Where do I begin?

Genealogy is the study of your ancestors using various sources to document their lives. SVGS is committed to helping you in this endeavor.

Family Tree Color Coding

You can use color coding to keep track of branches of your tree.

What do I need to know to get started?

While there are many topics one can delve into with family research, just start with the basics of what you know with your parents and grandparents.

Family photos and records are valuable!

It is always a good idea to hang onto old family photos, Bibles, records and documents that your ancestors have.

Researching genealogy in South Dakota

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