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Guide to '''Petroleum County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Petroleum County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  November 24,  1924
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|county seat= Winnett
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|parent county= [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] and [[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]]
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|county2= [[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield]]
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|county3= [[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy|Musselshell]]
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|county4= [[Phillips County, Montana Genealogy|Phillips]]
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|county5= [[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy|Rosebud]]</br><center>[[Petroleum 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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Created in 1926. Its county seat is the town of Winnett. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/petroleum/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref> Petroleum County is  located in the central area of the state. Named for the Petroleum fields.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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| founded year = 1924
 
| founded date = November 24
 
| seat = Winnett
 
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| building address = Petroleum County Courthouse<br>201 E Main<br> PO Box 226 <br>Winnett, MT 59087<br>Phone: 406.429.5311 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Petroleum-County-Montana-Courts.htm '''Petroleum County Website'''] }}
 
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Petroleum}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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'''Petroleum County Courthouse'''<br>201 E Main<br> PO Box 226 <br>Winnett, MT 59087<br>Phone: 406.429.5311 <br>[http://www.petroleumcountymt.org/ Petroleum County Website]<br><br>
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Director of Records has birth, marriage,death, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1925<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
  
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=== Petroleum County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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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), Petroleum 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="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Petroleum County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Petroleum County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Petroleum County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Petroleum County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Petroleum County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Petroleum County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="13%" align="center" |1925
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1925*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1925
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1915*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1925
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1925</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1925
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| width="13%" align="center" |1925
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1925</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |1925
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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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*'''Parent County:''' created 24 November 1924 from [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] and [[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield ]]  
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''County seat:''' Winnett <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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] | [[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield]] | [[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]] | [[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]] | [[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Petroleum}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Petroleum County was created 24 November 1924 from [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] and [[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield ]]<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Winnett <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>
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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>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Petroleum County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 1 Dec 2016.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnett,_Montana Winnett] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Creek,_Montana Cat Creek]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwillow,_Montana Flatwillow]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teigen,_Montana Teigen]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Petroleum}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Petroleum}}
  
=== Resources  ===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Petroleum County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=1628&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtpetrol/ MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/petroleum/petroleum.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/petroleum.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Petroleum+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Biography  ====
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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=1628 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=Petroleum&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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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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==== Church Records ====
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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1930 |2045
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|1940 |1083
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|1950 |1026
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|1960 |894
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|1970 |675
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|1980 |665
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|1990 |519
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|2000 |493
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|2010 |494
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{{MT Census Intro|Petroleum}}
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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]].
  
{{MT Church Intro}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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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>
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== History ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Petroleum}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Petroleum}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Petroleum}}
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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|Petroleum}}
  
 
{{MT History Intro}}
 
{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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*''Pages of Time: A History of Petroleum County, Montana.'' c1990. By Petroleum County Public Library (Winnett, Montana).  {{WorldCat|866201999|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtpetroleum.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Petroleum County</center>]]
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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
  
{{MT Land Intro}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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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]].
  
==== Military  ====
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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] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Petroleum}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Petroleum}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
  
==== Obituaries ====
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
  
==== Probate  ====
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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|Petroleum}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{MT Probate Intro|Petroleum}}
 
{{MT Probate Intro|Petroleum}}
  
==== Public Records ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
==== Repositories  ====
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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 $
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
  
Director of Records has birth, marriage,&nbsp;death, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1925<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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Petroleum}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Petroleum}}
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Petroleum}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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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
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Petroleum}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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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]
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Petroleum}}
  
{{MT Tax Intro}}
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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
  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Petroleum}}
  
{{MT Vital Intro}}  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Petroleum}}
  
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Petroleum}}
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Societies ==
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Petroleum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{MT Societies Intro|Petroleum}}
  
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{{MT Websites Intro|Petroleum}}
  
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=== References  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtpetrol/ USGenWeb Petroleum County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205074|Montana|Petroleum}}- 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
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Latest revision as of 21:11, 23 August 2017

United States
Montana
Petroleum County

Guide to Petroleum 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: Winnett
Organized: November 24, 1924
Parent County(s): Fergus and Garfield [1]
Neighboring Counties
Fergus  • Garfield  • Musselshell  • Phillips  • Rosebud
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaPetroleumCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Petroleum County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Created in 1926. Its county seat is the town of Winnett. [2] Petroleum County is located in the central area of the state. Named for the Petroleum fields.[3]

County Courthouse

Petroleum County Courthouse
201 E Main
PO Box 226
Winnett, MT 59087
Phone: 406.429.5311
Petroleum County Website

Director of Records has birth, marriage,death, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1925[4]

Petroleum 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
1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 1925 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


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[8]

Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Petroleum 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.  %±
1930 2,045
1940 1,083 −47.0%
1950 1,026 −5.3%
1960 894 −12.9%
1970 675 −24.5%
1980 665 −1.5%
1990 519 −22.0%
2000 493 −5.0%
2010 494 0.2%
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

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 Petroleum 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Petroleum 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

For more information, see Montana 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, Petroleum - 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

Societies

Websites

  • USGenWeb Petroleum County, Montana project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/petroleum/ accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_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), Petroleum 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, "Petroleum County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 1 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.