Fergus County, Montana Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Fergus County Courthouse
712 W Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457-2562
Phone: 406.538.5119

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


Parent County

1885--Fergus County was created 12 March 1885 from Meagher and Chouteau Counties.
County seat: Lewistown [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Neighboring Counties



Lewistown Cemeteries:


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lewiston



Local Histories




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



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 Librairies 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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Tool Box has many links for genealogy resources. 
  • Kindred Trails separates the resource website links into categories. 
  • www.newspaperarchive.com  is located at 4069-21 Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Their email is president@newspaperarchives.com. The phone is 1-888-845-2887.  There are some fergus county obituaries listed on this website.


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