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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'''] }}  
 
| 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'''] }}  
  
=== 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>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
== History  ==
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*'''Parent County:''' created 12 March 1885 from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] and [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]  
 
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*'''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>  
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]] | [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] | [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]] | [[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]] | [[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]] | [[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]] | [[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
 
'''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>  
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Resources ===
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
  
*[[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]]
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==== Biography ====
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
 
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
 
*[[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]]
 
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
 
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
 
 
== Resources ==
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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]
 
*<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]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
*Lewiston
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:*Lewiston
  
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspaper microfilms. See the Libraries and Societies for their contact information.  
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Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspapers on microfilm. See the Libraries and Societies for their contact information.  
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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County Clerk has birth and death records; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records; County Assessor has land 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]]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*[[Lewistown Montana Family History Center]]
  
For marriages from 1885-1901 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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===== Libraries  =====
  
Central Montana Genealogical Society has marriage indexes, birth and mortuary records. They also have family histories. Please see entry under Libraries and societies.
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===== Museums  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
Central Montana Genealogical Society is located in the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library. They are located at <font face="Verdana"></font><br>  
 
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">Resources of the Lewistown Public Library are:</font><br>  
 
<font face="Verdana">Resources of the Lewistown Public Library are:</font><br>  
  
*Central Montana Church Records <br>
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:*Central Montana Church Records  
*Cemetery and Mortuary Records<br>
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:*Cemetery and Mortuary Records  
*Birth and Marriage Records<br>
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:*Birth and Marriage Records  
*Montana Census Films<br>
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:*Montana Census Films  
*Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms<br>
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:*Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms<br>
  
 
They are very knowledgeable and helpful.  
 
They are very knowledgeable and helpful.  
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Vital Records  ====
*[[Lewistown Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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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.
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages 1885-1901
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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.  
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) There are some Fergus county obituaries listed on this website.
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) There are some Fergus county obituaries listed on this website.
  
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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



Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Lewistown Cemeteries:

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lewiston

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Newspapers

Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspapers on microfilm. See the Libraries and Societies for their contact information.

Obituaries

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

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

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

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.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

Lewistown
Moore
Winifred

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.