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Revision as of 19:25, 25 June 2013

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

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Jefferson County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 2, 1865
County Seat Boulder
Courthouse
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
201 Centennial
PO Box H
Boulder, MT 59632
Phone: 406.225.4020
Jefferson County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1895*
1866*
1895*
1865
1865
1865
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

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

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Basin Progress - more than 200 issues spanning 1897-1904 freely available via Google News Archive
  • Basin Progress & Mining Review - more than 100 issues spanning 1905-1909 freely available via Google News Archive
  • Basin Republican Rustler - more than 100 issues spanning 2006-2009 freely available via Google News Archive
  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Butte and Helena newspapers. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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 from 1907 and land records from 1865; Clerk District Court has marriage, probate and court records [2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Places

Basin Cardwell Elkhorn Montana City
Boulder Clancy Jefferson City Whitehall

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.