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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Beaverhead County'''  
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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]Beaverhead County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Beaverhead County Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.beaverheadcounty.org/ Beaverhead County Courthouse]<br>S Pacific Cluster 3<br>Dillon, MT 59725<br>Phone: 406.683.2642&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1902, death records<br>from 1901 and land records from 1864; Clerk District County<br>Court has divorce, probate and court records <br><ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
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{{MTDC}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Beaverhead County  
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| county_map = Map of Montana highlighting Beaverhead County.svg.png
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1865
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| founded date = February 2
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| seat = [[Dillon, Montana|Dillon]]
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| building address = Beaverhead County Courthouse<br> S Pacific Cluster 3<br>Dillon, MT 59725<br>Phone: 406.683.2642<br>[http://www.beaverheadcounty.org/ '''Beaverhead County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
'''1865--'''Beaverhead County was created 2 February 1865&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Dillon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstead,_Montana Armstead]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen,_Montana Glen]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview,_Montana Lakeview]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom,_Montana Wisdom]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannack,_Montana Bannack]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
| Glendale
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Beaverhead%2C+Lima&author_givenName=&author_surname= Lima]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wise_River,_Montana Wise River]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Court_Records|Court Records]]'''</center>
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell,_Montana Dell]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1901*</center>
| Greenwood
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1877*</center>
| Lion City
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1901*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1865</center>
 
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Beaverhead%2C+Dillon&author_givenName=&author_surname= Dillon]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Beaverhead County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Beaverhead County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Montana Jackson]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaris,_Montana Polaris]  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 2 February 1865 as an original county *'''County Seat:''' Dillon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Clark County, Idaho Genealogy|Clark County, Idaho]] | [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]] | [[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont County, Idaho]] | [[Granite County, Montana Genealogy|Granite]] | [[Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy|Lemhi County, Idaho]] | [[Madison County, Montana Genealogy|Madison]] | [[Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy|Ravalli]] | [[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy|Silver Bow]]
  
*[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark County, Idaho]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]
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*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont County, Idaho]]
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*[[Granite County, Montana|Granite]]
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*[[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi County, Idaho]]
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*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
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*[[Ravalli County, Montana|Ravalli]]
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*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow ]]<br>
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== Resources  ==
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==== Biography  ====
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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:*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Beaverhead_County interactive map] of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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{{Census|Montana}}  
 
{{Census|Montana}}  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
*Dillon
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
==== Court  ====
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:*Dillon
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Beaverhead_County interactive map] of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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[[Image:Mtbeaverhead.jpg|right|400px|Mtbeaverhead.jpg]]
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:*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Beaverhead_County interactive map] of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}] that may include residents of Beaverhead County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}] that may include residents of Beaverhead County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Beaverhead}}
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==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Beaverhead}}
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has birth records from 1902, death records from 1901 and land records from 1864.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Dillon Montana Family History Center]]
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:*[[Lima Montana Family History Center]]
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[http://my.3rivers.net/~rockhaven/BHH/ Beaver Head Hunters Genealogical Society]<br>
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Dillon, Montana<br>
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Monthly meetings are held from September through May on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum Research Center
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Beaverhead County Genealogical Society<br> 15 South Montana,<br> Dillon, MT 59725
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Beaverhead County Historical Society<br> 15 S Montana St<br> Dillon 59725-2433
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1875-1903 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] marriages from 1875-1903
*[[Dillon Montana Family History Center]]
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*[[Lima Montana Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites ==
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===== Death =====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Beaverhead|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtbeave2/ USGenWeb Beaverhead County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MT/Beaverhead/ My Heritage Beaverhead County, Montana]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/beaverhead-county/ Genealogy Beaverhead County, Montana]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Beaverhead.html Kindred Trails Beaverhead County, Montana]
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*[http://montana-genealogy.com/http://montana-genealogy.com/Beaverhead-County-Genealogy.htm.htm Beaverhead County Genealogy]
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Beaverhead|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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==== Wiki Pages  ====
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[[Montana Vital Records]]
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=== Places  ===
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstead,_Montana Armstead]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Montana Glen]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_Montana Lakeview]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_Montana Wisdom]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannack_Montana Bannack]
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| Glendale
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Beaverhead%2C+Lima&author_givenName=&author_surname= Lima]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wise_River,_Montana Wise River]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell,_Montana Dell]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Beaverhead%2C+Dillon&author_givenName=&author_surname= Dillon]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Montana Jackson]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaris,_Montana Polaris]
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== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 20:40, 29 July 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Montana Gotoarrow.pngBeaverhead County

Guide to Beaverhead County Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Montana
Online Records


Beaverhead County, Montana
Map
Map of Montana highlighting Beaverhead County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 2, 1865
County Seat Dillon
Courthouse
Address Beaverhead County Courthouse
S Pacific Cluster 3
Dillon, MT 59725
Phone: 406.683.2642
Beaverhead County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court Records
1901*
1877*
1901*
1865
1865
1865
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • interactive map of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)

Census

For tips on accessing Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy census records online, see: Montana 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

  • Dillon

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Beaverhead 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

Mtbeaverhead.jpg
  • interactive map of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)

Migration

Military

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Butte and Helena newspapers that may include residents of Beaverhead County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has birth records from 1902, death records from 1901 and land records from 1864.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[2]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Libraries
Museums
Societies

Beaver Head Hunters Genealogical Society
Dillon, Montana
Monthly meetings are held from September through May on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum Research Center

Beaverhead County Genealogical Society
15 South Montana,
Dillon, MT 59725

Beaverhead County Historical Society
15 S Montana St
Dillon 59725-2433

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

Wiki Pages

Montana Vital Records

Places

Armstead Glen Lakeview Wisdom
Bannack Glendale Lima Wise River
Dell Greenwood Lion City
Dillon Jackson Polaris

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. 415.

 

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