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Our Services

  • We will provide on-site access to databases and other material to help you during your visit.
  • You are encouraged to call ahead (605-353-8530 ext. 326) before making a trip to the library.
  • Reference staff will help you determine if the library’s collection contains material needed for your research.
  • Limited Quick Searches are offered for those unable to travel to the library in person. 
  • Mail service request fee—$5.00 per name/event/source.  Click here for form.
  • Huron Public Library staff does not do in-depth family history research.

South Dakota Room Collection

  • Huron newspaper on microfilm (19 July 1883-present) [NOTE: Newspaper is not indexed.]
  • Huron High School Yearbooks (1918-1920, 1922-1934,1936-1975, 1977-1987, 1989-1993, 1995-2002, 2004-2009, 2011-2013)
  • Huron College / Huron University Annuals (1912, 1914, 1920-1924, 1926-1941, 1943-1944, 1946-1972, 1974-1976, 1978-1983)
  • City of Huron Directories (1886, 1905, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960, 1962-1966, 1968-1989, 1991-2009, 2011-2013)
  • Huron Area Telephone Books (1914, 1919-1937, 1941-1947, 1950-1954, 1956-1975, 1977-1995, 1997-2009, 2013)
  • Beadle County Directories (1940-42, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1975, 195, 1978, 1980-2006, 2008-2013)
  • Beadle County Plat books
  • Family History Files – index available online at http://sdgenweb.com/beadle/ff-about.htm
  • McEwen Township Books
  • McEwen Pioneer Books

Microfilm Copies

  • 15¢ per 8.5x11inch sheet

Photo Copies

  • 15¢ 8.5x11, 8.5x14 or 11x17 inch black and white
  • 50¢ 8.5x11, 8.5x14 or 1x17 inch color

NOT AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY

  • Baptismal records
  • Cemetery records
  • Land records

Please contact South Dakota Department of Health for information on ordering birth, marriage, divorce and death records. The Department charges a $15.00 fee per certified or informational copy of birth, death, marriage or divorce record, verification or notification of record searched.

For land records contact Beadle County Register of Deed
http://beadle.sdcounties.org/

Recommended Databases & Websites

Heritage Quest  in-library use or remote access with valid Huron Public Library card
Sanborn Maps  in-library use or remote access with valid Huron Public Library card
Ancestry Library Edition in-library use ONLY
Beadle County Genealogy extensive local history resources posted by a local researcher
Beadle County, SD Genealogy & History Blog
Rootsweb Beadle County, SD page
Cyndi's List a must for any genealogist
USGenWeb select South Dakota, then select Beadle County
FamilySearch.org  Must have an email address to register; has SD State Census records and school census records
Find-A-Grave Select search for cemetery

Current Projects

ContentDM Project

A digitalization project to preserve genealogy and local history information that will be keyword searchable and when copyright permits, accessible through the Internet.

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