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Guide to '''Judith Basin County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Judith Basin County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  December 10,  1920
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|county seat=  Stanford
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|parent county= [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] and [[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]
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|county2= [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau]]
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|county5= [[Wheatland County, Montana Genealogy|Wheatland]]</br><center>[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Judith Basin County was formed in 1920 from Fergus and Cascade Counties. The county seat is Stanford. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/judithbasin/ accessed 11/18/2016</ref> It is located in the central area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Basin_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Judith Basin}}
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Judith Basin County Courthouse<br> 31 1st Ave<br> PO Box 427<br>Stanford, MT 59479<br>Phone: 406.553.2301<br>[http://www.co.judith-basin.mt.us/ '''Judith Basin County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk and recorder has birth, death and land records from 1920;<br>
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Clerk of Courts has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.</ref>
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=== Judith Basin County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Judith Basin County, Montana. Page 416. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 406.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1920
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.</ref></center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Judith Basin}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table><br>
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''Parent County:'' created 10 December 1920 from [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] and [[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]<br>
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''County seat: ''Stanford <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Judith Basin}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Judith Basin County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Basin_County,_Montana, accessed 6 December 2016.</ref>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobson,_Montana Hobson]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasonston,_Montana Lasonston]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford,_Montana Stanford] (county seat)</div>
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* Benchland
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moccasin,_Montana Moccasin]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynesford,_Montana Raynesford]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utica,_Montana Utica]</div>
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* Windham</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geyser,_Montana Geyser]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubet,_Montana Ubet]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Biographies  ===
| county = Judith Basin County
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Judith Basin}}
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| state = Montana
 
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| founded year = 1920
 
| founded date = December 10
 
| seat = Stanford
 
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| building address = Judith Basin County Courthouse<br> 31 1st Ave<br> PO Box 427<br>Stanford, MT 59479<br>Phone: 406.553.2301<br>[http://www.co.judith-basin.mt.us/ '''Judith Basin County Website'''] }}  
 
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Judith Basin County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1616&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/judithbasin/ MTGenWeb Archives]
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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* {{FHL|336025|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Judith+Basin+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920*</center>  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920*</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1616 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Judith%20Basin&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20151230104506/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtjudith/cemetery.htm MTGenWeb]
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920</center>
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Judith Basin County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Judith Basin County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Judith Basin County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*'''Parent County:''' created 10 December 1920 from [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] and [[Cascade County, Montana|Cascade]]  
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=== Census Records ===
*'''County seat: '''Stanford <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 populations
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Cascade County, Montana|Cascade]] | [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] | [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] | [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Basin_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1930 |5238
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|1940 |3655
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|1950 |3200
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|1960 |3085
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|1970 |2667
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|1980 |2646
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|1990 |2282
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|2000 |2329
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|2010 |2072
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{{MT Census Intro|Judith Basin}}
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==== Territory and State Censuses ====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Judith Basin}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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''Presbyterian Church''<br>
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*'''1912-1915''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1701-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Presbyterian Church of Hobson, Baptisms, Births, 1912-1915<br>
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*'''1921-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1701-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Community Presbyterian Church of Kolin, Deaths, 1921-1925<br>
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*'''1961-1971''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61048 U.S., Presbyterian Records, 1701-1970] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Presbyterian Church of Moccasin, Baptisms, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1961-1971<br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Judith Basin}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
=== Resources ===
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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*''Furrow & Trails in Judith Basin.'' c1976. N.d. N.p: n.p. {{WorldCat|41699571|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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[[Image:Mtjudithbasin.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Judith Basin County</center>]]
  
==== History  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
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*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/montana.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Montana] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1910-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2110919|Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various naturalization records for Judith Basin County from 1910-1954
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126621?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Judith Basin County, naturalization records] Viewable
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Judith Basin}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
  
==== Public Records  ====
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
  
==== Repositories  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
County Clerk and recorder has birth, death and land records from 1920; Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, 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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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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'''Online Probate Records
  
===== Libraries =====
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1887 – 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|2110919|Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images; various probate records for Judith Basin County from 1887-1950
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2145904?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Judith Basin County, probate case files] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126623?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Judith Basin County, probate records] Viewable
  
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
===== Birth =====
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1905 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2110919|Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images; various birth records for Judith Basin County from 1905-1930
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126620?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Judith Basin County, birth records] Viewable
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
===== Death =====
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1918 - 2012''' - {{RecordSearch|2110919|Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images; various marriage records for Judith Basin County from 1918-2012
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*'''1920 - 1975''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/694554?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1920 - 1975; Index 1920 - 1993] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126624?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Judith Basin County, marriage records] Viewable
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
==== Websites  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Judith+Basin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1907 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2110919|Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various death records for Judith Basin County from 1907-2000
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at findmypast ($) — index
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126622?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Judith Basin County, death records] Viewable
  
=== Places  ===
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Judith Basin}}
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Judith Basin}}
| Geyser
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moccasin,_Montana Moccasin]  
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=== Archives ===
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford,_Montana Stanford]  
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
| Windham
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=== Family History Centers ===
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobson,_Montana Hobson]  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynesford,_Montana Raynesford]
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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+Judith+Basin%2C+Utica&author_givenName=&author_surname= Utica]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Judith Basin}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Judith Basin}}
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'''Judith Basin Historical Society Inc'''<br>Lewis & Clark National Forest<br>Band Box Coulley<br>Stanford, Mt 59479<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Judith Basin}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/judith-basin-county/ Genealogy Inc Judith Basin County, Montana]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Judith_Basin.html Kindred Trails Judith Basin County, Montana]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtjudith/ USGenWeb Judith Basin County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205047|Montana|Judith%20Basin}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
=== References ===
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== References ==
  
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Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Montana
Judith Basin County

Guide to Judith Basin County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Stanford
Organized: December 10, 1920
Parent County(s): Fergus and Cascade[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cascade  • Chouteau  • Fergus  • Meagher  • Wheatland
See County Maps
Courthouse
Judith Basin Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Judith Basin County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Judith Basin County was formed in 1920 from Fergus and Cascade Counties. The county seat is Stanford. [2] It is located in the central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Judith Basin County Courthouse
31 1st Ave
PO Box 427
Stanford, MT 59479
Phone: 406.553.2301
Judith Basin County Website

County Clerk and recorder has birth, death and land records from 1920;
Clerk of Courts has marriage, divorce, probate and court records[4]

Judith Basin County, Montana Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Parent County: created 10 December 1920 from Fergus and Cascade
County seat: Stanford [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: [8]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
  • Windham
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Judith Basin County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 5,238
1940 3,655 −30.2%
1950 3,200 −12.4%
1960 3,085 −3.6%
1970 2,667 −13.5%
1980 2,646 −0.8%
1990 2,282 −13.8%
2000 2,329 2.1%
2010 2,072 −11.0%
Source: [1]

Before Montana was a state in 1889, the western portion of Montana was included in the 1860 Washington Territory and the eastern was in the unorganized parts of 1860 Nebraska Territory. The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Montana Territory. No state censuses have been taken.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Censuses

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Montana Census.

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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

Presbyterian Church

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Judith Basin 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Judith Basin County

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.
Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

For more information, see Montana Newspapers.


Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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, Judith Basin - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Judith Basin Historical Society Inc
Lewis & Clark National Forest
Band Box Coulley
Stanford, Mt 59479

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/judithbasin/ accessed 11/18/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Basin_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Judith Basin County, Montana. Page 416. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 406.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Judith Basin County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Basin_County,_Montana, accessed 6 December 2016.
  9. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.