Pondera County, Montana

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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Pondera County'''<br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.ponderacountymontana.org/ Pondera County Montana]  
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[http://www.ponderacountymontana.org/ Pondera County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;20 4th Ave SW<br>Conrad, MT 59425-2340<br>Phone: 406.278.4000&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1919; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1919--'''Pondera County was created 17 February 1919&nbsp;from [[Chouteau_County,_Montana|Chouteau]]&nbsp;and [[Teton County, Montana|Teton]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Conrad <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;">
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'''1919--'''Pondera County was created 17 February 1919&nbsp;from [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]&nbsp;and [[Teton County, Montana|Teton]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Conrad <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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county.&nbsp;
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The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county.&nbsp;  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities: '''[[Www.conradmontana.com/|Conrad]] and Valier (VAH-Leer).
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Pondera%2C+Brady|subject|disp=Brady}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Butte,_Montana Heart Butte]
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| Williams
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad,_Montana Conrad]  
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| Ledger
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valier,_Montana Valier]
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| Dupuyer
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| Manson
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| Fowler
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| Robare
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'''Other Comunities: '''Brady, Dupuyer, Fowler, Ledger, Mauson, Robare, Williams
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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A small portion of the [[Blackfeet Indian Reservation (Montana)|Blackfeet Indian Reservation]] is located in Pondera County. The larger part of the Reservation is in Glacier County.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ Glacier] (North); [http://toolecountymt.gov/ Toole]&nbsp; (North)&nbsp;:[http://www.co.liberty.mt.us/ Liberty] (East); [http://www.co.chouteau.mt.us/ Chouteau] (East);[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ Teton ](South)&nbsp;[http://flathead.mt.gov/ Flathead] (West)
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*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
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*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]
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*[[Glacier County, Montana|Glacier]]
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*[[Liberty County, Montana|Liberty]]
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*[[Teton County, Montana|Teton]]
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*[[Toole County, Montana|Toole]]
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<br>[http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ Glacier] (North); [http://toolecountymt.gov/ Toole]&nbsp; (North)&nbsp;:[http://www.co.liberty.mt.us/ Liberty] (East); [http://www.co.chouteau.mt.us/ Chouteau] (East);[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ Teton ](South)&nbsp;[http://flathead.mt.gov/ Flathead] (West)  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,770916,n,Dupuyer%20Cemetery.cfm Dupuyer Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,771842,n,Golden%20West%20Cemetery.cfm Golden West Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,772418,n,Hillside%20Cemetery.cfm Hillside Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,785930,n,Lakeview%20Cemetery.cfm Lakeview Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,775822,n,Robare%20Cemetery.cfm Robare Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748720,n,Sacred%20Heart%20Cemetery.cfm Sacred Heart Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748721,n,Saint%20Anne%20Cemetery.cfm Saint Anne Cemetery]
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[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,770916,n,Dupuyer%20Cemetery.cfm Dupuyer Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,771842,n,Golden%20West%20Cemetery.cfm Golden West Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,772418,n,Hillside%20Cemetery.cfm Hillside Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,785930,n,Lakeview%20Cemetery.cfm Lakeview Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,775822,n,Robare%20Cemetery.cfm Robare Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748720,n,Sacred%20Heart%20Cemetery.cfm Sacred Heart Cemetery]<br>[http://montana.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1748721,n,Saint%20Anne%20Cemetery.cfm Saint Anne Cemetery]  
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See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Pondera_County interactive map] of Pondera County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/ accessgenealogy]&nbsp;provides a jumping off place for information.
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There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/military/ accessgenealogy]&nbsp;provides a jumping off place for information.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Conrad Montana Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.pondera.mtgenweb.org/ Pondera MT GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.pondera.mtgenweb.org/ Pondera MT GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.his.state.mt.us/ Montana Historical Society]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205076&subject_disp=Montana%2C+Pondera&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Pondera|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pondera_County%2C_Montana Pondera County]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pondera_County%2C_Montana Pondera County]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 22:07, 26 November 2012

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Pondera County Courthouse
 20 4th Ave SW
Conrad, MT 59425-2340
Phone: 406.278.4000 

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1919;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records [1]

History

Parent County

1919--Pondera County was created 17 February 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties.
County seat: Conrad [2]

Boundary Changes

The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county. 

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Brady Heart Butte Williams
Conrad Ledger Valier
Dupuyer Manson
Fowler Robare

 

Indian Reservation

A small portion of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is located in Pondera County. The larger part of the Reservation is in Glacier County.

Neighboring Counties


Glacier (North); Toole  (North) :Liberty (East); Chouteau (East);Teton (South) Flathead (West)

Resources

Cemeteries

Pondera County Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Dupuyer Cemetery
Golden West Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Lakeview Cemetery
Robare Cemetery
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Saint Anne Cemetery

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

Military

There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. accessgenealogy provides a jumping off place for information.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).