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| FS_URL_03 =[[Montana Cemeteries]] 
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| FS_URL_04 =[[Montana Court 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 Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_08 =[[Montana Archives and Libraries]] 
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| FS_URL_09 =[[Montana Church Records|Church Records]] 
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
The collections includes birth, marriage, death, veteran burial, voter, naturalization, land and probate records located in the county courthouse in Thompson Falls. This collection includes records from 1866 to 2010.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2109937/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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The collection consists of images to county birth, death, marriage, veteran burials, voter, naturalization, land and probate records located in the county courthouse in Thompson Falls. The death certificates have been indexed. This collection includes records from 1866 to 2010.  
  
=== 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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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
{{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Sanders County Courthouse, Thompson Falls.}}  
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[[Montana, Sanders County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content ==
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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, Sanders County Records (12-1264) Birth Certificate DGS 5553591_7.jpg|Birth Certificate
 
Image:Montana, Sanders County Records (12-1264) Birth Certificate DGS 5553591_7.jpg|Birth Certificate
 
Image:Montana, Sanders County Records (12-1264) Death Certificate DGS 5553352_1020.jpg|Death Certificate
 
Image:Montana, Sanders County Records (12-1264) Death Certificate DGS 5553352_1020.jpg|Death Certificate
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Image:Montana, Sanders County Records (12-1264) Voter's Register DGS 5556865_7.jpg|Voter's Register
 
Image:Montana, Sanders County Records (12-1264) Voter's Register DGS 5556865_7.jpg|Voter's Register
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
Records may contain any of the following information:  
 
Records may contain any of the following information:  
  
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*Place of origin  
 
*Place of origin  
 
*Estate inventories  
 
*Estate inventories  
*Property descriprions
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*Property descriptions
 
*Amount of monies transacted
 
*Amount of monies transacted
  
== 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 of the ancestor
 
*Type of event such as marriage or naturalization
 
*Approximate date of event
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2109937?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the Browse link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the Record Category <br>⇒ Select the Record Type, Record Description, and Year Range which takes you to the images.<br>
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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/2109937/waypoints Browse Page]'''then:<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" <br>⇒Select the 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.
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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.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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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.
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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]].
  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church, land, and census records.
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== Citing this Collection ==
*Use ages to determine approximate birth dates.
 
*Use will filing or probating dates as approximate death dates.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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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. 
  
*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Clerk. Sanders County Courthouse, Thompson Falls, Montana.}}<br><br>
*Witnesses and neighbors, even those with a different surname, may have been relatives, in-laws, or even a widowed mother who has remarried. You may want to check the records of these witnesses and neighbors, especially if they are frequently found in your ancestor’s land records.  
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.  
 
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.
 
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*Check for indexes. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes for the “parent” county to find the original purchase of a parcel of land. You may also need to search a neighboring county since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person to record the deed.
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*Make a list of all residences mentioned in the records within a year or two of when your ancestors came to the county—regardless of surname. Then search the records of places that seem likely or that occur frequently.
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*Create a database for other people with the same surname who lived in the county. Doing this may help you identify which individuals were related. If your ancestor’s records do not contain the information you need, a county database might give you a more complete picture.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.sanderscounty.mt.gov/ Sanders County, Montana]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Sanders County, Montana]]
 
*[[Montana]]
 
 
 
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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 Example for a Record Found in This Historical Record Collection  ===
 
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Sanders, Montana, United States
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Location of Sanders County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1866-2010
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images to county birth, death, marriage, veteran burials, voter, naturalization, land and probate records located in the county courthouse in Thompson Falls. The death certificates have been indexed. This collection includes records from 1866 to 2010.


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010.

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?

Records may contain any of the following information:

  • Name of primary individual or individuals
  • Ages
  • Date and place of birth, death, or marriage
  • Names of parents, siblings, family members, witnesses, or heirs
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Place of origin
  • Estate inventories
  • Property descriptions
  • Amount of monies transacted

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 "Record Category"
⇒Select the 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, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing County Clerk. Sanders County Courthouse, Thompson Falls, 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, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010.


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, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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