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{{Montana-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Montana|Montana]] > Flathead County''  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Flathead County''' <br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Flathead County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{MTDC}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Flathead County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1893
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| founded date = February 6
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| seat = Kalispell
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| building image =  
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| building address = Flathead County Courthouse<br> 800 S Main Street <br>Kalispell, MT 59901<br>Phone: 406.758.5526<br>[http://www.flathead.mt.gov/ '''Flathead County Website'''] }}
  
'''1893--'''Flathead County was created 6 February 1893&nbsp;from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Kalispell <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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==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfork,_Montana Bigfork]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungry_Horse,_Montana Hungry Horse]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Glacier,_Montana West Glacier]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Falls,_Montana Columbia Falls]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Flathead County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalispell,_Montana Kalispell]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Flathead County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polebridge,_Montana Polebridge]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Flathead County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Flathead County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Flathead County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Flathead County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coram,_Montana Coram]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1896*</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside,_Montana Lakeside]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1892*</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somers,_Montana Somers]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1907*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1893</center>
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen,_Montana Evergreen]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Flathead County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Flathead County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Flathead County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_City,_Montana Martin City]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitefish,_Montana Whitefish]  
 
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|}
  
==== Indian Reservation  ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 6 February 1893 from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
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*'''County seat:''' Kalispell <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Glacier County, Montana|Glacier]] | [[Lake County, Montana|Lake]] | [[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]] | [[Lincoln County, Montana|Lincoln]] | [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]] | [[Pondera County, Montana|Pondera]] | [[Powell County, Montana|Powell]] | [[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]] | [[Teton County, Montana|Teton]]
  
A small piece of the [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] is in Flathead County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Sanders Counties.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
*[[Glacier County, Montana|Glacier]]
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Lake County, Montana|Lake]]
 
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Montana|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
 
*[[Pondera County, Montana|Pondera]]
 
*[[Powell County, Montana|Powell]]
 
*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]
 
*[[Teton County, Montana|Teton]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Directories ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== History ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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:*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Flathead_County interactive map] of Flathead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Kalispell newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Flathead}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Flathead}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1882, land records from 1884 and burial records from 1893; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1893<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Kalispell Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1889-1904 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Marriage =====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages 1889-1904
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===== Death =====
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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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205028&subject_disp=Montana%2C+Flathead&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Flathead|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Montana, Flathead County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Flathead County Records, 1871-1947 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="620" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfork,_Montana Bigfork]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungry_Horse,_Montana Hungry Horse]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Glacier,_Montana West Glacier]
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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+Flathead%2C+Columbia+Falls&author_givenName=&author_surname= Columbia Falls]
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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+Flathead%2C+Kalispell&author_givenName=&author_surname= Kalispell]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polebridge,_Montana Polebridge]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coram,_Montana Coram]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside,_Montana Lakeside]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somers,_Montana Somers]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen,_Montana Evergreen]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_City,_Montana Martin City]
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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+Flathead%2C+Whitefish&author_givenName=&author_surname= Whitefish]
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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A small part of the [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] is in Flathead County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Sanders Counties.
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
<references />
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}  
{{Montana|Montana}}
 
  
 
[[Category:Flathead_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Flathead_County,_Montana]]

Revision as of 20:21, 6 July 2013

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

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Flathead County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 6, 1893
County Seat Kalispell
Courthouse
Address Flathead County Courthouse
800 S Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406.758.5526
Flathead County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1896*
1892*
1907*
1893
1893
1893
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Flathead 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.

Land and Property

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.

Maps

  • See an interactive map of Flathead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)

Migration

Military

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Kalispell newspapers. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Flathead County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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, Flathead - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1882, land records from 1884 and burial records from 1893; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1893[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog 

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Montana, Flathead County Records, 1871-1947 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Places

Bigfork Hungry Horse Niarada West Glacier
Columbia Falls Kalispell Polebridge
Coram Lakeside Somers
Evergreen Martin City Whitefish

Indian Reservation

A small part of the Flathead Indian Reservation is in Flathead County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Sanders Counties.

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. 416.