South Dakota Archives: 38 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from South Dakota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online SD newspaper archives: 38 titles to help you search your family history in the “Mount Rushmore State,” providing coverage from 1861 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online South Dakota newspaper archives!

Photo: the South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota
Photo: the 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 South Dakota newspapers in the online 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.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Aberdeen Sun 08/07/1891 – 08/03/1893 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen Northwest Square Deal 03/17/1920 – 03/25/1921 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen Farm Forum 05/27/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aberdeen Dakota Pioneer 08/09/1883 – 06/14/1888 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen American News 01/01/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Aberdeen Aberdeen Weekly News 02/13/1885 – 03/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen Aberdeen Journal 03/28/1921 – 12/30/1922 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen Aberdeen Daily News 11/27/1886 – 03/31/2002 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen Aberdeen American 06/07/1906 – 04/30/1925 Newspaper Archives
Aberdeen Aberdeen American 07/07/1904 – 01/04/1917 Newspaper Archives
Artesian Diana Sentinel 11/23/1883 – 08/01/1884 Newspaper Archives
Belle Fourche Butte County Post 10/31/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brookings Collegian 10/09/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Canton Sioux Valley News 02/17/1876 – 02/17/1876 Newspaper Archives
Deadwood Black Hills Weekly Times 05/15/1880 – 05/15/1880 Newspaper Archives
Deadwood Black Hills Weekly Pioneer 11/02/1878 – 11/02/1878 Newspaper Archives
Deadwood Black Hills Daily Times 11/23/1877 – 11/23/1877 Newspaper Archives
Deadwood Black Hills Daily Pioneer 01/15/1878 – 03/31/1882 Newspaper Archives
Eureka Eureka Post 06/06/1912 – 06/06/1912 Newspaper Archives
Fort Randall Independent 01/18/1865 – 12/20/1865 Newspaper Archives
Hot Springs Hot Springs Star 08/26/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lead Daily Tribune 02/03/1887 – 09/18/1889 Newspaper Archives
Madison Madison Daily Leader 07/20/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Miner Miner Sentinel 08/11/1882 – 11/09/1883 Newspaper Archives
Pierre Pierre Daily Capital 08/20/1890 – 03/31/1891 Newspaper Archives
Pierre Capital Journal 12/11/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rapid City Rapid City Journal 05/02/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rapid City Native Sun News 01/07/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Real Estate Bulletin 05/01/1886 – 05/01/1886 Newspaper Archives
Sioux Falls Deutscher Herold 06/27/1918 – 06/27/1918 Newspaper Archives
Spearfish Black Hills Pioneer 12/20/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sturgis Meade County Times-Tribune 11/05/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sturgis KBHB – 810 AM 10/26/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vermillion Dakota Republican 04/05/1862 – 10/14/1875 Newspaper Archives
Yankton Yankton Press and Dakotan 06/06/1861 – 03/25/1875 Newspaper Archives
Yankton Yankton Press 08/10/1870 – 11/12/1873 Newspaper Archives
Yankton Dakota Weekly Union 06/21/1864 – 08/23/1864 Newspaper Archives
Yankton Dakota Freie Presse 02/24/1920 – 02/24/1920 Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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