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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Silver Bow County'''<br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Silver Bow County'''
  
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Guide to '''Silver Bow 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 16,  1881
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|county seat= Butte
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|parent county= [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Beaverhead County, Montana Genealogy|Beaverhead]]
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|county2= [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]
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|county3= [[Jefferson County, Montana Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county4= [[Madison County, Montana Genealogy|Madison]]</br><center>[[Silver Bow 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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Silver Bow County was founded 1881.  The County Seat is Butte.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/silverbow/index.html accessed 11/22/2016</ref> Silver Bow County is located in the southwestern area of the state.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Silver Bow}}
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Silver Bow County Courthouse<br> 155 W Granite Street<br>Butte, MT 59701<br>Phone: 406.723.8262<br>[http://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/ '''Silver Bow County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932;<br> Clerk 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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=== Silver Bow County, Montana Record Dates ===
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="13%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1878*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1881*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1890*</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1881</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1881</center>
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| width="13%" align="center" |<center>1881</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Silver Bow County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Silver Bow County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Silver Bow 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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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Silver Bow}}
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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 16 February 1881 from [[Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy|Deer Lodge]]. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.<br>
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''County seat:'' Butte <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, "Silver Bow County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butte,_Montana Butte] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkerville,_Montana Walkerville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide,_Montana Divide]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Montana Melrose]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Montana Ramsay]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow,_Montana Silver Bow]</div>
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Silver-Bow-County-Montana-Courts.htm Silver Bow County Courthouse]<br>155 W Granite Street<br>Butte, MT 59701<br>Phone: 406.723.8262 <br><br>County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, <br>land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, 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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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1881--'''Silver Bow County was created 16 February 1881&nbsp;from [[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]] County. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Butte <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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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Silver Bow}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Silver Bow County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
 
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow%2C+Butte|subject|disp=Butte}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocker,_Montana Rocker]
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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=1640&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/silverbow/#table MTGenWeb]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose,_Montana Melrose]
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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/Silver_Bow,_Montana Silver Bow]
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* {{FHL|1032589|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Silver+Bow+Montana&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsay,_Montana Ramsay]  
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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=1640 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=Silver%20Bow&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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1890 |23744
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|1900 |47635
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|1910 |56848
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|1920 |60313
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|1930 |56969
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|1940 |53209
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|1950 |48422
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|1960 |46454
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|1970 |41981
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|1980 |38092
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|1990 |33941
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|2000 |34606
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|2010 |34200
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*[[Beaverhead County, Montana|Beaverhead]]
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{{MT Census Intro|Silver Bow}}
*[[Deer Lodge County, Montana|Deer Lodge]]
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*[[Jefferson County, Montana|Jefferson]]
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Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to federal census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
*[[Madison County, Montana|Madison]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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''Lutheran Records''<br>
  
==== Church ====
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*Records of Gold Hill Lutheran Church, Butte, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records''<br>
  
 
*Butte Dist
 
*Butte Dist
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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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|Silver Bow}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Silver Bow}}
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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|Silver Bow}}
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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:Mtsilverbow.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Silver Bow County</center>]]
  
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Silver_Bow_County interactive map] of Silver Bow County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Silver_Bow_County interactive map] of Silver Bow 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
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
  
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Montana newspapers including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=59 {{nowrap|Butte and Helena newspapers}}]. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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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>
  
==== Probate  ====
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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]].
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
For marriages from 1881-1914 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
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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|Silver_Bow}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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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|Silver Bow}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Silver Bow}}
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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|Silver Bow}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Silver Bow}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Silver Bow}}
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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] ($) — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Silver Bow}}
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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] ($) — index
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*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Silver Bow}}
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Silver Bow}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Butte Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Butte Montana Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Silver Bow}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Silver Bow}}
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[https://www.facebook.com/ButteHistoricalSociety/ Butte Historical Society],<br>PO Box 3913,<br>Butte MT 59701
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Silver+Bow|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{MT Websites Intro|Silver Bow}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/silver-bow-county/ Genealogy Inc Silver Bow County, Montana]
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Latest revision as of 12:44, 11 April 2017

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Guide to Silver Bow 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: Butte
Organized: February 16, 1881
Parent County(s): Deer Lodge[1]
Neighboring Counties
Beaverhead  • Deer Lodge  • Jefferson  • Madison
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaSilverBowCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Silver Bow County.png
Adoption
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County Information

Description

Silver Bow County was founded 1881. The County Seat is Butte.[2] Silver Bow County is located in the southwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Silver Bow County Courthouse
155 W Granite Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.723.8262
Silver Bow County Website

County Clerk and recorder have birth and death records from 1890, land records from 1881 and military discharge records from 1932;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records[4]

Silver Bow County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1878*
1881*
1890*
1881
1881
1881
* 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 16 February 1881 from Deer Lodge. Land was again added from from Deer Lodge in 1917.
County seat: Butte [5]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Silver Bow 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.  %±
1890 23,744
1900 47,635 100.6%
1910 56,848 19.3%
1920 60,313 6.1%
1930 56,969 −5.5%
1940 53,209 −6.6%
1950 48,422 −9.0%
1960 46,454 −4.1%
1970 41,981 −9.6%
1980 38,092 −9.3%
1990 33,941 −10.9%
2000 34,606 2.0%
2010 34,200 −1.2%
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.

Lutheran Records

  • Records of Gold Hill Lutheran Church, Butte, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records

  • Butte Dist

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 Silver Bow 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

Silver Bow 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

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 Silver Bow 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, Silver Bow - 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

Butte Historical Society,
PO Box 3913,
Butte MT 59701

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/silverbow/index.html accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_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, "Silver Bow County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Bow_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.