Rapid City Genealogy (in Pennington County, SD)

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Rapid City Birth Records

1856-1917 South Dakota Births Ancestry online

Births and Deaths in Rapid City Daily Journal, 1975-1980, 1991 Family History Library

Card File of Extractions of Vital Statistics and Other Interesting Articles, 1911-1918 Family History Library

South Dakota, Birth Records, 1905-present South Dakota Department of Health

Rapid City Cemetery Records

Elk Vale Cemetery Billion Graves online

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Memorial Garden Find a Grave online

Index to the Behren's Mortuary records, 1879-1971 Family History Library

Index to the Behrens' Mortuary records, 1879-1971 WorldCat

Mount Calvary Cemetery Billion Graves online

Mountain View Cemetery Find a Grave online

Mountain View Cemetery Billion Graves online

Pine Lawn Memorial Park Find a Grave online

Pine Lawn Memorial Park Billion Graves online

Saint Martin Monastery Cemetery Find a Grave online

South Dakota, Cemetery Index, 1831-2008 Ancestry online

Rapid City Census Records

1905 South Dakota State Census MyHeritage online

1905 South Dakota State Census Ancestry online

1915 South Dakota State Census MyHeritage online

1915 South Dakota State Census Ancestry online

1925 South Dakota State Census MyHeritage online

1925 South Dakota State Census Ancestry online

1935 South Dakota State Census MyHeritage online

1935 South Dakota State Census Ancestry online

1945 South Dakota State Census MyHeritage online

1945 South Dakota State Census Ancestry online

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 Ancestry online

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 MyHeritage online

United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search online

Rapid City Church Records

Local church survey, Rapid City area, 1987 workshop : conducted for the RCSGR 1987 seminar Family History Library

Park Hill United Presbyterian Church, Baptisms, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1961-1967 (in US Presbyterian Church Records collection) Ancestry online

Record of members, 1919-1942 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Black Hills District (South Dakota)) Family History Library

Record of members, 1938-1942 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rapid City Branch (South Dakota)) Family History Library

Rapid City City Directories

Local church survey, Rapid City area, 1987 workshop : conducted for the RCSGR 1987 seminar Family History Library

Rapid City, SD, 1918-1935 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Rapid City Death Records

1879-1955 South Dakota Death Index Ancestry online

Births and Deaths in Rapid City Daily Journal, 1975-1980, 1991 Family History Library

Card File of Extractions of Vital Statistics and Other Interesting Articles, 1911-1918 Family History Library

Index to Behrens' mortuary records : Rapid City, South Dakota. WorldCat

Index to the Behren's Mortuary records, 1879-1971 Family History Library

Index to the Behrens' Mortuary records, 1879-1971 WorldCat

Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998 Family History Library

Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998 Family History Library

Rapid City Journal obituary index, 1966-present Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research online

Rapid City, South Dakota, Mortuary Indexes, 1879-1971 Ancestry online

Rapid City, South Dakota, Obituary Index, 1968-2012 Ancestry online

South Dakota, Death Records, 1905-present South Dakota Department of Health

Rapid City Immigration Records

Declarations of intention 1907-1972, and other naturalization records 1879-1953: Pennington County, South Dakota Family History Library

South Dakota, Federal Naturalization Records, 1904-1928 Ancestry online

Rapid City Map Records

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, August 1887 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, August 1891 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, June 1923 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, March 1897 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, November 1915 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, October 1885 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, October 1903 Library of Congress online

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, October 1909 Library of Congress online

Rapid City Marriage Records

1905-2017 South Dakota Marriages Ancestry online

Card File of Extractions of Vital Statistics and Other Interesting Articles, 1911-1918 Family History Library

Early marriage records prior to 1891, mostly in Pennington County Family History Library

South Dakota, Marriage Records, 1905-present South Dakota Department of Health

Rapid City Newspapers and Obituaries

Births and Deaths in Rapid City Daily Journal, 1975-1980, 1991 Family History Library

