Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy
Guide to Yellowstone County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Yellowstone County, Montana|
Location of Montana in the U.S.
|Founded||February 26, 1883|
|Address|| Yellowstone County Courthouse|
217 N 27th Street
PO Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107-5001
Yellowstone County Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Biography
- 2.2 Cemeteries
- 2.3 Church Records
- 2.4 Court Records
- 2.5 Directories
- 2.6 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.7 Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
- 2.8 Genealogy
- 2.9 History
- 2.10 Land and Property
- 2.11 Maps
- 2.12 Migration
- 2.13 Military
- 2.14 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.15 Newspapers
- 2.16 Probate
- 2.17 Public Records
- 2.18 Repositories
- 2.19 Taxation
- 2.20 Vital Records
- 2.21 Websites
- 3 Places
- 4 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 26 February 1883 from Gallatin | Meagher | Custer | Carbon
- County Seat: Billings 
- Neighboring Counties: Big Horn | Carbon | Golden Valley | Musselshell | Rosebud | Stillwater | Treasure
LDS Ward and Branch Records
The Parmly Billings Library has made the following available online:
- Early Billings City Directories: 1883, 1894, 1900-1901, 1903-1904
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
Land and Property
Naturalization and Citizenship
- NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers online including Billings newspapers that reported on residents of Yellowstone County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
- Parmly Billings Library: Vital Statistics from early Billings Gazettes Newspapers covering 1882-1902.
- Parmly Billings Library: Billings Gazette Indexes from 1930s and 1940s
County Clerk Recorder has birth, death, land, and military records from 1883.
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.
Family History Centers
- Parmly Billings Library Genealogical Resources
The following is courtesy of the Parmly Billings Library Genealogical Resources:
- Western States Marriage Index marriages from 1881-1903
- Family History Library Catalog
- Montana State Historical Society
- Yellowstone County GenWeb
- Yellowstone County Genealogy Forum
- Yellowstone National Park History & Culture
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.