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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

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AncestryLibrary is a library version of's celebrated genealogical database that provides instant access to more than one billion names in more than 3,000 databases, including digital images of the 1790-1940 US Censuses, as well as immigration, vital, court, church, and ethnic records; city directories, genealogical societies, Social Security Death Index, family history library, Civil War Pension Index, and 700 historical maps.

HeritageQuest provides online and film products including census records, for genealogy and family history research.This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use HeritageQuest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 provides academic and public libraries digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. In electronic form, Sanborn Maps take on much improved value over the microfilm versions of the same maps, allowing for greater flexibility of use and improved viewing possibilities.

Primary Audience and Categories

For anyone researching ancestors or local history.

Training Opportunities

Special Login Instructions

AncestryLibrary can only be accessed within a library building.