HAND County, South Dakota Genealogy

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HAND County South Dakota Genealogy

I am more than willing to do lookups in the rolls of newspapers that I have listed below. In the subject line please put "Hand County Lookup". When you request a lookup, please advise the name of the person, event, and approximate time period. Mail your request to: Lynette Trainer


As I go thru the newspapers I will try to present a little history about the newspaper.

Hand County Record Newspaper Extractions

On this page are links to the various newspapers for Hand County. This is a very large project so please be patient as it will take some time to get all the local information transcripted to the website. The various articles will include such information as births, death, marriage, divorce, adoption, visitors to Hand county, and all the local happenings for the community. If you find what you are looking for, email me and I will be happy to send you a copy. Have fun discovering your ancestors in the local newspapers. Click on the issue you would like to search.

Newspapers that I own.


Hand County News
January 23, 1914 to April 9, 1920
Note: Missing all issues after October 27, 1916 and before December 1, 1916.

Hand County Press

January 3, 1882 to December 29, 1887
January 5, 1888 to December 21, 1893
September 4, 1907 to January 16, 1914

Miller Gazette


March 16, 1904 to August 15, 1907

March 16, 1904

March 24, 1904

August 22, 1907 to January 27, 1910
February 3, 1910 to February 13, 1913
February 20, 1913 to April 6, 1916
April 13, 1916 to March 18, 1920
(Note: Issues missing June 29, 1916 to July 5, 1917, and December 20, 1917.)
October 17, 1918
March 25, 1920 to March 1, 1923
March 8, 1923 to November 12, 1925
November 19, 1925 to November 8, 1928
November 22, 1928 to November 5, 1931
November 12, 1931 to September 27, 1934
October 4, 1934 to September 23, 1937
September 30, 1937 to August 22, 1940
August 29, 1940 to November 11, 1943
November 19, 1943 to August 22, 1946

Miller Press


Daniel Healey was Editor and publisher of the Miller Press including the years 1916-1920.

September 27, 1917 to November 6, 1919

Pioneer Press


December 27, 1894 to December 15, 1898
December 27, 1894


December 22, 1898 to December 12, 1901
December 19, 1901 to December 10, 1903

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