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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Park County'''<br>
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== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Park County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 23,  1887
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|county seat= Livingston
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|parent county= [[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Carbon County, Montana Genealogy|Carbon]]
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|county2= [[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]]
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|county3= [[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy|Meagher]]
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|county4= [[Park County, Wyoming Genealogy|Park (WY)]]
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|county5= [[Stillwater County, Montana Genealogy|Stillwater]]
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|county6= [[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy|Sweet Grass]]</br><center>[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County Seat is Livingston and the year Park County was organized was 1887. A small part of Yellowstone National Park is located in the extreme southern part of the county.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/park/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref> 
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Park County was named due to its proximity to Yellowstone National Park.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Park}}
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'''Park County Courthouse'''<br> 414 E Callender Street<br>Livingston, MT 59047-2799<br>Phone: 406.222.4110<br>[http://www.parkcounty.org/site/index.html Park County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1907;<br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
  
[http://www.parkcounty.org/site/index.html Park County Courthouse]<br>414 E Callender Street<br>Livingston, MT 59047-2799<br>Phone: 406.222.4110&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1907; <br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorec, probate and court<br>records<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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=== Park County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Montana. Page 417. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 407.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Park County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1907
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1907
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1907
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| width="13%" align="center" |1887
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| width="13%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.</ref></center>
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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Park}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Park County was created 23 February 1887 from [[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]]<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Livingston <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
  
'''1887--'''Park County was created 23 February 1887&nbsp;from [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Livingston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table><br>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed ? Dec 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livingston,_Montana Livingston] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Park,_Montana Clyde Park]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico,_Montana Chico]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant,_Montana Emigrant]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooke_City-Silver_Gate,_Montana Cooke City-Silver Gate]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corwin_Springs,_Montana Corwin Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardiner,_Montana Gardiner]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pray,_Montana Pray]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Glastonbury,_Montana South Glastonbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springdale,_Montana Springdale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilsall,_Montana Wilsall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineglass,_Montana Wineglass]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldridge,_Montana Aldridge]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardine,_Montana Jardine]</div>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Park}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Park}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Park}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Park}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Park,_Montana Clyde Park]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Park County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Park%2C+Gardiner|subject|disp=Gardiner}}
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooke_City-Silver_Gate,_Montana Cooke City-Silver Gate]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Park%2C+Livingston|subject|disp=Livingston}}
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1627&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtpark/cemetery.html MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/park/park.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/park.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mt/park.htm Montana Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant,_Montana Emigrant]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilsall,_Montana Wilsall]
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* {{FHL|374837|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Park+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1627 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Park&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1890 |6881
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|1900 |7341
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|1910 |10731
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|1920 |11330
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|1930 |10922
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|1940 |11566
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|1950 |11999
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|1960 |13168
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|1970 |11197
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|1980 |12869
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|1990 |14562
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|2000 |15694
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|2010 |15636
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{{MT Census Intro|Park}}
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==== Territory and State Censuses ====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Park}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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'''Other Church Records'''<br>
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''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records''<br>
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*Livingston
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Park}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Park}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Park}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Park}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Park}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Park}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Park}}
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{{MT History Intro}}
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*''History of Park County, Montana, 1984.'' c1984. [Dallas, Texas] : Taylor Pub. Co.  {{WorldCat|11563929|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley : Embracing the Counties of Park, Sweet Grass, Carbon, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Custer and Dawson, State of Montana.'' c1990. Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. Online at: [https://archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00west Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|865861128|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
  
*[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]
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[[Image:Mtpark.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Park County</center>]]
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
 
*[[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]]
 
*[[Park County, Wyoming|Park County, Wyoming]]
 
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
 
*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
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*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/montana.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Montana] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
  
*Livingston
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Park}}
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Park}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Park}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Park}}
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''Online Probate Records
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Park}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Park}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Park}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Park}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Park}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at FindMyPast ($) — index
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Park}}
  
For marriages from 1887-1890 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Park}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Livingston Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Livingston Montana Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Park}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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'''Livingston Heritage Ctr'''<br> 200 W Park St<br> Livingston 59047-2629<br><br>
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Park}}
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'''Park County Genealogy Society'''<br>228 W. Callender<br>Livingston, Montana<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtpcgs/index.html Website]<br> The Society holds monthly meetings the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.<br>September through May<br> Livingston~Park County Public Library conference Room<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Park}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://kindredtrails.com/MT_Park.html Kindred Trails Park County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Park|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Park-County.htm Park County Montana Genealogy]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtpark/ USGenWeb Park County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205072|Montana|Park}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 05:52, 5 August 2017

United States
Montana
Park County

Guide to Park County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Livingston
Organized: February 23, 1887
Parent County(s): Gallatin[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carbon  • Gallatin  • Meagher  • Park (WY)  • Stillwater  • Sweet Grass
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaParkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Park County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The County Seat is Livingston and the year Park County was organized was 1887. A small part of Yellowstone National Park is located in the extreme southern part of the county.[2] Park County was named due to its proximity to Yellowstone National Park.[3]

County Courthouse

Park County Courthouse
414 E Callender Street
Livingston, MT 59047-2799
Phone: 406.222.4110
Park County Website

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1907;
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records[4]

Park County, Montana Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1887 1907 1887 1907 1887 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: Park County was created 23 February 1887 from Gallatin
  • County seat: Livingston [7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[8]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Park County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 6,881
1900 7,341 6.7%
1910 10,731 46.2%
1920 11,330 5.6%
1930 10,922 −3.6%
1940 11,566 5.9%
1950 11,999 3.7%
1960 13,168 9.7%
1970 11,197 −15.0%
1980 12,869 14.9%
1990 14,562 13.2%
2000 15,694 7.8%
2010 15,636 −0.4%
Source: [1]

Before Montana was a state in 1889, the western portion of Montana was included in the 1860 Washington Territory and the eastern was in the unorganized parts of 1860 Nebraska Territory. The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Montana Territory. No state censuses have been taken.[9] See links listed below.

Territory and State Censuses

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Montana Census.

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.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

Other Church Records
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records

  • Livingston

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Park 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.

Online County Histories

  • An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley : Embracing the Counties of Park, Sweet Grass, Carbon, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Custer and Dawson, State of Montana. c1990. Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. Online at: Internet Archive; At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Park County

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.
Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.


Obituaries

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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, Park - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Livingston Heritage Ctr
200 W Park St
Livingston 59047-2629

Societies

Park County Genealogy Society
228 W. Callender
Livingston, Montana
Website
The Society holds monthly meetings the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
September through May
Livingston~Park County Public Library conference Room


Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/park/ accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Park County, Montana. Page 417. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 407.
  6. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Park County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed ? Dec 2016.
  9. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.