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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
 
 
The records in this collection are for the years 1878 to 1945.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains the following various records from the county clerk’s office:  
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This collection contains the following various records from the Rosebud County courthouse, Forsyth, Montana:  
  
 
*Vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) 1882 to 1930  
 
*Vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) 1882 to 1930  
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*Mining claims 1919 to 1940  
 
*Mining claims 1919 to 1940  
 
*Wills 1887 to 1971  
 
*Wills 1887 to 1971  
*probate records 1901 to 1941 (book #2 is missing)  
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*Probate records 1901 to 1941 (book #2 is missing)  
*Voter records for various years
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*Voter registers for various years
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Records will be added as they are received.
  
Some of the records are handwritten on loose pages. However, most of the records are handwritten on pre-printed pages or typed. Many of the records are arranged in alphabetical order.  
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For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1908714/waypoints Browse].  
  
=== Record Content ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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Image:Montana Rosebud County Records (10-0747) Deed DGS 4671986_2.jpg</gallery>  
 
  
The biographical information found in the probate cases is:  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Rosebud County Records" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
  
*Name of the testator or deceased
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[[Montana, Rosebud County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
 
*Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
 
*Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased
 
  
The biographical information found in the delayed birth records is:
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== Record Content  ==
  
*Child’s name
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*Birth date
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*Birth place
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*Child’s gender
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*Parent’s names
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*Parents residence
 
*Mother’s age
 
*Father’s occupation
 
*Number of children of mother
 
  
The biographical information found in the marriage records is:
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The records may contain any of the following pieces of information  
  
*Names of bride and groom
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*Name of the primary individual
*Marriage date  
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*Age
*Marriage place  
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*Event date  
*Ages or birth dates
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*Event place  
*Birth place of bride and groom
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*Parents' names including mother's maiden name
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*Parents' age, birth place and residence
 
*Occupations  
 
*Occupations  
*Parent’s names
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*Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
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*Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
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*Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased
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*Address or residence
  
The biographical information found in the voter registrations is:
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
*Name of voter
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.
*Address
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
*The place where the birth or death occurred
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant, or the deceased  
*The approximate date the event occurred
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*The approximate date the event occurred
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant, or the deceased
 
  
'''Identify the record to be searched'''
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=== Identify the record to be searched ===
  
 
From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (land, probate, marriages, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.  
 
From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (land, probate, marriages, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.  
  
'''Find the image'''
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=== Find the image ===
  
 
Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
  
'''Using the Information'''
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=== Using the Information ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
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*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
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*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
'''Tips to Keep in Mind'''
 
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== General Information About These Records  ====
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
 
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
  
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.  
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.  
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Voter registrations were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.  
 
Voter registrations were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.  
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
  
 
The death date, residence, and other facts that were current at the time of the probate proceedings are reliable, but realize that there is still a chance of misinformation. The records may omit the names of deceased family members or those who had previously received an inheritance. In some cases, the spouse mentioned in the will was not the parent of the children mentioned. Also, some wills do not name family members.  
 
The death date, residence, and other facts that were current at the time of the probate proceedings are reliable, but realize that there is still a chance of misinformation. The records may omit the names of deceased family members or those who had previously received an inheritance. In some cases, the spouse mentioned in the will was not the parent of the children mentioned. Also, some wills do not name family members.  
  
The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant.
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. &nbsp;It may include the author, custodian, publisher, or archive for the original records.
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.<br>
 
 
 
 
  
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
"Montana, Rosebud County Records." database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Clara Elizabeth Colling, born September 9, 1905, citing County Records, Rosebud, Birth, Death index, 1882-1908. vol. 1;Image 3; Rosebud County Clerk's Office, Forsyth, Montana.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections
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"Montana, Rosebud County Records," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Clara Elizabeth Colling, born September 9, 1905, citing County Records, Rosebud, Birth, Death index, 1882-1908. vol. 1; Image 3; Rosebud County Clerk's Office, Forsyth, Montana.

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Record Description

This collection contains the following various records from the Rosebud County courthouse, Forsyth, Montana:

  • Vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) 1882 to 1930
  • Deeds 1878 to 1945
  • Mining claims 1919 to 1940
  • Wills 1887 to 1971
  • Probate records 1901 to 1941 (book #2 is missing)
  • Voter registers for various years

Records will be added as they are received.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Montana, Rosebud County Records" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The records may contain any of the following pieces of information

  • Name of the primary individual
  • Age
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Parents' names including mother's maiden name
  • Parents' age, birth place and residence
  • Occupations
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased
  • Address or residence

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant, or the deceased
  • The approximate date the event occurred

Identify the record to be searched

From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (land, probate, marriages, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.

Find the image

Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

General Information About These Records

Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.

Probate records were used to legally dispose of a person’s estate after his or her death. If the deceased had made a will, the probate process transferred the following from the deceased to an executor or executrix: the legal responsibility for payment of taxes, care and custody of dependent family members, liquidation of debts, and transfer of property title to heirs. If there was no will, the transfer went to an administrator or administratrix. A guardian or conservator was appointed if the deceased had heirs younger than 21 or if the heirs were incompetent due to disability or disease.

Marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interest of the wife and other heirs.

Voter registrations were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.

The death date, residence, and other facts that were current at the time of the probate proceedings are reliable, but realize that there is still a chance of misinformation. The records may omit the names of deceased family members or those who had previously received an inheritance. In some cases, the spouse mentioned in the will was not the parent of the children mentioned. Also, some wills do not name family members.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Montana, Rosebud County Records," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012), Clara Elizabeth Colling, born September 9, 1905, citing County Records, Rosebud, Birth, Death index, 1882-1908. vol. 1; Image 3; Rosebud County Clerk's Office, Forsyth, Montana.