Black Hills Union 1889-1904 Newspapers.com online

Black Hills Union and Western Stock Review 1904-1911 Newspapers.com online

Black Hills Weekly Journal 1878-1916 Newspapers.com online

Black Hills union (Rapid City, Pennington County, Dakota [S.D.]) (from Aug. 2, 1889 to Feb. 12, 1904) MyHeritage online

Black Hills union 08/02/1889 to 02/12/1904 Genealogy Bank online

Black Hills union and western stock review (Rapid City, S.D.) (from Feb. 26, 1904 to June 30, 1911) MyHeritage online

Black Hills union and western stock review 02/26/1904 to 06/30/1911 Genealogy Bank online

Card File of Extractions of Vital Statistics and Other Interesting Articles, 1911-1918 Family History Library

Native Sun News 01/07/2015 to Current Genealogy Bank online

Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998 Family History Library

Obituaries in Rapid City (S.D.) Daily Journal, 1975-1998 Family History Library

Rapid City Daily Journal 1904-1905 Newspapers.com online

Rapid City Journal 05/02/2000 to Current Genealogy Bank online

Rapid City Journal 1886-2020 Newspapers.com online

Rapid City Journal obituary index, 1966-present Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research online

Rapid City, South Dakota, Obituary Index, 1968-2012 Ancestry online

The Black Hills union and western stock review. (Rapid City, S.D.) (from Feb. 26, 1904 to June 30, 1911) Chronicling America online

The Black Hills union. (Rapid City, Pennington County, Dakota [S.D.]) (from Aug. 2, 1889 to Feb. 12, 1904) Chronicling America online

Offline Newspapers for Rapid City

According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

Black Hills Chief. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1941-1944

Black Hills Journal. (Rapid City, Dakota Territory [S.D.]) 1878-1884

Black Hills Union. (Rapid City, Pennington County, Dakota [S.D.]) 1889-1904

Black Hills Weekly Democrat. (Rapid City, Pennington County, Dakota [S.D.]) 1886-1889

Black Hills Weekly Journal. (Rapid City, Dakota [S.D.]) 1885-1930

Commoner. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1934-1938

Crazy Horse News. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1970s-1981

Daily Republican. (Rapid City, Black Hills, D.T. [S.D.]) 1880s-1889

Gate City Guide. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1908-1968

Guide. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1968-1971

Guide. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1974-1985

Indian Country Today. (Rapid City, Sd) 1992-1994

Indian Country Today. (Rapid City, Sd) 1994-1996

Indian Country Today. (Rapid City, Sd) 1996-2011

Lakota Journal. (Rapid City, Sd) 2000-2009

Native Voice. (Rapid City, Sd) 2002-Current

Rapid City Advocate. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1939-1941

Rapid City Daily Guide. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1922-1924

Rapid City Daily Journal. (Rapid City, Dakota [South Dakota]) 1886-1966

Rapid City Evening Herald. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1896-1890s

Rapid City Guide. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1971-1974

Rapid City Guide. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1985-1988

Rapid City Journal. (Rapid City, S.D.) 1966-Current

Rapid City Probate Records

North Dakota and South Dakota, Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1985 Ancestry online

Rapid City School Records

National College of Business - Executor Yearbook (Rapid City, SD), 1969 E Yearbook online

National College of Business yearbook, 1969 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

Rapid City Central High School - Pine Cone Yearbook (Rapid City, SD), 1930, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1969 E Yearbook online

Rapid City Central High School yearbooks, 1938, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1998 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

Rapid City Christian High School yearbooks, 1994, 1997 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

Rapid City High School yearbooks, 1930, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

School records, 1904-1933 Family History Library

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - Engineer Yearbook (Rapid City, SD), 1957, 1958, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 E Yearbook online

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology yearbooks, 1957, 1958, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

St Martin's Academy yearbooks, 1967, 1968, 1969 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

St. Martin's Academy yearbook, 1982 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online

Stevens High School - Sabre Yearbook (Rapid City, SD), 1970 E Yearbook online


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