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Polk City Directory, Sioux Falls
Posted by: Dennis Johnson (ID *****3355) Date: April 29, 2003 at 05:15:34
In Reply to: Elsie Jibbon born in 1882 in Lennex, SD. by Karen Uphoff of 53

Hello.
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The Sioux Falls library has books called "Polk City Directory." These were done annually and are a census, of sorts, as they alphabetically list working people. You will find a last/first name, residence, occupation and, more often than not, address of occupation. And, as it is done annually, you can narrow down when they appear/disappear.
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An e-mail to the library will get a reply as to what you need to do to get a list of Uphoff's or Jibbon's in the Polk Directory's. You'll likely have to pay a small fee for the search, irregardless of the results.
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There is a genealogical society about two blocks from the Sioux Falls library but I don't think they would be as much help as the library.
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There is also a "state" census, available from the Historical Society in Pierre. This was done in ten year intervals, in between the fed census'. That would be 1895/1905, up to 1945. Again, you would have to hire someone to do the lookup, but it's another source.
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dj


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