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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Yellowstone County'''<br>
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Guide to '''Yellowstone County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>[http://www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/ Yellowstone County Courthouse]<br>217 N 27th Street&nbsp; PO Box 35001<br>Billings, MT 59107-5001<br>Phone: 406.256.2785&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth, death, land <br>and military records from 1883; Clerk District<br>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. 417.</ref>
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A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
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<br>Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1883--'''Yellowstone County was created 26 February 1883&nbsp;from Gallatin, Meagher, Custer, and Carbon Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Billings <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1883--'''Yellowstone County was created 26 February 1883 from [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]], [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher,]] [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]], and [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Billings <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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
====Populated Places====
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==== Populated Places ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acton,_Montana Acton]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer,_Montana Custer]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompey%27s_Pillar,_Montana Pompey's Pillar]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballantine,_Montana Ballantine]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Yellowstone%2C+Huntley|subject|disp=Huntley}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherd,_Montana Shepherd]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Yellowstone%2C+Billings|subject|disp=Billings}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel,_Montana Laurel]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worden,_Montana Worden]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadview,_Montana Broadview]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockwood,_Montana Lockwood]
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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The [[Crow Indian Reservation (Montana)|Crow Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]] County, with a smaller portion in Yellowstone County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]]
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*[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]
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*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
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*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
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*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
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*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
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*[[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Court  ====
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The Parmly Billings Library has made the following available online:
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[http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=393 Early Billings City Directories]: 1883, 1894, 1900-1901, 1903-1904
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] online including Billings newspapers that reported on residents of Yellowstone County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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*Parmly Billings Library: [http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=390 Vital Statistics from early Billings Gazettes Newspapers covering 1882-1902].
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*Parmly Billings Library: [http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=390 Billings Gazette Indexes from 1930s and 1940s]
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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For marriages from 1881-1903 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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The following is courtesy of the [http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=258 Parmly Billings Librar]y Genealogical Resources:
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*[http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=390 Vital Statistics from Early ]''[http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=390 Billing Gazettes]: ''Over 13,000 births, deaths, business licenses and other records from the early residents as recorded in this newspaper. The index is from 1882-1901 as well as additional indexes covering up to the 1930s.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/ Montana State Genealogical Society]
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[http://mhs.mt.gov/default.asp Montana State Historical Society]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtygf/ Yellowstone Genealogy Forum]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Billings Montana Family History Center]]
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*[[Gardiner Montana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*<font color="#0066cc">{{FHL|Montana%2C+Yellowstone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</font>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205124&subject_disp=Montana%2C+Yellowstone&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://mhs.mt.gov/default.asp <font color="#0066cc">Montana State Historical Society</font>]
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*[http://yellowstone.mtgenweb.org/ Yellowstone County GenWeb]
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*[http://montanamsgs.org/ygf.html Yellowstone County Genealogy Forum]
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*[http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/index.htm Yellowstone National Park History &amp; Culture]
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:59, 11 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Montana Gotoarrow.png Yellowstone County

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

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Online Records


County Courthouse


Yellowstone County Courthouse
217 N 27th Street  PO Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107-5001
Phone: 406.256.2785 

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death, land
and military records from 1883; Clerk District
Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records [1]


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:


Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

History

Parent County

1883--Yellowstone County was created 26 February 1883 from Gallatin, Meagher, Custer, and Carbon Counties.
County seat: Billings [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Acton Custer Pompey's Pillar
Ballantine Huntley Shepherd
Billings Laurel Worden
Broadview Lockwood

Indian Reservation

The Crow Indian Reservation is located primarily in Big Horn County, with a smaller portion in Yellowstone County.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Billings

Court

Directories

The Parmly Billings Library has made the following available online:

Early Billings City Directories: 1883, 1894, 1900-1901, 1903-1904

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

For marriages from 1881-1903 see Western States Marriage Index.

The following is courtesy of the Parmly Billings Library Genealogical Resources:

  • Vital Statistics from Early Billing Gazettes: Over 13,000 births, deaths, business licenses and other records from the early residents as recorded in this newspaper. The index is from 1882-1901 as well as additional indexes covering up to the 1930s.

Societies and Libraries

Montana State Genealogical Society

Montana State Historical Society

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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