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Guide to '''Mineral County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mineral County'''<br>  
 
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mineral County'''<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{MTDC}}
  
[http://co.mineral.mt.us/ Mineral County Courthouse]<br>300 River Street; PO Box 550; <br>Superior, MT 59872<br>Phone: 406.822.4541&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burialand&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>land records from 1914; Clerk District Court&nbsp;has marriage,<br>divorce and court records from 1914 <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
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| county = Mineral County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1914
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| founded date = August 7
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| seat = [[Superior, Montana|Superior]]
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| building address = Mineral County Courthouse<br> 300 River Street<br> PO Box 550; <br>Superior, MT 59872<br>Phone: 406.822.4541<br>[http://co.mineral.mt.us/ '''Mineral County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1914--'''Mineral County was created 7 August 1914&nbsp;from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Superior <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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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Mineral County's population has had it's highs and lows through the years. &nbsp;The 1870 census shows there were 1,646 people, but by 1880 there were only 270; in 1910 the population recovered to 2,900, but by 1930 it dropped to 1,626; in 1960 it rose to 3,037 and to 3,884 in 2000.<br>
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberton,_Montana Alberton]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverbend,_Montana Riverbend]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior,_Montana Superior]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Borgia,_Montana De Borgia]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltese,_Montana Saltese]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft,_Montana Taft]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haugan,_Montana Haugen]
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914*</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis,_Montana St. Regis]  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mineral County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent County:''' created 7 August 1914 from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula ]]
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*'''County seat:''' Superior <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:''' [[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater County, Idaho]] | [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]] | [[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]] | [[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
*[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater County, Idaho]]
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
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*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]
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*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
DeBorgia Cemetery  
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:*DeBorgia Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314603&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314603&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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:*Garcie Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=garcia&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1624 Findagrave.com]
  
Garcie Cemetery  
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:*Messiah Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2278496&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=garcia&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1624 Findagrave.com]
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:*Potter Family Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2227648&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
Messiah Cemetery  
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:*Quartz Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2199683&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2278496&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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:*Saint Regis Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986346&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
Potter Family Cemetery  
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:*Saltese Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314870&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2227648&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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:*Superior Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2157443&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
Quartz Cemetery  
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:*Wheeler-Boyes Cemetery [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314606&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2199683&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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==== Census  ====
  
Saint Regis Cemetery
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==== Church Records  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986346&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
Saltese Cemetery
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:*Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, '''St. Regis'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314870&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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:*New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, '''Haugen'''
  
Superior Cemetery
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:*Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, '''Superior'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2157443&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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:*St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, '''St. Regis'''
  
Wheeler-Boyes Cemetery
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:*Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., '''Superior'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314606&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]&nbsp;
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:*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, '''Superior'''
  
==== Church  ====
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:*Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, '''Tarkio'''
  
Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, '''St. Regis'''
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==== Court Records  ====
  
New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, '''Haugen'''
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==== Directories  ====
  
Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, '''Superior'''
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, '''St. Regis'''
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., '''Superior'''
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, '''Superior'''
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, '''Tarkio&nbsp;'''
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==== History  ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
In 1906 the majority of land in Mineral County was proclaimed National Forest. &nbsp;There are 1,226 sections in Mineral County - of this 83.8% belongs to the Federal Government, 2.8% belongs to the State of Montana, 13.4% is privately owned....that leaves about 8% of the land available to the county.  
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{{MT Land Intro}}
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In 1906 the majority of land in Mineral County was proclaimed National Forest. There are 1,226 sections in Mineral County - of this 83.8% belongs to the Federal Government, 2.8% belongs to the State of Montana, 13.4% is privately owned....that leaves about 8% of the land available to the county.  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Mtmineral.jpg|500px|Mtmineral.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Mineral}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
  
==== '''Private Collections'''. ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
'''Kay Strombo Private Collection for Mineral County, Montana''' --
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Owned by Kay Strombo can be contacted by mrshezzie@blackfoot.net&nbsp;
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1914; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1914 <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She is glad to share. Contains:&nbsp; obituaries, cemetery records, censuses, and death records for Mineral County.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*[[Superior Montana Family History Center]]
  
[http://www.montanarockies.org/mineralcounty_museum.htm Mineral County Museum &amp; Historical Society] - Hours: Tues &amp; Thurs 3:00 - 6:00pm or by appointment
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===== Libraries  =====
  
301 2nd Avenue<br>PO Box 533<br>Superior, Montana 59872
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==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Private Collections =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*'''Kay Strombo Private Collection for Mineral County, Montana'''<br> Owned by Kay Strombo who can be contacted by mrshezzie@blackfoot.net<br> She is glad to share. Collection includes: obituaries, cemetery records, censuses, and death records for Mineral County
*[[Superior Montana Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
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===== Societies  =====
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:*[http://www.montanarockies.org/mineralcounty_museum.htm Mineral County Museum &amp; Historical Society]<br>301 2nd Avenue<br>PO Box 533<br>Superior, Montana 59872<br>Hours: Tues &amp; Thurs 3:00 – 6:00pm or by appointment
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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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+Mineral|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Mineral|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References ==
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=== Places ===
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Mineral County's population has had it's highs and lows through the years. The 1870 census shows there were 1,646 people, but by 1880 there were only 270; in 1910 the population recovered to 2,900, but by 1930 it dropped to 1,626; in 1960 it rose to 3,037 and to 3,884 in 2000.<br>
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{| width="620" border="0" align="left" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberton,_Montana Alberton]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior,_Montana Superior]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Borgia,_Montana De Borgia]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltese,_Montana Saltese]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft,_Montana Taft]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haugan,_Montana Haugen]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis,_Montana St. Regis]
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}<br>
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=== References  ===
  
[[Category:Mineral_County,_Montana]]
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}

Latest revision as of 01:29, 26 February 2014

Guide to Mineral County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Mineral County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 7, 1914
County Seat Superior
Courthouse
Address Mineral County Courthouse
300 River Street
PO Box 550;
Superior, MT 59872
Phone: 406.822.4541
Mineral County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1914*
1887*
1914*
1914
1914
1914
* 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.

  • Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, St. Regis
  • New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, Haugen
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, Superior
  • St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, St. Regis
  • Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., Superior
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, Superior
  • Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, Tarkio

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Mineral County, Montana. 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.

In 1906 the majority of land in Mineral County was proclaimed National Forest. There are 1,226 sections in Mineral County - of this 83.8% belongs to the Federal Government, 2.8% belongs to the State of Montana, 13.4% is privately owned....that leaves about 8% of the land available to the county.

Local Histories

Maps

Mtmineral.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mineral County, Montana 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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Mineral - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1914; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1914 [2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Private Collections
  • Kay Strombo Private Collection for Mineral County, Montana
    Owned by Kay Strombo who can be contacted by mrshezzie@blackfoot.net
    She is glad to share. Collection includes: obituaries, cemetery records, censuses, and death records for Mineral County
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

Websites

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

Places

Mineral County's population has had it's highs and lows through the years. The 1870 census shows there were 1,646 people, but by 1880 there were only 270; in 1910 the population recovered to 2,900, but by 1930 it dropped to 1,626; in 1960 it rose to 3,037 and to 3,884 in 2000.

Alberton Riverbend Superior
De Borgia Saltese Taft
Haugen St. Regis

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. 417.

 

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