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Guide to '''Sanders County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 7,  1905
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|county seat= Thompson Falls <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bonner County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonner (ID)]]
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|county2= [[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]]
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|county3= [[Lake County, Montana Genealogy|Lake]]
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|county4= [[Lincoln County, Montana Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county5= [[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county6= [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Sanders County was founded 1905. The County Seat is Thompson Falls.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/sanders/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref> Sanders County is a county located in the northwestern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Sanders}}
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'''Sanders County Courthouse'''<br> 1111 Main Street<br>Thompson Falls, MT 59873<br>Phone: 406.827.4392<br>[http://www.sanderscounty.mt.gov/ Sanders County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1906 and death records from 1907 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
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=== Sanders 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), Sanders County, Montana. Page 418. {{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" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1906
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| width="13%" align="center" |1906
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| width="13%" align="center" |1907
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| width="13%" align="center" |1906
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| width="13%" align="center" |1906
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| width="13%" align="center" |1906
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| width="13%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Sanders County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Sanders County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Sanders County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Sanders}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Sanders County was created 7 February 1905 from [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Thompson Falls <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>
  
[http://www.sanderscounty.mt.gov/ Sanders County Courthouse]<br>1111 Main Street<br>Thompson Falls, MT 59873<br>Phone: 406.827.4392 <br><br>County Clerk and Recorder has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court <br>and land records from 1906 and death records from 1907 <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>  
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sanders County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
  
== History  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains,_Montana Plains]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Falls,_Montana Thompson Falls] (county seat)</div>
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==== Parent County  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs,_Montana Hot Springs]</div>
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'''1905--'''Sanders County was created 7 February 1905&nbsp;from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Thompson Falls <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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Montana Dixon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron,_Montana Heron]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonepine,_Montana Lonepine]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noxon,_Montana Noxon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Agency,_Montana Old Agency]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Montana Paradise]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_Creek,_Montana Trout Creek]</div>
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
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'''''Indian Reservation'''''<br>
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A small piece of the [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] is in Sanders County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Flathead Counties.
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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|Sanders}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Sanders}}
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*'''1929 - 2009''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various cemetery records for Sanders County from 1929-2009
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Montana Dixon]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sanders County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains,_Montana Plains]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron,_Montana Heron]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Sanders%2C+Noxon|subject|disp=Noxon}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Falls,_Montana Thompson Falls]
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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=1638&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20151230110258/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtsander/cemeteries.html MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/sanders.html Tombstone Project]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs,_Montana Hot Springs]
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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/Old_Agency,_Montana Old Agency]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_Creek,_Montana Trout Creek]
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* {{FHL|732125|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sanders+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonepine,_Montana Lone Pine]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Montana Paradise]  
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1638 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=Sanders&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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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1910 |3713
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|1920 |4903
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|1930 |5692
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|1940 |6926
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|1950 |6983
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|1960 |6880
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|1970 |7093
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|1980 |8675
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|1990 |8669
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|2000 |10227
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|2010 |11413
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A small piece of the [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] is in Sanders County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Flathead Counties.  
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{{MT Census Intro|Sanders}}
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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]].
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Sanders}}
  
*[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner County, Idaho]]
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
*[[Lake County, Montana|Lake]]
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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>
*[[Lincoln County, Montana|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Montana|Mineral]]
 
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
 
*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Sanders}}
  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Sanders}}
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1866 - 2007''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various land and property records for Sanders County from 1866-2007
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Sanders}}
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{{MT History Intro}}
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*''Behind These Mountains: Noxon, Heron, Trout Creek, Bull River, Smeads.'' c1986-1991. By Mona Leeson Vanek. Noxon, Montana : M.L. Vanek.  {{WorldCat|15590399|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''A Heritage Remembered: Early and Later Days in the History of Western Sanders County.'' c1981. By Lorraine Dufresne. S.l. : L. Dufresne. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE7472109 FamilySearch Books Online];  {{WorldCat|866545762|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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{{MT Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MT Sanders County}}}}
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Sanders_County interactive map] of Sanders County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Sanders_County interactive map] of Sanders County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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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
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
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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]].
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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>
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*'''1906''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various naturalization records for Sanders County in 1906
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Sanders}}
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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|Sanders}}
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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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'''''Voter Records''''' <br>
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*'''1911 – 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various voter records for Sanders County from 1911-1919
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Sanders}}
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1905 – 1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various probate records for Sanders County from 1905-1992
  
==== Military  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Sanders}}
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Kalispell newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== 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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*'''1916 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - Index and images; various birth records for Sanders County from 1916-1930
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sanders}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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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*'''1906 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various marriage records for Sanders County from 1906-1960
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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]
  
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Sanders}}
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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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*'''1916 - 2010''' - {{RecordSearch|2109937|Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various death records for Sanders County from 1916-2010
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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|Sanders}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Sanders}}
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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}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Plains Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Plains Montana Family History Center]]
  
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Sanders}}
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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{{MT Societies Intro|Sanders}}
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Sanders}}
  
*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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtsander/ USGenWeb Sanders County, Montana  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Sanders|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205099|Montana|Sanders}}- 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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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 17:06, 16 October 2017

United States
Montana
Sanders County

Guide to Sanders 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: Thompson Falls [1]
Organized: February 7, 1905
Parent County(s): {{{parent county}}}
Neighboring Counties
Bonner (ID)  • Flathead  • Lake  • Lincoln  • Mineral  • Missoula  • Shoshone (ID)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaSandersCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Sanders County.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

Sanders County was founded 1905. The County Seat is Thompson Falls.[2] Sanders County is a county located in the northwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Sanders County Courthouse
1111 Main Street
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
Phone: 406.827.4392
Sanders County Website

County Clerk and Recorder has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1906 and death records from 1907 [4]

Sanders 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
1906 1906 1907 1906 1906 1906 1860
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[7]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


Indian Reservation

A small piece of the Flathead Indian Reservation is in Sanders County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Flathead Counties.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sanders 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.  %±
1910 3,713
1920 4,903 32.0%
1930 5,692 16.1%
1940 6,926 21.7%
1950 6,983 0.8%
1960 6,880 −1.5%
1970 7,093 3.1%
1980 8,675 22.3%
1990 8,669 −0.1%
2000 10,227 18.0%
2010 11,413 11.6%
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.[8] 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 Sanders 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.

  • Behind These Mountains: Noxon, Heron, Trout Creek, Bull River, Smeads. c1986-1991. By Mona Leeson Vanek. Noxon, Montana : M.L. Vanek. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Lincoln CountyFlathead CountyLake CountyMissoula CountyMineral CountyClearwater County, IdahoShoshone County, IdahoBonner County, IdahoMT SANDERS.JPG
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for more resources


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

Voter 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, Sanders - 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 Sanders 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/sanders/ accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sanders County, Montana. Page 418. 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Sanders County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.