Pioneer Certificate Application Process

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 your form preference and save it to your computer. Then fill it in and mail it following the instructions on the form.

Download Pioneer Certificate Application (Word)

Print & Mail Form to:
Sioux Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS)
% Old Courthouse Museum
200 W 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6001Cost per certificate: $10 members; $15 non-members