South Dakota Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search South Dakota marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the South Dakota marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain South Dakota marriage certificates is available below.

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South Dakota marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing South Dakota marriage records, South Dakota marriage licenses, South Dakota marriage indexes, South Dakota marriage announcements, and other related South Dakota genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of South Dakota. We also suggest searching for "South Dakota marriage records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain South Dakota Marriage Certificates

Statewide vital record registration for births, deaths, and marriages began in South Dakota in July 1905. Some earlier marriage records may be found in the office of the register of deeds of a particular county.

For birth, marriage, and death records from 1 July 1905, write:

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

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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