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Welcome to

Minnehaha County,
South Dakot

Genealogy Trails


Genealogy Trails is an independent group of volunteers, not affiliated with any for-profit group.  We fund and support our own needs, and our purpose for existing is to place data online for the FREE use of all researchers.

Our group was formed back in March of 2000, by providing data for the state of Illinois, and six years later, we expanded to cover the other 49 states.

Genealogy Trails.... "Always Free, Always Updating."



This County is available for adoption!

If you have a love of history and genealogy, enjoy helping people, and have a basic knowledge of web authoring, consider joining us!  Visit our Volunteer Information page to learn more.


If Hosting isn't for you, you can still support our efforts.

We need data - chances are, you have obituaries; birth, marriage and death records; biographies, etc. - RAW data you used to create your family tree.  Please consider contributing those materials.  Anything contributed will remain YOUR property, will be credited to you, and will be promptly removed, should you ever request it.

We need help transcribing as well.  Email Me if you have contributions, or can help transcribe materials.





Current & Historical

Benton Hartford Sioux Falls
Brandon Highland Split Rock
Buffalo Humboldt Sverdrup
Burk Logan Taopi
Clear Lake Lyons Valley Springs
Dell Rapids Mapleton Wall Lake
Edison Palisade Wayne
Grand Meadow Red Rock Wellington


Baltic Benclare Booge
Brandon Colton Corson
Crooks Dell Rapids East Sioux Falls
Ellis Eminija Garretson
Hartford Humboldt Huntimer
Lyons Renner Rowena
Sherman Sioux Falls* South Sioux Falls
West Sioux Falls   Valley Springs

*County Seat








County History

County Seat

Death Records

Family Histories

Family Websites

Land Records

Maps and Plats



Native Americans

Newspapers Items


Pioneer Women


  Early Businesses of Dell Rapids

Early Businesses in Sioux Falls Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Assoc. Early Newspapers Sioux Falls Schools Mills
  Photos and Postcards Dillinger - Bank Robbery Hospitals - Institutions  








Minnehaha County Map

County Seat: Sioux Falls
Year Organized: 1862
Square Miles: 809


Lake County * Lincoln County * McCook County * Moody County * Turner County
(All of the above counties are up for adoption)


A Little About Minnehaha County

Courthouse info:
415 N. Dakota Avenue
County Administration Building
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-2412
Phone: (605) 367-4206
Fax: (605) 367-8314



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