South Dakota Archives: 83 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from South Dakota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online SD newspaper archives: 83 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: Black Hills, South Dakota
Photo: Black Hills, South Dakota. Credit: blucolt; 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 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AberdeenAmerican News01/01/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AberdeenFarm Forum05/27/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AberdeenAberdeen American07/07/1904 – 01/04/1917116Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen American06/07/1906 – 04/30/19255208Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Daily News11/27/1886 – 03/31/200231781Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Journal03/28/1921 – 12/30/1922547Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Weekly News02/13/1885 – 03/30/19221810Newspaper Archives
AberdeenDakota Pioneer08/09/1883 – 06/14/1888139Newspaper Archives
AberdeenNorthwest Square Deal03/17/1920 – 03/25/1921314Newspaper Archives
AberdeenSun08/07/1891 – 08/03/189370Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAberdeen Democrat10/24/1902 – 04/09/1909325Newspaper Archives
AberdeenState Democrat08/19/1898 – 08/17/1900104Newspaper Archives
AberdeenAmerican News, The: Blogs07/17/2007 – 11/15/2017Recent Obituaries
ArtesianDiana Sentinel11/23/1883 – 08/01/188437Newspaper Archives
Belle FourcheButte County Post10/31/2008 – 11/08/2017Recent Obituaries
BrookingsCollegian10/09/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CantonSioux Valley News02/17/1876 – 02/17/18761Newspaper Archives
CantonCanton advocate05/23/1877 – 04/05/1888426Newspaper Archives
CantonCanton daily leader10/31/1896 – 11/02/18962Newspaper Archives
CantonDaily Dakota farmers’ leader09/10/1890 – 09/13/18904Newspaper Archives
CantonDakota farmers’ advocate07/11/1890 – 08/15/18906Newspaper Archives
CantonDakota farmers’ leader08/29/1890 – 06/30/19161251Newspaper Archives
CantonLincoln County advocate04/26/1876 – 05/16/187749Newspaper Archives
DeadwoodBlack Hills Daily Pioneer01/15/1878 – 03/31/1882453Newspaper Archives
DeadwoodBlack Hills Daily Times11/23/1877 – 11/23/18771Newspaper Archives
DeadwoodBlack Hills Weekly Pioneer11/02/1878 – 11/02/18781Newspaper Archives
DeadwoodBlack Hills Weekly Times05/15/1880 – 05/15/18801Newspaper Archives
Elk PointUnion County Courier05/07/1903 – 03/20/1913492Newspaper Archives
EurekaEureka Post06/06/1912 – 06/06/19121Newspaper Archives
Forest CityForest City Press10/01/1903 – 06/26/1919667Newspaper Archives
Fort RandallIndependent01/18/1865 – 12/20/18655Newspaper Archives
Hot SpringsHot Springs Star08/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hot SpringsHot Springs star05/13/1887 – 02/19/1892243Newspaper Archives
Hot SpringsHot Springs weekly star02/26/1892 – 11/09/19171188Newspaper Archives
HurleyTurner County herald05/10/1883 – 06/27/19181807Newspaper Archives
KimballKimball enterprise04/13/1883 – 08/10/188318Newspaper Archives
KimballKimball graphic08/17/1883 – 08/04/1905914Newspaper Archives
LeadDaily Tribune02/03/1887 – 09/18/18892Newspaper Archives
LemmonLemmon herald01/12/1912 – 04/04/1917254Newspaper Archives
LemmonState-line herald04/03/1908 – 01/05/1912172Newspaper Archives
MadisonMadison Daily Leader07/20/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadisonMadison daily leader04/07/1890 – 09/30/19229675Newspaper Archives
MilbankHerald-advance04/11/1890 – 05/10/19221654Newspaper Archives
MilbankAdvance03/21/1890 – 04/04/18903Newspaper Archives
MinerMiner Sentinel08/11/1882 – 11/09/188364Newspaper Archives
MitchellMitchell capital11/27/1885 – 06/20/19181655Newspaper Archives
NewellNewell reclamation news07/29/1915 – 08/02/191725Newspaper Archives
OnidaSully County watchman07/07/1883 – 07/13/1894447Newspaper Archives
PhilipBad River news11/15/1906 – 06/27/1912287Newspaper Archives
PhilipPhilip weekly review06/14/1907 – 07/18/1912259Newspaper Archives
PhilipPhilip weekly review04/25/1918 – 03/25/192046Newspaper Archives
PhilipPhilip weekly review and Bad River news07/25/1912 – 04/18/1918295Newspaper Archives
PhilipPioneer10/25/1917 – 06/26/191938Newspaper Archives
PhilipPioneer-review07/01/1920 – 12/28/1922129Newspaper Archives
PierreCapital Journal12/11/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PierrePierre Daily Capital08/20/1890 – 03/31/1891188Newspaper Archives
PierrePierre weekly free press01/02/1890 – 06/27/1918927Newspaper Archives
Pine RidgeOglala light12/01/1907 – 04/15/192025Newspaper Archives
Rapid CityNative Sun News01/07/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rapid CityRapid City Journal05/02/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rapid CityBlack Hills union08/02/1889 – 02/12/1904524Newspaper Archives
Rapid CityBlack Hills union and western stock review02/26/1904 – 06/30/1911359Newspaper Archives
ScotlandCitizen-Republican10/08/1903 – 06/30/1921912Newspaper Archives
Sioux FallsDeutscher Herold06/27/1918 – 06/27/19181Newspaper Archives
Sioux FallsSioux Falls Real Estate Bulletin05/01/1886 – 05/01/18861Newspaper Archives
Sioux FallsTri-State Neighbor10/04/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sioux FallsDeutscher Herold01/23/1896 – 06/27/19181142Newspaper Archives
SissetonSisseton weekly standard12/23/1904 – 11/04/1921750Newspaper Archives
SpearfishBlack Hills Pioneer12/20/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SturgisKBHB – 810 AM10/26/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SturgisMeade County Times-Tribune11/05/2008 – 11/08/2017Recent Obituaries
SturgisSturgis advertiser09/21/1887 – 06/04/1896121Newspaper Archives
Timber LakeDewey County advocate10/14/1910 – 09/05/19135Newspaper Archives
VermillionDakota Republican04/05/1862 – 10/14/1875305Newspaper Archives
WagnerCharles Mix new era05/05/1905 – 09/27/1907112Newspaper Archives
WatertownWatertown Public Opinion08/31/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WatertownSaturday news02/14/1908 – 06/26/1919565Newspaper Archives
Wessington SpringsWessington Springs herald03/24/1883 – 12/18/1891446Newspaper Archives
YanktonDakota Freie Presse02/24/1920 – 02/24/19201Newspaper Archives
YanktonDakota Weekly Union06/21/1864 – 08/23/186410Newspaper Archives
YanktonYankton Press08/10/1870 – 11/12/1873169Newspaper Archives
YanktonYankton Press and Dakotan06/06/1861 – 03/25/1875463Newspaper Archives
YanktonDaily press and Dakotaian04/26/1875 – 04/25/18894157Newspaper Archives

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