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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Big Horn County, Montana Genealogy|Big Horn County]]''
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|title=Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011
 
|title=Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011
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| LOC_01 = Montana
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| LOC_02 = Big Horn
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| start_year = 1884
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| end_year = 2011
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| FS_URL_01 =[[Montana, United States Genealogy|Montana Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[Big Horn County, Montana Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_03 =[[Montana Probate Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Montana Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 =[[Montana Land and Property]]
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| FS_URL_06 =[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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| FS_URL_07 =[[Montana Archives and Libraries]] 
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| FS_URL_08 =[[Montana Church Records|Church Records]] 
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.bighorncountymt.gov/ Big Horn County]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.bighorncountymt.gov/departments/clerk/ Big Horn County Clerk & Recorder] 
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.mtgenweb.com/ Montana GenWeb Project]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
The collection consists of deeds, homesteads, probate, naturalization and vital records located at the county clerk/recorder's and clerk of court's offices in Hardin. This collection is being published as images become available.. It covers the years 1908 to 1960.
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The collection consists of:
  
For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2117001/waypoints Browse].
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*Deeds
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*Homesteads
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*Probate records  
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*Naturalization records
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*Vital records (The birth and death records have been indexed)
  
== Record Content  ==
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The records are located at the county clerk/recorder's and clerk of court's offices in Hardin.
  
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Coverage Map ===
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Montana marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/MT_FRM.html here].
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records (12-1194) Warranty Deed DGS 7500819_14.jpg|Warranty Deed
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records (12-1194) Warranty Deed DGS 7500819_14.jpg|Warranty Deed
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records, 1908-2012 DGS 7500820 3.jpg|Quit Claim Deed  
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records, 1908-2012 DGS 7500820 3.jpg|Quit Claim Deed  
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Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records, 1908-2012 DGS 7526895 28.jpg|Death Record Example 2
 
Image:Montana, Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Records, 1908-2012 DGS 7526895 28.jpg|Death Record Example 2
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The records may contain any of the following pieces of information:  
 
The records may contain any of the following pieces of information:  
  
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*Residences
 
*Residences
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The age of your ancestor.
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*The names of relatives.
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*The type of event such as marriage or naturalization.
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*The approximate date of the event.
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor. 
  
*Name
 
*Type of event
 
*Approximate date of event
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2117001?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
  
To search the collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the “Record Category” <br> ⇒Select the “Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range” <br> which takes you to the images.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2117001/waypoints Browse Page]'''then:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range.  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
 
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
==== Using the Information ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.  
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*Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
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*Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
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*[[Montana Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Use the names and places to search for church and census records.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*If an age is listed, use it to determine an approximate birth date.  
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*Use the naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.  
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Montana, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Montana Archives and Libraries]].
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*It may helpful to extract information on all individuals with the same surname within each record type. These individuals may be family members of your ancestor. Try to arrange these individuals into family groups.
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
*The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records.
 
*Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation|text="Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011." Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Office, Hardin, Montana.}}<br><br>
  
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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== Related Websites  ==
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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[http://bighorn.mt.gov/clerk_recorder.htm Big Horn County, Montana Clerk and Recorder]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Montana Probate Records]]
 
*[[Montana Vital Records]]
 
*[[Montana Land and Property]]
 
*[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
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[[Montana, Big Horn County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Big Horn, Montana, United States
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Flag of Montana
US Locator Map Montana Big Horn.PNG
Location of Big Horn County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1884-2011
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of:

  • Deeds
  • Homesteads
  • Probate records
  • Naturalization records
  • Vital records (The birth and death records have been indexed)

The records are located at the county clerk/recorder's and clerk of court's offices in Hardin.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011.

Collection Content

Coverage Map

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Montana marriages click here.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may contain any of the following pieces of information:

  • Individual names
  • Ages
  • Birth dates and places
  • Death dates and places
  • Marriage dates and places
  • Relationships
  • Residences

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The age of your ancestor.
  • The names of relatives.
  • The type of event such as marriage or naturalization.
  • The approximate date of the event.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen:
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category"
⇒Select the appropriate Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, and death records.
  • Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
  • Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Montana, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Montana Archives and Libraries.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Big Horn County Clerk and Recorder Office, Hardin, Montana.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011.


Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.