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== Record Description  ==
 
  
The collection consists of birth, death, coroners, naturalization, probate including estate files and deed records from the Clerk of the District Court, County Clerk, and Recorder's Offices in Big Timber. The collection covers the years 1885 to 2011. This collection is being published as images become available.
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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/2036960/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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The collection consists of images to birth, death, coroner, naturalization, probate (including estate files) and deed records from the Clerk of the District Court, County Clerk, and Recorder's Offices in Big Timber. The birth and death records have been indexed. The collection includes records from 1887-201.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
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[[Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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Image:Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (12-0057) (12-0058) Naturalization DGS 7176150_4.jpg|Naturalization Record
 
Image:Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (12-0057) (12-0058) Naturalization DGS 7176150_4.jpg|Naturalization Record
 
Image:Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (12-0057) (12-0058) Probate Court Proceedings DGS 7176167_1.jpg|Probate Court Proceedings
 
Image:Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (12-0057) (12-0058) Probate Court Proceedings DGS 7176167_1.jpg|Probate Court Proceedings
 
Image:Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (12-0057) (12-0058) Will DGS 7226188_2.jpg|Will
 
Image:Montana, Sweet Grass County Records (12-0057) (12-0058) Will DGS 7226188_2.jpg|Will
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
  
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*Statistical information about members of the household
 
*Statistical information about members of the household
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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. 
  
*The approximate date the event occurred
 
*The name of the individual or individuals
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2036960?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, Volume, 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/2036960/waypoints Browse Page]then:'''<br>⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate Record Type, Volume, 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.
 
*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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
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. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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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.
  
*Use the age to calculate the birth date.  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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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.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the probate date as a substitute death date.
*Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.  
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*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 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.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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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]].
  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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== Citing this Collection  ==
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*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 more recent records.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*Compiling the entries for every person who has the same surname is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. It can also help you to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. You may want to repeat this process for each new generation or surname that you identify.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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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. 
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 188-2011." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017.  Citing Sweet Grass County Courthouse, Big Timber, Montana.}}<br><br>
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
  
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Sweet Grass, Montana, United States
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US Locator Map Montana Sweet Grass.PNG
Location of Sweet Grass County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1887-2011
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images to birth, death, coroner, naturalization, probate (including estate files) and deed records from the Clerk of the District Court, County Clerk, and Recorder's Offices in Big Timber. The birth and death records have been indexed. The collection includes records from 1887-201.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887-2011.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation
  • Military information such as company, rank, and enlistment date
  • Farm information such as number and value of acres and details of crops raised
  • Statistical information about members of the household

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, Volume, 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, Sweet Grass County Records, 188-2011." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Sweet Grass County Courthouse, Big Timber, 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, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887-2011.

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, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887-2011.


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.

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