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Guide to '''Beaverhead County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 2,  1865
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|county seat= Dillon
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|parent county= Original county<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Clark County, Idaho Genealogy|Clark (ID)]]
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|county2= [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]
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|county3= [[Fremont County, Idaho Genealogy|Fremont (ID)]]
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|county4= [[Granite County, Montana Genealogy|Granite]]
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|county5= [[Lemhi County, Idaho Genealogy|Lemhi (ID)]]
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|county6= [[Madison County, Montana Genealogy|Madison]]
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|county7= [[Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy|Ravalli]]
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|county8= [[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy|Silver Bow]]</br><center>[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Beaverhead County, in the southwestern corner of the state, was organized on February 2,1865. It was named for the rock which Sacajawea pointed out to Lewis and Clark. The county seat is now Dillon. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/beaverhead/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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'''Beaverhead County Courthouse'''<br> S Pacific Cluster 3<br>Dillon, MT 59725<br>Phone: 406.683.2642<br>[http://www.beaverheadcounty.org/ Beaverhead County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth records from 1902, death records from 1901 and land records from 1864.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
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=== Beaverhead County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often with conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and the state government agency.
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1902<ref>’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 415.  {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1877<ref>Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 406. [http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Red_Book:_American_State,_County,_and_Town_Sources Free online version]; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1901<ref>’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 415.  {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1865<ref>Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 406. [http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Red_Book:_American_State,_County,_and_Town_Sources Free online version]; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1864<ref>’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 415. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1865<ref>Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 406. [http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Red_Book:_American_State,_County,_and_Town_Sources Free online version]; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 399. [http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Red_Book:_American_State,_County,_and_Town_Sources Free online version]; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref></center>
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[http://www.beaverheadcounty.org/ Beaverhead County Courthouse]<br>S Pacific Cluster 3<br>Dillon, MT 59725<br>Phone: 406.683.2642&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1902, death records<br>from 1901 and land records from 1864; Clerk District County<br>Court has divorce, probate and court records <br><ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Beaverhead}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Beverhead County was created on 2 February 1865 as an original county.<br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Dillon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Beaverhead}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Beaverhead County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverhead_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dillon,_Montana Dillon]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima,_Montana Lima]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstead,_Montana Armstead]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannack_Montana Bannack]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell,_Montana Dell]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Montana Glen]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendale_Montana Glendale]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Montana Jackson]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview_Montana Lakeview]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaris,_Montana Polaris]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wise_River,_Montana Wise River]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_Montana Wisdom]</div>
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*Lion City</div>
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'''1865--'''Beaverhead County was created 2 February 1865&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Dillon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstead,_Montana Armstead]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Beaverhead County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen,_Montana Glen]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeview,_Montana Lakeview]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom,_Montana Wisdom]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannack,_Montana Bannack]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Glendale
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Beaverhead%2C+Lima&author_givenName=&author_surname= Lima]  
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1594&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtbeave2/cemeteries.html MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/beaverhead/beaverhead.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/beaverhead.html Tombstone Project]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ Billion Graves]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|862287|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Beaverhead+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell,_Montana Dell]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| Greenwood
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| Lion City
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1594 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Beaverhead&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Beaverhead_County Histopolis]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Beaverhead%2C+Dillon&author_givenName=&author_surname= Dillon]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Montana Jackson]  
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polaris,_Montana Polaris]  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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===Census Records===
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to Federal census indexes, see the Montana Census link below.
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverhead_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1870 |722
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|1880 |2712
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|1890 |4655
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|1900 |5615
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|1910 |6446
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|1920 |7369
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|1930 |6654
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|1940 |6943
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|1950 |6671
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|1960 |7194
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|1970 |8187 
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|1980 |8186 
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|1990 |8424 
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|2000 |9202
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|2010 |9246
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{{MT Census Intro|Beaverhead}}
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{{Census|Montana}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Beaverhead}}
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''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
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:*Dillon
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Beaverhead}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Beaverhead}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Beaverhead}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Beaverhead}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Beaverhead}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Beaverhead}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - ($), index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1982''' - {{RecordSearch|2075129|Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various land and property records from 1863-1982
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Beaverhead}}
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{{MT History Intro}}<br>
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''More History of Beaverhead County, Montana : volume 2, 1800-1997.'' c1997. By Beaverhead County Museum Association. Dillon, Montana: Beaverhead County Museum Association. Online at:  [http://cdm15018.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15018coll43/id/17261 Montana Memory Project]; {{WorldCat|895092415|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtbeaverhead.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Beaverhead County </center>]]
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Beaverhead_County interactive map] of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
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*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/montana.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Montana] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1856-1944''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M743-1NP%3A360535301%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for Beaverhead County have various naturalization records from 1856-1944.
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Beaverhead}}
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Beaverhead}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Beaverhead}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
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==== Voter Records ====
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*'''1911 - 1944''' - {{RecordSearch|2075129|Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various voter records from 1911-1944
  
