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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Fergus County'''<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Fergus County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Fergus County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1885
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| founded date = March 12
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| seat = Lewistown
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| building address = Fergus County Courthouse<br> 712 W Main Street<br>Lewistown, MT 59457-2562<br>Phone: 406.538.5119<br>[http://www.co.fergus.mt.us/ '''Fergus County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has birth and death records; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records; County Assessor has&nbsp;<br>land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1885--'''Fergus County was created 12 March 1885&nbsp;from [[Meagher_County,_Montana|Meagher]] and [[Chouteau_County,_Montana|Chouteau]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lewistown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;">
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'''1885--'''Fergus County was created 12 March 1885&nbsp;from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] and [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lewistown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
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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+Fergus%2C+Winifred&author_givenName=&author_surname= Winifred]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
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*[[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]]  
*[[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]]
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*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]  
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
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*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]  
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
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*[[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]]  
*[[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]]
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*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]  
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
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*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]  
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]
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*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]  
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
 
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Lewistown Cemeteries:
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*<u>'''Central Montana Memorial Gardens'''</u> is located at [http://www.manta.com/company/mm42shk 809 6th Ave S, Lewistown, MT 59457-3461].&nbsp; Their phone number is (406) 535-7345.&nbsp; So far I've not found an actual website that they have created. However, there are some photographs and memorials for the cemetery at:[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2136719&CScn=central+montana+memorial+gardens&CScntry=4&CSst=28& www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&amp;CRid=2136719&amp;CScn=central+montana+memorial+gardens&amp;CScntry=4&amp;CSst=28&amp;]&nbsp; This cemetery used to be called Sunset Memorial Gardens.<br>
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*<u>'''Lewistown City Cemetery'''</u> is located at [http://www.interment.net/data/us/mt/fergus/lewistowncity/lewistown.htm 133 A St., Lewistown MT 59457]&nbsp; Their phone is (406) 538-8512.&nbsp; Some entries are at [http://www.interment.net/data/us/mt/fergus/lewistowncity/lewistown.htm www.interment.net/data/us/mt/fergus/lewistowncity/lewistown.htm],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1862955&CScn=lewistown+city+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=28& www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi]
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspaper microfilms. See the Libraries and Societies for their contact information.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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For marriages from 1885-1901 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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Central Montana Genealogical Society has marriage indexes, birth and mortuary records. They also have family histories. Please see entry under Libraries and societies.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Central Montana Genealogical Society is located in the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library. They are located at <font face="Verdana"></font><br>
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<font face="Verdana">701 West Main, Lewistown, Montana, 59457. Their phone is: (406) 538-5212 FAX (406) 538-3920, and the website is: [http://www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html]. The email contact is: gen@lewistownlibrary.org <br></font>
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<font face="Verdana">Resources of the Lewistown Public Library are:</font><br>
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*Central Montana Church Records <br>
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*Cemetery and Mortuary Records<br>
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*Birth and Marriage Records<br>
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*Montana Census Films<br>
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*Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms<br>
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They are very knowledgeable and helpful.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lewistown Montana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*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=205025&subject_disp=Montana%2C+Fergus&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.fergus.mtgenweb.org/ Fergus County Montana History and Genealogy] This website is part of the Montanga Genweb and US Genweb projects. It has a lot of links for genealogical research.<br>
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*[http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/php/gt_county.php?FIPS=30027 Genealogy Tool Box] has many links for genealogy resources.
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Fergus.html Kindred Trails] separates the resource website links into categories.
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) There are some Fergus county obituaries listed on this website.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 00:48, 18 April 2013

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

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Fergus County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1885
County Seat Lewistown
Courthouse
Address Fergus County Courthouse
712 W Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457-2562
Phone: 406.538.5119
Fergus County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records; County Assessor has 
land records[1]

History

Parent County

1885--Fergus County was created 12 March 1885 from Meagher and Chouteau Counties.
County seat: Lewistown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Lewistown
Moore
Winifred

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Lewistown Cemeteries:

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lewiston

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspaper microfilms. See the Libraries and Societies for their contact information.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

For marriages from 1885-1901 see Western States Marriage Index.

Central Montana Genealogical Society has marriage indexes, birth and mortuary records. They also have family histories. Please see entry under Libraries and societies.

Societies and Libraries

Central Montana Genealogical Society is located in the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library. They are located at

701 West Main, Lewistown, Montana, 59457. Their phone is: (406) 538-5212 FAX (406) 538-3920, and the website is: www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html. The email contact is: gen@lewistownlibrary.org

Resources of the Lewistown Public Library are:

  • Central Montana Church Records
  • Cemetery and Mortuary Records
  • Birth and Marriage Records
  • Montana Census Films
  • Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms

They are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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