Montana, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Teton, Montana, United States
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Location of Teton County, Montana
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1881-2012
Archive


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes images of vital records, naturalization indexes, land indexes and probate records from the clerk of court, clerk and recorder offices in Choteau, Montana, for the years 1881-2012. Images are being published as they become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.

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Collection Contents

The records may contain any of the following pieces of information:

  • Individual names
  • Ages
  • Birth dates and places
  • Death dates and places
  • Marriage dates and places
  • Relationships
  • Residences

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Type of event
  • Approximate date of event

To search this collection by name:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

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To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Category"
⇒Select the “Record Type, Record Description, Year Range" category which takes you to the images

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the names and places to search for church and census records.
  • If an age is listed, use it to determine an approximate birth date.
  • Use the naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • It may helpful to extract information on all individuals with the same surname within each record type. These individuals may be family members of your ancestor. Try to arrange these individuals into family groups.
  • The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records.
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation

“Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Teton County Courthouse, Choteau, Montana.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.

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, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.