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Guide to '''Broadwater County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Broadwater County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 9, 1897
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|county seat= Townsend
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|parent county= [[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]] and [[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy|Meagher]] <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Broadwater County's county seat is Townsend. The county was named for Charles Arthur Broadwater, a noted Montana railroad, real estate, and banking magnate. It is located in the western central area of the state. It was founded on 1897.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwater_County,_Montana accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Broadwater}}
  
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'''Broadwater County Courthouse'''<br> 515 Broadway<br>Townsend, MT 59644<br>Phone: 406.266.3443<br>[http://www.townsendmt.com/chd_sec4pg1.asp Broadwater County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk Records has birth and death from 1900, land and military records.<br>
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Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and naturalization 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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| founded year = 1897
 
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| building address = Broadwater County Courthouse<br> 515 Broadway<br>Townsend, MT 59644<br>Phone: 406.266.3443<br>[http://www.townsendmt.com/chd_sec4pg1.asp '''Broadwater County Website'''] }}
 
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Broadwater County, Montana Record Dates ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Broadwater County, Montana. Page 415 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 106.</ref></center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1900*
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1897*
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1900*
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1897
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1897
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1897
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.</ref></center>
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County Clerk Records has birth and death from 1900, <br>land and military records; Clerk Court has marriage, <br>divorce, probate, court and naturalization 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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Broadwater}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Broadwater County was created 9 February 1897 from [[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]] and [[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy|Meagher]] counties<br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Townsend <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table><br>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Broadwater}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Broadwater County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwater_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townsend,_Montana Townsend]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radersburg,_Montana Radersburg]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane_Creek,_Montana Spokane Creek]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silos,_Montana The Silos]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toston,_Montana Toston]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatland,_Montana Wheatland]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston,_Montana Winston]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard,_Montana Lombard]</div>
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'''1897--'''Broadwater County was created 9 February 1897&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]] and [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Townsend <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Broadwater}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Broadwater}}
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard,_Montana Lombard]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Broadwater County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toston,_Montana Toston]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radersburg,_Montana Radersburg]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston,_Montana Winston]
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1597&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/BroadwaterMT/cemetery.htm MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/broadwater/broadwater.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/broadwater.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mt/broadwater.htm Montana Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ Billion Graves]
 
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* {{FHL|750415|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Broadwater+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1597 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Broadwater&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwater_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1900 |2641
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|1910 |3491
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|1920 |3239
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|1930 |2738
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|1940 |3451
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|1950 |2922
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|1960 |2804
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|1970 |2526
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|1980 |3267
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|1990 |3318
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|2000 |4385
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|2010 |5612
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{{MT Census Intro|Broadwater}}
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==== Territory and State Censuses ====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Broadwater}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Broadwater}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Broadwater}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Broadwater}}
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]
 
*[[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Broadwater}}
  
{{Census|Montana}}
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''Online Land Records''
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}<br>
  
==== Local Histories ====
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*''Broadwater Bygones, A History of Broadwater County.'' c1977. By Grace Hollaway. Townsend, MT : Broadwater County Historical Society. {{WorldCat|21371695|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtbroadwater.jpg|thumb|right|300px|<center>Broadwater County</center>]]
  
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Broadwater_County interactive map] of Broadwater County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Broadwater_County interactive map] of Broadwater County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
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*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/montana.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Montana] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1907-1929''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M743-1P6%3A360534501%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for Broadwater County have various naturalization records from 1907-1929.
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Broadwater}}
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Broadwater}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Broadwater}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Broadwater}}
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Broadwater}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Broadwater}}
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[[Montana Vital Records]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Broadwater}}
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Broadwater}}
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889-1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889-1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1840 - 2004'''  {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007'''  {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at findmypast ($) — index
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Broadwater}}
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}] that may include residents of Broadwater County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Broadwater}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*[[Townsend Montana Family History Center]]
  
For early marriages see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Broadwater}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Broadwater}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/broadwater/pioneersociety.html Genealogy Trails Broadwater County, Montana]
*[[Townsend Montana Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/broadwater-county/ Genealogy Inc Broadwater County, Montana]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Broadwater}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/broadwater/pioneersociety.html Genealogy Trails Broadwater County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Broadwater|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/broadwater-county/ Genealogy Inc Broadwater County, Montana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Broadwater-County.htm Broadwater County Montana Genealogy]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MT/Broadwater/ Link Pendium Broadwater County, Montana]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/BroadwaterMT/ USGenWeb Broadwater County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204999|Montana|Broadwater}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 19:33, 23 August 2017

United States
Montana
Broadwater County

Guide to Broadwater County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Townsend
Organized: February 9, 1897
Parent County(s): Jefferson and Meagher [1]
Neighboring Counties
Gallatin  • Jefferson  • Lewis and Clark  • Meagher
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaBroadwaterCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Broadwater County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Broadwater County's county seat is Townsend. The county was named for Charles Arthur Broadwater, a noted Montana railroad, real estate, and banking magnate. It is located in the western central area of the state. It was founded on 1897.[2]

County Courthouse

Broadwater County Courthouse
515 Broadway
Townsend, MT 59644
Phone: 406.266.3443
Broadwater County Website

County Clerk Records has birth and death from 1900, land and military records.
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate, court and naturalization records.[3]

Broadwater County, Montana Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1900* 1897* 1900* 1897 1897 1897 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[5]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: [7]

Cities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Broadwater County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 2,641
1910 3,491 32.2%
1920 3,239 −7.2%
1930 2,738 −15.5%
1940 3,451 26.0%
1950 2,922 −15.3%
1960 2,804 −4.0%
1970 2,526 −9.9%
1980 3,267 29.3%
1990 3,318 1.6%
2000 4,385 32.2%
2010 5,612 28.0%
Source: [1]

Before Montana was a state in 1889, the western portion of Montana was included in the 1860 Washington Territory and the eastern was in the unorganized parts of 1860 Nebraska Territory. The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Montana Territory. No state censuses have been taken.[8] See links listed below.

Territory and State Censuses

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, 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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Broadwater 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.

  • Broadwater Bygones, A History of Broadwater County. c1977. By Grace Hollaway. Townsend, MT : Broadwater County Historical Society. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Broadwater County

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

For more information, see Montana Newspapers.


Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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, Broadwater - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Montana Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwater_County,_Montana accessed 11/15/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Broadwater County, Montana. Page 415 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 106.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Broadwater County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwater_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.