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Guide to '''Montana genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Montana Information==
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Montana is a state in the western United States. There are 56 counties in the state.  Montana was the 41st State to join the Union on November 8, 1889.  Montana was formed from the Montana Territory.  The State Capital is Helena. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
=== Counties  ===
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==Getting Started ==
 
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*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]
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=== Getting Started with Montana Research ===
*[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Montana research.
*[[Blaine County, Montana|Blaine]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Montana Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Broadwater County, Montana|Broadwater]]
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*[[How to Find Montana Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]
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*[[How to Find Montana Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Carter County, Montana|Carter]]
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*[[How to Find Montana Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Cascade County, Montana|Cascade]]
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*[[Montana Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
 
*[[Custer County, Montana|Custer]]
 
*[[Daniels County, Montana|Daniels]]  
 
*[[Dawson County, Montana|Dawson]]  
 
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]  
 
*[[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]]  
 
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
 
  
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*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]
 
*[[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]]
 
*[[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield]]
 
*[[Glacier County, Montana|Glacier]]
 
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
 
*[[Granite County, Montana|Granite]]
 
*[[Hill County, Montana|Hill]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Judith Basin County, Montana|Judith Basin]]
 
*[[Lake County, Montana|Lake]]
 
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]
 
*[[Liberty County, Montana|Liberty]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Montana|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
 
 
 
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*[[McCone County, Montana|McCone]]
 
*[[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Montana|Mineral]]
 
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
 
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
 
*[[Park County, Montana|Park]]
 
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
 
*[[Pondera County, Montana|Pondera]]
 
*[[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River]]
 
*[[Powell County, Montana|Powell]]
 
*[[Prairie County, Montana|Prairie]]
 
*[[Ravalli County, Montana|Ravalli]]
 
*[[Richland County, Montana|Richland]]
 
 
 
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*[[Roosevelt County, Montana|Roosevelt]]
 
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
 
*[[Sanders County, Montana|Sanders]]
 
*[[Sheridan County, Montana|Sheridan]]
 
*[[Silver Bow County, Montana|Silver Bow]]
 
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
 
*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass]]
 
*[[Teton County, Montana|Teton]]
 
*[[Toole County, Montana|Toole]]
 
*[[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
 
*[[Valley County, Montana|Valley]]
 
*[[Wheatland County, Montana|Wheatland]]
 
*[[Wibaux County, Montana|Wibaux]]
 
*[[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
 
  
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=== Montana Research Tools ===
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Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana Boundary Changes Maps]
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*[[Montana Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.mtgenweb.com/ MTGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Montana.
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Edgerton County, Montana|Edgerton]] {{Adoption Great Falls Genealogy Society}}  
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=== &nbsp;Research Tools ===
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==Montana Clickable Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Montana/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/montanagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Montana]
 
*[http://www.mtgenweb.org// The Montana GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
  
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana.  Click on a county below to go to the  Wiki article listing more information.
  
*[[Montana, County Births and Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, County Births and Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Montana, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Montana, Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy|Beaverhead]]
*[[Montana County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Big Horn County, Montana Genealogy|Big Horn]]
*[[Montana, Lake County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Lake County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Blaine County, Montana Genealogy|Blaine]]
*[[Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Broadwater County, Montana Genealogy|Broadwater]]
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*[[Carbon County, Montana Genealogy|Carbon]]
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*[[Carter County, Montana Genealogy|Carter]]  
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*[[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]
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*[[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau]]  
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*[[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]  
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*[[Daniels County, Montana Genealogy|Daniels]]  
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*[[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]]  
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*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]  
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*[[Fallon County, Montana Genealogy|Fallon]]  
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*[[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]]
  
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*[[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]]
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*[[Gallatin County, Montana Genealogy|Gallatin]]
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*[[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield]]
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*[[Glacier County, Montana Genealogy|Glacier]]
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*[[Golden Valley County, Montana Genealogy|Golden Valley]]
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*[[Granite County, Montana Genealogy|Granite]]
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*[[Hill County, Montana Genealogy|Hill]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Judith Basin County, Montana Genealogy|Judith Basin]]
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*[[Lake County, Montana Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana Genealogy|Lewis and Clark]]
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*[[Liberty County, Montana Genealogy|Liberty]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Montana Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Madison County, Montana Genealogy|Madison]]
  
