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Looking for long-lost ancestors?  The following list will help you to identify family history resources available at the Deadwood Public Library. Please note that there are many gaps in the sequence of some materials, and some materials are not indexed. This list is not all-inclusive, but should provide a starting point for most searches.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are available in the South Dakota Room.  Items marked with a pound sign (#) are archived; these require an appointment to view and require payment of a search fee.

* Lawrence County Register of Deaths, 1877-1898

* Cemetery Registers
        Mount Moriah                Galena
        St. Ambrose                    Terry
        Oak Ridge

* Cemeteries and Graves in Lawrence County and Environs. Lawrence County Historical Society, 1994.

* Some Black Hills Area Cemeteries. The Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research, Inc., 1973-1993.

* City Directories
    1877                1954                1972
    1898                1962                1974
    1902                1964                1975   
    1908                1965                1984
    1939                1969              
                            
* Business Directories
    1886                1892                1918
    1888                1909

# Telephone Directories
    1934                1951                1957                1989
    1938                1952                1958                1990
    1944                1953                1959                1992
    1947                1954                1960                1993
    1949                1955                1961                1994
    1950                1956                1962                1995

* Black Hills School Census Records, 1887-1898. (various school districts)

* Some History of Lawrence County.  Lawrence County Historical Society, 1981.

* Kingsbury's History of Dakota Territory, Biographical vols. IV and V.

* Black Hills Pioneer newspaper microfilm. June 1876 to present

* Black Hills Daily Times newspaper microfilm.  April 1877 to May 1897.

* The Champion newspaper microfilm.  1877.

# Archived newspapers:
    Black Hills Pioneer      1876 to present
    Black Hills Daily Times     
1877 to 1897
    Deadwood Daily Telegram     
1908 to 1928 
    Black Hills Weekly     
1928 to 1944
    The Lantern     
1905 to 1910
    Deadwood Independent     
1898
    Equality     
1890 to 1900 (random issues)

For other resources, see our online newspaper index or our link of genealogical sites.