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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Fergus County'''<br>  
=== County Courthouse ===
 
  
Fergus County Courthouse<br>712 W Main Street<br>Lewistown, MT 59457-2562<br>Phone: 406.538.5119 <br>
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Guide to '''Fergus County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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
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{{MTDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Fergus County
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| county_map =  
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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'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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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 style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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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>'''[[Fergus County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fergus County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fergus County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fergus County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fergus County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Fergus County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1904*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1904*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Fergus County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Fergus County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Fergus County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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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>  
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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]]
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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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+Lewistown&author_givenName=&author_surname= Lewistown]
 
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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  ====
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:Lewistown Cemeteries:
  
*[[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]]
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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><br>
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
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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]
*[[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 ==
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
Lewistown Cemeteries:  
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:*Lewiston
  
*<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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==== Court Records  ====
*<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]&nbsp; <br>
 
  
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
*Lewiston
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspaper microfilms.&nbsp; 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  ====
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==== Probate ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{MT Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Public Records ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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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]]
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:*[[Lewistown Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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:*Central Montana Genealogical Society<br> Located on the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library<br> 701 West Main<br> Lewistown, Montana, 59457 406–538–5212<br> Website: [http://www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html]<br> E–mail: gen@lewistownlibrary.org <br>
  
For marriages from 1885-1901 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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:Resources at the Lewistown Public Library include:
  
Central Montana Genealogical Society has marriage indexes, birth and mortuary records.&nbsp; They also have family histories.&nbsp; Please see entry under Librairies and societies.
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::*Central Montana Church Records
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::*Cemetery and Mortuary Records
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::*Birth and Marriage Records
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::*Montana Census Films
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::*Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:They are very knowledgeable and helpful.
  
Central Montana Genealogical Society is located in the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library.&nbsp; They are located at&nbsp;<font face="Verdana"></font><br>
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==== Taxation  ====
  
<font face="Verdana">701 West Main, Lewistown, Montana, 59457.&nbsp; Their phone is: &nbsp;&nbsp;(406) 538-5212 FAX (406) 538-3920, and the website is:&nbsp; [http://www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html].&nbsp; The email contact is: &nbsp; &nbsp;gen@lewistownlibrary.org <br></font>
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
<font face="Verdana">Resources of the Lewistown Public Library are:</font><br>
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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.
  
*Central Montana Church Records <br>
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===== Birth =====
*Cemetery and Mortuary Records<br>
 
*Birth and Marriage Records<br>
 
*Montana Census Films<br>
 
*Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms.<br>
 
  
They are very knowledgeable and helpful.<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages 1885-1901
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
*[[Lewistown Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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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.  
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Fergus|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Fergus|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.fergus.mtgenweb.org/ Fergus County Montana History and Genealogy]&nbsp; This website is part of the Montanga Genweb and US Genweb projects.&nbsp; It has a lot of links for genealogical research.<br>
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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>  
*[http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/php/gt_county.php?FIPS=30027 Genealogy Tool Box] has many links for genealogy resources.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/php/gt_county.php?FIPS=30027 Genealogy Tool Box] has many links for genealogy resources.  
*[[Www.kindredtrails.com/MT Fergus.html|Kindred Trails]] separates the resource website links into categories.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Fergus.html Kindred Trails] separates the resource website links into categories.  
*[[Www.newspaperarchive.com|www.newspaperarchive.com]]&nbsp; is located at 4069-21 Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Their email is president@newspaperarchives.com. The phone is 1-888-845-2887.&nbsp; There are some fergus county obituaries listed on this website.<br>
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) There are some Fergus county obituaries listed on this website.
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Montana|Montana}}  
 
<references />{{Montana|Montana}}  
  
 
[[Category:Fergus_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Fergus_County,_Montana]]

Revision as of 19:20, 25 June 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



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1904*
1885*
1904*
1885
1885
1885
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Lewistown Cemeteries:

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lewiston

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

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

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, {{{1}}} - Probate records.

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
    Located on the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library
    701 West Main
    Lewistown, Montana, 59457 406–538–5212
    Website: www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html
    E–mail: gen@lewistownlibrary.org
Resources at the Lewistown Public Library include:
  • 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.