Thursday, September 19, 2019

Electronic Resources for Genealogy Research

The State Library has a number of online resources to help you research your ancestors, including a new one introduced this summer.

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Fold3 by Ancestry
New this summer, this resource focuses upon United States military records-- including stories, photos, and personal documents. This has unlimited, statewide access.

AncestryLibrary
Research family and local history with access to thousands of collections from around the world, with immigration, military, birth, death, census records and more. Note: you can only access this inside a library or school building.

HeritageQuest
Using the same searching interface as AncestryLibrary, it has census, gravestone records, family and local history books, and much more. But this one you can use from home, as it has unlimited statewide access.

These can be reached through the SDSL’s A to Z listing webpage. Or ask your local librarian to place a direct link on their website. More information, including training videos, is on the SDSL help pages.

There are also a number of other South Dakota-related links on the SDSL website that may be of use in your genealogical research; such as Black Hills Knowledge Network and Sanborn Maps.

Electronic Resources are provided through a combination of funding from the South Dakota State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.