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Guide to '''Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Montana Information==
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Montana is a state in the western United States. There are 56 counties in the state.  Montana was the 41st State to join the Union on November 8, 1889.  Montana was formed from the Montana Territory.  The State Capital is Helena. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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=== Getting Started with Montana Research ===
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Links to articles on getting started with Montana research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Montana Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Montana Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Montana Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Montana Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Montana Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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=== Montana Research Tools ===
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Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana Boundary Changes Maps]
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*[[Montana Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.mtgenweb.com/ MTGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Montana.
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==Montana Clickable Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana  Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.
  
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==Counties==
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana.  Click on a county below to go to the  Wiki article listing more information.
  
 
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*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]  
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*[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy|Beaverhead]]  
*[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]]  
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*[[Big Horn County, Montana Genealogy|Big Horn]]  
*[[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]]  
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*[[Blaine County, Montana Genealogy|Blaine]]  
*[[Broadwater County, Montana|Broadwater]]  
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*[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy|Broadwater]]  
*[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]  
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*[[Carbon County, Montana Genealogy|Carbon]]  
*[[Carter County, Montana|Carter]]  
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*[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy|Carter]]  
*[[Cascade County, Montana|Cascade]]  
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*[[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]  
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]  
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*[[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau]]  
*[[Custer County, Montana|Custer]]  
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*[[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]  
*[[Daniels County, Montana|Daniels]]  
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*[[Daniels County, Montana Genealogy|Daniels]]  
*[[Dawson County, Montana|Dawson]]  
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*[[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]]  
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]  
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*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]  
*[[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]]  
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*[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon]]  
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
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*[[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]]
  
 
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*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]  
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*[[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]]  
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]  
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*[[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]]  
*[[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield]]  
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*[[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield]]  
*[[Glacier County, Montana|Glacier]]  
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*[[Glacier County, Montana Genealogy|Glacier]]  
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]  
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*[[Golden Valley County, Montana Genealogy|Golden Valley]]  
*[[Granite County, Montana|Granite]]  
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*[[Granite County, Montana Genealogy|Granite]]  
*[[Hill County, Montana|Hill]]  
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*[[Hill County, Montana Genealogy|Hill]]  
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]]  
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*[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy|Judith Basin]]  
*[[Lake County, Montana|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, Montana Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]  
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*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana Genealogy|Lewis and Clark]]  
*[[Liberty County, Montana|Liberty]]  
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*[[Liberty County, Montana Genealogy|Liberty]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Montana|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Montana Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
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*[[Madison County, Montana Genealogy|Madison]]
  
 
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*[[McCone County, Montana|McCone]]  
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*[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy|McCone]]  
*[[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]]  
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*[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy|Meagher]]  
*[[Mineral County, Montana|Mineral]]  
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*[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy|Mineral]]  
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]  
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*[[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]  
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]  
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*[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy|Musselshell]]  
*[[Park County, Montana|Park]]  
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*[[Park County, Montana Genealogy|Park]]  
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]  
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*[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy|Petroleum]]  
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]  
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*[[Phillips County, Montana Genealogy|Phillips]]  
*[[Pondera County, Montana|Pondera]]  
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*[[Pondera County, Montana Genealogy|Pondera]]  
*[[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River]]  
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*[[Powder River County, Montana Genealogy|Powder River]]  
*[[Powell County, Montana|Powell]]  
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*[[Powell County, Montana Genealogy|Powell]]  
*[[Prairie County, Montana|Prairie]]  
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*[[Prairie County, Montana Genealogy|Prairie]]  
*[[Ravalli County, Montana|Ravalli]]  
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*[[Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy|Ravalli]]  
*[[Richland County, Montana|Richland]]
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*[[Richland County, Montana Genealogy|Richland]]
  
 
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*[[Roosevelt County, Montana|Roosevelt]]  
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*[[Roosevelt County, Montana Genealogy|Roosevelt]]  
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]  
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*[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy|Rosebud]]  
*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]  
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*[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy|Sanders]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Montana|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Sheridan County, Montana Genealogy|Sheridan]]  
*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]  
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*[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy|Silver Bow]]  
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]  
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*[[Stillwater County, Montana Genealogy|Stillwater]]  
*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]  
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*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy|Sweet Grass]]  
*[[Teton County, Montana|Teton]]  
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*[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy|Teton]]  
*[[Toole County, Montana|Toole]]  
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*[[Toole County, Montana Genealogy|Toole]]  
*[[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]  
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*[[Treasure County, Montana Genealogy|Treasure]]  
*[[Valley County, Montana|Valley]]  
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*[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy|Valley]]  
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]  
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*[[Wheatland County, Montana Genealogy|Wheatland]]  
*[[Wibaux County, Montana|Wibaux]]  
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*[[Wibaux County, Montana Genealogy|Wibaux]]  
*[[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
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*[[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]
 
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Edgerton County, Montana|Edgerton]] {{Adoption Great Falls Genealogy Society}}
 
 
 
=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
 
 
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Montana/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/montanagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Montana]
 
*[http://www.mtgenweb.org// The Montana GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Montana, County Births and Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, County Births and Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Montana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Montana, Flathead County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Flathead County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Montana, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Montana, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Montana County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Montana, Lake County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Lake County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Montana were the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches. Each group arrived during the territorial period to proselytize among the Indians and the miners. The Family History Library has a few church records for Montana. The collection also includes histories of the United Methodists, United Brethren, and Roman Catholics. [[Montana Church Records|'''Read more...''']]
 
 
 
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=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
 
*The Family History Library has several Montana maps from 1860 to the present. The Montana Historical Society and other archives have more extensive collections of maps and atlases. [[Montana Maps|'''Read more...''']]
 
 
 
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*[[Montana Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
 
*[[Indians of Montana|American Indian]]
 
*[[Montana Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Montana Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Montana Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Montana Census|Census]]
 
*[[Montana Church Records|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Montana Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Montana Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Montana Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Montana Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Montana Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Montana History|History]]
 
*[[Hotel Guest Lists United States|Hotel Guest Lists]]
 
*[[Montana Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Montana Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Montana Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Montana Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Montana Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Montana Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]
 
*[[Montana Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[Montana Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Montana Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Montana For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
 
  
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Guide to Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Montana Information

Montana is a state in the western United States. There are 56 counties in the state. Montana was the 41st State to join the Union on November 8, 1889. Montana was formed from the Montana Territory. The State Capital is Helena. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Montana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Montana research.

Montana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.


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Montana Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.


Lincoln CountyFlathead CountyGlacier CountyToole CountyLiberty CountyHill CountyBlaine CountyPhillips CountyValley CountyDaniels CountySheridan CountyRoosevelt CountySanders CountyLake CountyMineral CountyMissoula CountyPowell CountyLewis and Clark CountyCascade CountyJudith Basin CountyFergus CountyPetroleum CountyGarfield CountyMcCone CountyDawson CountyRichland County,Ravalli CountyGranite CountyDeer Lodge CountySilver Bow CountyJefferson CountyBroadwater CountyMeagher CountyWheatland CountyGolden Valley CountyMusselshell CountyTreasure CountyRosebud CountyCuster CountyPrairie CountyWibaux CountyFallon CountyBeaverhead CountyMadison CountyGallatin CountyPark CountySweet Grass CountyStillwater CountyYellowstone CountyCarbon CountyBig Horn CountyPowder River CountyCarter CountyPondera CountyTeton CountyChouteau CountyMontana-county-map.gif

Counties

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana. Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

Extinct/Renamed Counties: Edgerton

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

  • Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.