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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mineral County'''<br>  
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'''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Mineral County'''<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Mineral County, Montana ancestry, family history and genealogy''' 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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{{Click|Image:MT_ORP.png|Montana Online Genealogy Records}}
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== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mineral County
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| state = Montana
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| founded year = 1914
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| founded date = August 7
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| seat = [[Superior, Montana|Superior]]
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| building image =
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| building address = 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'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mineral County, Montana#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1914</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mineral County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mineral County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 7 August 1914 from [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula ]]  
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*'''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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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Clearwater County, Idaho Genealogy|Clearwater County, Idaho]] | [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]] | [[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy|Sanders]] | [[Shoshone County, Idaho Genealogy|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Resources ===
  
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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==== Biography  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberton,_Montana Alberton]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverbend,_Montana Riverbend]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior,_Montana Superior]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Borgia,_Montana De Borgia]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1624&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltese,_Montana Saltese]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|469993|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taft,_Montana Taft]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1624 Findagrave.com]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haugan,_Montana Haugen]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://mineral.genwebsite.net/ MTGenWeb]
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis,_Montana St. Regis]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mineral+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Mineral&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/mineral/mineral.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://mineral.genwebsite.net/ GenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Montana Cemeteries|Montana Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
*[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater County, Idaho]]
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{{MT Church Intro}}
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
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*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]
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*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
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== Resources  ==
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:*Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, '''St. Regis'''
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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:*New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, '''Haugen'''
  
DeBorgia Cemetery
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:*Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, '''Superior'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314603&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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:*St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, '''St. Regis'''
  
Garcie Cemetery
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:*Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., '''Superior'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=garcia&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1624 Findagrave.com]
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:*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, '''Superior'''
  
Messiah Cemetery
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:*Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, '''Tarkio'''
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2278496&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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==== Court Records  ====
  
Potter Family Cemetery
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==== Directories  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2227648&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
Quartz Cemetery
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2199683&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
Saint Regis Cemetery
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986346&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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==== History  ====
  
Saltese Cemetery
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314870&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
Superior Cemetery
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{{MT Land Intro}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2157443&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.  
  
Wheeler-Boyes Cemetery
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2314606&CScnty=1624& Findagrave.com]&nbsp;
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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[[Image:Mtmineral.jpg|300px|Mtmineral.jpg]]
  
Clark Fork West Church: 75 Abba Lane, '''St. Regis'''
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==== Migration  ====
  
New Day Fellowship: 20 Big Creek Rd, '''Haugen'''
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==== Military  ====
  
Seventh-Day Adventist Church: 511 Iron Mountain Heights, '''Superior'''
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
St. Regis Community Bible Church: 401 Main St, '''St. Regis'''
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
Superior Community Church: by Timberman's Park at the west end of Main St., '''Superior'''
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Mineral}}
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 12 Moats Lane, '''Superior'''  
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*'''1870 - 2010''' {{RecordSearch|1921314|Montana, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
Fold of the Messiah: a Christian church and community, '''Tarkio&nbsp;'''  
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{MT Probate Intro|Mineral}}
  
==== Court ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
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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===== Courthouse  =====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1914; Clerk District Court has marriage, 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>
  
==== Maps ====
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
==== Military  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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:*[[Superior Montana Family History Center]]
  
==== Probate ====
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===== Libraries =====
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== Museums =====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Societies =====
  
==== '''Private Collections'''. ====
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:*[http://www.montanarockies.org/mineralcounty_museum.htm Mineral County Museum &amp; Historical Society]<br>301 2nd Avenue<br>PO Box 533<br>Superior, Montana 59872<br>Hours: Tues &amp; Thurs 3:00 – 6:00pm or by appointment
  
'''Kay Strombo Private Collection for Mineral County, Montana''' --
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==== Taxation  ====
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Owned by Kay Strombo can be contacted by mrshezzie@blackfoot.net&nbsp;
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{{MT Tax 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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==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{MT Vital Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1840–2004''' -  {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Marriage =====
  
[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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===== Death  =====
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*'''1840–2004''' -  {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
301 2nd Avenue<br>PO Box 533<br>Superior, Montana 59872
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==== Websites  ====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/mineral-county/ Genealogy Inc Mineral County, Montana]
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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|Montana%2C+Mineral|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Populated Places  ===
*[[Superior Montana Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
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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.<br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Mineral|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberton,_Montana Alberton]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverbend,_Montana Riverbend]
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| [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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| [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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haugan,_Montana Haugen]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Regis,_Montana St. Regis]
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
<references />{{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}}<br>
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<references />{{Montana|Montana}}
  
[[Category:Mineral_County,_Montana]]
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[[Category:Mineral County, Montana]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Montana Gotoarrow.png Mineral County

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


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Mineral County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 7, 1914
County Seat Superior
Courthouse
Address Mineral County Courthouse
300 River Street
PO Box 550;
Superior, MT 59872
Phone: 406.822.4541
Mineral County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1914*
1887*
1914*
1914
1914
1914
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MTGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MTGenWeb Archives GenWeb
Billion Graves
See Montana Cemeteries for more information.

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 or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

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.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

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.

Local Histories

Maps

Mtmineral.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries



Probate

Online Probate Records

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

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death, burial and land records from 1914; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1914 [2]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Populated Places

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.

Alberton Riverbend Superior
De Borgia Saltese Taft
Haugen St. Regis

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.