Pioneer Certificate Application

The Sioux Valley Genealogical Society has been issuing PIONEER CERTIFICATES to the direct line descendants of the pioneers who lived in Dakota Territory prior to statehood in November 1889. These beautiful, authentic certificates are suitable for framing. Our Society is attempting to collect information on every one of the pioneers in order to preserve our past history. If you would like to have your pioneer ancestor included, send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a request for a Pioneer Certificate application.

Download Pioneer Certificate Application (PDF)

Print & Mail Form to:
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society
200 W 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001

Email inquiries to: Loren Amundson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cost per certificate: $10 members; $15 non-members

Pioneer Certificates Database

This database is a list of Pioneers (those people who lived in Dakota Territory prior to statehood in Nov. 1889) for whom descendants have been issued Pioneer Certificates.

Sioux Valley Genealogical Society retains all applications for certificates which can be viewed in the library.  You may  request a copy by writing to: 

Sioux Valley Genealogical Society 
200 W. 6th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001

City Of Sioux Falls Biographies

These Biographies are from
“History of Minnehaha County - 1899”.

1903 Minnehaha County Plat Index

Minnehaha County Marriages

Book 1
by permission and compiled by the Mary Chilton Chapter of the DAR (1942)
1872 - 1887
1879 - 1892
1893 - 1894
1894 - 1896
1896 - 1898


Early History Chapter I
Plats & Statistics Chapter V Railroads & Motor Lines Chapter VI
Water Supply ~ Disasters Chapter XI Murders Chapter XIII
Reminiscences Chapter XIV
Valley Springs Township & Biographies
Split Rock Township & Biographies Wayne Township & Biographies
Wall Lake Township & Biographies Wellington Township& Biographies
Red Rock Township & Biographies Brandon Township & Biographies
Mapleton Township & Biographies Benton Township & Biographies
Hartford Township & Biographies Humboldt Township & Biographies
Palisade Township & Biographies City of Garretson & Biographies
Edison Township & Biographies

200 W 6th St
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, SD

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