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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Mineral County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://co.mineral.mt.us/ Mineral County Courthouse]<br>300 River Street; PO Box 550; <br>Superior, MT 59872<br>Phone: 406.822.4541&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burialand&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>land records from 1914; Clerk District Court&nbsp;has marriage,<br>divorce and court records from 1914 <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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|county seat= Superior
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|parent county= [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Mineral County was founded in 1914. The County Seat is Superior. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/mineral/ accessed 11/18/2016</ref> It is located in the northwestern area of the state. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Mineral}}
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'''Mineral County Courthouse'''<br> 300 River Street<br> PO Box 550 <br>Superior, MT 59872<br>Phone: 406.822.4541<br>[http://co.mineral.mt.us/ Mineral County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1914;<br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1914 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
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=== Mineral County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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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" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1914*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1887*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1914*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1914</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1914</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1914</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mineral County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mineral 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.
  
== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Mineral}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Mineral County was created 7 August 1914 from [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula ]]<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Superior <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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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>
  
'''1914--'''Mineral County was created 7 August 1914&nbsp;from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula ]]County.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Superior <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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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Mineral}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mineral County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_County,_Montana, accessed 8 December 2016.</ref>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberton,_Montana Alberton]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior,_Montana Superior]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haugan,_Montana Haugen]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltese,_Montana Saltese]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Borgia,_Montana De Borgia]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverbend,_Montana Riverbend]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis,_Montana St. Regis]</div>
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Mineral County's population has had it's highs and lows through the years. The 1870 census shows there were 1,646 people, but by 1880 there were only 270; in 1910 the population recovered to 2,900, but by 1930 it dropped to 1,626; in 1960 it rose to 3,037 and to 3,884 in 2000.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Mineral}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Mineral}}
  
Mineral County's population has had it's highs and lows through the years. &nbsp;The 1870 census shows there were 1,646 people, but by 1880 there were only 270; in 1910 the population recovered to 2,900, but by 1930 it dropped to 1,626; in 1960 it rose to 3,037 and to 3,884 in 2000.<br>
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Mineral}}
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberton,_Montana Alberton]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Mineral County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverbend,_Montana Riverbend]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior,_Montana Superior]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Borgia,_Montana De Borgia]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltese,_Montana Saltese]  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft,_Montana Taft]
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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=1624&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://mineral.genwebsite.net/ MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/mineral/mineral.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haugan,_Montana Haugen]
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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>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis,_Montana St. Regis]  
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* {{FHL|469993|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mineral+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=1624 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=Mineral&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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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1920 |2327
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|1930 |1626
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|1940 |2135
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|1950 |2081
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|1960 |3037
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|1970 |2958
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|1980 |3675
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|1990 |3315
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|2000 |3884
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|2010 |4223
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{{MT Census Intro|Mineral}}
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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|Mineral}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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:*Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, ''St. Regis''
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:*New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, ''Haugen''
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:*Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, ''Superior''
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:*St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, ''St. Regis''
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:*Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., ''Superior''
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:*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, ''Superior''
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:*Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, ''Tarkio''
  
*[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater County, Idaho]]
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=== Court Records ===
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
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{{MT Court Intro|Mineral}}
*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]
 
*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
DeBorgia Cemetery
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314603&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Mineral}}
  
Garcie Cemetery
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Mineral}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=garcia&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1624 Findagrave.com]
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Mineral}}
  
Messiah Cemetery
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Mineral}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2278496&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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In 1906 the majority of land in Mineral County was proclaimed National Forest. There are 1,226 sections in Mineral County - of this 83.8% belongs to the Federal Government, 2.8% belongs to the State of Montana, 13.4% is privately owned....that leaves about 8% of the land available to the county.
  
