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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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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 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.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1885-2011." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
[[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.]]
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The collection consists of images of 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. This collection is being published as images and indexes become available. The birth and death records have been indexed. The collection includes records from 1887-2011
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Record Contents ==
  
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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
 
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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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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*The name of the individual or individuals
 
*The name of the individual or individuals
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''To search by index:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
  
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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'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
  
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.  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
Keep in mind:  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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With either search keep in mind:  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*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.
 
*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]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
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:  
 
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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*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.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
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*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.
 
*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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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
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*Check for a different index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.  
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Montana, Sweet Grass|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Montana Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/montana-genealogy.htm Montana Genealogy Records]  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/montana-genealogy.htm Montana Genealogy Records]
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*[http://www.genwed.com/state/mtgen.htm Montana WedGen]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Sweet Grass County, Montana|Sweet Grass County, Montana]]  
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*[[Montana, United States Genealogy]]
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*[[Sweet Grass County, Montana Genealogy ]]
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*[[Montana Court Records]]
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*[[Montana Land and Property]]
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*[[Montana Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Montana Probate Records]]
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*[[Montana Vital Records]]
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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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 2016.  Citing Sweet Grass County Courthouse, Big Timber, Montana.}}<br><br>
  
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<br>“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.
Sweet Grass, Montana, United States
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Location of Sweet Grass County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1887-2011
Archive


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of 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. This collection is being published as images and indexes become available. The birth and death records have been indexed. The collection includes records from 1887-2011

Record Contents

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals

To search by index:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Category"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search 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.

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


What Do I Do Next?

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:

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date.
  • 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.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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


Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 188-2011." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 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.