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Guide to '''Wheatland County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Wheatland County'''<br>  
 
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Guide to '''Wheatland County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
 
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| building address = Wheatland County Courthouse<br> 201A Ave NW<br> PO Box 1903 <br>Harlowton, MT 59036<br>Phone: 406.632.4891<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Wheatland-County-Montana-Courts.htm '''Wheatland County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Wheatland County Courthouse<br> 201A Ave NW<br> PO Box 1903 <br>Harlowton, MT 59036<br>Phone: 406.632.4891<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Wheatland-County-Montana-Courts.htm '''Wheatland County Website'''] }}  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 22 February 1917 from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] and [[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]  
 
*'''Parent County:''' created 22 February 1917 from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] and [[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]  
*'''County Seat:''' Harlowtown <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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*'''County Seat:''' Harlowtown <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>  
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] | [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]] | [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] | [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]] | [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]
  
 
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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.  
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Revision as of 04:25, 19 July 2014

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

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Wheatland County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 22, 1917
County Seat Harlowton
Courthouse
Address Wheatland County Courthouse
201A Ave NW
PO Box 1903
Harlowton, MT 59036
Phone: 406.632.4891
Wheatland County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1908*
1917*
1909*
1917
1917
1917
* 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.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Wheatland 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

Mtwheatland.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wheatland 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, Wheatland - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and recorder has birth records from 1917, death, burial and land records; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records [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.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

Places

Harlowton
Judith Gap
Two Dot

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.