South Dakota Archives: 33 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from South Dakota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online SD newspaper archives: 33 titles to help you search your family history in the “Mount Rushmore State,” providing coverage from 1861 to Today. There are more than 21 million articles and records in our online South Dakota newspaper archives!

Photo: South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota
Photo: South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota. Credit: Jake DeGroot; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from South Dakota in these newspapers. Our SD newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search South Dakota Newspaper Archives (1861 – 2002)

Search South Dakota Recent Obituaries (1999 – Current)

Illustration: South Dakota state flag
Illustration: South Dakota state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of online South Dakota newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The SD newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AberdeenAberdeen American07/07/1904 – 01/04/1917Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen American06/07/1906 – 04/30/1925Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Daily News11/27/1886 – 03/31/2002Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Journal03/28/1921 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Weekly News02/13/1885 – 03/30/1922Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAmerican News01/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AberdeenFarm Forum05/27/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AberdeenNorthwest Square Deal03/17/1920 – 03/25/1921Newspaper Archives
AberdeenSaturday Pioneer08/09/1883 – 06/14/1888Newspaper Archives
AberdeenSun08/07/1891 – 08/03/1893Newspaper Archives
ArtesianDiana Sentinel11/23/1883 – 08/01/1884Newspaper Archives
Belle FourcheButte County Post10/31/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookingsCollegian10/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DeadwoodBlack Hills Daily Pioneer01/15/1878 – 03/31/1882Newspaper Archives
DeadwoodBlack Hills Daily Times11/23/1877 – 11/23/1877Newspaper Archives
EurekaEureka Post06/06/1912 – 06/06/1912Newspaper Archives
Fort RandallIndependent01/18/1865 – 12/20/1865Newspaper Archives
Hot SpringsHot Springs Star08/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison Daily Leader07/20/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinerMiner Sentinel08/11/1882 – 11/09/1883Newspaper Archives
PierreCapital Journal12/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PierrePierre Daily Capital08/20/1890 – 03/31/1891Newspaper Archives
Rapid CityNative Sun News01/07/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rapid CityRapid City Journal05/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sioux FallsDeutscher Herold06/27/1918 – 06/27/1918Newspaper Archives
SpearfishBlack Hills Pioneer12/20/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SturgisKBHB – 810 AM10/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SturgisMeade County Times-Tribune11/05/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VermillionDakota Republican04/05/1862 – 10/14/1875Newspaper Archives
YanktonDakota Freie Presse02/24/1920 – 02/24/1920Newspaper Archives
YanktonDakota Weekly Union06/21/1864 – 08/23/1864Newspaper Archives
YanktonYankton Press08/10/1870 – 11/12/1873Newspaper Archives
YanktonYankton Press and Dakotan06/06/1861 – 03/25/1875Newspaper Archives
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