Potter Family Cemetery
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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
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2227648&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Mineral}}
  
Quartz Cemetery
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2199683&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
  
Saint Regis Cemetery
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[[Image:Mtmineral.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Mineral County</center>]]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986346&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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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
  
Saltese Cemetery
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314870&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
  
Superior Cemetery
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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]].
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2157443&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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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>
  
Wheeler-Boyes Cemetery
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Mineral}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314606&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]&nbsp;
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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
  
==== Church  ====
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Mineral}}
  
Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, '''St. Regis'''
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Mineral}}
  
New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, '''Haugen'''  
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*'''1870 - 2010''' - {{RecordSearch|1921314|Montana, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various obituaries records for Mineral County from 1870-2010
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
  
Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, '''Superior'''
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
  
St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, '''St. Regis'''
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
  
Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., '''Superior'''
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Mineral}}
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, '''Superior'''
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Mineral}}
  
Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, '''Tarkio&nbsp;'''  
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''Online Probate Records
  
==== Court  ====
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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 $
  
==== Land  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
  
In 1906 the majority of land in Mineral County was proclaimed National Forest. &nbsp;There are 1,226 sections in Mineral County - of this 83.8% belongs to the Federal Government, 2.8% belongs to the State of Montana, 13.4% is privately owned....that leaves about 8% of the land available to the county.
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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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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*[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]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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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
  
==== '''Private Collections'''.  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Mineral}}
  
'''Kay Strombo Private Collection for Mineral County, Montana''' --
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Mineral}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Owned by Kay Strombo can be contacted by mrshezzie@blackfoot.net&nbsp;
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She is glad to share. Contains:&nbsp; obituaries, cemetery records, censuses, and death records for Mineral County.
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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:*[[Superior Montana Family History Center]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Mineral}}
  
[http://www.montanarockies.org/mineralcounty_museum.htm Mineral County Museum &amp; Historical Society] - Hours: Tues &amp; Thurs 3:00 - 6:00pm or by appointment
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
301 2nd Avenue<br>PO Box 533<br>Superior, Montana 59872
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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'''Mineral County Museum and Historical Society'''<br>301 2nd Avenue<br>PO Box 533<br>Superior, Montana 59872<br>[http://www.montanarockies.org/mineralcounty_museum.htm Website]<br>Hours: Tues and Thurs 3:00 – 6:00pm or by appointment<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Superior Montana Family History Center]]
 
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Mineral}}
  
*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.genealogyinc.com/montana/mineral-county/ Genealogy Inc Mineral County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Mineral|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Mineral.html Kindred Trails Mineral County, Montana]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtminera/ USGenWeb Mineral County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205066|Montana|Mineral}}- 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
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references />{{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}<br>  
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[[Category:Mineral County, Montana]][[Category:Montana_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 16:58, 11 May 2017

United States
Montana
Mineral County

Guide to Mineral 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: Superior
Organized: August 7, 1914
Parent County(s): Missoula [1]
Neighboring Counties
Clearwater (ID)  • Missoula  • Sanders  • Shoshone (ID)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaMineralCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Mineral County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Mineral County was founded in 1914. The County Seat is Superior. [2] It is located in the northwestern area of the state. [3]

County Courthouse

Mineral County Courthouse
300 River Street
PO Box 550
Superior, MT 59872
Phone: 406.822.4541
Mineral County Website

County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1914;
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1914 [4]

Mineral County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914*
1887*
1914*
1914
1914
1914
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: Mineral County was created 7 August 1914 from Missoula
  • County seat: Superior [5]

Populated Places

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

Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Mineral County's population has had it's highs and lows through the years. The 1870 census shows there were 1,646 people, but by 1880 there were only 270; in 1910 the population recovered to 2,900, but by 1930 it dropped to 1,626; in 1960 it rose to 3,037 and to 3,884 in 2000.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Mineral 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 2,327
1930 1,626 −30.1%
1940 2,135 31.3%
1950 2,081 −2.5%
1960 3,037 45.9%
1970 2,958 −2.6%
1980 3,675 24.2%
1990 3,315 −9.8%
2000 3,884 17.2%
2010 4,223 8.7%
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.

  • Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, St. Regis
  • New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, Haugen
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, Superior
  • St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, St. Regis
  • Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., Superior
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, Superior
  • Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, Tarkio

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.

In 1906 the majority of land in Mineral County was proclaimed National Forest. There are 1,226 sections in Mineral County - of this 83.8% belongs to the Federal Government, 2.8% belongs to the State of Montana, 13.4% is privately owned....that leaves about 8% of the land available to the county.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Mineral 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

Mineral 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 Mineral 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, Mineral - 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

Mineral County Museum and Historical Society
301 2nd Avenue
PO Box 533
Superior, Montana 59872
Website
Hours: Tues and Thurs 3:00 – 6:00pm or by appointment


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/mineral/ accessed 11/18/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_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, "Mineral County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_County,_Montana, accessed 8 December 2016.