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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of deeds, homesteads, probate, naturalization and vital records located at the county clerk/recorder's and clerk of court's offices in Hardin. This collection is being published as images become available.. It covers the years 1908 to 1960.
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The collection consists of images of:
  
For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2117001/waypoints Browse].  
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*Deeds
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*Homesteads
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*Probate records
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*Naturalization records
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*Vital records (The birth and death records have been indexed)
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The records are located at the county clerk/recorder's and clerk of court's offices in Hardin. This collection is being published as images become available. {{Collection_Browse_Link
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records (12-1194) Warranty Deed DGS 7500819_14.jpg|Warranty Deed
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records (12-1194) Warranty Deed DGS 7500819_14.jpg|Warranty Deed
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records, 1908-2012 DGS 7500820 3.jpg|Quit Claim Deed  
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records, 1908-2012 DGS 7500820 3.jpg|Quit Claim Deed  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*Approximate date of event
 
*Approximate date of event
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the “Record Category” <br> ⇒Select the “Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range” <br> which takes you to the images.  
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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image. <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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With either search keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
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*Use the naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
 
*Use the naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*It may helpful to extract information on all individuals with the same surname within each record type. These individuals may be family members of your ancestor. Try to arrange these individuals into family groups.  
 
*It may helpful to extract information on all individuals with the same surname within each record type. These individuals may be family members of your ancestor. Try to arrange these individuals into family groups.  
 
*The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records.  
 
*The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records.  
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
 
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Montana, Big Horn|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Montana Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[Big Horn County, Montana Genealogy]].}}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Montana Genealogy]]
 
*[[Montana Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Montana Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Montana Vital Records]]  
 
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*[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation|text="Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011." Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Office, Hardin, Montana.}}<br><br>
  
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Latest revision as of 19:05, 7 August 2015

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Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of images of:

  • Deeds
  • Homesteads
  • Probate records
  • Naturalization records
  • Vital records (The birth and death records have been indexed)

The records are located at the county clerk/recorder's and clerk of court's offices in Hardin. This collection is being published as images become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011.

Record Content

The records may contain any of the following pieces of information:

  • Individual names
  • Ages
  • Birth dates and places
  • Death dates and places
  • Marriage dates and places
  • Relationships
  • Residences

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Type of event
  • Approximate date of event

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the names and places to search for church and census records.
  • If an age is listed, use it to determine an approximate birth date.
  • Use the naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • It may helpful to extract information on all individuals with the same surname within each record type. These individuals may be family members of your ancestor. Try to arrange these individuals into family groups.
  • The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records.
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Big Horn County, Montana Clerk and Recorder

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Office, Hardin, Montana.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011.


 

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