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Guide to '''Silver Bow 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]] '''Silver Bow County'''<br>  
 
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Silver Bow County'''<br>  
  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Silver Bow County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1881
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| founded date = February 16
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| seat = [[Butte, Montana|Butte]]
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| building address = Silver Bow County Courthouse<br> 155 W Granite Street<br>Butte, MT 59701<br>Phone: 406.723.8262<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Silver-Bow-County-Montana-Courts.htm '''Silver Bow County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Silver-Bow-County-Montana-Courts.htm Silver Bow County Courthouse]<br>155 W Granite Street<br>Butte, MT 59701<br>Phone: 406.723.8262 <br><br>County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, <br>land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932; <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. 418.</ref>  
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1878*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1890*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1881</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Silver Bow County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Silver Bow County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1881--'''Silver Bow County was created 16 February 1881&nbsp;from [[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]] County. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Butte <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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*'''Parent County:''' created 16 February 1881 from [[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.  
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*'''County seat:''' Butte <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:''' [[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]] | [[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]] | [[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]] | [[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow%2C+Butte|subject|disp=Butte}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocker,_Montana Rocker]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Montana Melrose]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow,_Montana Silver Bow]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Montana Ramsay]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow%2C+Walkerville|subject|disp=Walkerville}}
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]
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==== Church Records  ====
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
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*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
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== Resources  ==
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
==== Church  ====
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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:*Butte Dist
  
*Butte Dist
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===== Lutheran  =====
  
==== Court  ====
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*Records of Gold Hill Lutheran Church, Butte, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Land ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Directories ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Silver_Bow_County interactive map] of Silver Bow County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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[[Image:Mtsilverbow.jpg|500px|Mtsilverbow.jpg]]
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:*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Silver_Bow_County interactive map] of Silver Bow County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Silver_Bow}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MT Probate Intro|Siver Bow}}
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932; 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. 418.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Butte Montana Family History Center]]
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
For marriages from 1881-1914 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] includes marriages from 1881-1914
*[[Butte Montana Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites ==
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===== Death =====
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*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+Silver+Bow|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References ==
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=== Places ===
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocker,_Montana Rocker]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Montana Melrose]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow,_Montana Silver Bow]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Montana Ramsay]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow%2C+Walkerville|subject|disp=Walkerville}}
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}  
  
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Latest revision as of 02:20, 26 February 2014

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

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Silver Bow County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 16, 1881
County Seat Butte
Courthouse
Address Silver Bow County Courthouse
155 W Granite Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.723.8262
Silver Bow County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1878*
1881*
1890*
1881
1881
1881
* 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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Butte Dist
Lutheran
  • Records of Gold Hill Lutheran Church, Butte, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Directories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Silver Bow 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.

Maps

Mtsilverbow.jpg

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

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Butte and Helena newspapers. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Silver Bow 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, Siver Bow - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
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

Butte Rocker
Melrose Silver Bow
Ramsay Walkerville

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. 418.

 

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