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Guide to '''Silver Bow County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Silver Bow 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=  February 16,  1881
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|county seat= Butte
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|parent county= [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Silver Bow County
 
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| state = Montana
 
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| founded year = 1881
 
| founded date = February 16
 
| seat = Butte
 
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| building address = Silver Bow County Courthouse<br> 155 W Granite Street<br>Butte, MT 59701<br>Phone: 406.723.8262<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Silver-Bow-County-Montana-Courts.htm '''Silver Bow County Website'''] }}
 
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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Silver Bow County was founded 1881. The County Seat is Butte.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/silverbow/index.html accessed 11/22/2016</ref> Silver Bow County is located in the southwestern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, <br>land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932; <br>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. 418.</ref>  
 
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Silver Bow County Courthouse'''<br> 155 W Granite Street<br>Butte, MT 59701<br>Phone: 406.723.8262<br>[http://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/ Silver Bow County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932;<br> Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
  
'''1881--'''Silver Bow County was created 16 February 1881&nbsp;from [[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]] County. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Butte <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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=== Silver Bow 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), Silver Bow 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" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1890
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| width="13%" align="center" |1881
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| width="13%" align="center" |1890
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| width="13%" align="center" |1881
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| width="13%" align="center" |1881
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| width="13%" align="center" |1881
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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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Silver Bow}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Silver Bow County was created 16 February 1881 from [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Butte <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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Silver Bow County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte,_Montana Butte] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkerville,_Montana Walkerville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide,_Montana Divide]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Montana Melrose]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Montana Ramsay]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocker,_Montana Rocker]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow,_Montana Silver Bow]</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|Silver Bow}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Silver Bow}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Silver Bow County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
 
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow%2C+Butte|subject|disp=Butte}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocker,_Montana Rocker]
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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=1640&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/silverbow/#table MTGenWeb]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Montana Melrose]
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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/Silver_Bow,_Montana Silver Bow]
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* {{FHL|1032589|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Silver+Bow+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Montana Ramsay]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow%2C+Walkerville|subject|disp=Walkerville}}
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1640 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=Silver%20Bow&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1890 |23744
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|1900 |47635
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|1910 |56848
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|1920 |60313
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|1930 |56969
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|1940 |53209
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|1950 |48422
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|1960 |46454
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|1970 |41981
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|1980 |38092
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|1990 |33941
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|2000 |34606
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|2010 |34200
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*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]
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{{MT Census Intro|Silver Bow}}
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]
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==== Territory and State Censuses ====
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
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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
*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
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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]].
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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*Records of Gold Hill Lutheran Church, Butte, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
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'''Other Church Records'''<br>
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''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records''<br>
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Butte Dist
  
*Butte Dist
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Land ====
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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
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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{{MT Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MT Silver Bow County}}}}
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Silver_Bow_County interactive map] of Silver Bow County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Silver_Bow_County interactive map] of Silver Bow 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] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1883-1999''' [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=9JKL-JWL%3A1018435201%3Fcc%3D2173973 Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999] – Browseable images only; U.S. Circuit Court covering Silver Bow County containing various naturalization records from 1883-1999.
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Silver Bow}}
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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|Silver Bow}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Silver Bow}}
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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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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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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|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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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
  
For marriages from 1881-1914 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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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]]
 
 
*[[Butte Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Butte Montana Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Silver Bow}}
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[https://www.facebook.com/ButteHistoricalSociety/ Butte Historical Society],<br>PO Box 3913,<br>Butte MT 59701
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{MT Websites Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/silver-bow-county/ Genealogy Inc Silver Bow County, Montana]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Silver_Bow.html Kindred Trails Silver Bow County, Montana]
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*[http://www.mtgenweb.com/silverbow/ USGenWeb Silver Bow County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205105|Montana|Silver%20Bow}}- 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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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 16:42, 16 October 2017

United States
Montana
Silver Bow County

Guide to Silver Bow 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: Butte
Organized: February 16, 1881
Parent County(s): Deer Lodge[1]
Neighboring Counties
Beaverhead  • Deer Lodge  • Jefferson  • Madison
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaSilverBowCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Silver Bow County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Silver Bow County was founded 1881. The County Seat is Butte.[2] Silver Bow County is located in the southwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Silver Bow County Courthouse
155 W Granite Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.723.8262
Silver Bow County Website

County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records[4]

Silver Bow 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
1890 1881 1890 1881 1881 1881 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]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

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

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 23,744
1900 47,635 100.6%
1910 56,848 19.3%
1920 60,313 6.1%
1930 56,969 −5.5%
1940 53,209 −6.6%
1950 48,422 −9.0%
1960 46,454 −4.1%
1970 41,981 −9.6%
1980 38,092 −9.3%
1990 33,941 −10.9%
2000 34,606 2.0%
2010 34,200 −1.2%
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

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

  • Butte Dist

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 Silver Bow 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

Deer Lodge CountyPowell CountyJefferson CountyMadison CountyBeaverhead CountyMT SILVER BOW.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

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, Silver Bow - 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

Butte Historical Society,
PO Box 3913,
Butte MT 59701

Websites

Research Guides

References

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