Kingsbury County Genealogy Society
Research Resources

Newspaper at the State Archives for Kingsbury County 

The list is from the index published for the centennial.  A current searchable index is located at  State Archives Newspapers

City/Town Name Dates Missing Issues
Arlington Sun Nov 14 1891 -present Dec 20-1893-Dec 25-1894, Jan 4 1896-Dec 26, 1901, Oct. 1911-June 1915
Esmond Herald 1907  
De Smet Leader Jan 27-1883 to Nov 1 1890 Jan6, 1885-Jan23, 1886, Oct 8, 1887- Jan 18, 1890, Nov 8, 1980 - Jan 26, 1890 Consolidated with DeSmet 1891 to become Kingbury Co. News.
De Smet Kingsbury County Independent May 20, 1904-Sept 29, 1911 Vol 1 to Vol 14 , May 13, 1904
De Smet Kingsbury County News Feb 2, 1900-present Jan 3, 1902-May 14, 1903, Feb 9, 1952- June 24, 1952
Hetland New Era Mar 18, 1904- Mar 4, 1916  
Iroquois Chief Apr 17, 1888- June 30, 1953  
Iroquois Herald Oct 13, 1882-May 18, 1883, June 27, 1889  
Oldham Register Apr 22, 1904- Apr 11, 1946  
Lake Preston Times Oct 20, 1881- present

 

Addresses for Current Newspapers in Kingsbury County.

  • Arlington Sun, 208 S Main, Arlington, SD 5721
  • De Smet News, 220 Calumet Ave SE, De Smet, SD 57231
  • Lake Preston Times, 301 Main Ave, Lake Preston, SD  57249

 Library and Museum Addresses  Kingsbury county

  • Lake Preston Library, 225 Main Ave N, Lake Preston 57249 Note they have most of the county history book.  (on Facebook)
  • Arlington Community Library, Box 161, 213 S Main Ave, Arlington 57212  
  • DeSmet Library  101 1st St NE , DeSmet  57231  
  • Laura  Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society Inc, 103 Olivet Ave SE, DeSmet 57231
  •  Loriks-Peterson House, 101West Smith St, Oldham,SD 57051
  • Brookings County Museum, PO Box 608,  Volga, SD 57071 extensive obituary index for Brookings county

Other  Must Sites to explore for Kingsbury Records

  • Kingsbury County Courthouse   Look under resources for contact information  for county offices
  • The state of South Dakota did not start recording vital records until 1905
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  • South Dakota 100 year old records The state has a searchable sites for birth records over 100 years ago.   Some additional records may still be at the Kingsbury courthouse.
  • South Dakota Archives   Pierre, SD The achieves have a huge collection of searchable databases and is must site to look at.  They will do research for you
  • South Dakota Geneweb Archives South Genweb have archive pages contain both state and Kingsbury county records
  • Family Search  has the South Dakota State Census  
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