*[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark County, Idaho]]
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=== Periodicals ===
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Beaverhead}}
*[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont County, Idaho]]
 
*[[Granite County, Montana|Granite]]
 
*[[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi County, Idaho]]
 
*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
 
*[[Ravalli County, Montana|Ravalli]]
 
*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow ]]<br>
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at Ancestry.com — index and images $
  
==== Census  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
  
{{Census|Montana}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
*Dillon
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1901 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2075129|Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various birth records from 1901-1930
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at  FamilySearch — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at findmypast ($) — index
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*'''1901 - 2009''' - {{RecordSearch|2075129|Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various death records from 1901-2009
  
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Beaverhead_County interactive map] of Beaverhead County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Military  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
*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}}] that may include residents of Beaverhead County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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:*[[Dillon Montana Family History Center]]
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:*[[Lima Montana Family History Center]]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
For marriages from 1875-1903 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://my.3rivers.net/~rockhaven/BHH/ Beaver Head Hunters Genealogical Society]<br>Dillon, Montana<br>Monthly meetings are held from September through May on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum Research Center
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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Beaverhead County Genealogical Society<br> 15 South Montana,<br> Dillon, MT 59725
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Beaverhead County Historical Society<br> 15 S Montana St<br> Dillon 59725-2433
*[[Dillon Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lima Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Beaverhead}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtbeave2/ USGenWeb Beaverhead County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Beaverhead|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MT/Beaverhead/ My Heritage Beaverhead County, Montana]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/beaverhead-county/ Genealogy Beaverhead County, Montana]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Beaverhead.html Kindred Trails Beaverhead County, Montana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Beaverhead-County.htm Beaverhead County Genealogy]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204990|Montana|Beaverhead}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 10 May 2017

United States
Montana
Beaverhead County

Guide to Beaverhead County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Dillon
Organized: February 2, 1865
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clark (ID)  • Deer Lodge  • Fremont (ID)  • Granite  • Lemhi (ID)  • Madison  • Ravalli  • Silver Bow
See County Maps
Courthouse
Montana BeaverheadCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Beaverhead County.svg.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Beaverhead County, in the southwestern corner of the state, was organized on February 2,1865. It was named for the rock which Sacajawea pointed out to Lewis and Clark. The county seat is now Dillon. [2]

County Courthouse

Beaverhead County Courthouse
S Pacific Cluster 3
Dillon, MT 59725
Phone: 406.683.2642
Beaverhead County Website

County Clerk has birth records from 1902, death records from 1901 and land records from 1864.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records.[3]

Beaverhead County, Montana Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often with conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and the state government agency.

Beginning Dates for Major Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1902[4]
1877[5]
1901[6]
1865[7]
1864[8]
1865[9]
*State birth and death records began in 1907. Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[10]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia:[11]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
  • Lion City


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Beaverhead County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to Federal census indexes, see the Montana Census link below.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 722
1880 2,712 275.6%
1890 4,655 71.6%
1900 5,615 20.6%
1910 6,446 14.8%
1920 7,369 14.3%
1930 6,654 −9.7%
1940 6,943 4.3%
1950 6,671 −3.9%
1960 7,194 7.8%
1970 8,187 13.8%
1980 8,186 −0.0%
1990 8,424 2.9%
2000 9,202 9.2%
2010 9,246 0.5%
Source: [1]


For tips on accessing Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy census records online, see: Montana 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Dillon

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Beaverhead 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.

Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Beaverhead County

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.
Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.


Other Records

Voter Records

Periodicals

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, Beaverhead - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

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

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Beaver Head Hunters Genealogical Society
Dillon, Montana
Monthly meetings are held from September through May on the third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum Research Center

Beaverhead County Genealogical Society
15 South Montana,
Dillon, MT 59725

Beaverhead County Historical Society
15 S Montana St
Dillon 59725-2433

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/beaverhead/ accessed 11/15/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.
  4. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 415. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 406. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  6. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 415. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 406. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 415. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  9. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 406. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  10. Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 399. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "Beaverhead County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverhead_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.