Montana Cemeteries

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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.


The following websites have Montana cemetery records online:

  • Billion Graves can be searched by name, surname, or cemetery. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.
  • The following have some cemetery listings for Montana State.
    Sites may be incomplete. They may not list all cemeteries in a county and may not include all burials in a cemetery.

  • Search for names Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
      • You may need to narrow by county
        • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state (Montana), then select from the county list, and press Search.
      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.
  • includes many Montana cemetery transcripts.
  • Access Genealogy provides links to Montana cemetery transcriptions and indexes.
  • D'Addezio contains links to Montana cemetery transcriptions published on the Internet.

Print and Microfilm Abstracts

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have tombstone inscriptions from Montana cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.

Family History Library Collection

Contents include: v. 1. (1947) Granite County: Drummond, Valley Cemetery; Lake County: Arlee, Ronan, St. Ignatius; Missoula County: Missoula; Sanders County: Dixon -- v. 2. (1959) Deer Lodge County: Anaconda, Lower Hill and New Hill Cemeteries, Warm Springs; Gallatin County: Willow Creek, Williams Family Cemetery; Silver Bow County: Butte, Mount Moriah and Mountain View Cemeteries, Sunset Memorial Gardens -- v. 3. (1961) Gallatin County: Willow Creek; Silver Bow County: Butte, Mount Moriah and Mountain View Cemeteries.

  • Lewiston Genealogy Society. Montana Cemetery Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. FHL film 1035938 item 2.
Inscriptions from ten central Montana cemeteries have been copied by the Lewistown Genealogical Society


Several Montana Periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Montana cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).