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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection contains the following various records from the Rosebud County courthouse, Forsyth, Montana:  
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This collection contains the following various records from the Rosebud County courthouse, located in Forsyth, Montana:  
  
 
*Vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) 1882 to 1930  
 
*Vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) 1882 to 1930  
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*Voter registers for various years
 
*Voter registers for various years
  
Records will be added as they are received.
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===To Browse this Collection:===
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|title= Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011
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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].
 
  
=== 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.<br>
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Coverage Map ===
{{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Rosebud County Records" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Montana marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/MT_FRM.html here].
 
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=== Sample Images ===
[[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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The records may contain any of the following pieces of information  
 
The records may contain any of the following pieces of information  
  
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*Address or residence
 
*Address or residence
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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.  
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
  
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.
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1908714|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''Record Type, Date Range and Volume''' to view the images.
  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant, or the deceased
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*The approximate date the event occurred
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
=== Identify the record to be searched  ===
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'''Remember to:'''
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*Whenever possible, look at the original record.  If often has more information than the indexed record.
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*Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Example Research Log] that you can download and use for this purpose.
  
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.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
=== Find the image ===
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1908714 Montana, Rosebud County records, 1878-2011]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
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.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
=== 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:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
*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.  
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*Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[Montana Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Montana, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Montana Archives and Libraries]].
  
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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== Citing This Collection ==
*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 ===
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
*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.
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*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:
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{{Collection_citation | text="Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Rosebud County Offices, Forsyth.
 
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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==== General Information About These Records ====
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
 
 
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)]]
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MT_Rosebud.htm Montana Rosebud County Free Public Records]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/mt/rosebud.htm Rosebud County Cemetery Records]<br>
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Montana Probate Records]]
 
*[[Montana Land and Property]]
 
*[[Montana Vital Records]]
 
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud County, Montana]]
 
 
 
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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.<br>
 
 
 
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.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Rosebud, Montana, United States
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Flag of Montana
US Locator Map Montana Rosebud.PNG
Location of Rosebud County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1878-2011
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This collection contains the following various records from the Rosebud County courthouse, located in 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

To Browse this Collection:

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011.


Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Montana marriages click here.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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 Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

Remember to:

  • Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
  • Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
  • Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • [Montana Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Montana, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Montana Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Rosebud County Offices, Forsyth.

Image Citation

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011.


Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.