Genealogy resources and related information compiled by SDPB Education & Outreach
What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Click on the link to watch episodes. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/
History Detectives is devoted to exploring the complexities of historical mysteries, searching out the facts, myths and conundrums that connect local folklore, family legends and interesting objects.
Traditional investigative techniques, modern technologies, and plenty of legwork are the tools the History Detectives team of experts uses to give new - and sometimes shocking - insights into our national history.
To find out more, check out their website. www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ - search "family tree" and "immigration"
See "learning center" section
See teacher's resources section: www.archives.gov/education
Check out the South Dakota Historical Society
http://home.sodaklive.com/sdmemory/sdsh.htm (Includes Indian Archives Project)
Court House - Register of Deeds; Clerk of Courts
Federal Government - Land Patents
Newspapers - Births & Obituaries
State Vital Statistics