Welcome to the State Of South Dakota Birth Record Search Page. This site contains
information from birth records with birth dates of over 100 years of age as required
by South Dakota Codified Law 34-25-8. At this time this site contains 244,652 records.
South Dakota's Vital Records System was started in July of 1905. Individuals who
were born before its inception were given the opportunity to file their records
after 1905. Although many records from the 1800s and early 1900s have been filed
throughout the years, the records before 1905 are not complete. This site contains
all of the birth records the Department of Health has on file with dates of birth
over 100 years of age. If you do not locate the record on the site, we are sorry,
a record has never been filed with our office.
The site allows you to conduct a search of records listed on the data base by any
of the fields listed below. You do not have to fill out every field, however, your
search will become more specific the more fields that you complete. For example
if you want to search for all birth records of individuals who have the last name
of Johnson, enter Johnson in the last name field. However if you want to search
for a certain individual with the last name of Johnson, complete as many fields
as you can. If you do not know the birth date, or the month, day, or year of the
birth date, leave it completely blank or leave the month, day or year blank.
When you have completed the search information, begin the search by hitting the
search button on the bottom of the screen.