Fergus County, Montana Genealogy

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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
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'''1885--'''Fergus County was created 12 March 1885&nbsp;from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] and [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lewistown <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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'''1885--'''Fergus County was created 12 March 1885&nbsp;from [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] and [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Lewistown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
  
 
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*[http://www.fergus.mtgenweb.org/ Fergus County Montana History and Genealogy] This website is part of the Montanga Genweb and US Genweb projects. It has a lot of links for genealogical research.<br>  
 
*[http://www.fergus.mtgenweb.org/ Fergus County Montana History and Genealogy] This website is part of the Montanga Genweb and US Genweb projects. It has a lot of links for genealogical research.<br>  
 
*[http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/php/gt_county.php?FIPS=30027 Genealogy Tool Box] has many links for genealogy resources.  
 
*[http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/php/gt_county.php?FIPS=30027 Genealogy Tool Box] has many links for genealogy resources.  
*[[Www.kindredtrails.com/MT Fergus.html|Kindred Trails]] separates the resource website links into categories.  
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Fergus.html Kindred Trails] separates the resource website links into categories.  
*[[Www.newspaperarchive.com|www.newspaperarchive.com]] is located at 4069-21 Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Their email is president@newspaperarchives.com. The phone is 1-888-845-2887. There are some Fergus county obituaries listed on this website.
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) There are some Fergus county obituaries listed on this website.
  
 
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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Fergus County Courthouse
712 W Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457-2562
Phone: 406.538.5119

County Clerk has birth and death records;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records; County Assessor has 
land records[1]

History

Parent County

1885--Fergus County was created 12 March 1885 from Meagher and Chouteau Counties.
County seat: Lewistown [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Lewistown
Moore
Winifred

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Lewistown Cemeteries:

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lewiston

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Central Montana Genealogical Society has newspaper microfilms. See the Libraries and Societies for their contact information.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

For marriages from 1885-1901 see Western States Marriage Index.

Central Montana Genealogical Society has marriage indexes, birth and mortuary records. They also have family histories. Please see entry under Libraries and societies.

Societies and Libraries

Central Montana Genealogical Society is located in the upper floor of the Lewistown Public Library. They are located at

701 West Main, Lewistown, Montana, 59457. Their phone is: (406) 538-5212 FAX (406) 538-3920, and the website is: www.lewistownlibrary.org/genealogy.html. The email contact is: gen@lewistownlibrary.org

Resources of the Lewistown Public Library are:

  • Central Montana Church Records
  • Cemetery and Mortuary Records
  • Birth and Marriage Records
  • Montana Census Films
  • Local Histories and Newspaper Microfilms

They are very knowledgeable and helpful.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).