Explore the 1905 state census from South Dakota, in the northern Great Plains region of the United States, and find out more about your ancestors. Learn new details that place your ancestral families in the state at the beginning of the 20th century.

What can these records tell me?

There are over 439,000 records in this state census, and each entry represents a resident of the state. While the information for each person varies, South Dakota State Census 1905 typically includes:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Years in state
  • Years in United States
  • Father’s birth place
  • Mother’s birth place
  • Discover more about South Dakota State Census 1905

    This census was issued by the state of South Dakota just 16 years after it became the 40th state in the United States in 1889. State censuses like this served the important role of counting the population of the state in between federal census years, a requirement for apportioning representation to the state legislature.

    These records are an important source for placing your family members in South Dakota in the early years of the 1900s. Furthermore, in addition to the information present in each record, your ancestor’s record can place them in the state at this particular moment in time, a necessary step to continuing your genealogical research.

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