Montana Compiled Genealogies
Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. For example, the Montana Historical Society has an excellent collection of local and family histories. These collections must usually be searched in person. There are several indexes to a variety of databases online at the MHS website (http://montanahistoricalsociety.org), and researchers will photocopy and mail records for a small fee.
A small collection of some genealogical value for Montana families is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection has transcripts of some cemetery records, church records, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC, and is available at the Family History Library (Family History Library films 870042-43 and 870178).