Montana, Teton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012 .
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|Teton, Montana, United States|
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|Location of Teton County, Montana|
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|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 Coverage Map
- 4 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 5 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes images of vital records, naturalization indexes, land indexes and probate records from the clerk of court, clerk and recorder offices in Choteau, Montana, for the years 1881-2012.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.|
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What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The records may contain any of the following pieces of information:
- Individual names
- Birth dates and places
- Death dates and places
- Marriage dates and places
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know at least one of the following:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The type of event.
- The approximate date of event.
- The names of family members and their relationships.
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:
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⇒Select the "Category"
⇒Select the “Record Type, Record Description, Year Range".
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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 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.
- Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date and find additional records such as birth, christening, marriage, census and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- 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.
- Use the birth places to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- [Montana Church Records|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.
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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.
- “Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Teton County Courthouse, Choteau, Montana.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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