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How to Obtain South Dakota Death Certificates

The town offices with the help of churches, midwives and maternity homes were performing the duty for the state of South Dakota of registering vital events such as birth, death, and marriage but it was informal and not made mandatory by the state law either. But the time came when almost all the US states were changing their systematic shapes especially in this aspect of the administrative duties. It was in the early nineteenth century in the year of 1905 when the south Dakota state officials started to realize the need of the welfare of the people in general and also for their own better performance as the government, the state made a legislation to set it a mandatory principle for everyone to get registered their vital events and it was made a responsibility of the town offices to gather the data through out their area and send the copies of the records to the state office. For prior records of vital events which took before the year 1905 when registration of vital events was made mandatory that in the state of South Dakota, you can write to the clerk of the specific county of the state in question.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

South Dakota County Death Records

Aurora County
Beadle County
Bennett County
Bon Homme County
Brookings County
Brown County
Brule County
Buffalo County
Butte County
Campbell County
Charles Mix County
Clark County
Clay County
Codington County
Corson County
Custer County
Davison County
Day County
Deuel County
Dewey County
Douglas County
Edmunds County
Fall River County
Faulk County
Grant County
Gregory County
Haakon County
Hamlin County
Hand County
Hanson County
Harding County
Hughes County
Hutchinson County
Hyde County
Jackson County
Jerauld County
Jones County
Kingsbury County
Lake County
Lawrence County
Lincoln County
Lyman County
Marshall County
McCook County
McPherson County
Meade County
Mellette County
Miner County
Minnehaha County
Moody County
Pennington County
Perkins County
Potter County
Roberts County
Sanborn County
Shannon County
Spink County
Stanley County
Sully County
Todd County
Tripp County
Turner County
Union County
Walworth County
Yankton County
Ziebach County

 

South Dakota Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

State Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
445 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-3185