Genealogy

Now available at Huron Public Library


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HistoryGeo.com is for In-library use only

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. 302) 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 11x17 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
America's Genealogy Newsbank in-library use or remote access with valid Huron Public Library card
HistoryGeo.com in-library use ONLY
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.

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Huron Public Library 521 Dakota Ave S Huron, SD 57350

Telephone Number
(605)353-8530

Email