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Guide to '''Blaine County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Blaine County'''  
 
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Blaine County'''  
  
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== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Blaine County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1912
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| founded date = February 29
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| seat = [[Chinook, Montana|Chinook]]
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| building image =  
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| building address = Blaine County Courthouse<br> 400 Ohio Street<br>Chinook, MT 59523<br>Phone: 406.357.3240<br>[http://co.blaine.mt.gov/ '''Blaine County Website'''] }}
  
[http://co.blaine.mt.gov/ Blaine County Courthouse]<br>400 Ohio Street<br>Chinook, MT 59523<br>Phone: 406.357.3240<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1912.<br>Clerk of the District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>  
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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{| width="100%" border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1907*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1907*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Blaine County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Blaine County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Blaine County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1912--'''Blaine County was created 29 February 1912 from [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] County. '''County seat:''' Chinook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 29 February 1912 from [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] County  
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*'''County Seat:''' Chinook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] | [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] | [[Hill County, Montana|Hill]] | [[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Chinook&author_givenName=&author_surname= Chinook]
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==== Census  ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hays,_Montana Hays]
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{{Census|Montana}}  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Belknap_Agency,_Montana Fort Belknap Agency]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodge_Pole,_Montana Lodge Pole]
 
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Harlem&author_givenName=&author_surname= Harlem]
 
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Zurich&author_givenName=&author_surname= Zurich]
 
|}
 
  
==== Indian Reservation ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
The [[Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Montana)|Fort Belknap Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
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:*Chinook
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
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:*Harlem
*[[Hill County, Montana|Hill]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
{{Census|Montana}}
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*Chinook
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==== History  ====
*Harlem
 
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mtblaine.jpg|900px|Mtblaine.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Blaine}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Blaine}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1912.<br>Clerk of the District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Chinook Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
*[[Chinook Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Blaine|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Blaine|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
  
== References ==
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{| width="620" border="0" align="left" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Chinook&author_givenName=&author_surname= Chinook]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hays,_Montana Hays]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Belknap_Agency,_Montana Fort Belknap Agency]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodge_Pole,_Montana Lodge Pole]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Harlem&author_givenName=&author_surname= Harlem]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Zurich&author_givenName=&author_surname= Zurich]
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==== Indian Reservation ====
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The [[Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Montana)|Fort Belknap Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.
  
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=== References  ===
  
[[Category:Blaine_County,_Montana]]
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}

Revision as of 04:25, 19 July 2014

Guide to Blaine County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Online Records



Blaine County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 29, 1912
County Seat Chinook
Courthouse
Address Blaine County Courthouse
400 Ohio Street
Chinook, MT 59523
Phone: 406.357.3240
Blaine County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1907*
1912*
1907*
1912
1912
1912
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Blaine County, Montana Genealogy census records online, see: Montana Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Montana denominations, view the Montana Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chinook
  • Harlem

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Blaine County, Montana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Montana Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Maps

Mtblaine.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Blaine County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Blaine - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1912.
Clerk of the District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

Places

Chinook Hays
Fort Belknap Agency Lodge Pole
Harlem Zurich

Indian Reservation

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.