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Indexes for Sale

  • Index to Charles Mix County history book “Epic of Papineau’s Domain”…$25 + $2.50 S&H
  • Index to Charles Mix County history book “Epic of the Great Exodus”…….$25 + $2.50 S&H
  • Index to Charles Mix County history book “Epic of the Realm of Ree”……..$25 + $2.50 S&H
  • Charles Mix County history book indexes on CD ……………………………..each.$10 + $2.50 S&H
  • Index to Buffalo County History Book 1   ……… ………………………………..each.$10 + $2 S&H
  • Index to Buffalo County History Book 2 …………………………………………each.$10 + $2 S&H

Publications Available for Research in our Library

The Cozard Library ( is open to the public Monday thru Friday, 10am to 6pm.  Feel free to come in and do your research on our computers or microfilm reader.  Or you may contact us and we can do the research for you.

Newspapers on Microfilm

Almost all Lyman and Brule County Newspapers are microfilmed
One microfilm reel of miscellaneous statewide newspapers (various early years and old towns)
Genealogical Data Extractions on CD
1881-July 1906 also available on file cards

Federal Census on Microfilm

1895 – Brule and Buffalo Counties
1900 – Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman and McCook
1910 – Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Brule, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Marshall

Cemeteries, Obituaries, & Naturalization

All Lyman and Brule County Records are indexed. Many are filed in their entirety.

City, County, Township Histories

Brule County Township Map
Chamberlain Area Phone Book, 1968
Brule and Buffalo County Guide, 1991-92, Brule County News
Brule/Buffalo Farm & Home Plat & Directories, 1999-2005
Brule County Atlas, 1986, Title Atlas Company
Chamberlain Elementary Year Book, 1983, School Annual Publishing
Country School Legacy, 1981, Country School Legacy
Epic of the Realm of Ree, © Charles Mix County, 1984, Adeline S. Gnirk
German-Russian Folk Architecture in S.E. South Dakota, 1984, State Historical Preservation Center – Vermillion
Lyman County Plesiosaur, Helen Salzman Epplen
Oacoma – Where the West Begins 1893-1993, 1993, Oacoma Centennial Committee
South Dakota Post Office, 1987, Rapid City Society for Genealogical Research, Alan H. Peter, John S. Gallagher, Kenneth W. Stach

Centennial Atlas of Brule County, 1884-1984
A Century of Faith  St. Margaret’s Church, Kimball, SD
Brule and Lyman County Cemeteries
Brule County History Book  1976 
Brule County Farms
Published in the Chamberlain Register 1998
Chamberlain High School Annuals  (miscellaneous years)
Echoes of the Past, 1880-1908    (Brule County)
History of Pukwana(Brule County)
Ida Mallett’s Journal      (Presho, Lyman County,  health care giver)
Iona Heritage 2006
Iona Township History as told by Early Settlers
Lyman County Centennial Newspaper  1905-2005
Lyman County’s Early Settlers   1968 Book 1, 1974 Book 2
Lyman County Farm & Home Plat & Directory 1998
Maka Teepee, History of Chamberlain 1881-1981 (Brule County)
Oacoma History Book 1893-1993 (Lyman County)
Ola Business Plat and History 1885-1895
Of Rails and Trails 1889-1989 (Lyman, Brule, and Buffalo Counties)
Petrak Family Microfilmed manuscripts and scrapbooks of the Petrak/Weiser family (Brule County)
Presho High School Alumni, Who’s Who 1912-1953
Reliance Obituaries, Weddings, Anniversaries 1940’s-1950’s
Remember When (Lyman-Brule counties photo book published in 1989) People Places
Reliance South Dakota 1905-2005, by Barbara Speck (Lyman County)
Vivian Centennial 1906-2006
Winds of Change, 1998 (Lyman County)


Other Available Library Resources

History books from other counties

Aurora County – White Lake 1882-1982 100 Years of Progress
Buffalo County – History of Buffalo County #2, 1985 Index available for sale
Buffalo County – History of Buffalo County #3, 2000
Buffalo County – Farm and Home Plats & Directories 2002-2004
Charles Mix County – Epic of the Great Exodus (A) 1985 Index available for sale.
Charles Mix County – Epic of Papineau’s Domain (B) 19?? Index available for slae
Charles Mix County – Index available for sale
Hyde County – History: Staying Power 1989; Hyde Heritage 1977
Jones County – Jones County in Memory: Lyman County until 1917 (1989)
Yankton County – History of Yankton County #1 1987; Yanton – A Pioneer Past 1972

History books from other states

Dr. Nicholas’ Sanitarium, Savannah, MO; 1926; Perry Nichols
Pioneers of Winnebago & Boone Counties, Illinois; 1990; Rowland
Dairy Industry in Wisconsin; 1974; Wisconsin Historical Society
Circus in Wisconsin; 1974; Wisconsin Historical Society
Skills and Crafts in Wisconsin; 1974; Wisconsin Historical Society

