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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Carter County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Carter County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{MTDC}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Carter County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1917
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| founded date = February 22
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| seat = Ekalaka
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| building image =  
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| building address = Carter County Courthouse<br> 214 Park Street<br>Ekalaka, MT 59324<br>Phone: 406.775.8749<br>[http://www.cartercountymt.info/Clerk%20and%20Recorder/Death%20certificates%20doc..htm '''Carter County Website'''] }}
  
'''1917--'''Carter County was created 22 February 1917&nbsp;from [[Custer_County,_Montana|Custer]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Ekalaka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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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>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1915*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1915*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Carter County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Carter County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Carter County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 22 February 1917 from [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] County.  
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*'''County seat:''' Ekalaka <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:''' [[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte County, South Dakota]] | [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook County, Wyoming]] | [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] | [[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]] | [[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding County, South Dakota]] | [[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River]]
  
 
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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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==== Census ====
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{{Census|Montana}}
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==== Church Records ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
*[[Butte_County,_South_Dakota|Butte County, South Dakota]]
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==== Directories ====
*[[Crook_County,_Wyoming|Crook County, Wyoming]]
 
*[[Custer_County,_Montana|Custer]]
 
*[[Fallon_County,_Montana|Fallon]]
 
*[[Harding_County,_South_Dakota|Harding County, South Dakota]]
 
*[[Powder_River_County,_Montana|Powder River]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== History ====
  
==== 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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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Carter}}
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==== Obituaries ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Carter}}
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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 1917. Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, probate, 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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:*[[Ekalaka Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Birth =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death =====
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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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205003&subject_disp=Montana%2C+Carter&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Carter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzada,_Montana Alzada]
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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+Carter%2C+Ekalaka&author_givenName=&author_surname= Ekalaka]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyes,_Montana Boyes]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond,_Montana Hammond]
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=== References  ===
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Carter_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Carter_County,_Montana]]

Revision as of 04:19, 6 July 2013

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

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Online Records



Carter County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 22, 1917
County Seat Ekalaka
Courthouse
Address Carter County Courthouse
214 Park Street
Ekalaka, MT 59324
Phone: 406.775.8749
Carter County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1915*
1917*
1915*
1917
1917
1917
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Carter 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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Carter 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

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Carter 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, Carter - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1917. Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, probate, 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.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Alzada Ekalaka
Boyes Hammond

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.