Lake County, Montana Genealogy

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Guide to Lake County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

County Courthouse

Lake County Courthouse
106 4th Avenue
Polson, MT 59860-2125
Phone: 406.883.6211 

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land records
from 1923; Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court
records from 1923 and naturalization records 1923-1953[1]


Parent County

1923--Lake County was created 11 May 1923 from Flathead and Missoula Counties.  County seat: Polson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Arlee Finley Point Niarada Rollins
Big Arm Jette Pablo Ronan
Charlo Kerr Polson St. Ignatius
Dayton Kicking Horse Ravalli Turtle Lake
Elmo Kings Point Rocky Point Woods Bay

Indian Reservation

The Flathead Indian Reservation comprises most of Lake County. Small portions of the reservation are also in the surrounding counties of Flathead , Missoula, and Sanders Counties.

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • St. Ignatius



Local Histories


  • See an interactive map of Lake County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)



  • ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Kalispell newspapers. This database is sometimes free at libraries.



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 416.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).