Montana, Rosebud County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Rosebud, Montana, United States
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Location of Rosebud County, Montana
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1878-2011
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains the following various records from the Rosebud County courthouse, located in Forsyth, Montana:

  • Vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) 1882 to 1930
  • Deeds 1878 to 1945
  • Mining claims 1919 to 1940
  • Wills 1887 to 1971
  • Probate records 1901 to 1941 (book #2 is missing)
  • Voter registers for various years


You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011.


Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Montana marriages click here.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may contain any of the following pieces of information

  • Name of the primary individual
  • Age
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Parents' names including mother's maiden name
  • Parents' age, birth place and residence
  • Occupations
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of personal property or land owned by the deceased
  • Address or residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The type of event.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.


Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

“Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Clerk. of Court's. Rosebud County Offices, White Sulpher Springs, Montana.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Rosebud County Records, 1878-2011.

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