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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Meagher County'''<br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Meagher County'''
  
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Guide to '''Meagher 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=  November 16,  1867
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|county seat= White Sulphur Springs
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy|Broadwater]]
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|county2= [[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]
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|county3= [[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]]
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|county4= [[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy|Judith Basin]]
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|county5= [[Lewis and Clark County, Montana Genealogy|Lewis and Clark]]
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|county6= [[Park County, Montana Genealogy|Park]]
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|county7= [[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy|Sweet Grass]]
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|county8= [[Wheatland County, Montana Genealogy|Wheatland]]</br><center>[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:MontanaMeagherCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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It was founded 1867. The County Seat is White Sulphur Springs. Meagher County was named for Thomas Francis Meagher, territorial governor of Montana.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/meagher/ accessed 11/18/2016</ref> Meagher County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagher_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Meagher}}
  
[http://meaghercounty.mt.gov/clerk_recorder.html Meagher County Courthouse]<br>15 W Main Street PO Box 309<br>White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645<br>Phone: 406.547.3612&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1896, <br>burial records from 1884 and land records from 1866; Clerk Court<br>has marriage and probate records from 1866, divorce, court and&nbsp;<br>naturalization records from 1867 <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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Meagher County Courthouse<br> 15 W Main Street <br>PO Box 309<br>White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645<br>Phone: 406.547.3612<br>[http://meaghercounty.mt.gov/clerk_recorder.html '''Meagher County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1896, burial records from 1884 and land records from 1866; <br>Clerk Court has marriage and probate records from 1866, divorce, court and naturalization records from 1867 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
  
== History ==
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=== Meagher County, Montana Record Dates ===
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1895*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1866*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1895*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1867</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1867</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1867</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Meagher County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Meagher County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Meagher County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
'''1867--'''Meagher County was created 16 November 1867&nbsp;as an original county.<br>'''County seat: '''White Sulphur Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Meagher}}
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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>
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''Parent County:'' created 16 November 1867 as an original county<br>
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''County seat:'' White Sulphur Springs <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Meagher}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Meagher County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagher_County,_Montana, accessed 8 December 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sulphur_Springs,_Montana White Sulfur Springs]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringling,_Montana Ringling]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinsdale,_Montana Martinsdale]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copperopolis,_Montana Copperopolis]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennep,_Montana Lennep]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minden,_Montana Minden]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen,_Montana Sixteen]</div>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Meagher}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Meagher}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Meagher}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Meagher}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinsdale,_Montana Martinsdale]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Meagher County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteen,_Montana Sixteen]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minden,_Montana Minden]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Meagher%2C+White+Sulphur+Springs|subject|disp=White Sulphur Springs}}
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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=1623&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/meagher/church.html MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mt/meagher.htm Montana Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringling,_Montana Ringling]  
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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|1312317|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Meagher+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1623 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=Meagher&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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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagher_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1870 |1387
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|1880 |2743
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|1890 |4749
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|1900 |2526
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|1910 |4190
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|1920 |2622
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|1930 |2272
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|1940 |2237
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|1950 |2079
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|1960 |2616
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|1970 |2122
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|1980 |2154
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|1990 |1819
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|2000 |1932
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|2010 |1891
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{{MT Census Intro|Meagher}}
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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|Meagher}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Meagher}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Meagher}}
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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|Meagher}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Meagher}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Meagher}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Meagher}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2103498?availability=Family%20History%20Library Montana, Meagher County, mining deeds, 1880-1891] Viewable
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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|Meagher}}
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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:Mtmeagher.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Meagher 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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''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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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Meagher}}
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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|Meagher}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Meagher}}
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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|Meagher}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Meagher}}
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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|Meagher}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1115874?availability=Family%20History%20Library Meagher County, Montana, tax list and assessment books, 1886-1893]
  
*[[Broadwater County, Montana|Broadwater]]
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=== Vital Records ===
*[[Cascade County, Montana|Cascade]]
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{{MT Vital Intro|Meagher}}
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
 
*[[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]]
 
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]
 
*[[Park County, Montana|Park]]
 
*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Meagher}}
  
==== 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|Meagher}}
  
==== 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] ($) — index
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*'''1866 - 1993''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/695213?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1866 - 1960; Index 1887 - 1993] Viewable
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Meagher}}
  
==== 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 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at FindMyPast ($) — index
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Meagher}}
  
==== Military  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Meagher}}
  
==== 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|Meagher}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
For marriages from 1865-1902 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Meagher}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://meaghercounty.mt.gov/mc_boards/boards_15_historical_society.html Meagher County Historical Society]<br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Meagher}}
  
*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://kindredtrails.com/MT_Meagher.html Kindred Trails Meagher County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Meagher|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/meagher-county/  Genealogy Inc Meagher County, Montana]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmeaghe/ USGenWeb Meagher County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205065|Montana|Meagher}}- 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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Guide to Meagher 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: White Sulphur Springs
Organized: November 16, 1867
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Broadwater  • Cascade  • Gallatin  • Judith Basin  • Lewis and Clark  • Park  • Sweet Grass  • Wheatland
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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County Information

Description

It was founded 1867. The County Seat is White Sulphur Springs. Meagher County was named for Thomas Francis Meagher, territorial governor of Montana.[2] Meagher County is located in the central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Meagher County Courthouse
15 W Main Street
PO Box 309
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
Phone: 406.547.3612
Meagher County Website

County Clerk and Recorder has birth and death records from 1896, burial records from 1884 and land records from 1866;
Clerk Court has marriage and probate records from 1866, divorce, court and naturalization records from 1867 [4]

Meagher County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1895*
1866*
1895*
1867
1867
1867
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes


Parent County: created 16 November 1867 as an original county
County seat: White Sulphur Springs [5]

Populated Places

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

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Meagher 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.  %±
1870 1,387
1880 2,743 97.8%
1890 4,749 73.1%
1900 2,526 −46.8%
1910 4,190 65.9%
1920 2,622 −37.4%
1930 2,272 −13.3%
1940 2,237 −1.5%
1950 2,079 −7.1%
1960 2,616 25.8%
1970 2,122 −18.9%
1980 2,154 1.5%
1990 1,819 −15.6%
2000 1,932 6.2%
2010 1,891 −2.1%
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 Meagher 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

Meagher County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Meagher 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, Meagher - 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/meagher/ accessed 11/18/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagher_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, "Meagher County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagher_County,_Montana, accessed 8 December 2016.