Flathead County, Montana Genealogy

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Flathead County Courthouse
800 S Main Street;
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406.758.5526 

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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Montana, Flathead County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Parent County

1893--Flathead County was created 6 February 1893 from Missoula County.  County seat: Kalispell [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

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

Indian Reservation

A small piece 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.

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


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



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



Vital Records

For marriages from 1889-1904 see Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

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 

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).