Phillips County, Montana Genealogy
Guide to Phillips County, Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Phillips County, Montana|
Location of Montana in the U.S.
|Founded||February 5, 1915|
|Address|| Phillips County Courthouse|
314 S 2nd Ave West
Malta, MT 59538
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Cemeteries
- 2.3 Church Records
- 2.4 Court Records
- 2.5 Directories
- 2.6 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.7 Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
- 2.8 Gazetteers
- 2.9 Genealogy
- 2.10 History
- 2.11 Land and Property
- 2.12 Maps
- 2.13 Migration
- 2.14 Military
- 2.15 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.16 Newspapers
- 2.17 Obituaries
- 2.18 Probate
- 2.19 Public Records
- 2.20 Repositories
- 2.21 Taxation
- 2.22 Vital Records
- 2.23 Websites
- 3 Populated Places
- 4 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 5 February 1915 from Valley
- County seat: Malta 
- Neighboring Counties: Blaine | Fergus | Garfield | Petroleum | Valley | Saskatchewan, Canada
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|See Montana Cemeteries for more information.|
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.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Phillips County, Montana Genealogy. 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.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Phillips County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Online Probate Records
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 FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Phillips - Probate records.
County Clerk has birth, death and land records; Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, probate and court records 
Family History Centers
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
Phillips County Historical Society
133 S 1st W<br. Malta 59538 38
Phillips County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 334
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 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.
- Kindred Trails Phillips County, Montana
- Genealogy Inc Phillips County, Montana
- Phillips County Historical Society
- USGenWeb Phillips County, Montana project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.