Pondera County, Montana Genealogy

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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
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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

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

Cemeteries

Pondera County Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Dupuyer Cemetery
Golden West Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Lakeview Cemetery
Robare Cemetery
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Saint Anne Cemetery

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

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.

Newspapers

Probate

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

Web Sites


Places

Brady Heart Butte Williams
Conrad Ledger Valier
Dupuyer Manson
Fowler Robare

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.



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

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.