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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Montana|Montana]] > Yellowstone County''  
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Guide to '''Yellowstone County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Yellowstone County'''<br>
  
== History  ==
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{{MTDC}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Yellowstone County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1883
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat = [[Billings, Montana|Billings]]
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| building image =  
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| building address = Yellowstone County Courthouse<br> 217 N 27th Street<br> PO Box 35001<br>Billings, MT 59107-5001<br>Phone: 406.256.2785<br>[http://www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/ '''Yellowstone County Website'''] }}
  
'''1883--'''Yellowstone County was created 26 February 1883&nbsp;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;">
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Yellowstone County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Yellowstone County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Yellowstone County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 26 February 1883 from [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]] | [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] | [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]  
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*'''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>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]] | [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]] | [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]] | [[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]] | [[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]] | [[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources  ===
====Populated Places====
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==== Biography ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
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:*Billings
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==== Court Records  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Directories ====
  
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The Parmly Billings Library has made the following available online:
  
*[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]]
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:*[http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=393 Early Billings City Directories]: 1883, 1894, 1900-1901, 1903-1904
*[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]
 
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
 
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
 
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
 
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
 
*[[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*Billings
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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}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mtyellowstone.jpg|500px|Mtyellowstone.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Yellowstone}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Yellowstone}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, death, land, and military records from 1883.<br>Clerk District 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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===== 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]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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:*[http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=258 Parmly Billings Library] Genealogical Resources
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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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]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1881-1903 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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The following is courtesy of the [http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=258 Parmly Billings Library] 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.
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] marriages from 1881-1903
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===== Death  =====
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==== Websites  ====
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*<font color="#0066cc">{{FHL|Montana%2C+Yellowstone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</font>
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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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A wiki article describing an online collection is found at: <br>Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="620" border="0" align="left" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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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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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Indian Reservation ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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.
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== References  ===
*[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]
 
  
== References  ==
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}
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[[Category:Yellowstone_County,_Montana]]
 

Revision as of 02:52, 26 February 2014

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

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Yellowstone County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1883
County Seat Billings
Courthouse
Address Yellowstone County Courthouse
217 N 27th Street
PO Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107-5001
Phone: 406.256.2785
Yellowstone County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1884*
1887*
1884*
1883
1883
1883
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

  • Billings

Court Records

Directories

The Parmly Billings Library has made the following available online:

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Yellowstone 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

Mtyellowstone.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death, land, and military records from 1883.
Clerk District 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.

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.
Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Places

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.

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. 417.