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=== Montana Historical Society ===
 
=== Montana Historical Society ===
  
P.O. Box 210201<br />225 North Roberts Street <br />Helena, MT 59620-1201<br />Telephone: 406-444-2694 <br />Fax: 406-444-2696 <br />'''Email:''' [mailto:mhslibrary@mt.gov mhslibrary@mt.gov]<br />website: http://www.his.state.mt.us/
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P.O. Box 210201<br>225 North Roberts Street <br>Helena, MT 59620-1201<br>Telephone: 406-444-2694 <br>Fax: 406-444-2696 <br>'''Email:''' [mailto:mhslibrary@mt.gov mhslibrary@mt.gov]<br>website: http://www.his.state.mt.us/
  
 
The Montana Historical Society houses both the Montana Historical Society Library and the Montana State Archives. The library collects printed and manuscript sources, including histories and reference materials. The archives primarily collects government documents.
 
The Montana Historical Society houses both the Montana Historical Society Library and the Montana State Archives. The library collects printed and manuscript sources, including histories and reference materials. The archives primarily collects government documents.
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=== National Archives Records Administration—Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) ===
 
=== National Archives Records Administration—Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) ===
  
Building 48, Denver Federal Center <br />P.O. Box 25307 <br />Denver, CO 80225 <br />Telephone: 303-236-0817 <br />Fax: (303) 407-5753 <br />http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/
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Building 48, Denver Federal Center <br>P.O. Box 25307 <br>Denver, CO 80225 <br>Telephone: 303-236-0817 <br>Fax: (303) 407-5753 <br>http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/
  
 
=== University of Montana ===
 
=== University of Montana ===
  
Mansfield Library <br />32 Campus Drive<br />Missoula, MT 59812-9936<br />Telephone: 406-243-6866<br />Fax: 406-243-4067<br />http://www.lib.umt.edu/
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Mansfield Library <br>32 Campus Drive<br>Missoula, MT 59812-9936<br>Telephone: 406-243-6866<br>Fax: 406-243-4067<br>http://www.lib.umt.edu/
  
 
=== Montana State University ===
 
=== Montana State University ===
  
Renne Library <br />P.O. Box 173320 <br />Bozeman, MT 59717-3320 <br />Telephone: 406-994-3119 <br />Fax: 406-994-2851 <br />http://www.lib.montana.edu/
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Renne Library <br>P.O. Box 173320 <br>Bozeman, MT 59717-3320 <br>Telephone: 406-994-3119 <br>Fax: 406-994-2851 <br>http://www.lib.montana.edu/
  
 
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Montana counties, use the 16 inventories of county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.
 
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Montana counties, use the 16 inventories of county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.
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=== USGenWeb ===
 
=== USGenWeb ===
  
[http://www.usgenweb.com/ http://www.usgenweb.com/ ]
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[http://www.usgenweb.com/ http://www.usgenweb.com/]
  
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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http://www.familysearch.org
 
http://www.familysearch.org
  
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™.  FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.
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The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.
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Revision as of 23:52, 22 January 2008

The following archives, libraries, and societies have major collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers.

Montana Historical Society

P.O. Box 210201
225 North Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2694
Fax: 406-444-2696
Email: mhslibrary@mt.gov
website: http://www.his.state.mt.us/

The Montana Historical Society houses both the Montana Historical Society Library and the Montana State Archives. The library collects printed and manuscript sources, including histories and reference materials. The archives primarily collects government documents.

National Archives Records Administration—Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)

Building 48, Denver Federal Center
P.O. Box 25307
Denver, CO 80225
Telephone: 303-236-0817
Fax: (303) 407-5753
http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/

University of Montana

Mansfield Library
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812-9936
Telephone: 406-243-6866
Fax: 406-243-4067
http://www.lib.umt.edu/

Montana State University

Renne Library
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-3119
Fax: 406-994-2851
http://www.lib.montana.edu/

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Montana counties, use the 16 inventories of county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. The Family History Library has copies of most of these inventories.

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards

Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers to:

  • Locate other researchers
  • Post queries
  • Send and receive e-mail
  • Search large databases
  • Search computer libraries
  • Join in computer chat and lecture sessions

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Montana in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:

USGenWeb

http://www.usgenweb.com/

A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.

Roots-L

http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.

For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline (30972), 2nd ed., "Archives and Libraries" section.

FamilySearch™

http://www.familysearch.org

The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.