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{{Montana-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Montana|Montana]] > Musselshell County''  
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Guide to '''Musselshell County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse <br> ==
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Musselshell County'''<br>  
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Musselshell-County-Montana-Courts.htm Musselshell County Courthouse]<br>506 Main Street<br>Roundup, Montana 59072-2498<br>Phone: 406-323-1104<br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land <br>records from 1911; Clerk of Court has marriage, <br>divorce, probate, military and court records from 1911<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
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{{MTDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Musselshell County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1911
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat = [[Roundup, Montana|Roundup]]
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| building image =
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| building address = Musselshell County Courthouse<br> 506 Main Street<br>Roundup, Montana 59072-2498<br>Phone: 406-323-1104<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Musselshell-County-Montana-Courts.htm '''Musselshell County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
'''1911--'''Musselshell County was created 11 February 1911&nbsp;from [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] and [[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Roundup <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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{| width="100%" border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1911*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1895*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1911*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1911</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1911</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1911</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Musselshell County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Musselshell County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 11 February 1911 from [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] and [[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Roundup <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] | [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]] | [[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]] | [[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Three,_Montana Camp Three]
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==== Church Records  ====
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell,_Montana Musselshell]
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{{MT Church Intro}}  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein,_Montana Klein]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Musselshell%2C+Roundup|subject|disp=Roundup}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melstone,_Montana Melstone]
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
 
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]
 
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
 
*[[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mtmusselshell.jpg|500px|Mtmusselshell.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Musselshell County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Musselshell County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Musselshell}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Musselshell}}
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land <br>records from 1911; Clerk of Court has marriage, divorce, probate, military and court records from 1911<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Marriage  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Musselshell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Musselshell|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Three,_Montana Camp Three]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell,_Montana Musselshell]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein,_Montana Klein]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Musselshell%2C+Roundup|subject|disp=Roundup}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melstone,_Montana Melstone]
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
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<references /> {{Montana|Montana}}
{{Montana|Montana}}
 
[[Category:Musselshell_County,_Montana]]
 

Revision as of 04:25, 19 July 2014

Guide to Musselshell County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Musselshell County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1911
County Seat Roundup
Courthouse
Address Musselshell County Courthouse
506 Main Street
Roundup, Montana 59072-2498
Phone: 406-323-1104
Musselshell County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1911*
1895*
1911*
1911
1911
1911
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Montana denominations, view the Montana Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Montana Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Maps

Mtmusselshell.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Musselshell County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Musselshell - Probate records.

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land
records from 1911; Clerk of Court has marriage, divorce, probate, military and court records from 1911[2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

Places

Camp Three Musselshell
Klein Roundup
Melstone

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.