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=== County Courthouse  ===
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Guide to '''Valley County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.glasgowmt.net/county Valley County Courthouse]<br>501 Court Sq Box 1<br>Glasgow, MT 59203-0311 <br>Phone: 406.228.8221&nbsp;  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  February 6,  1893
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|county seat= Glasgow
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|parent county= [[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Daniels County, Montana Genealogy|Daniels]]
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|county2= [[Garfield County, Montana Genealogy|Garfield]]
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|county3= [[McCone County, Montana Genealogy|McCone]]
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|county4= [[Phillips County, Montana Genealogy|Phillips]]
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|county5= [[Roosevelt County, Montana Genealogy|Roosevelt]]
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|county6= [[Saskatchewan, Canada Genealogy| Saskatchewan, Canada]]</br><center>[[Valley 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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Valley County was founded 1893. The County Seat is Glasgow.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/bernalillo/history.html accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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Valley County is located in the state of Montana.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MT Courthouse Intro|Valley}}
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'''Valley County Courthouse'''<br>501 Court Sq Box 1<br>Glasgow, MT 59203-0311 <br>Phone: 406.228.8221 <br>[http://valleycountymt.net/ Valley County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk and Recorder has birth, death and land records from early 1900s;<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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=== Valley County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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|" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Valley County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1907*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1893*</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |<center>1907*</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...''' '''[[Valley County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Valley County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Valley 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|Valley}}
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*'''Parent County:''' Valley County was created 6 February 1893 from [[Dawson County, Montana Genealogy|Dawson]]<br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Glasgow <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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*[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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=== Populated Places ===
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The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Valley County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow,_Montana Gladgow] (county seat)</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Peck,_Montana Fort Peck]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashua,_Montana Nashua]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opheim,_Montana Opheim]</div>
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*Baylor
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaverton,_Montana Beaverton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genevieve,_Montana Genevieve]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glentana,_Montana Glentana]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larslan,_Montana Larslan]
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*Lustre</div>
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*Miles Crossing
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*Murray Place
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_Montana Oswego]
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*Park Grove
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland,_Montana Richland]
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*Roanwood</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampico,_Montana Tampico]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandalia,_Montana Vandalia]
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*Whately
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*Wheeler</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazer,_Montana Frazer]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinsdale,_Montana Hinsdale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Marie,_Montana St. Marie]</div>
  
<br>County Clerk and Recorderr has birth, death and land <br>records from early 1900’s; Clerk Court has marriage, <br>divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1893--'''Valley County was created 6 February 1893&nbsp;from [[Dawson County, Montana|Dawson]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Glasgow <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline"> </span>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theony,_Montana Theony]</div>
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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'''''Indian Reservation'''''<br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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The largest portion of the [[Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Montana)|Fort Peck Indian Reservation]] is located in Roosevelt County, with small portions in Daniels, Sheridan, and Valley 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|Valley}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MT Biographies Intro|Valley}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MT Business Records Intro|Valley}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MT Cemeteries Intro|Valley}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazer,_Montana Frazer]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Valley County, Montana''' online and in print</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashua,_Montana Nashua]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Marie,_Montana St. Marie]
 
 
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Valley%2C+Fort+Peck|subject|disp=Fort Peck}}  
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Valley%2C+Opheim|subject|disp=Opheim}}
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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=1646&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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>
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* {{FHL|469868|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Valley+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=1646 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=Valley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
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| {{FHL|Montana%2C+Valley%2C+Glasgow|subject|disp=Glasgow}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Montana Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_Montana Oswego]
 
