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=== Federal Land Records  ===
 
=== Federal Land Records  ===
  
After 1862, settlers could apply for homestead land in [[Portal:Montana|Montana]] through the General Land Office in Washington, DC. Eventually they could apply for land through eight local land offices. The first local land office was established in Helena in 1867.  
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After 1862, settlers could apply for homestead land in [[Montana]] through the General Land Office in Washington, DC. Eventually they could apply for land through eight local land offices. The first local land office was established in Helena in 1867.  
  
The land office records are at the [http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/ National Archives Records Administration—Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]. The county courthouses also have records of patents on homesteads. Tract books, township plats, and pre-1908 patent records are at the:  
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The land office records are at the [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]]. The county courthouses also have records of patents on homesteads. Tract books, township plats, and pre-1908 patent records are at the:  
  
=== Montana State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ===
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[http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en.html '''Montana State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)'''] <br>5001 Southgate Drive<br>Billings, MT 59101<br>Telephone: 406 896-5000<br>Fax: 406 896-5299<br>E-mail: [mailto:MT_Information@blm.gov MT_Information@blm.gov]
  
5001 Southgate Drive<br>Billings, MT 59101<br>Telephone: 406 896-5000<br>Fax: 406 896-5299<br>E-mail: [mailto:MT_Information@blm.gov MT_Information@blm.gov]
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The Family History Library has copies of the federal land tract books for Montana (Family History Library films {{FHL|607931|title-id|disp=1444840-909}}). See [[United States Land and Property]] for more information on these records.  
 
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The Family History Library has copies of the federal land tract books for Montana (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=607931&disp=Tract+books++ 1444840-909]). See the United States Research Outline for more information on these records.  
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=== County Land Records  ===
 
=== County Land Records  ===
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The Family History Library does not have copies of the county land records.  
 
The Family History Library does not have copies of the county land records.  
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== Websites  ==
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
Flathead County: http://www.idreamof.com/land/mt.html  
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*Flathead County: [http://www.idreamof.com/land/mt.html http://www.idreamof.com/land/mt.html]
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*Montana Native American Land Patents: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/patent http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/patent]/
  
Montana Native American: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/patent/<br><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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'''Wiki articles describing&nbsp;online FamilySearch collections&nbsp;are found at:'''
  
== References  ==
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*[[Montana, Cascade County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Montana, Flathead County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Montana, Lake County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Montana, Rosebud County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/Rg/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Montana.ASP Montana Research Outline]''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.&nbsp;
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Federal Land Records

After 1862, settlers could apply for homestead land in Montana through the General Land Office in Washington, DC. Eventually they could apply for land through eight local land offices. The first local land office was established in Helena in 1867.

The land office records are at the National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver). The county courthouses also have records of patents on homesteads. Tract books, township plats, and pre-1908 patent records are at the:

Montana State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101
Telephone: 406 896-5000
Fax: 406 896-5299
E-mail: MT_Information@blm.gov


The Family History Library has copies of the federal land tract books for Montana (Family History Library films 1444840-909). See United States Land and Property for more information on these records.

County Land Records

After land was transferred to private ownership, it could be sold again, inherited, lost by foreclosure of a mortgage, or redistributed through a divorce. These transactions are recorded in the deed and mortgage records kept by the county recorder. The records usually have both grantee (buyer) and grantor (seller) indexes.

The county recorder also has records of patents on timber and mining claims as well as real property assessment books and plat books.

The Family History Library does not have copies of the county land records.

Websites

Online Resources

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