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Guide to '''Fallon County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  December 9,  1913
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|county seat= Baker
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|parent county= [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bowman County, North Dakota Genealogy|Bowman (ND)]]
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|county2= [[Carter County, Montana Genealogy|Carter]]
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|county3= [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county4= [[Golden Valley County, North Dakota Genealogy|Golden Valley (ND)]]
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|county5= [[Harding County, South Dakota Genealogy|Harding (SD)]]
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|county6= [[Prairie County, Montana Genealogy|Prairie]]
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|county7= [[Slope County, North Dakota Genealogy|Slope (ND)]]
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[http://falloncounty.net/ Fallon County Courthouse]<br>10 W Fallon Avenue <br>Baker, MT 59313<br>Phone: 406.778.7106&nbsp;<br>
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk Recorder&nbsp;has birth records from 1884, <br>divorce records from 1919, land and military discharge<br>records; Clerk Court has marriage records from 1913, <br>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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=== Description ===
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Fallon County Courthouse'''<br> 10 W Fallon Avenue <br>Baker, MT 59313<br>Phone: 406.778.7106<br>[http://falloncounty.net/ Fallon County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1884, divorce records from 1919, land and military discharge Records; <br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1913, divorce, probate and court records <br><ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
  
'''1913--'''Fallon County was created 9 December 1913&nbsp;from [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Baker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
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=== Fallon County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fallon County, Montana. Page 415. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 406.</ref></center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |1884
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| width="13%" align="center" |1913
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| width="13%" align="center" |1919
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| width="13%" align="center" |1913
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| width="13%" align="center" |1913
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| width="13%" align="center" |1913
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| width="13%" align="center" |1860
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.</ref></center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Fallon}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Fallon County was created 9 December 1913 from [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]
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*'''County seat:''' Baker <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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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]</td></tr></table>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Fallon}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fallon County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plevna,_Montana Plevna]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard,_Montana Willard]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Fallon}}
  
*[[Bowman County, North Dakota|Bowman County, North Dakota]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Carter County, Montana|Carter]]
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Fallon}}
*[[Custer County, Montana|Custer]]
 
*[[Golden Valley County, North Dakota|Golden Valley County, North Dakota]]
 
*[[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding County, South Dakota]]
 
*[[Prairie County, Montana|Prairie]]
 
*[[Slope County, North Dakota|Slope County, North Dakota]]
 
*[[Wibaux County, Montana|Wibaux]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Church  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Fallon County, Montana''' online and in print</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=1606&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/fallon/fallon.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fallon+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
==== Court  ====
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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=1606 Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/fallon/cemeteries.htm MTGenWeb]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Fallon&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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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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==== Land  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1920 |4548
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|1930 |4568
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|1940 |3719
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|1950 |3660
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|1960 |3997
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|1970 |4050
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|1980 |3763
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|1990 |3103
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|2000 |2837
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|2010 |2890
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MT Census Intro|Fallon}}
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==== Territory and State Censuses ====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2086706?availability=Family%20History%20Library 1920 Fallon County, Montana: census index]
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Fallon}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Fallon}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Fallon}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Fallon}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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''Online Land Records''
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtfallon/_fll.h The Fallon County MTGenWeb Project], a member of [[MTGenWeb|The MTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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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
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Fallon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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://search.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
  
== References  ==
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Fallon}}
  
<references /> {{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}  
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
[[Category:Fallon_County,_Montana]]
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''O'Fallon Flashbacks.'' c1975. By O'Fallon Historical Society. Baker, Montana : O'Fallon Historical Society.  Online at [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15018coll43/id/9291 Montana Memory Project]; {{WorldCat|20122973|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtfallon.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Fallon 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 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/746985?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, (1917-1918)]
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Fallon}}
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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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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Fallon}}
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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|Fallon}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Fallon}}
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''Online Probate Records''
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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|Fallon}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Fallon}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Fallon}}
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Fallon}}
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1913 - 1960 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/698393?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1913-1960]
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Fallon}}
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*'''1840 - 2004 '''{{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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 - 2007''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868-2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''pre 1900 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954-2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at findmypast ($) — index
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Fallon}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Fallon}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Fallon}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/fallon-county/ Genealogy Inc Fallon County, Montana]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Fallon-County.htm Montana Genealogy Fallon County, Montana]
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MT/Fallon/ Ancestry Fallon County, Montana] $
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtfallon/_fll.h The Fallon County MTGenWeb Project], a member of [[MTGenWeb|The MTGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205024|Montana|Fallon}}- 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
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[[Category:Fallon County, Montana]][[Category:Montana_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:48, 12 July 2017

United States
Montana
Fallon County

Guide to Fallon 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: Baker
Organized: December 9, 1913
Parent County(s): Custer[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bowman (ND)  • Carter  • Custer  • Golden Valley (ND)  • Harding (SD)  • Prairie  • Slope (ND)  • Wibaux
See County Maps
Courthouse
Fallon County, Montana Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Fallon County.svg.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Fallon County Courthouse
10 W Fallon Avenue
Baker, MT 59313
Phone: 406.778.7106
Fallon County Website

County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1884, divorce records from 1919, land and military discharge Records;
Clerk Court has marriage records from 1913, divorce, probate and court records
[2]

Fallon County, Montana Record Dates

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1884 1913 1919 1913 1913 1913 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[4]

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: [6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fallon 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 4,548
1930 4,568 0.4%
1940 3,719 −18.6%
1950 3,660 −1.6%
1960 3,997 9.2%
1970 4,050 1.3%
1980 3,763 −7.1%
1990 3,103 −17.5%
2000 2,837 −8.6%
2010 2,890 1.9%
Source: [1]

Before Montana was a state in 1889, the western portion of Montana was included in the 1860 Washington Territory and the eastern was in the unorganized parts of 1860 Nebraska Territory. The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Montana Territory. No state censuses have been taken.[7] See links listed below.

Territory and State Censuses

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, 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.

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 Fallon 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

Fallon 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

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, Fallon - Probate records.

Online 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

Research Guides

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.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fallon County, Montana. Page 415. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 406.
  4. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Fallon County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.
  7. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.