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==== Indian Reservation ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]
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|1900 |4355
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|1910 |13630
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|1920 |11542
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|1930 |11181
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|1940 |15181
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|1950 |11353
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|1960 |17080
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|1970 |11471
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|1980 |10250
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|1990 |8239
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|2000 |7675
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|2010 |7369
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{{MT Census Intro|Valley}}
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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|Valley}}
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''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records''
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*Fort Peck
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*Glasgow
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MT Court Intro|Valley}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MT Directories Intro|Valley}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MT Emigration Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MT Ethnic Groups Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MT Funeral Homes Intro|Valley}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MT Genealogies Intro|Valley}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MT Guardianship Intro|Valley}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MT Land Intro|Valley}}
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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|Valley}}
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{{MT History Intro}}
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*''Footprints in the Valley : A History of Valley County, Montana.'' c1991. [S.l. : s.n.].  {{WorldCat|866675949|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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*''Homesteading, Our Heritage.'' c1980. By North Valley County Bicentennial Committee. Glasgow, Montana : North Valley County Bicentennial Committee.  {{WorldCat|866267202|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MT Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Mtvalley.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Valley County</center>]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Montana/ Historical Maps and Atlases of Montana] - maps and atlases of Montana
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=== Migration ===
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{{MT Migration Intro}}
  
The largest portion of the [[Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Montana)|Fort Peck Indian Reservation]] is located in Roosevelt County, with small portions in Daniels, Sheridan, and Valley Counties.  
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MT Military Intro}}
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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>
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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]].
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
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'''Online Naturalization Records'''
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1893-1929''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M74Q-MZ3%3A360534201%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for Valley County have various naturalization records from 1893-1929.
  
*[[Daniels County, Montana|Daniels]]
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=== Newspapers ===
*[[Garfield County, Montana|Garfield]]
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{{MT Newspapers Intro|Valley}}
*[[McCone County, Montana|McCone]]
 
*[[Phillips County, Montana|Phillips]]
 
*[[Roosevelt County, Montana|Roosevelt]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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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|Valley}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MT Obituaries Intro|Valley}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
  
==== Church  ====
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See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
  
LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MT Other Records Intro}}
  
*Fort Peck
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=== Periodicals ===
*Glasgow
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{{MT Periodicals Intro|Valley}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MT Probate Intro|Valley}}
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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}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MT Tax Intro|Valley}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MT Vital Intro|Valley}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Valley}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Valley}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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]
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Valley}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Valley}}
  
For marriages from 1893-1908 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MT Research Facilities Intro|Valley}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{MT Archives Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Glasgow Montana Family History Center]]
 
*[[Glasgow Montana Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{MT Libraries Intro|Valley}}
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{{MT Museums Intro}}
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{{MT Societies Intro|Valley}}
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== Websites ==
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{{MT Websites Intro|Valley}}
  
*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://kindredtrails.com/MT_Valley.html Kindred Trails Valley County, Montana Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Valley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/valley-county/ Genealogy Inc Valley County, Montana Genealogy]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtvalley/ USGenWeb Valley County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205117|Montana|Valley}}- 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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{{MT Research Guides Intro}}
  
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Latest revision as of 01:12, 10 May 2017

United States
Montana
Valley County

Guide to Valley 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: Glasgow
Organized: February 6, 1893
Parent County(s): Dawson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Daniels  • Garfield  • McCone  • Phillips  • Roosevelt  • Saskatchewan, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaValleyCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Valley County.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

Valley County was founded 1893. The County Seat is Glasgow.[2] Valley County is located in the state of Montana.[3]

County Courthouse

Valley County Courthouse
501 Court Sq Box 1
Glasgow, MT 59203-0311
Phone: 406.228.8221
Valley County Website

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

Valley County, Montana Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907*
1893*
1907*
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


Populated Places

The following are locations in the county.[6]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Indian Reservation

The largest portion of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation is located in Roosevelt County, with small portions in Daniels, Sheridan, and Valley Counties.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Valley 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 4,355
1910 13,630 213.0%
1920 11,542 −15.3%
1930 11,181 −3.1%
1940 15,181 35.8%
1950 11,353 −25.2%
1960 17,080 50.4%
1970 11,471 −32.8%
1980 10,250 −10.6%
1990 8,239 −19.6%
2000 7,675 −6.8%
2010 7,369 −4.0%
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.

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

  • Fort Peck
  • Glasgow

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 Valley 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

Valley County

Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

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

World War I

'World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers

Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

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


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Valley 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, Valley - 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/newmex/bernalillo/history.html accessed 11/22/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_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, "Valley County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.