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| building address = Sweet Grass County Courthouse<br> 200 W 1st Avenue <br>Big Timber, MT 59011-0460<br>Phone: 406.932.5152<br>[http://www.co.sweetgrass.mt.us/ '''Sweet Grass County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Sweet Grass County Courthouse<br> 200 W 1st Avenue <br>Big Timber, MT 59011-0460<br>Phone: 406.932.5152<br>[http://www.co.sweetgrass.mt.us/ '''Sweet Grass County Website'''] }}  
  
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Sweet Grass County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1895--'''Sweet Grass County was created 5 March 1895&nbsp;from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]], [[Park County, Montana|Park]], and [[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Big Timber <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 5 March 1895 from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Park County, Montana|Park]] | [[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Big Timber <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Park County, Montana|Park]] | [[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]] | [[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
  
 
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*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
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==== Biography  ====
*[[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]]
 
*[[Park County, Montana|Park]]
 
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
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:*Big Timber
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==== Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*Big Timber
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
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==== Military  ====
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Sweet_Grass}}
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==== Probate  ====
  
==== Repositories ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Sweet Grass}}
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth records from 1907, death and burial records from 1900 and land records from 1895; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1895<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>  
 
County Clerk and Recorder has birth records from 1907, death and burial records from 1900 and land records from 1895; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1895<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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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
'''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]'''
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
  
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===== Societies =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1895-1901 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages 1895-1901
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Sweet+Grass|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Sweet+Grass|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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=== Places ===
 
  
 
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Revision as of 22:28, 6 July 2013

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

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Sweet Grass County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 5, 1895
County Seat Big Timber
Courthouse
Address Sweet Grass County Courthouse
200 W 1st Avenue
Big Timber, MT 59011-0460
Phone: 406.932.5152
Sweet Grass County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1895*
1895*
1895*
1895
1895
1895
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Big Timber

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Sweet Grass 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.

Land and Property

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.

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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, Sweet Grass - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and Recorder has birth records from 1907, death and burial records from 1900 and land records from 1895; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1895[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Big Timber
Greycliff
Melville

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. 418.