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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Carter County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Carter County'''
  
Guide to '''Carter County Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Carter 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 22,  1917
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|county seat=  Ekalaka
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|parent county= [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Butte County, South Dakota Genealogy|Butte (SD)]]
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|county2= [[Crook County, Wyoming Genealogy|Crook (WY)]]
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|county3= [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county4= [[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon]]
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|county5= [[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy|Harding (SD)]]
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|county6= [[Powder River County, Montana Genealogy|Powder River]]</br><center>[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:MontanaCarterCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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Carter County was formed in 1917. The county seat is Ekalaka.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/carter/ accessed 11/15/2016</ref> Carter County was named for Thomas Henry Carter, the first congressman from Montana. It is located in the south eastern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Montana accessed 11/15/2016</ref>
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| founded year = 1917
 
| founded date = February 22
 
| seat = Ekalaka  
 
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| building address = Carter County Courthouse<br> 214 Park Street<br>Ekalaka, MT 59324<br>Phone: 406.775.8749<br>[http://www.cartercountymt.info/Clerk%20and%20Recorder/Death%20certificates%20doc..htm '''Carter County Website'''] }}
 
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Carter}}
  
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Carter County Courthouse<br> 214 Park Street<br>Ekalaka, MT 59324<br>Phone: 406.775.8749<br>[http://www.cartercountymt.info/Clerk%20and%20Recorder/Death%20certificates%20doc..htm '''Carter County Website''']<br>
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County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1917. Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, probate, 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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=== Carter County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Carter County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="12.4%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1915*</center>  
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |<center>1915*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917*</center>  
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |<center>1917*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1915*</center>  
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |<center>1915*</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917</center>  
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |<center>1917</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917</center>  
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |<center>1917</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1917</center>
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| width="12.4%" align="center" |<center>1917</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Carter County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Carter County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Carter County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Carter County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Carter County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Carter County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
 
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*'''Parent County:''' created 22 February 1917 from [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] County.
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=== Record Loss ===
*'''County seat:''' Ekalaka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte County, South Dakota]] | [[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook County, Wyoming]] | [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] | [[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]] | [[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding County, South Dakota]] | [[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River]]
 
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Carter}}
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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:'' created 22 February 1917 from [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]] County.<br>
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''County seat:'' Ekalaka <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Carter}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Carter County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekalaka,_Montana Ekalaka]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzada,_Montana Alzada]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyes,_Montana Boyes]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol,_Montana Capitol]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond,_Montana Hammond]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mill_Iron,_Montana Mill Iron]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridge,_Montana Ridge]</div>
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=== Resources ===
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Carter}}
  
{{Census|Montana}}  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Carter}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carter County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=1599&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20160104090802/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtcarter/_crttowns.html#cemetery MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/carter/carter.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/carter.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|761449|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=carter+county%2C+montana&qt=results_page WorldCat]
  
==== Church Records  ====
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1599 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=Carter&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
  
==== Court Records  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1920 |3972
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|1930 |4136
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|1940 |3280
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|1950 |2798
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|1960 |2493
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|1970 |1956
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|1980 |1799
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|1990 |1503
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|2000 |1360
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|2010 |1160
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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{{MT Census Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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{{Census|Montana}}
  
==== History  ====
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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 "Montana Census" link above.
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Public Records ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Repositories  ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
===== Courthouse  =====
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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
  
County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1917. Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, probate, 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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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Carter}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{MT History Intro}}<br>
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*''Shifting Scenes : A History of Carter County, Montana.'' c1978. By Carter County Geological Society (Ekalaka, Mont.).  State of Montana. Ekalaka, Montana : Carter County Geological Society.  {{WorldCat|866138366|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
:*[[Ekalaka Montana Family History Center]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtcarter.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Carter County</center>]]
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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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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Carter}}
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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|Carter}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Carter}}
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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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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Carter}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Carter}}
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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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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Carter}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Carter}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Carter}}
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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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*'''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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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Carter}}
  
===== Libraries  =====
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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]
  
===== Museums  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Carter}}
  
===== Societies  =====
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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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*'''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
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Carter}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
===== Death  =====
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205003|Montana|Carter}}- 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
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyes,_Montana Boyes]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammond,_Montana Hammond]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:36, 11 April 2017

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Guide to Carter 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: Ekalaka
Organized: February 22, 1917
Parent County(s): Custer [1]
Neighboring Counties
Butte (SD)  • Crook (WY)  • Custer  • Fallon  • Harding (SD)  • Powder River
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaCarterCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Carter County.svg.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Carter County was formed in 1917. The county seat is Ekalaka.[2] Carter County was named for Thomas Henry Carter, the first congressman from Montana. It is located in the south eastern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Carter County Courthouse
214 Park Street
Ekalaka, MT 59324
Phone: 406.775.8749
Carter County Website
County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1917. Clerk Courts has marriage, divorce, probate, probate and court records[4]

Carter County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1915*
1917*
1915*
1917
1917
1917
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes


Parent County: created 22 February 1917 from Custer County.
County seat: Ekalaka [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: [5]

Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Carter 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 3,972
1930 4,136 4.1%
1940 3,280 −20.7%
1950 2,798 −14.7%
1960 2,493 −10.9%
1970 1,956 −21.5%
1980 1,799 −8.0%
1990 1,503 −16.5%
2000 1,360 −9.5%
2010 1,160 −14.7%
Source: [1]


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

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to federal census indexes, see "Montana Census" link above.

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.

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 Carter 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.

  • Shifting Scenes : A History of Carter County, Montana. c1978. By Carter County Geological Society (Ekalaka, Mont.). State of Montana. Ekalaka, Montana : Carter County Geological Society. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Carter 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

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 Carter County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

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

Other 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, Carter - 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

Websites

  • USGenWeb Carter County, Montana project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

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/carter/ accessed 11/15/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Montana accessed 11/15/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Carter County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.