Genealogical Research

Are you digging into your past? Want to know about some local history of South Sioux City? Let us help!

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Discover family connections and the stories of South Sioux City's people, places and events using the resources in our Sides Genealogical Room.

Dan, our Reference Librarian will help you:

  • devise and outline search strategies
  • use catalogs, indexes, and research guides to identify pertinent Library resources
  • locate and use items in the collection and various electronic databases on the Library website

Photocopies and printouts can be made for 15¢/page for black and white.

Use our Microfilm/Microfiche reader and be able to save your discoveries on your flash drive. 

Requests from local newspapers:

Research requests for obituaries or articles published in the Dakota County Star can be made via email, phone, or in-person. For obituary requests, we ask that you provide the first and last name of the individual and date of death. For article requests please provide the date when the article appeared as well as the name of the person or topic featured.

Resources Online:

Stop in to use Ancestry.com from our computers and be able to access it for free.

Image result for myheritage logo With this database, you can use your NE driver's license or stop in and with your library card and gain access with our password!


Websites Selected by Librarians: this is a long list of websites that were selected by various librarians to help in your research

Some of our Local History books you'll find to use located in our library:

Dakota County, Nebraska: Tombstone Inscriptions by Jody Boyd 

Dakota City's 125th anniversary: young and alive after 125

Homer, Nebraska: a centennial history 1875-1975

History of Dixon Count by William Huse 

Nebraska Centennial: 1867 – 1967

Warner’s History of Dakota County by M.M. Warner 

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