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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Montana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Teton County'''<br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana Genealogy|Montana]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Teton County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Teton County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ Teton County Courthouse<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1350407945917_716" />]915 4th St NW; PO Box 610; <br>Choteau, MT 59422<br>Phone: 406.466.2693 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1899 <br>and land records; Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce<br>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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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 7,  1893
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|county seat= Choteau
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|parent county= [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau ]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cascade County, Montana Genealogy|Cascade]]
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|county2= [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau]]
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|county3= [[Flathead County, Montana Genealogy|Flathead]]
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|county4= [[Lewis and Clark County, Montana Genealogy|Lewis and Clark]]
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|county5= [[Pondera County, Montana Genealogy|Pondera]]</br><center>[[Teton 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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Teton County is located on the Rocky Mountain Front. The County Seat is Choteau.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref>  The county was founded in 1893.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Teton}}
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Teton County Courthouse<br> 915 4th St NW<br> PO Box 610 <br>Choteau, MT 59422<br>Phone: 406.466.2693<br>[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ '''Teton County Website''']<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1899 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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=== Teton County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{| "cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1897*</center>
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| width="14.0%" align="center" |<center>1893*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1919*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1893</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1893</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1893</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Teton County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Teton County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Teton 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|Teton}}
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*''Parent County:'' created 7 February 1893 from [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau ]]
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*''County Seat:'' Choteau <ref>''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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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Toole County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toole_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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{{populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choteau,_Montana Choteau] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutton,_Montana Dutton]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfield,_Montana Fairfield]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendroy,_Montana Pendroy]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bynum,_Montana Bynum]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power,_Montana Power]</div>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1893--'''Teton County was created 7 February 1893&nbsp;from [[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Choteau <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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MT Resources Intro}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MT Bible Intro|Teton}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Teton}}
  
{| width="620" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Teton}}
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Teton%2C+Bynum|subject|disp=Bynum}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Teton County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Teton%2C+Fairfield|subject|disp=Fairfield}}
 
 
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Teton%2C+Choteau|subject|disp=Choteau}}
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Pendroy
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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=1643&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutton,_Montana Dutton]
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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/Power,_Montana Power]
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* {{FHL|336023|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Teton+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=1643 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=Teton&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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{{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/Teton_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1900 |5080
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|1910 |9546
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|1920 |5870
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|1930 |6068
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|1940 |6922
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|1950 |7232
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|1960 |7295
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|1970 |6116
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|1980 |6491
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|1990 |6271
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|2000 |6445
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|2010 |6073
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*[[Cascade County, Montana|Cascade]]
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{{MT Census Intro|Teton}}
*[[Chouteau County, Montana|Chouteau]]
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==== Federal Census Records ====
*[[Flathead County, Montana|Flathead]]
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Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to federal census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
*[[Lewis and Clark County, Montana|Lewis and Clark]]
 
*[[Pondera County, Montana|Pondera]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MT Church Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Church  ====
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*'''1881 - 2012''' {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana Teton County Records 1881-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Teton}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Teton}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Teton}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Teton}}
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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|Teton}}
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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:Mtteton.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Teton County</center>]]
  
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Teton_County interactive map] of Teton County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Teton_County interactive map] of Teton 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|Teton}}
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Teton}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Teton}}
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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|Teton}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Teton}}
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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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*'''1881 - 2012''' {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana Teton County Records 1881-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — 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|Teton}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Teton}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Teton}}
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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] ($) — index
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Teton}}
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — 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]
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Teton}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
For marriages from 1893-1901 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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:*[[Choteau Montana Family History Center]]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Teton}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Museums ===
*[[Choteau Montana Family History Center]]
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{MT Societies Intro|Teton}}
  
*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+Teton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{MT Websites Intro|Teton}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/MT_Teton.html Kindred Trails Teton County, Montana]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/teton-county/ Genealogy Inc Teton County, Montana]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ Genealogy Trails Teton County, Montana]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mttetonco/ USGenWeb Teton County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205111|Montana|Teton}}- 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 /> {{Montana|Montana}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
{{Montana-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Teton_County,_Montana]]
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[[Category:Teton County, Montana]][[Category:Montana_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 22:25, 5 December 2016

United StatesGotoarrow.png Montana Gotoarrow.png Teton County

Guide to Teton 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: Choteau
Organized: February 7, 1893
Parent County(s): Chouteau [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cascade  • Chouteau  • Flathead  • Lewis and Clark  • Pondera
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaTetonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Teton County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Teton County is located on the Rocky Mountain Front. The County Seat is Choteau.[2] The county was founded in 1893.[3]

County Courthouse

Teton County Courthouse
915 4th St NW
PO Box 610
Choteau, MT 59422
Phone: 406.466.2693
Teton County Website

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1899 and land records;
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records [4]

Teton County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1897*
1893*
1919*
1893
1893
1893
* 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 1893 from Chouteau
  • County Seat: Choteau [5]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places


Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Teton 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.  %±
1900 5,080
1910 9,546 87.9%
1920 5,870 −38.5%
1930 6,068 3.4%
1940 6,922 14.1%
1950 7,232 4.5%
1960 7,295 0.9%
1970 6,116 −16.2%
1980 6,491 6.1%
1990 6,271 −3.4%
2000 6,445 2.8%
2010 6,073 −5.8%
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 Teton 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

Teton County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

World War I

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Teton 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, Teton - 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

Research Guides

References

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