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=== Methodist ===
 
=== Methodist ===
  
Montana Methodist Historical Society <br />Paul M. Adams Memorial Library <br />Rocky Mountain College <br />1511 Poly Drive<br />Billings, MT 59102 <br />Telephone: 406-657-1000<br />                   800-877-6259<br />Fax: 406-259-9751<br />http://library.rocky.edu/
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Montana Methodist Historical Society <br>Paul M. Adams Memorial Library <br>Rocky Mountain College <br>1511 Poly Drive<br>Billings, MT 59102 <br>Telephone: 406-657-1000<br> 800-877-6259<br>Fax: 406-259-9751<br>http://library.rocky.edu/
  
 
=== Presbyterian ===
 
=== Presbyterian ===
  
Presbyterian Historical Society <br />United Presbyterian Church in the United States <br />425 Lombard Street <br />Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516 <br />Telephone: 215-627-1852 <br />Fax: 215-627-0509
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Presbyterian Historical Society <br>United Presbyterian Church in the United States <br>425 Lombard Street <br>Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516 <br>Telephone: 215-627-1852 <br>Fax: 215-627-0509
  
 
http://www.history.pcusa.org/
 
http://www.history.pcusa.org/
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=== Roman Catholic ===
 
=== Roman Catholic ===
  
Archives of the Diocese of Great Falls—Billings <br />121 23rd Street South<br />P.O. Box 1399 <br />Great Falls, MT 59403-1399 <br />Telephone: 406-727-6683 <br />Fax: 406-454-3480
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Archives of the Diocese of Great Falls—Billings <br>121 23rd Street South<br>P.O. Box 1399 <br>Great Falls, MT 59403-1399 <br>Telephone: 406-727-6683 <br>Fax: 406-454-3480
  
'''Historian Archivist'''<br />Diocese of Helena <br />515 North Ewing <br />P.O. Box 1729 <br />Helena, MT 59624 <br />Telephone: 406-442-5820 <br />Fax: 406-442-5191
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'''Historian Archivist'''<br>Diocese of Helena <br>515 North Ewing <br>P.O. Box 1729 <br>Helena, MT 59624 <br>Telephone: 406-442-5820 <br>Fax: 406-442-5191
  
 
The following guides may help you find church records:
 
The following guides may help you find church records:
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A list of pre-1910 churches, their addresses, and dates they began keeping records is in Montana's Genealogical and Local History Records (see the "For Further Reading" section of this outline).
 
A list of pre-1910 churches, their addresses, and dates they began keeping records is in Montana's Genealogical and Local History Records (see the "For Further Reading" section of this outline).
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Revision as of 23:47, 22 January 2008

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Montana were the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches. Each group arrived during the territorial period to proselyte among the Indians and the miners.

The Family History Library has a few church records for Montana. The collection also includes histories of the United Methodists, United Brethren, and Roman Catholics.

Many denominations have gathered their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.

Methodist

Montana Methodist Historical Society
Paul M. Adams Memorial Library
Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102
Telephone: 406-657-1000
800-877-6259
Fax: 406-259-9751
http://library.rocky.edu/

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
United Presbyterian Church in the United States
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
Telephone: 215-627-1852
Fax: 215-627-0509

http://www.history.pcusa.org/

[mailto: refdesk@history.pcusa.org refdesk@history.pcusa.org]

Roman Catholic

Archives of the Diocese of Great Falls—Billings
121 23rd Street South
P.O. Box 1399
Great Falls, MT 59403-1399
Telephone: 406-727-6683
Fax: 406-454-3480

Historian Archivist
Diocese of Helena
515 North Ewing
P.O. Box 1729
Helena, MT 59624
Telephone: 406-442-5820
Fax: 406-442-5191

The following guides may help you find church records:

A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in Montana. Bozeman, Montana: Historical Records Survey, 1941. (FHL book 978.6 K24h; film 908039 item 8.)

Inventory of the Vital Statistics Records of Church and Religious Organizations in Montana. Bozeman, Montana: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (FHL book 978.6 V2hi; film 1036415 item 3; fiche 6046711.) This gives the types of records available in 1942 and the years covered by the records.

A list of pre-1910 churches, their addresses, and dates they began keeping records is in Montana's Genealogical and Local History Records (see the "For Further Reading" section of this outline).