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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Blaine County'''  
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'''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Blaine County'''
  
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Guide to '''Blaine County, Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse ==
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{{Click|Image:MT_ORP.png|Montana Online Genealogy Records}}
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[http://co.blaine.mt.gov/ Blaine County Courthouse]<br>400 Ohio Street<br>Chinook, MT 59523<br>Phone: 406.357.3240<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1912.<br>Clerk of the District Court has marriage, 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Blaine County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1912
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| founded date = February 29
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| seat = [[Chinook, Montana|Chinook]]
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| building image =
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| building address = Blaine County Courthouse<br> 400 Ohio Street<br>Chinook, MT 59523<br>Phone: 406.357.3240<br>[http://http://blainecounty-mt.gov// '''Blaine County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
'''1912--'''Blaine County was created 29 February 1912 from [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]] County. '''County seat:''' Chinook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2" width="100%"
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Blaine County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1907*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1907*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1912</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Blaine County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Blaine County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Blaine County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 29 February 1912 from [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau]] County  
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*'''County Seat:''' Chinook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau]] | [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] | [[Hill County, Montana Genealogy|Hill]] | [[Phillips County, Montana Genealogy|Phillips]] | [[Saskatchewan, Canada Genealogy| Saskatchewan, Canada]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Resources ===
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==== Biography  ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1596&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1596 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Blaine+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Blaine&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/blaine/blaine.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mtgenweb.com/blaine/cemeteries.html MTGenWeb]
 
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Chinook&author_givenName=&author_surname= Chinook]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/blaine.html Tombstone Project]  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hays,_Montana Hays]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Belknap_Agency,_Montana Fort Belknap Agency]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mt/blaine.htm Montana Interment]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodge_Pole,_Montana Lodge Pole]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Harlem&author_givenName=&author_surname= Harlem]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Montana Cemeteries|Montana Cemeteries]] for more information.
| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Zurich&author_givenName=&author_surname= Zurich]
 
 
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==== Indian Reservation ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Montana}}
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==== Church Records ====
  
The [[Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Montana)|Fort Belknap Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.
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{{MT Church Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
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:*Chinook
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
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:*Harlem
*[[Hill County, Montana|Hill]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
{{Census|Montana}}
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*Chinook
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==== History  ====
*Harlem
 
  
==== Court  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mtblaine.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Blaine}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{MT Probate Intro|Blaine}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1912.<br>Clerk of the District Court has marriage, 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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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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:*[[Chinook Montana Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies =====
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Blaine County Historical Society<br>
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501 Indiana St<br>
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Chinook, Montana, 59523
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1840–2004''' -  {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== Death =====
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*'''1840–2004''' -  {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Websites  ====
*[[Chinook Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtblaine/ USGenWeb Blaine County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/blaine-county/ Genealogy Inc Blaine County, Montana]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MT/Blaine/ LinkPendium Blaine County, Montana]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/blaine/history.html GenealogyTrails Blaine County, Montana]
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Blaine|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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==== Wiki Pages  ====
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Blaine|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
== References ==
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[[Montana Vital Records]]
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=== Places ===
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hays,_Montana Hays]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Belknap_Agency,_Montana Fort Belknap Agency]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodge_Pole,_Montana Lodge Pole]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Harlem&author_givenName=&author_surname= Harlem]
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| [https://beta.familysearch.org/s/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Montana%2C+Blaine%2C+Zurich&author_givenName=&author_surname= Zurich]
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|}
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==== Indian Reservation  ====
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The [[Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Montana)|Fort Belknap Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.
  
<references />{{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}
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=== References  ===
  
[[Category:Blaine_County,_Montana]]
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}

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United States Gotoarrow.png Montana Gotoarrow.png Blaine County

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


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Blaine County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 29, 1912
County Seat Chinook
Courthouse
Address Blaine County Courthouse
400 Ohio Street
Chinook, MT 59523
Phone: 406.357.3240
Blaine County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1907*
1912*
1907*
1912
1912
1912
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
Billion Graves WorldCat Billion Graves
MTGenWeb Archives MTGenWeb
Tombstone Project
Montana Interment
See Montana Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Blaine 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

  • Chinook
  • Harlem

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Blaine 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.

Maps

Mtblaine.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

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, Blaine - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1912.
Clerk of the District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.[2]

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.


Libraries
Museums
Societies

Blaine County Historical Society
501 Indiana St
Chinook, Montana, 59523

Taxation

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

Websites

Wiki Pages

Montana Vital Records

Places

Chinook Hays
Fort Belknap Agency Lodge Pole
Harlem Zurich

Indian Reservation

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is located primarily in Blaine County, with a smaller portion in Phillips County.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.