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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Dawson County''' <br><br>
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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Dawson County'''  
  
Guide to '''Dawson County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Dawson County, Montana family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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| county = Dawson County  
 
| county = Dawson County  
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| founded year = 1869
 
| founded year = 1869
 
| founded date = January 15
 
| founded date = January 15
| seat = Scobey
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| seat = [[Glendive, Montana|Glendive]]
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| building image = Dawson County Courthouse- Glendive MT.JPG
| building address = Dawson County Courthouse<br> 213 Main Street<br> PO Box 247;<br>Scobey, MT 59263<br>Phone: 406.487.5561<br>[http://www.dawsoncountymontana.com/ '''Dawson County Website'''] }}
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| building address = Dawson County Courthouse<br> 213 Main Street<br> PO Box 247;<br>Scobey, MT 59263<br>Phone: 406.487.5561<br>[http://www.dawsoncountymontana.com/ '''Dawson County Website''']  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records<br>from 1920 and land records; Clerk Court has marriage, <br>divorce and probate records from 1920; Clerk District<br>has 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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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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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>'''[[Dawson County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dawson County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dawson County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dawson County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dawson County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Dawson County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1895*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1895*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1869</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Dawson County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Dawson County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Dawson County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1869--'''Dawson County was created 15 January 1869&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Glendive <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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*'''Parent County:''' created 15 January 1869 as an original county.  
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*'''County seat: '''Glendive <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:''' [[McCone County, Montana Genealogy|McCone]] | [[Prairie County, Montana Genealogy|Prairie]] | [[Richland County, Montana Genealogy|Richland]] | [[Wibaux County, Montana Genealogy|Wibaux]]
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[[McCone County, Montana|McCone]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/187753?availability=Family%20History%20Library The 1880 census records of Dawson County, Montana]  
*[[Prairie County, Montana|Prairie]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2057768?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, 1940 population census&nbsp;: population schedules] Viewable
*[[Richland County, Montana|Richland]]
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*[[Wibaux County, Montana|Wibaux]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Church ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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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  ====
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[[Image:Mtdawson.jpg|500px|Mtdawson.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/746985?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, (1917-1918)] View on Line
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/672868?availability=Family%20History%20Library Naturalization records, 1882-1929] Viewable
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Dawson}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Dawson}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1920 and land records; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1920; Clerk District has 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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:*[[Glendive Montana Family History Center]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/453922 Last leaf (Montana): newsletter of the Dawson County Tree Branches] Vol. 1 no. 1 (summer 1990)-v. 7, no. 2 (fall 1996)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1883-1900 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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===== Birth =====
  
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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] includes marriages from 1883-1900
*[[Glendive Montana Family History Center]]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/672470?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1882-1955] View on Line.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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===== Death  =====
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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.  
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Dawson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}Dawson County; 207 W Bell St; Glendive, MT 59330-1694; Ph. 406.377.3058 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1895 &amp; land rec from 1882; Clk Cts has m, div &amp; ct rec from 1882 &amp; pro rec from 1889)
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Dawson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}Dawson County; 207 W Bell St; Glendive, MT 59330-1694; Ph. 406.377.3058 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1895 &amp; land rec from 1882; Clk Cts has m, div &amp; ct rec from 1882 &amp; pro rec from 1889)
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== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 03:10, 6 February 2015

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

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Online Records



Dawson County, Montana
Map
Map of Montana highlighting Dawson County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 15, 1869
County Seat Glendive
Courthouse
Dawson County Courthouse- Glendive MT.JPG
Address Dawson County Courthouse
213 Main Street
PO Box 247;
Scobey, MT 59263
Phone: 406.487.5561
Dawson County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1895*
1882*
1895*
1869
1869
1869
* 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 Dawson 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

Mtdawson.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1920 and land records; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1920; Clerk District has 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

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

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch CatalogDawson County; 207 W Bell St; Glendive, MT 59330-1694; Ph. 406.377.3058 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1895 & land rec from 1882; Clk Cts has m, div & ct rec from 1882 & pro rec from 1889)

Places

Glendive
Richey

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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