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Guide to '''McCone 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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[http://www.mccone.mt.gov/ McCone County Courthouse]<br>1004 Ave C; PO Box 199<br>Circle, MT 59215<br>Phone: 406.485.3505&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk and recorder has birth, death, burial <br>and land records from 1919; Clerk Court has marriage,<br>divorce, probate and court records <ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 20,  1919
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|county seat= Circle
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|parent county= [[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]] and [[Richland County, Montana Genealogy|Richland]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]]
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|county2= [[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield]]
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|county3= [[Prairie County, Montana Genealogy|Prairie]]
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|county4= [[Richland County, Montana Genealogy|Richland]]
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|county5= [[Roosevelt County, Montana Genealogy|Roosevelt]]
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|county6= [[Valley County, Montana Genealogy|Valley]]</br><center>[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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McCone County, Montana was founded in 1919 and the county seat is Circle.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/mccone/ accessed 11/18/2016</ref> It is located in the eastern central area of the state. It was named in honor of State Senator George McCone.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCone_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016</ref>
  
'''1919--'''McCone County was created 20&nbsp;February 1919&nbsp;from [[Dawson County, Montana|Dawson<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229619855125_737" />]] and [[Richland County, Montana|Richland ]]Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Circle <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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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''McCone County Courthouse'''<br> 1004 Ave C<br> PO Box 199<br>Circle, MT 59215<br>Phone: 406.485.3505<br>[http://www.mccone.mt.gov/ McCone County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk and recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1919;<br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== McCone County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1919*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1919*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1919*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1919</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1919</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1919</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[McCone County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[McCone County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[McCone County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|McCone}}
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*'''Parent County:''' McCone County was created 20 February 1919 from [[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]] and [[Richland County, Montana Genealogy|Richland]]<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Circle <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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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><br>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|McCone}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "McCone County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCone_County,_Montana, accessed 8 December 2016.</ref>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle,_Montana Circle]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brockway,_Montana Brockway]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vida,_Montana Vida]</div>
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|McCone}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|McCone}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|McCone}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|McCone}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of McCone 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=1621&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20151230083848/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmccone/cemeteries.htm MTGenWeb]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+McCone%2C+Vida|subject|disp=Brockway}}  
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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|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+McCone+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle,_Montana Circle]  
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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=1621 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=McCone&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+McCone%2C+Vida|subject|disp=Vida}}
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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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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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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/McCone_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1920 |4747
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|1930 |4790
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|1940 |3798
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|1950 |3258
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|1960 |3321
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|1970 |2875
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|1980 |2702
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|1990 |2276
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|2000 |1977
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|2010 |1734
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{{MT Census Intro|McCone}}
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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]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|McCone}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|McCone}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|McCone}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|McCone}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|McCone}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|McCone}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|McCone}}
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''Online Land Records''
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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
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|McCone}}
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{{MT History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtmccone.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>McCone 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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'''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://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://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1919-1929''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M74Q-MM3%3A360534701%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for McCone County have various naturalization records from 1919-1929.
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|McCone}}
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), 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|McCone}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|McCone}}
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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|McCone}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|McCone}}
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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|McCone}}
  
*[[Dawson County, Montana|Dawson]]
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=== Vital Records ===
*[[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield]]
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{{MT Vital Intro|McCone}}
*[[Prairie County, Montana|Prairie]]
 
*[[Richland County, Montana|Richland]]
 
*[[Roosevelt County, Montana|Roosevelt]]
 
*[[Valley County, Montana|Valley]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Court  ====
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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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*'''1919 - 1986''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/683547?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1919 - 1959; Index 1919 - 1986] Viewable
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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]
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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 -2 004] 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
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Military  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|McCone}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|McCone}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|McCone}}
  
*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.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MT/McCone/ Linkpendium McCone County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+McCone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/mccone-county/ Genealogy Inc McCone County, Montana]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/mccone/ McCone County, Montana Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmccone/ USGenWeb McCone County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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Latest revision as of 00:21, 10 May 2017

United States
Montanta
McCone County

Guide to McCone 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: Circle
Organized: February 20, 1919
Parent County(s): Dawson and Richland[1]
Neighboring Counties
Dawson  • Garfield  • Prairie  • Richland  • Roosevelt  • Valley
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaMcConeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting McCone County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

McCone County, Montana was founded in 1919 and the county seat is Circle.[2] It is located in the eastern central area of the state. It was named in honor of State Senator George McCone.[3]

County Courthouse

McCone County Courthouse
1004 Ave C
PO Box 199
Circle, MT 59215
Phone: 406.485.3505
McCone County Website

County Clerk and recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1919;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records [4]

McCone County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1919*
1919*
1919*
1919
1919
1919
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: McCone County was created 20 February 1919 from Dawson and Richland
  • County seat: Circle [5]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: [6]

Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of McCone 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 4,747
1930 4,790 0.9%
1940 3,798 −20.7%
1950 3,258 −14.2%
1960 3,321 1.9%
1970 2,875 −13.4%
1980 2,702 −6.0%
1990 2,276 −15.8%
2000 1,977 −13.1%
2010 1,734 −12.3%
Source: [1]


Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. 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 McCone 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

McCone 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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as McCone 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, McCone - 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. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/mccone/ accessed 11/18/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCone_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "McCone County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCone_County,_Montana, accessed 8 December 2016.