Family Histories

Andrew Johnson Family 1845-1980; published 1980; by Karen Erickson & LeAnne Kemnitz
Arp and Hammond Story: From Hardware to Cattle
Battles of Pukwana
Dertien Family: Building a Better Life in America
Earl Family
Haddock Family, Legend of the Haddock Family
Krebs Family Photo Album and Index
Landingslag – The First Hundred Years; published 2010; Landings of Laget of America
Mortenson and Powers: Early Settlers
Peckham Family; published 2009; by Charles Wesley Peckham, Jr.
Rainey/Ringer: Wallace Rainey and Jessie Ringer Family History
Rogers, Samuel & Graunt, Anne: Weavers of a Legacy
Sanford, James Walter 1860-1914
Schaub, Frank B. Family History
Tradup History 1961

South Dakota and other Local Interest Books

Reflections of the “Good Old Days”
Our Favorite Recipes – LBGS Cookbook, 1999, Royale Gardens’ Healthcare
SD Endangered Record Heritage Report, 1979, South Dakota Historic Preservation Committee
South Dakota History vol 39 No.4, 2009, South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota History vol 41 No.1, 2011, South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota History vol 41 No.2, 2011, South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota History vol 41 No.3, 2011, South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota History vol 41 No.4, 2011, South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota History vol 42 No.3, 2012, South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota History Index 1970-2010, 2011, South Dakota Historical Society
A Lantern in My Hand by John C. Hall (Vivian, Lyman County memories)
Grandpa Told Me 1979 (Brule City School Essays 6th-8th Graders)
Growing Up Dakota Style 1911-1925 by Vivian Lane
SD Atlas 1970
SD Centennial Sentinel 1989
SD Experience Oral History Project 1972 by University of SD
SD Legislator Listings 1987, 1992, 1993, 1995
SD During WWII 1950 by WWII History Committee
The Children’s Blizzard by Laskin
Through the Black Hills and Badlands by P.D. Peterson
Roundup Years — Old Muddy by Bert Hall
Whispers From an Empty Coffin by Kathleen Belfiore Schuman. Life story of Donald W. Schuman, resident of Brule County.
Who’s Who Among South Dakotans 1924-25
Who’s Who in SD 1956 by Dakota Territory Centennial Committee
Who’s Who in SD 1961 by Dakota Territory Centennial Committee
Wooster Brother’s Brand by Jim and Kevin Wooster

General Genealogical Research

American Place Names of Long Ago, 1998, Gilbert Bahm
Ancestry Family Historian’s Address Book^^^, 1997, by Juliana Szucs Smith
The Center^^^, 1997, Christina K. Schaefer
Compendium of Historical Sources, 1994, Ronald A. Bremer
The Complete Guide to Military Records, 2010
Courthouse Research for Family Historians, 2004
Discovering your Female Ancestors, 1998
Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 2008, Kimberly Powell
Evidence — How to Write a Family History, 1997
Family Tree Page Ideas for Scrapbookers^^^, 2004, Memory Makers Books
Genealogist’s Address Book, The 3rd Edition^^^, 1995, Elizabeth Petty Bentley
The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook, 1994
Genealogy 101^^^, 2003, Barbara Renick
Germans from Russia, 1977, North Dakota Historical Society
German Immigrants 1855-1862, 1986, Clearfield
Grave Humor, 2010, Family Tree Magazine
Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States^^^, 1997, Christinia K. Schaefer
Handy Book for Genealogists – 8th Edition, 1991, Everton
History Magazine, 2000-2001, Moorshead
How Book for Genealogists, 1971, Everton
Internet and World Wide Web Simplified 3rd Edition^^^, 1999, IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.
Journal of American Name Society – Dec, 1983, University of SD
Journal of American Name Society – June, Sept, Dec; 1981, University of SD
Managing a Genealogical Project, 1991
Map Guide to US Federal Census, 2005, Wm. Thorndale & Wm. Dollarhide

^^^ donated by Marianne Girten
Paper Trees Genealogical Clip Art, Genealogical Publishing Co.
Plugging Into Your Past, 2004, Family Tree Books
Redbook, 2004, Ancestry Press
Redbook National Directory of Morticians, 1998, Jack Schmidt
Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy 3rd Edition^^^, 2000, Val D. Greenwood
Searching for your Ancestors, 1960, Gilbert Doane
Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors^^^, Phil Tomaselli
The Source – A Guidebook of American Genealogy, 1984 & 2006, Ancestry Press
The Source – A Guidebook of American Genealogy^^^, 1997, Ancestry Inc.
Unpuzzling Your Past – A Basic Guide^^^, 1983, Emily Anne Croom
Unpuzzling Your Past – The Essential Guide^^^, 2003, Emily Anne Croom