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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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Online Records


County Courthouse

Silver Bow County Courthouse
155 W Granite Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.723.8262

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[1]


Parent County

1881--Silver Bow County was created 16 February 1881 from Deer Lodge County. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.  County seat: Butte [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Butte Rocker
Melrose Silver Bow
Ramsay Walkerville

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Butte Dist



Local Histories


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



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



Vital Records

For marriages from 1881-1914 see Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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