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).
Printing Your Family History
Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.
Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center offers facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their family histories. Their consultants can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.
Print and Mail Production Center's facilities include state of the art digital printing equipment, offset presses, and a full service bindery.