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=== County Courthouse  ===
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Guide to '''Rosebud County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 11,  1901
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|county seat= Forsyth
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|parent county= [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Big Horn County, Montana Genealogy|Big Horn]]
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|county2= [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county3= [[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield]]
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|county4= [[Musselshell County, Montana Genealogy|Musselshell]]
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|county5= [[Petroleum County, Montana Genealogy|Petroleum]]
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|county6= [[Powder River County, Montana Genealogy|Powder River]]
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|county7= [[Treasure County, Montana Genealogy|Treasure]]
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|county8= [[Yellowstone County, Montana Genealogy|Yellowstone]]</br><center>[[Rosebud 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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Rosebud County was founded 1901. The County Seat is Forsyth.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/rosebud/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref> Rosebud County is a county located in the southeastern area of the state. <ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Rosebud}}
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'''Rosebud County Courthouse'''<br> 1200 Main Street<br>Forsyth, MT 59327-0047<br>Phone: 406.356.7318<br>[http://www.rosebudmontana.com/courthouse.htm Rosebud County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900 and land records;<br> Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
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=== Rosebud 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" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rosebud County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1893*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1901*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1900*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1901</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1901</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1901</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Rosebud County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Rosebud County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Rosebud County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[http://www.rosebudmontana.com/courthouse.htm Rosebud County Courthouse]<br>1200 Main Street<br>Forsyth, MT 59327-0047<br>Phone: 406.356.7318&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900<br>and land records; Clerk District Court has marriage,&nbsp;<br>divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Rosebud}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Rosebud County wascreated 11 February 1901 from [[Custer County, Montana Genealogy|Custer ]]<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Forsyth <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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>
  
== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rosebud County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colstrip,_Montana Colstrip]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth,_Montana Forsyth] (county seat)</div>
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'''1901--'''Rosebud County was created 11 February 1901&nbsp;from [[Custer County, Montana|Custer ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Forsyth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela,_Montana Angela]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bascom,_Montana Bascom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carterville,_Montana Carterville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hathaway,_Montana Hathaway]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingomar,_Montana Ingomar]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumatra,_Montana Sumatra]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vananda,_Montana Vanada]</div>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland,_Montana Ashland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birney,_Montana Birney]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lame_Deer,_Montana Lame Deer]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud,_Montana Rosebud]</div>
  
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'''''Indian Reservation'''''<br>
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The [[Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Montana)|Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation]] is about equally divided in land area between Big Horn County and Rosebud County.
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Rosebud}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Rosebud County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colstrip,_Montana Colstrip]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lame_Deer,_Montana Lame Deer]
 
 
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| Bascom (hist.)  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vananda,_Montana Vananda]
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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=1637&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/rosebud/rosebud.htm MTGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/rosebud.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rosebud+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=1637 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=Rosebud&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birney,_Montana Birney]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingomar,_Montana Ingomar]
 
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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/Rosebud_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1910 |7985
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|1920 |8002
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|1930 |7347
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|1940 |6477
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|1950 |6570
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|1960 |6187
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|1970 |6032
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|1980 |9899
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|1990 |10505
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|2000 |9383
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|2010 |9233
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{{MT Census Intro|Rosebud}}
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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|Rosebud}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Rosebud}}
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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|Rosebud}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Rosebud}}
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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|Rosebud}}
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{{MT History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''<br>
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*''An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley: Embracing the Counties of Park, Sweet Grass, Carbon, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Custer and Dawson, State of Montana.'' c1990. Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. Online at: [https://archive.org/details/illustratedhisto00west Internet Archive]; {{WorldCat|865861128|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*''They Came and Stayed: Rosebud County History.'' c1977. Forsyth, Montana : [Rosebud County Bicentennial Committee].  Online at [http://cdm15018.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16013coll21/id/242 Montana Memory Project]; {{WorldCat|866512827|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
The [[Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Montana)|Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation]] is about equally divided in land area between Big Horn County and Rosebud County.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Image:Mtrosebud.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Rosebud County</center>]]
  
*[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
*[[Custer County, Montana|Custer]]
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
*[[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield]]
 
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
 
*[[Petroleum County, Montana|Petroleum]]
 
*[[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River]]
 
*[[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
 
*[[Yellowstone County, Montana|Yellowstone]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
  
==== Court  ====
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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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'World War II''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/montana.html WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties for Montana] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Montana Military Records]].
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Rosebud}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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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''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|Rosebud}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Rosebud}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Rosebud}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Rosebud}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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''Online Probate Records''
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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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 $
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=== School Records ===
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{{MT Schools Intro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Rosebud}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Rosebud}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rosebud}}
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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] ($) — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rosebud}}
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Rosebud}}
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205096|Montana|Rosebud}}- 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
  
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Latest revision as of 18:03, 10 May 2017

United States
Montana
Rosebud County

Guide to Rosebud 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: Forsyth
Organized: February 11, 1901
Parent County(s): Custer [1]
Neighboring Counties
Big Horn  • Custer  • Garfield  • Musselshell  • Petroleum  • Powder River  • Treasure  • Yellowstone
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaRosebudCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Rosebud County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Rosebud County was founded 1901. The County Seat is Forsyth.[2] Rosebud County is a county located in the southeastern area of the state. [3]

County Courthouse

Rosebud County Courthouse
1200 Main Street
Forsyth, MT 59327-0047
Phone: 406.356.7318
Rosebud County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900 and land records;
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records[4]

Rosebud County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1893*
1901*
1900*
1901
1901
1901
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places


Indian Reservation

The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation is about equally divided in land area between Big Horn County and Rosebud County.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Rosebud 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.  %±
1910 7,985
1920 8,002 0.2%
1930 7,347 −8.2%
1940 6,477 −11.8%
1950 6,570 1.4%
1960 6,187 −5.8%
1970 6,032 −2.5%
1980 9,899 64.1%
1990 10,505 6.1%
2000 9,383 −10.7%
2010 9,233 −1.6%
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 Rosebud 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.

Online County Histories

  • An Illustrated History of the Yellowstone Valley: Embracing the Counties of Park, Sweet Grass, Carbon, Yellowstone, Rosebud, Custer and Dawson, State of Montana. c1990. Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. Online at: Internet Archive; At various libraries(WorldCat).
  • They Came and Stayed: Rosebud County History. c1977. Forsyth, Montana : [Rosebud County Bicentennial Committee]. Online at Montana Memory Project; At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Rosebud County

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.

Civil War

World War I

'World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

Montana Newspapers Online

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 Rosebud 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, Rosebud - 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

Societies

Websites

  • USGenWeb Rosebud County, Montana project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/rosebud/ accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Rosebud County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosebud_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.