church of Jeasus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  FREE STUFF - PAF 4.0 for Windows, Family Search, How-to books, ect.  Get it here!

  Research in the LDS Family History Centers

How to locate Homestead Information

Genealogy CD List - Ever wonder who has a CD and is willing to do a free lookup? Here's the list.

National Genealogical Society

United States Internet Geneaolgical Society (USIGS)

International Internet Genealogical Society (IIGS)

Rootsweb

Gendex

USGENWEB


Kingsbury County

(my ancestors were there so I transcribed some records)

Name Index  to "De Smet - Yesterday and Today" contact me directly - it's copyrighted.

Kingsbury County   WPA Graves Registration Project Files (In the SDGenWeb archives)

Surname Index,  120 Years of Kingsbury County History (In the SDGenWeb archives)

SDGenWeb for Kingsbury County


Recommended Reading

 Wether you are an old hand at genealogy or a newbee, these books are sure to help you. Some are how-to books, while others are strictly research aides. Your local library may be able to get them for you throught the inter-library loan program. Some are probably available at you local LDS Family History Center.

American & British Genealgoy & Heraldry; A Selected List of Books Compiled by P. William Filby; American Library Assn, Chicago, 1970

Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives; The National Archives and Records Administration; National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1983, rev. 1985

NOTE: NARA has two other publications of interest to family researchers - both are free throught the US Government Printing Office; 1)Using Records in the National Archives for Genealogical Research, and 2) Military Service Records in the National Archives.

The Genealogists Companion & Sourcebook; Emily Croom; Betterway Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1994

Unpuzzling Your Past, A Basic Guide to Genealogy, 3rd Edition; Emily Anne Croom; Betterway Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995

If you are looking for a very basic genealogy book - pick up a copy of the GENEALOGY requirement book for the Boy Scouts of America merit badge. It also has a list other research books of use to the genealogist.