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Guide to '''Deer Lodge County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 2,  1865
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|county seat= Anaconda
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy|Beaverhead]]
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|county2= [[Granite County, Montana Genealogy|Granite]]
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|county3= [[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county4= [[Powell County, Montana Genealogy|Powell]]
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|county5= [[Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy|Ravalli]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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'''Deer Lodge County Courthouse'''<br> 800 S Main Street <br>Anaconda, MT 59711-2999<br>Phone: 406.563.4061<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, death, and land records; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, div, court and probate records<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
  
[http://anacondadeerlodge.mt.gov/ Deer Lodge County Courthouse]<br>800 S Main Street; <br>Anaconda, MT 59711-2999<br>Phone: 406.563.4061<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, and land records; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, div, court and <br>probate records <br><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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=== Deer Lodge 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), Deer Lodge 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), 406.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1903
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| width="13%" align="center" |1865
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| width="13%" align="center" |1865
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| width="13%" align="center" |1865
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| width="13%" align="center" |1865
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| width="13%" align="center" |1865
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| width="13%" 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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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Deer Lodge County was created 2 February 1865 as an original county.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Anaconda <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]
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'''1865--'''Deer Lodge was created 2 February 1865 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Anaconda <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaconda,_Montana Anaconda]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen,_Montana Galen]
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* Georgetown</div>
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* Opportunity</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warm_Springs,_Montana Warm Springs]</div>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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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+Deer+Lodge%2C+Anaconda&author_givenName=&author_surname= Anaconda]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Deer Lodge County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=1605&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/deerlodge/anadeercemeteries.htm MTGenWeb]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* [https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Deer+Lodge+county%2C+Montana+Cemeteries&qt=results_page 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=1605 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=Deer%20Lodge&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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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1870 |4367
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|1880 |8876
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|1890 |15155
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|1900 |17393
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|1910 |12988
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|1920 |15323
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|1930 |16293
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|1940 |13627
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|1950 |16553
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|1960 |18640
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|1970 |15652
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|1980 |12518
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|1990 |10278
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|2000 |9417
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|2010 |9298
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{{MT Census Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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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|Deer Lodge}}
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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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'''Other Church Records'''<br>
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''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records''<br>
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*Anaconda
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*[[Granite County, Montana|Granite]]
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Powell County, Montana|Powell]]
 
*[[Ravalli County, Montana|Ravalli]]
 
*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*Anaconda
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*'''1868-1928 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1194478?availability=Family%20History%20Library Mortgage records (1868-1928) and indexes (1879-1953), Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana]
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*'''1865-1925 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1205028?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deer Lodge County, Montana, deed records (1865-1925)&nbsp;; indexes (direct and inverse), (1896-1988)]
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*'''1890-1937 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1205024?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deer Lodge County, Montana, placer location and index, 1890-1937]
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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*''In the shadow of Mount Haggin : the story of Anaconda and Deer Lodge County from 1863 to 1976. A bicentennial year "Heritage" project.'' c1975.  n.p: n.p. {{WorldCat|866054479|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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{{MT Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MT Deer Lodge County}}}}
  
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Deer_Lodge_County interactive map] of Deer Lodge County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Deer_Lodge_County interactive map] of Deer Lodge 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] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1867-1958''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M743-1P8%3A360535901%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for Deer Lodge County have various naturalization records from 1867-1958.
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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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|Deer Lodge}}
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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|Deer Lodge}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1890-1921 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1219660?availability=Family%20History%20Library Probate records, (1890-1921) and probate indexes (1890-1921), Deer Lodge County, Montana] Deer Lodge County Clerk of District Court, Anaconda, Montana.
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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|Deer Lodge}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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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] ($) — index
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*'''1886 - 1942, 1903 - 1932 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1204624?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to births, ca. 1886-1942&nbsp;; birth records, ca. 1903-1932, Deer Lodge County, Montana] County Clerk Office, Deer Lodge County Courthouse in Anaconda, Montana
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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*'''1865 - 1951, 1865 - 1993''' *[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/685158?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1865 - 1951; Index, 1865 - 1993]
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*'''1888 - 1966, 1890 - 1950''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1258028?availability=Family%20History%20Library General index 1888 - 1966, and divorce files 1890 - 1950, Deer Lodge County, Montana] District Court Records
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889-1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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|Deer Lodge}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1896 - 2004, 1903 - 2004''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1194315?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to death records (1896 - 2004), death records (1903 - 2004), Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana] Clerk and Recorder Office in Anaconda, Montana.
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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|Deer Lodge}}
  
*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 Deer Lodge County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
==== 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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:*[[Anaconda Montana Family History Center]]
  
For marriages from 1865-1900 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|Deer Lodge}}
  
== 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|Deer Lodge}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Deer Lodge County Historical Society'''<br>401 E Commercial St<br>Anaconda 59711-2327<br><br>
*[[Anaconda Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*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://kindredtrails.com/MT_Deer_Lodge.html Kindred Trails Deer Lodge County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Deer+Lodge|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/deer-lodge-county/ Genealogy Inc Deer Lodge County, Montana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Deer-Lodge-County.htm Deer Lodge County MT Genealogy (LDS Genealogy)]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/montana-genealogy Access Genealogy Deer Lodge County, Montana]
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*[http://www.mtgenweb.com/deerlodge/ USGenWeb Deer Lodge County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205022|Montana|Deer%20Lodge}}- 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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Latest revision as of 20:33, 9 November 2017

United States
Montana
Deer Lodge County

Guide to Deer Lodge 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: Anaconda
Organized: February 2, 1865
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Beaverhead  • Granite  • Jefferson  • Powell  • Ravalli  • Silver Bow
See County Maps
Courthouse
Deer Lodge County MT Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Deer Lodge County.svg.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Deer Lodge County Courthouse
800 S Main Street
Anaconda, MT 59711-2999
Phone: 406.563.4061

County Clerk has birth, death, and land records;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, div, court and probate records[2]

Deer Lodge 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[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[4]

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: [6]

Towns
Unincorporated communites
  • Opportunity


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Deer Lodge 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.  %±
1870 4,367
1880 8,876 103.3%
1890 15,155 70.7%
1900 17,393 14.8%
1910 12,988 −25.3%
1920 15,323 18.0%
1930 16,293 6.3%
1940 13,627 −16.4%
1950 16,553 21.5%
1960 18,640 12.6%
1970 15,652 −16.0%
1980 12,518 −20.0%
1990 10,278 −17.9%
2000 9,417 −8.4%
2010 9,298 −1.3%
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.[7] 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

Other Church Records
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records

  • Anaconda

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 Deer Lodge 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.

  • In the shadow of Mount Haggin : the story of Anaconda and Deer Lodge County from 1863 to 1976. A bicentennial year "Heritage" project. c1975. n.p: n.p. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Deer Lodge CountySilver Bow CountyRavalli CountyGranite CountyPowell CountyJefferson CountyMadison CountyBeaverhead CountyMt Deer Lodge.png
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for more resources


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, Deer Lodge - Probate records.

Online 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.

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

Deer Lodge County Historical Society
401 E Commercial St
Anaconda 59711-2327

Websites

Research Guides

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.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Deer Lodge 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), 406.
  4. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.
  7. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.