South Dakota Death Records Search

Perform a free South Dakota public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


Aberdeen City Government Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Aberdeen City Government burial records list by first and last name, block and lot. Search Records


Black Hills National Cemetery In Sturgis, Sd. Cemetery Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Black Hills National Cemetery memorials of service people, politicians, and notable public servants. Search Records

City of Deadwood Cemetery Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records Search City of Deadwood cemetery maps by name and date of death. Search Records

Custer City Cemetery Website Employee Directory, Death Records View Custer City Cemetery general information page, including cemetery layout and link to grave registration. Search Records

Douglas County Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Douglas County burial records by name, range, lot, and grave number. Search Records

Meade County Government County Records Property Records, Land Records, Tax Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records Search Meade County Government recorded documents database by date, number, book/page, instrument type and group, name, city and subdivision. Search Records

Pennington County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Pennington County genealogy information including county history, military records, birth records, marriage records, and obituaries. Search Records

Perkins County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Perkins County genealogy page, including addresses, bibliography, churches, and deeds. Search Records

Pierre/Fort Pierre Genealogical Society Website Employee Directory, Marriage Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records View Pierre/Fort Pierre Genealogical Society general information page, including contact information and links to past newsletters. Search Records

Potter County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Potter County South Dakota genealogy database, including cemetery listings, history, people and obituaries. Search Records

Roberts County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Roberts County historical and genealogical information, including homestead records, newspapers and birth records. Search Records

Shannon County Website Employee Directory, Gis Maps, Land Records, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Shannon County general information page, including contact information, maps, genealogy, and special projects. Search Records

Spink County Burial Records Death Records, Vital Records, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Spink County Greenlawn Cemetery burial data, including first and last names, grave location and year of internment. Search Records

Spink County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy View Spink County genealogy resources, including history books, orphaned pictures, census, courthouses, family, newspapers, cemeteries, grave search and society. Search Records

Sully County Register of Deeds' Office Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Sully County Register of Deeds' Office information on recording real estate document and obtaining certified copies of records. Search Records

Turner County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Turner County genealogy information, including historical maps, cemetery records and county history. Search Records

Walworth County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Walworth County genealogy information, including county maps, cemetery records and queries. Search Records

Walworth County Register of Deeds Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Walworth County Register of Deeds home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Yankton County Genealogy Records Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Gis Maps, Land Records View Yankton County genealogy page, including the GenWeb project, county maps and databases. Search Records

Yankton County Register of Deeds Website Employee Directory, Birth Records, Vital Records, Death Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records View Yankton County Register of Deeds home page, including name, hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

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What are Death Records?

Death Records are documents relating to an individual's death. These can include death certificates, local and state death registries, and the National Death Index. Death Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the state or at the local level.

A death certificate is a document signed by an authorized medical professional that contains essential facts about a person's death, such as the time, place, and cause of death. A certified death certificate can help families of the recently deceased with the difficult process of handling legal matters related to the death. For example, a death certificate contains important information to place an obituary in a printed newspaper or an online registry of death notices.

Death Records are required to settle financial and legal matters after an individual's death. A certified death certificate may be required by financial institutions to close a deceased person's bank account, to file for life insurance, or to transfer car titles, registrations, and utility accounts. Death certificates are also necessary to settle wills and estates, transfer property, and arrange the deceased person's funeral.

At the local, state, and national level, death registries and the National Death Index collect death statistics that are useful for research. Some Death Record databases are only available for statistical purposes and are not accessible to the public. Medical and health professionals can use death statistics to understand the most common causes of death, determine if an individual in a research study has passed away, and some of the records are available to the public.

Death Records are an important source for genealogical research. Some locations in the United States have vital records, including death certificates, that date back to 1630. Many states provide online access to Death Records for individuals who passed away in their state. This information is typically limited to the individual's name, date of death, and age at death.