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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Jefferson County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Jefferson County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Jefferson County Courthouse<br> 201 Centennial; PO Box H;<br> Boulder, MT 59632<br> Phone: 406.225.4020&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death records from 1907 <br>and land records from 1865; Clerk District Court<br>has marriage, probate and court records <br>
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{{MTDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Montana
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| state_map = Montana.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1865
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| founded date = February 2
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| seat = Boulder
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| building image =
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| building address = Jefferson County Courthouse<br> 201 Centennial<br> PO Box H<br>Boulder, MT 59632<br>Phone: 406.225.4020<br>[http://www.jeffco.mt.gov/ '''Jefferson County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1865--'''Jefferson County was created 2 February 1865&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Boulder <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%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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|-
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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>'''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1895*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1866*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1895*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Jefferson County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 2 February 1865 as an original county  
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*'''County seat:''' Boulder <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:''' [[Broadwater County, Montana|Broadwater]] | [[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]] | [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]] | [[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]] | [[Madison County, Montana|Madison]] | [[Powell County, Montana|Powell]] | [[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="620" align="left"
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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+Jefferson%2C+Basin&author_givenName=&author_surname= Basin]
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==== Church Records ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardwell,_Montana Cardwell]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkhorn,_Montana Elkhorn]
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{{MT Church Intro}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_City,_Montana Montana City]
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|-
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==== Court Records  ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.ohttps://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Jefferson%2C+Boulder&author_givenName=&author_surname=rg/wiki/Boulder,_Montana Boulder]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clancy,_Montana Clancy]
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==== Directories ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_City,_Montana Jefferson City]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall,_Montana Whitehall]
 
|}
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
*[[Broadwater County, Montana|Broadwater]]
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]
 
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
 
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]
 
*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
 
*[[Powell County, Montana|Powell]]
 
*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Jefferson_County interactive map] of Jefferson County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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:*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Jefferson_County interactive map] of Jefferson County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=amGTJ5MrhowC Basin Progress] - more than 200 issues spanning 1897-1904 freely available via Google News Archive
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:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=amGTJ5MrhowC Basin Progress] - more than 200 issues spanning 1897-1904 freely available via Google News Archive  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=judUAtIFz0MC Basin Progress &amp; Mining Review] - more than 100 issues spanning 1905-1909 freely available via Google News Archive
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:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=judUAtIFz0MC Basin Progress &amp; Mining Review] - more than 100 issues spanning 1905-1909 freely available via Google News Archive  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=8RJSsxxtMAkC Basin Republican Rustler] - more than 100 issues spanning 2006-2009 freely available via Google News Archive
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:*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=8RJSsxxtMAkC Basin Republican Rustler] - more than 100 issues spanning 2006-2009 freely available via Google News Archive  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Jefferson}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Jefferson}}
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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 from 1907 and land records from 1865; Clerk District Court has marriage, probate and court records <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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:*[[Boulder 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 1866-1900 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death =====
*[[Boulder 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+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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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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|-
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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+Jefferson%2C+Basin&author_givenName=&author_surname= Basin]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardwell,_Montana Cardwell]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkhorn,_Montana Elkhorn]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_City,_Montana Montana City]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.ohttps://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Jefferson%2C+Boulder&author_givenName=&author_surname=rg/wiki/Boulder,_Montana Boulder]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clancy,_Montana Clancy]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_City,_Montana Jefferson City]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehall,_Montana Whitehall]
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|}
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=== References  ===
  
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<references /> {{Montana|Montana}}  
{{Montana|Montana}}
 
  
 
[[Category:Jefferson_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Jefferson_County,_Montana]]

Revision as of 20:31, 6 July 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

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 Jefferson 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 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.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jefferson 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, Jefferson - 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

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

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.