Welcome to the South Dakota Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the South Dakota obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in South Dakota, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of South Dakota.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of a South Dakota Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the South Dakota Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for South Dakota

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $15.00

Vital Records
State Department of Health
207 East Missouri Avenue, Suite 1-A
Pierre, SD 57501

Remarks: State office has records filed after July 1905.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to South Dakota Department of Health. To verify current fees the telephone number is (605) 773-4961.

Directory of South Dakota Obituary and Genealogy Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of South Dakota Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access South Dakota Newspapers.
Surname Meanings Database


South Dakota Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
South Dakota Obituary and Death Notice Archive
Miscellaneous South Dakota Obituaries
Honor Students Archive - South Dakota Students
GCRA Obituary Index
Dakota Freie Presse Obituary Index
Northwest Obituaries Search Engine
Birth Records for South Dakota (100 years old or more)
Free CD Lookups

Aurora Co.

Aurora County Archives

Black Hills Co.

Rapid City Journal Obituary Index, Jan 1997 to May 1997

Bon Homme Co.

Bon Homme County Archives
BonHomme County Cemetery Inscriptions
Delayed Birth Registrations

Brown Co.

Aberdeen American News
Groton Independent
1997 Obituary Index to Aberdeen American News
Brown County Archives

Brule Co.

Central Dakota Times Obituary Index
Chamberlain-Oacoma Register Obituary Index
Brule County Obituary Index #1
Brule County Obituary Index #2
Brule County Deaths 1995 - 1996 - 1997
Brule County Marriages - Grooms
Brule County Marriages - Brides

Butte Co.

Butte County Obituaries I
Butte County Obituaries II

Campbell Co.

Campbell Co. Obitbook
Obitbook Alternate Link

Charles Mix Co.

Charles Mix County Cemetery Inscriptions

Clark Co.

Public Opinion Online

Codington Co.

Public Opinion Online

Davison Co.

Request A Lookup From Andie

Day Co.

Miscellaneous Day County Obituaries

Douglas Co.

Corsica, Douglas Co., SD - 1998 Obituaries Index

Edmunds Co.

Obituary Archives of the Bowdle Pioneer
Alternate Link

Grant Co.

Public Opinion Online

Gregory Co.

Gregory County Obituary Index
Gregory County Cemetery Inscriptions

Haakon Co.

Rush Funeral Home Obituary Archive

Hand Co.

Hand County Cemetery Inscriptions

Hutchinson Co.

Hutchinson County Cemetery Inscriptions

Jerauld Co.

Jerauld County Cemetery Inscriptions

Lyman Co.

Lyman County Obituaries
Lyman County Deaths

McPherson Co.

Obits from the Eureka Post 1902-1906
McPherson County Cemetery Inscriptions

Minnehaha Co.

Early Minnehaha County Deaths
Obituary index for THE SIOUX FALLS SHOPPING NEWS, Summer 2001
Obituary index for THE SIOUX FALLS SHOPPING NEWS, Fall 2001
Obituary index for THE SIOUX FALLS SHOPPING NEWS, Winter 2002

Pennington Co.

Obituary index for THE HARDROCK, Vol. 11-12, 1994-95
Obituary index for THE HARDROCK, Vol. 13-14, 1996-97
Obituary index for THE HARDROCK, Vol. 15-16, 1998-99
Obituary index for THE HARDROCK, Vol. 17-18, 2000-01
Obituaries -- Wall, Pennington Co., SD

Potter Co.

Potter County Obituaries
Obituaries Index from the Dakota Sunset Museum
Miscellaneous User-Submitted Obituaries
Miscellaneous Potter County Obituaries
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index 1998
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index Jan-Apr 1999
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index May-Dec 1999
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index Jan-Jun 2000

Roberts Co.

The Sisseton Courier

Sanborn Co.

List of Obituaries Printed in the Midway 1882 - MS Word Document

Sully Co.

Potter and Sully County Obituary Index 1998
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index Jan-Apr 1999
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index May-Dec 1999
Potter and Sully County Obituary Index Jan-Jun 2000

Turner Co.

Turner County Cemetery Inscriptions

Union Co.

Union County Obituary Search Engine
St. Peter's Catholic Church Records - Deaths

Walworth Co.

Bowdle SD Pioneer, 1993-1995
Dakota Freie Press Obituary Index
Index to Kirchenbote Obituaries, 1956-1963
Der Staats Anzeiger, 1928-1939 and 1932-1935
Der Staats Anzeiger, 1931-1932
Der Staats Anzeiger, 1935-1937
Der Staats Anzeiger, 1956-1957
Walworth County Cemetery Inscriptions

Yankton Co.

Yankton Press & Dakotan - Archives
Yankton County Cemetery Inscriptions

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