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Genealogists begin their research by collecting family documents and stories. This creates a foundation for documentary research, which involves examining and evaluating historical records for evidence about ancestors and other relatives, their family ties, and the events that occurred in their lives.  The databases below reference people, places, and events that helped create Moody County.

However, while these databases provide a great deal of information about the county and its citizens, many of them are incomplete. The Moody County genealogical Society is requesting everyone’s help in providing additional information to make the databases more useful. Updates or comments can be mailed to: Moody County genealogical Society, 706 East Pipestone Ave., Flandreau, SD 57028 or can be emailed

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Family File Surname List - The Family File collection contains birth, marriage, obituaries and other material pertaining to families living in Moody County.

Moody County Cemeteries - Listing by surname of burials in all cemeteries located in Moody County

Moody County Births 1875-1903 – A listing of births in Moody County for 28 years with both the Father's and Mother's surnames.

Hegre and Salem Norwegian Lutheran Baptisms – Contains Name, Birth Date, Baptism Date, Father, Mother with surname for children of church members.

Naturalization Papers - 1st & Final - Record of immigrants who filed citizenship papers in Moody County (with all 1st papers are listed the final papers may have been filed in other counties)

School Districts in Moody County – Lists all school districts with township and section location.  Alternate names for several districts in 1894, 1895, 1896 and 1953) are noted.

Post Office Established Moody County Towns – listing of all post offices authorized by the U.S. Post Office whether in family homes, country stores or towns.

Indian Homesteads of 1878 – List of the Santee Sioux Homesteaders who came to Moody County to establish homesteads.

Moody County Veterans listing of Moody County residents who have served in the United Staes Armed forces from the Civil War To Afghanistan.

147th Field Artillery at Fort Ord, CA 1940-41 photographs of the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 147th Field Artillery from Moody County when the unit was called into federal service in November 1940