Montana Court Records

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Major [[Portal:Montana|Montana]] courts that kept records of genealogical value were established as follows:  
 
Major [[Portal:Montana|Montana]] courts that kept records of genealogical value were established as follows:  
  
'''District courts''' are districtwide courts that serve as the major trial courts for one to seven counties. They have jurisdiction over criminal cases, naturalizations, guardianships, divorces, debts, probates (since 1889), juvenile matters, and some appeals. Court sessions are held in each county, where a clerk of the district court keeps the records.
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== '''District courts''' ==
  
'''Probate courts''' had jurisdiction over probates, marriages, and minor civil and criminal matters. Probate courts were disbanded in 1889 when their functions and records were transferred to the district courts.  
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are districtwide courts that serve as the major trial courts for one to seven counties. They have jurisdiction over criminal cases, naturalizations, guardianships, divorces, debts, probates (since 1889), juvenile matters, and some appeals. Court sessions are held in each county, where a clerk of the district court keeps the records.  
  
'''The Supreme Court''' is the statewide appellate court.  
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== '''Probate courts'''  ==
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had jurisdiction over probates, marriages, and minor civil and criminal matters. Probate courts were disbanded in 1889 when their functions and records were transferred to the district courts.
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== '''The Supreme Court''' ==
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is the statewide appellate court.  
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The Family History Library does not have copies of Montana court records. You can obtain copies at the clerk's office in each county courthouse or from the Montana State Archives at the [http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society].<br><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
  
The Family History Library does not have copies of Montana court records. You can obtain copies at the clerk's office in each county courthouse or from the Montana State Archives at the [http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society].<br>
 
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Revision as of 14:05, 21 July 2008

Major Montana courts that kept records of genealogical value were established as follows:

District courts

are districtwide courts that serve as the major trial courts for one to seven counties. They have jurisdiction over criminal cases, naturalizations, guardianships, divorces, debts, probates (since 1889), juvenile matters, and some appeals. Court sessions are held in each county, where a clerk of the district court keeps the records.

Probate courts

had jurisdiction over probates, marriages, and minor civil and criminal matters. Probate courts were disbanded in 1889 when their functions and records were transferred to the district courts.

The Supreme Court

is the statewide appellate court.

The Family History Library does not have copies of Montana court records. You can obtain copies at the clerk's office in each county courthouse or from the Montana State Archives at the Montana Historical Society.