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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Musselshell County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Musselshell County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Musselshell-County-Montana-Courts.htm Musselshell County Courthouse]<br>506 Main Street<br>Roundup, Montana 59072-2498<br>Phone: 406-323-1104<br><br>County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land <br>records from 1911; Clerk of Court has marriage, <br>divorce, probate, military and court records from 1911<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>  
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|organized=  February 11,  1911
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|county seat= Roundup
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|parent county= [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] and [[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]]
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|county2= [[Golden Valley County, Montana Genealogy|Golden Valley]]
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|county3= [[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy|Petroleum]]
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|county4= [[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy|Rosebud]]
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|county5= [[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]</br><center>[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Musselshell County is located in the central area of the state. Its county seat is Roundup. It was founded in 1911.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Musselshell}}
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Musselshell County Courthouse<br> 506 Main Street<br>Roundup, Montana 59072-2498<br>Phone: 406-323-1104<br>[http://musselshellcounty.org/ '''Musselshell County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land records from 1911; <br>Clerk of Court has marriage, divorce, probate, military and court records from 1911<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.</ref>
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=== Musselshell County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1911*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1895*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1911*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1911</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1911</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1911</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Musselshell County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Musselshell County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Musselshell County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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== History  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Musselshell}}
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* [http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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* [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by  [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table><br>
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''Parent County:'' created 11 February 1911 from [[Fergus County, Montana Genealogy|Fergus]] and [[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]<br>
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''County seat:'' Roundup <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
  
'''1911--'''Musselshell County was created 11 February 1911&nbsp;from [[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]] and [[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Roundup <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MT Populated Places Intro|Musselshell}}
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The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Musselshell County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundup,_Montana Roundup] (county seat)</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melstone,_Montana Melstone]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Three,_Montana Camp Three]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein,_Montana Klein]</div>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell,_Montana Musselshell]</div>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Musselshell}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Musselshell}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Musselshell}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:66%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Musselshell County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1626&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20160104092720/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmussel/records.htm MTGenWeb]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Three,_Montana Camp Three]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell,_Montana Musselshell]
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* {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein,_Montana Klein]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1626 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Musselshell&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melstone,_Montana Melstone]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1920 |12030
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|1930 |7242
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|1940 |5717
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|1950 |5408
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|1960 |4888
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|1970 |3734
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|1980 |4428
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|1990 |4106
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|2000 |4497
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|2010 |4538
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{{MT Census Intro|Musselshell}}
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to federal census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Musselshell}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Musselshell}}
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{{MT History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtmusselshell.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Musselshell County</center>]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
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''Civil War''<br>
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
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''World War I''<br>
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
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*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Musselshell}}
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Musselshell County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Musselshell}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Musselshell}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Musselshell}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Musselshell}}
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''Online Probate Records
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*''1831 – 1952'' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
*[[Fergus County, Montana|Fergus]]
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=== School Records ===
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]
 
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
 
*[[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Court  ====
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at FindMyPast ($) — index
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Musselshell}}
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 Montana newspapers] including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Musselshell County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Musselshell}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Musselshell}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[http://www.mvhm.us/ Musselshell Valley Historical Museum]<br>
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:524 First Street West
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:Roundup, Montana 59072
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:(406)-323-1525, (406)-323-1662
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Musselshell}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Musselshell}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/musselshell-county/ Genealogy Inc Musselshell County, Montana]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Musselshell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://kindredtrails.com/MT_Musselshell.html Kindred Trails Musselshell County, Montana]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmussel/ USGenWeb Musselshell County, Montana  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205070|Montana|Musselshell}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
<references /> {{Montana|Montana}} {{Montana-stub}} 
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Musselshell_County,_Montana]]
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{{Montana|Montana}}
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[[Category:Musselshell County, Montana]][[Category:Montana_Counties]]

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Guide to Musselshell County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Roundup
Organized: February 11, 1911
Parent County(s): Fergus and Yellowstone[1]
Neighboring Counties
Fergus  • Golden Valley  • Petroleum  • Rosebud  • Yellowstone
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County Information

Description

Musselshell County is located in the central area of the state. Its county seat is Roundup. It was founded in 1911.[2]

County Courthouse

Musselshell County Courthouse
506 Main Street
Roundup, Montana 59072-2498
Phone: 406-323-1104
Musselshell County Website

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death and land records from 1911;
Clerk of Court has marriage, divorce, probate, military and court records from 1911[3]

Musselshell County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1911*
1895*
1911*
1911
1911
1911
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes


Parent County: created 11 February 1911 from Fergus and Yellowstone
County seat: Roundup [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: [5]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Musselshell County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 12,030
1930 7,242 −39.8%
1940 5,717 −21.1%
1950 5,408 −5.4%
1960 4,888 −9.6%
1970 3,734 −23.6%
1980 4,428 18.6%
1990 4,106 −7.3%
2000 4,497 9.5%
2010 4,538 0.9%
Source: [1]

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to federal census indexes, see Montana Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Montana denominations, view the Montana Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Montana Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Musselshell County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Montana Newspapers Online

  • GenealogyBank - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
  • Newspaper Archive - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
  • Chronicling America - contains images of some Montana newspapers; searching tips
  • Elephind - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
  • Montana newspapers including Billings newspapers that may include residents of Musselshell County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Musselshell - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

524 First Street West
Roundup, Montana 59072
(406)-323-1525, (406)-323-1662

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell_County,_Montana accessed 11/18/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Musselshell County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musselshell_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.