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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Golden Valley County'''<br>  
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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Golden Valley County'''<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Golden Valley County, Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.co.golden-valley.mt.us/html/courthouse.html Golden Valley County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 10<br>Ryegate, MT 59074-0010<br>Phone: 406.568.2231&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage, death, divorce, <br>land, probate, military, court and naturalization records from 1920<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.</ref>
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{{Click|Image:MT_ORP.png|Montana Online Genealogy Records}}
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Golden Valley County
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| county_map = Map of Montana highlighting Golden Valley County.svg.png
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| state = Montana
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| state_map = Montana.png
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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1920
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| founded date = October 4
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| seat = [[Ryegate, Montana|Ryegate]]
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| building image =
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| building address = Golden Valley County Courthouse<br> PO Box 10<br>Ryegate, MT 59074-0010<br>Phone: 406.568.2231<br>[http://www.co.golden-valley.mt.us/html/courthouse.html '''Golden Valley County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1920--'''Golden Valley County was created 4 October 1920&nbsp;from [[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]] and [[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Ryegate <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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1919*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1892*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1920</center>
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Golden Valley County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Golden Valley County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Golden Valley County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 4 October 1920 from [[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy|Musselshell]] and [[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy|Sweet Grass]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Ryegate <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:''' [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] | [[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy|Musselshell]] | [[Stillwater County, Montana Genealogy|Stillwater]] | [[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy|Sweet Grass]] | [[Wheatland County, Montana Genealogy|Wheatland]] | [[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places  ===
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavina,_Montana Lavina]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryegate,_Montana Ryegate]
  
 
==== 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 ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biography ===
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavina,_Montana Lavina]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryegate,_Montana Ryegate]
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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=1612&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1612 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/goldenvalley/ MTGenWeb Archives]
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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=Golden%20Valley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/goldenvalley.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Montana Cemeteries|Montana Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{MT Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories ====
  
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
 
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
 
*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
*[[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== History ====
  
==== 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:Mtgoldenvalley.jpg|300px|Mtgoldenvalley.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Golden Valley County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Golden Valley County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Golden+Valley}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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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{{MT Probate Intro|Golden Valley}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage, death, divorce, land, probate, military, court and naturalization records from 1920<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MT Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS 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
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Golden_Valley.html Kindred Trails Golden Valley County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Golden+Valley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/golden-valley-county/ Genealogy Inc Golden Valley County, Montana]
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*[http://www.co.golden-valley.mt.us/html/history.html Golden Valley County History]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtgolden/ USGenWeb Golden Valley County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Golden+Valley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
<references />{{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}  
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}  
  
 
[[Category:Golden_Valley_County,_Montana]]
 
[[Category:Golden_Valley_County,_Montana]]

Latest revision as of 16:42, 24 August 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Montana Gotoarrow.png Golden Valley County

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


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Golden Valley County, Montana
Map
Map of Montana highlighting Golden Valley County
Location in the state of Montana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 4, 1920
County Seat Ryegate
Courthouse
Address Golden Valley County Courthouse
PO Box 10
Ryegate, MT 59074-0010
Phone: 406.568.2231
Golden Valley County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1919*
1892*
1920*
1920
1920
1920
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

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 Findagrave.com
MTGenWeb Archives Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Montana Cemeteries for more information.

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 or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Golden Valley 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

Mtgoldenvalley.jpg

Migration

Military

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Golden Valley County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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

Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Golden Valley - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage, death, divorce, land, probate, military, court and naturalization records from 1920[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

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

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. 416.