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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lake County'''<br>  
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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lake County'''<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Lake County, Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.lakecounty-mt.org/ Lake County Courthouse]<br>106 4th Avenue<br>Polson, MT 59860-2125<br>Phone: 406.883.6211&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land records<br>from 1923; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court<br>records from 1923 and naturalization records 1923-1953<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.</ref>
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{{MTDC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lake County
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| county_map = Map of Montana highlighting Lake County.png
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1923
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| founded date = May 11
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| seat = Polson
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| building image =
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| building address = Lake County Courthouse<br>106 4th Avenue<br>Polson, MT 59860-2125<br>Phone: 406.883.6211 <br>[http://www.lakecounty-mt.org/ '''Lake County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1923--'''Lake County was created 11 May 1923&nbsp;from [[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]] and [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Polson <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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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+Arlee&author_givenName=&author_surname= Arlee]
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finley_Point,_Montana Finley Point]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollins,_Montana Rollins]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Arm,_Montana Big Arm]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jette,_Montana Jette]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo,_Montana Pablo]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronan,_Montana Ronan]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
 
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+Charlo&author_givenName=&author_surname= Charlo]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1923*</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerr,_Montana Kerr]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1923*</center>
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+Polson&author_givenName=&author_surname= Polson]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1923*</center>
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+St.+Ignatius&author_givenName=&author_surname= St. Ignatius]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1923</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1923</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1923</center>
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Montana Dayton]
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lake County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lake County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lake County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kicking_Horse,_Montana Kicking Horse]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravalli,_Montana Ravalli]  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Lake,_Montana Turtle Lake]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmo,_Montana Elmo]  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Point,_Montana Kings Point]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Point,_Montana Rocky Point]  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woods_Bay,_Montana Woods Bay]
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 11 May 1923 from [[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]] and [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]
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*'''County seat:''' Polson <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:''' [[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]] | [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]] | [[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy|Sanders]]
  
The [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] comprises most of Lake County. Small portions of the reservation are also in the surrounding counties of Flathead , Missoula, and Sanders Counties.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
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*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
*St. Ignatius
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
==== Court  ====
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:*St. Ignatius
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Directories ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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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  ====
  
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Lake_County interactive map] of Lake County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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[[Image:Mtlake.jpg|500px|Mtlake.jpg]]
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:*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Lake_County interactive map] of Lake County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2028199?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Lake County, naturalization index, 1923-1945] Viewable
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Kalispell newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Kalispell newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Lake}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2028198?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Lake County, probate index, 1923-1950] Viewable
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{{MT Probate Intro|Lake}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1986787 Montana, Lake County records, 1857-2010] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2019693?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Lake County, school census records, 1910-1980] Viewable
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land records from 1923; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1923 and naturalization records 1923-1953<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Polson Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Birth =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2028196?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Lake County, birth records, 1857-1930] Viewable
*[[Polson Montana Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites ==
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==== Divorce ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2028197?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Lake County, divorce records, 1814-1958] Viewable
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===== Marriage  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2028200?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Lake County, marriage records, 1923-1993] Viewable
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/660935?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1923-1959] Viewable
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===== Death  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2019691 Montana, Lake County, death records, 1923-2010] Viewable
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==== Websites  ====
  
 
*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+Lake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+Arlee&author_givenName=&author_surname= Arlee]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finley_Point,_Montana Finley Point]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollins,_Montana Rollins]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Arm,_Montana Big Arm]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jette,_Montana Jette]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo,_Montana Pablo]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronan,_Montana Ronan]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+Charlo&author_givenName=&author_surname= Charlo]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerr,_Montana Kerr]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+Polson&author_givenName=&author_surname= Polson]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Lake%2C+St.+Ignatius&author_givenName=&author_surname= St. Ignatius]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Montana Dayton]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kicking_Horse,_Montana Kicking Horse]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravalli,_Montana Ravalli]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Lake,_Montana Turtle Lake]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmo,_Montana Elmo]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Point,_Montana Kings Point]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Point,_Montana Rocky Point]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woods_Bay,_Montana Woods Bay]
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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The [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] comprises most of Lake County. Small portions of the reservation are also in the surrounding counties of Flathead , Missoula, and Sanders Counties.
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
<references />{{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}  
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}  
  
 
[[Category:Lake_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Lake_County,_Montana]]

Latest revision as of 03:11, 6 February 2015

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

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Online Records



Lake County, Montana
Map
Map of Montana highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 11, 1923
County Seat Polson
Courthouse
Address Lake County Courthouse
106 4th Avenue
Polson, MT 59860-2125
Phone: 406.883.6211
Lake County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1923*
1923*
1923*
1923
1923
1923
* 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

  • St. Ignatius

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Lake 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

Mtlake.jpg

  • See an interactive map of Lake County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Kalispell newspapers. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land records from 1923; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1923 and naturalization records 1923-1953[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

Divorce

Marriage
Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

Places

Arlee Finley Point Niarada Rollins
Big Arm Jette Pablo Ronan
Charlo Kerr Polson St. Ignatius
Dayton Kicking Horse Ravalli Turtle Lake
Elmo Kings Point Rocky Point Woods Bay

Indian Reservation

The Flathead Indian Reservation comprises most of Lake County. Small portions of the reservation are also in the surrounding counties of Flathead , Missoula, and Sanders Counties.

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. 416.

 

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