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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Pondera County'''<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Pondera County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.ponderacountymontana.org/ Pondera County Montana]
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{{MTDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pondera County
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| county_map =  
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| state = Montana
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| state_map = Montana.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1919
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = Conrad
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| building image =
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| building address = Pondera County Courthouse<br> 20 4th Ave SW<br>Conrad, MT 59425-2340<br>Phone: 406.278.4000<br>[http://www.ponderacountymontana.org/ '''Pondera County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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<br>
  
'''1919--'''Pondera County was created from Choteau&nbsp;and Teton Counties.&nbsp;'''&nbsp;County seat: '''Conrad&nbsp;
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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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>'''[[Pondera County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pondera County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pondera County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pondera County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pondera County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Pondera County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1910*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1919*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1913*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1919</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1919</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1919</center>
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Pondera County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Pondera County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Pondera County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 17 February 1919 from [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] and [[Teton County, Montana|Teton]]
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*'''County seat:''' Conrad <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:''' [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] | [[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]] | [[Glacier County, Montana|Glacier]] | [[Liberty County, Montana|Liberty]] | [[Teton County, Montana|Teton]] | [[Toole County, Montana|Toole]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county.&nbsp;
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The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
==== Populated Places ====
 
  
The Main Cities are [[Www.conradmontana.com/|Conrad]] as the county Seat and Valier (VAH-Leer).
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===== Biography  =====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pondera_County%2C_Montana Pondera County]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
'''Other Comunities: '''Brady, Dupuyer, Fowler, Ledger, Mauson, Robare, Williams
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[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,Cemetery,scfips,30073.cfm Pondera County Cemeteries]
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
[http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ Glacier] (North); [http://toolecountymt.gov/ Toole]&nbsp; (North)&nbsp;:[http://www.co.liberty.mt.us/ Liberty] (East); [http://www.co.chouteau.mt.us/ Chouteau] (East);[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ Teton ](South)&nbsp;[http://flathead.mt.gov/ Flathead] (West)
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==== Court Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,Cemetery,scfips,30073.cfm Pondera County Cemeteries]
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== <br>Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,770916,n,Dupuyer%20Cemetery.cfm Dupuyer Cemetery]&nbsp;[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,771842,n,Golden%20West%20Cemetery.cfm Golden West Cemetery]&nbsp;[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,772418,n,Hillside%20Cemetery.cfm Hillside Cemetery]&nbsp;[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,785930,n,Lakeview%20Cemetery.cfm Lakeview Cemetery]&nbsp;[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,775822,n,Robare%20Cemetery.cfm Robare Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748720,n,Sacred%20Heart%20Cemetery.cfm Sacred Heart Cemetery]&nbsp;[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748721,n,Saint%20Anne%20Cemetery.cfm Saint Anne Cemetery]
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See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Pondera_County interactive map] of Pondera County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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===== Cemetery Maps  =====
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,770916,n,Dupuyer%20Cemetery.cfm Dupuyer Cemetery]  
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,771842,n,Golden%20West%20Cemetery.cfm Golden West Cemetery]  
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,772418,n,Hillside%20Cemetery.cfm Hillside Cemetery]  
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,785930,n,Lakeview%20Cemetery.cfm Lakeview Cemetery]  
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,775822,n,Robare%20Cemetery.cfm Robare Cemetery]  
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748720,n,Sacred%20Heart%20Cemetery.cfm Sacred Heart Cemetery]  
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:*[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748721,n,Saint%20Anne%20Cemetery.cfm Saint Anne Cemetery]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/ accessgenealogy]&nbsp;provides a jumping off place for information.
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There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/ accessgenealogy] provides a jumping off place for information.  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1919; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court 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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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Conrad Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*[http://www.pondera.mtgenweb.org/ Pondera MT GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.pondera.mtgenweb.org/ Pondera MT GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205076&subject_disp=Montana%2C+Pondera&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Pondera|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pondera_County%2C_Montana Pondera County]
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="620" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Pondera%2C+Brady|subject|disp=Brady}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Butte,_Montana Heart Butte]
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| Williams
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad,_Montana Conrad]
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| Ledger
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valier,_Montana Valier]
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| Dupuyer
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| Manson
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| Fowler
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| Robare
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[http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ Glacier] (North) | [http://toolecountymt.gov/ Toole] (North) | [http://www.co.liberty.mt.us/ Liberty] (East) | [http://www.co.chouteau.mt.us/ Chouteau] (East) | [http://www.tetoncomt.org/ Teton ](South) | [http://flathead.mt.gov/ Flathead] (West)
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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A small portion of the [[Blackfeet Indian Reservation (Montana)|Blackfeet Indian Reservation]] is located in Pondera County. The larger part of the Reservation is in Glacier County.
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=== References  ===
  
== References  ==
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<references /> {{Montana|Montana}}
  
 
[[Category:Pondera_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Pondera_County,_Montana]]

Revision as of 20:12, 23 May 2013

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

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Pondera County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1919
County Seat Conrad
Courthouse
Address Pondera County Courthouse
20 4th Ave SW
Conrad, MT 59425-2340
Phone: 406.278.4000
Pondera County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1910*
1919*
1913*
1919
1919
1919
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county.

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Pondera County Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

See an interactive map of Pondera County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)

Cemetery Maps

Migration

Military

There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. accessgenealogy provides a jumping off place for information.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1919; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records [2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

Brady Heart Butte Williams
Conrad Ledger Valier
Dupuyer Manson
Fowler Robare

Glacier (North) | Toole (North) | Liberty (East) | Chouteau (East) | Teton (South) | Flathead (West)

Indian Reservation

A small portion of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is located in Pondera County. The larger part of the Reservation is in Glacier County.

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.