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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, fraternal, family name, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish records useful to family historians. Local genealogical societies often help family history researchers contact local record searchers or copy records that mention the researcher's ancestors. A current list of archives and libraries can be found in the Montana Archives and Libraries Wiki article. Some of these organizations have their own Internet sites. You can also find local society addresses by using directories cited in the United States Societies Wiki article.

To learn of Montana genealogical and historical societies that have records and services that may help you, contact:

Statewide Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]

Montana State Genealogical Society
President: Shawna Valentine
P.O. Box 5313
Helena MT 59604
Telephone: (406) 698-4153
E-mail: sv2findthepast@gmail.com
Facebook: Montana State Genealogical Society

Great Falls Genealogy Society
President: Larry Spicer
301 2nd Avenue North, 3rd Floor
Great Falls, MT 59401
Telephone: (406) 727-3922
E-mail: gfgenealogy@genlibrary.org
Facebook: Great Falls Genealogy Society

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum (YGF)
President: PJ Smith
Billings Public Library
510 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
E-mail: president@yellowstonegenealogy.org
Facebook: Yellowstone Genealogy Forum

Regional Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]

Central Montana Genealogy Society, Inc.
Lewistown Public Library
701 West Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457
Telephone: (406) 538-5212
Email: gen@lewistownlibrary.org

Western Montana Genealogical Society
President: Susan Hintz
P.O. Box 2714
Missoula, MT 59806-2714
E-Mail: wmgs@outlook.com
Facebook: Western Montana Genealogical Society

Lineage and Hereditary Societies[edit | edit source]

First Families & Early Settlers of Montana
First Families of Montana Applications
P.O. Box 1012
Condon MT 59826

Nebraska Commandery
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (includes Montana)
Commander and Recorder Protemp: Douglas R. Niermeyer
302 West Springfield Ave
Union, MO 63084
Email: momollus@sbcglobal.net

Montana State Society- Daughters of the American Revolution
Regent: Jane Hamman
E-mail: montanadar@gmail.com
NSDAR - Parent Organization
Facebook: Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters

Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers
President: Michael Russell
P.O. Box 2035
Helena, MT 59626
Telephone: (406) 439-0390
E-mail: mrussell@sonsanddaughtersmontanapioneers.com
Facebook: Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Colorado and Wyoming (includes Montana)
Commander: Lorraine (Gene) Cheney DC
16305 Wright Rd.
Monument, CO 80132
E-mail: waddie@aol.com

Ethnic and Religious Societies[edit | edit source]

Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Country Grain Elevator Historical Society
155 Prospector Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718-7988
Telephone: (406) 388-9282
E-mail: bselyem@country-grain-elevator-historical-society.org

Montana Archaeological Society
President: Becky Timmons
P.O. Box 1123
Manhattan, MT 59741
E-mail: gotro7@outlook.com
Facebook: Montana Archaeological Society

Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society
President: Terry Halden
P.O. Box 1861
Bozeman, MT 59771

Montana History Foundation
Chair: Christopher Warden
750 North Washington Street
Helena, Montana 59601
Telephone: (406) 449-3770
E-mail: info@mthistory.org
Facebook: Montana History Foundation

Montana Heritage Commission
P.O. Box 338
Virginia City, MT 59755
Telephone: (406) 843-5247
Facebook: Montana Heritage Commission

Montana Historical Society
P.O. Box 201201
225 N. Roberts
Helena, MT 59620
Telephone: (406) 444-2694
Facebook: Montana Historical Society

Northwest Montana Historical Society
Executive Director: Gil Jordan
The Museum at Central School
124 Second Ave. East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Telephone: (406) 756-8381

Additional Montana Societies (Local or Special Interest)[edit | edit source]

  • Additional Montana genealogical and historical societies may be listed in the following directories:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Society Hill Click the link under Alphabetical Listings
US GenNet
Roots-L Go to Societies, Historical and Genealogical
Linkpendium Click on location and go to Societies
Cyndi's List