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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Sanders County'''<br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Sanders County'''
  
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Guide to '''Sanders County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 7,  1905
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|county seat= Thompson Falls <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Bonner County, Idaho Genealogy|Bonner (ID)]]
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|county2= [[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]]
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|county3= [[Lake County, Montana Genealogy|Lake]]
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|county4= [[Lincoln County, Montana Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county5= [[Mineral County, Montana Genealogy|Mineral]]
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|county6= [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]
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|county7= [[Shoshone County, Idaho Genealogy|Shoshone (ID)]]</br><center>[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div><br>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Sanders County was founded 1905. The County Seat is Thompson Falls.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/sanders/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref> Sanders County is a county located in the northwestern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Sanders}}
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Sanders County Courthouse<br> 1111 Main Street<br>Thompson Falls, MT 59873<br>Phone: 406.827.4392<br>[http://www.sanderscounty.mt.gov/ '''Sanders County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1906 and death records from 1907 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
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=== Sanders County, Montana Record Dates ===
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| width="91%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanders County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1915*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1906*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1915*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1906</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1906</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1906</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Sanders County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Sanders County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Sanders 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.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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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]<br>
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Sanders}}
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*''Parent County:'' created 7 February 1905 from [[Missoula County, Montana Genealogy|Missoula]]
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*''County seat:'' Thompson Falls <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>
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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sanders County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains,_Montana Plains]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson_Falls,_Montana Thompson Falls] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs,_Montana Hot Springs]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Montana Dixon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron,_Montana Heron]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonepine,_Montana Lonepine]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noxon,_Montana Noxon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Agency,_Montana Old Agency]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Montana Paradise]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_Creek,_Montana Trout Creek]</div>
  
[http://www.sanderscounty.mt.gov/ Sanders County Courthouse]<br>1111 Main Street<br>Thompson Falls, MT 59873<br>Phone: 406.827.4392 <br><br>County Clerk and Recorder has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court <br>and land records from 1906 and death records from 1907 <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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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1905--'''Sanders County was created 7 February 1905&nbsp;from [[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Thompson Falls <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''''Indian Reservation'''''<br>
  
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A small piece of the [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] is in Sanders County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Flathead Counties.
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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|Sanders}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Sanders}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Montana Dixon]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sanders County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niarada,_Montana Niarada]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains,_Montana Plains]
 
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron,_Montana Heron]  
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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/Thompson_Falls,_Montana Thompson Falls]
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1638&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20151230110258/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtsander/cemeteries.html MTGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/montana/sanders.html Tombstone Project]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs,_Montana Hot Springs]
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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/Old_Agency,_Montana Old Agency]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_Creek,_Montana Trout Creek]
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* {{FHL|732125|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sanders+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonepine,_Montana Lone Pine]  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise,_Montana Paradise]  
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1638 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=Sanders&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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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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==== Indian Reservation ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1910 |3713
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|1920 |4903
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|1930 |5692
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|1940 |6926
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|1950 |6983
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|1960 |6880
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|1970 |7093
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|1980 |8675
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|1990 |8669
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|2000 |10227
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|2010 |11413
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{{MT Census Intro|Sanders}}
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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|Sanders}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Sanders}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
A small piece of the [[Flathead Indian Reservation (Montana)|Flathead Indian Reservation]] is in Sanders County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Flathead Counties.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Sanders}}
  
*[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner County, Idaho]]
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=== Genealogies  ===
*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Sanders}}
*[[Lake County, Montana|Lake]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Montana|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Mineral County, Montana|Mineral]]
 
*[[Missoula County, Montana|Missoula]]
 
*[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone County, Idaho]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Church  ====
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MT Histories Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Land  ====
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{{MT History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mtsanders.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Sanders County</center>]]
  
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Sanders_County interactive map] of Sanders County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Sanders_County interactive map] of Sanders County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
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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|Sanders}}
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:*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Kalispell newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Sanders}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Sanders}}
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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|Sanders}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Sanders}}
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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 $
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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|Sanders}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Sanders}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sanders}}
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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] ($) — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sanders}}
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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|Sanders}}
  
==== 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|Sanders}}
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Kalispell newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== 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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:*[[Plains Montana Family History Center]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Sanders}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
*[[Plains Montana Family History Center]]
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{{MT Societies Intro|Sanders}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Sanders}}
  
*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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtsander/ USGenWeb Sanders County, Montana  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Sanders|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205099|Montana|Sanders}}- 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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Guide to Sanders 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: Thompson Falls [1]
Organized: February 7, 1905
Parent County(s): {{{parent county}}}
Neighboring Counties
Bonner (ID)  • Flathead  • Lake  • Lincoln  • Mineral  • Missoula  • Shoshone (ID)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaSandersCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Sanders County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Sanders County was founded 1905. The County Seat is Thompson Falls.[2] Sanders County is a county located in the northwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Sanders County Courthouse
1111 Main Street
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
Phone: 406.827.4392
Sanders County Website

County Clerk and Recorder has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1906 and death records from 1907 [4]

Sanders County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1915*
1906*
1915*
1906
1906
1906
* 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 7 February 1905 from Missoula
  • County seat: Thompson Falls [5]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[6]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


Indian Reservation

A small piece of the Flathead Indian Reservation is in Sanders County. The major part of the reservation is in Lake County. Other small portions are also in Missoula and Flathead Counties.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sanders 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 3,713
1920 4,903 32.0%
1930 5,692 16.1%
1940 6,926 21.7%
1950 6,983 0.8%
1960 6,880 −1.5%
1970 7,093 3.1%
1980 8,675 22.3%
1990 8,669 −0.1%
2000 10,227 18.0%
2010 11,413 11.6%
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 Sanders 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

Sanders County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including Kalispell newspapers. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sanders 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, Sanders - 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 Sanders 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/sanders/ accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_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, "Sanders County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanders_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.