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Montana were the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches. Each group arrived during the territorial period to proselytize among the Indians and the miners. The Family History Library has a few church records for Montana. The collection also includes histories of the United Methodists, United Brethren, and Roman Catholics. [[Montana Church Records|'''Read more...''']]  
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*[[McCone County, Montana Genealogy|McCone]]
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*[[Meagher County, Montana Genealogy|Meagher]]
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*[[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy|Mineral]]
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*[[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]
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*[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy|Musselshell]]
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*[[Park County, Montana Genealogy|Park]]
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*[[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy|Petroleum]]
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*[[Phillips County, Montana Genealogy|Phillips]]
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*[[Pondera County, Montana Genealogy|Pondera]]
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*[[Powder River County, Montana Genealogy|Powder River]]
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*[[Powell County, Montana Genealogy|Powell]]
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*[[Prairie County, Montana Genealogy|Prairie]]
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*[[Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy|Ravalli]]
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*[[Richland County, Montana Genealogy|Richland]]
  
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*[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy|Sanders]]  
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*[[Sheridan County, Montana Genealogy|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy|Silver Bow]]  
 
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*[[Stillwater County, Montana Genealogy|Stillwater]]
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*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy|Sweet Grass]]
 
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*[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy|Teton]]
=== Did You Know?  ===
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*[[Toole County, Montana Genealogy|Toole]]  
 
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*[[Treasure County, Montana Genealogy|Treasure]]  
*The Family History Library has several Montana maps from 1860 to the present. The Montana Historical Society and other archives have more extensive collections of maps and atlases. [[Montana Maps|'''Read more...''']]
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*[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy|Valley]]  
 
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*[[Wheatland County, Montana Genealogy|Wheatland]]  
=== Things You Can Do  ===
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*[[Wibaux County, Montana Genealogy|Wibaux]]  
 
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*[[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]
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*[[Montana Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
 
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*[[Montana Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Montana Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Montana Census|Census]]
 
*[[Montana Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Montana Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Montana Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Montana Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Montana Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Montana Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Montana History|History]]
 
*[[Hotel Guest Lists United States|Hotel Guest Lists]]
 
*[[Montana Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Montana Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Montana Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Montana Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Montana Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Montana Online Collections|Online Collections]]
 
*[[Montana Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Montana Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Montana Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Montana For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
 
  
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Guide to Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Montana Information

Montana is a state in the western United States. There are 56 counties in the state. Montana was the 41st State to join the Union on November 8, 1889. Montana was formed from the Montana Territory. The State Capital is Helena. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Montana Research

Links to articles on getting started with Montana research.

Montana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.


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Montana Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.


Lincoln CountyFlathead CountyGlacier CountyToole CountyLiberty CountyHill CountyBlaine CountyPhillips CountyValley CountyDaniels CountySheridan CountyRoosevelt CountySanders CountyLake CountyMineral CountyMissoula CountyPowell CountyLewis and Clark CountyCascade CountyJudith Basin CountyFergus CountyPetroleum CountyGarfield CountyMcCone CountyDawson CountyRichland County,Ravalli CountyGranite CountyDeer Lodge CountySilver Bow CountyJefferson CountyBroadwater CountyMeagher CountyWheatland CountyGolden Valley CountyMusselshell CountyTreasure CountyRosebud CountyCuster CountyPrairie CountyWibaux CountyFallon CountyBeaverhead CountyMadison CountyGallatin CountyPark CountySweet Grass CountyStillwater CountyYellowstone CountyCarbon CountyBig Horn CountyPowder River CountyCarter CountyPondera CountyTeton CountyChouteau CountyMontana-county-map.gif

Counties

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in Montana. Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

Extinct/Renamed Counties: Edgerton

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

  • Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.