Project: South Dakota

Categories: South Dakota | South Dakota Project | South Dakota Projects

The South Dakota Project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the South Dakota Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all South Dakota related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

South Dakota Counties
Aurora Beadle Bennett Bon Homme Brookings Brown Brule Buffalo Butte Campbell
Charles Mix Clark Clay Codington Corson Custer Davison Day Deuel Dewey
Douglas Edmunds Fall River Faulk Grant Gregory Haakon Hamlin Hand Hanson
Harding Hughes Hutchinson Hyde Jackson Jerauld Jones Kingsbury Lake Lawrence
Lincoln Lyman Marshall McCook McPherson Meade Mellette Miner Minnehaha Moody
Oglala Lakota Pennington Perkins Potter Roberts Sanborn Spink Stanley Sully Todd
Tripp Turner Union Walworth Yankton

How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of South Dakota or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

Are you interested in the South_Dakota Project?united_states.gif

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=South_Dakota}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of South_Dakota history.
Join: South_Dakota Project
Discuss: South_Dakota

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from South Dakota. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

South Dakota Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{South Dakota Sticker}}
... ... ... was a South Dakotan.
Living Persons {{South Dakota Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is a South Dakotan.


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of South Dakota. To meet these goals:

  1. Add South Dakota-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for South Dakota counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any South Dakota state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the South Dakota Resources Page.
  3. If you live in South Dakota, please consider adding Catalog: South Dakota Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in South Dakota need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the South Dakota Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in South Dakota. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about South Dakota state tribes.
  4. Work on South Dakota's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Create new profiles for people of South Dakota who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from South Dakota, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from South Dakota in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

South Dakota Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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