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Genealogy & History

Madison Daily Leader Obituary Index

Obituary Index (1930-Present)

complied by DSU Archives

SD Sanborn Maps

A searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.

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Heritage Quest provides online and film products including census records, for genealogy and family history research. This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use HeritageQuest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. 

Ancestry - Library Edition

Ancestry Library is a version of's celebrated genealogical database that provides instant access to more than one billion names in more than 3,000 databases, including digital images of the 1790-1940 US Censuses and more.

Due to contract limitations, It can only be accessed within the library.

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