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This county website needs a New volunteer to become the New Coordinator. If interested please contact Linda Ziemman, the Assist. State Coordinator at the email below:

2023 Assist. State Coordinator - Joy Fisher
2023 SDGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator - Linda Ziemann


Todd County related links:
Todd County Map
Queries and Surnames
General Federation of Women's Clubs Pioneer Daughters Collection
WPA Cemetery Index
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Enrollment Office
Sicangu Heritage Center
National Register of Historic Places

South Dakota Links:
SD State Archives indexes for genealogists: Biographical Index of South Dakotan's, Cemetery Records, Civil War Census, Naturalization Index, Newspaper Index, and Newspaper Surname Search.
South Dakota Vital Records
Search Online for South Dakota Birth Records More Than 100 Years Old
South Dakota Land Records. In the "Location" box set the state to South Dakota then set the county to Todd.
FamilySearch's South Dakota Resources (includes School Records and State Census Records, 1905-1945)
Cyndi's List of South Dakota Resources
Roots-L South Dakota
Native American Resources
SDGenWeb Archives

Historic marker showing Todd County and surrounding counties.

US Links:
Cyndi's List of Links

Roots-L USA

GenWeb Links:
US GenWeb
World GenWeb

Brief Todd County History:

Todd County was organized from Indian lands in 1909 after the Great Sioux Reservation was opened to settlement. Because it is an unorganized county attached to Tripp County the county seat is in Winner, SD. In addition, the county lies entirely within the borders of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation .

Todd County is named after John Blair Smith Todd (18141872), a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln. He came to Dakota as an officer in the US Army but later resigned his commission to become an Indian trader at Fort Randall. In 1861 he became a lawyer and opened an law office in Yankton. He later was a delegate to the US House of Representatives from Dakota Territory and a general in the Union Army during the Civil War.

South Dakota Map highlighting Todd County. Neighboring Counties:

Cherry, NE

About the South Dakota GenWeb Project:

In June 1996, a group of genealogists organized the South Dakota Comprehensive Genealogy Database.  The idea was to provide a single entry-point for all counties in South Dakota, where collected databases would be stored.  In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they would be located in the index.  At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

The volunteer responsible for Todd County is LaVera Rose (  Please contact me if you would like to add your data to the database and put "Todd County question" in the subject line.


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This page was last updated March 2013, former County Coordinator, LaVera Rose.