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| building address = Yellowstone County Courthouse<br> 217 N 27th Street<br> PO Box 35001<br>Billings, MT 59107-5001<br>Phone: 406.256.2785<br>[http://www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/ '''Yellowstone County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Yellowstone County Courthouse<br> 217 N 27th Street<br> PO Box 35001<br>Billings, MT 59107-5001<br>Phone: 406.256.2785<br>[http://www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/ '''Yellowstone County Website'''] }}  
  
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 26 February 1883 from [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]] | [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher]] | [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]] | [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]
 
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*'''County Seat:''' Billings <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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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]] | [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]] | [[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]] | [[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]] | [[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]] | [[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]] | [[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
'''1883--'''Yellowstone County was created 26 February 1883 from [[Gallatin County, Montana|Gallatin]], [[Meagher County, Montana|Meagher,]] [[Custer County, Montana|Custer]], and [[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Billings <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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The [[Crow Indian Reservation (Montana)|Crow Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]] County, with a smaller portion in Yellowstone County.  
 
The [[Crow Indian Reservation (Montana)|Crow Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in [[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]] County, with a smaller portion in Yellowstone County.  
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
*[[Big Horn County, Montana|Big Horn]]
 
*[[Carbon County, Montana|Carbon]]
 
*[[Golden Valley County, Montana|Golden Valley]]
 
*[[Musselshell County, Montana|Musselshell]]
 
*[[Rosebud County, Montana|Rosebud]]
 
*[[Stillwater County, Montana|Stillwater]]
 
*[[Treasure County, Montana|Treasure]]
 
  
 
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== Resources  ==
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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:*[[Billings Montana Family History Center]]  
 
:*[[Billings Montana Family History Center]]  
 
:*[[Gardiner Montana Family History Center]]
 
:*[[Gardiner Montana Family History Center]]
  
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/ Montana State Genealogical Society]  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/ Montana State Genealogical Society]  
 
:*[http://mhs.mt.gov/default.asp Montana State Historical Society]  
 
:*[http://mhs.mt.gov/default.asp Montana State Historical Society]  
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtygf/ Yellowstone Genealogy Forum]  
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtygf/ Yellowstone Genealogy Forum]
  
 
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*[http://montanamsgs.org/ygf.html Yellowstone County Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://montanamsgs.org/ygf.html Yellowstone County Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/index.htm Yellowstone National Park History &amp; Culture]
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/index.htm Yellowstone National Park History &amp; Culture]
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A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
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<br>Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 18:10, 28 April 2013

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Guide to Yellowstone County Montana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records



Yellowstone County, Montana
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Montana
Location of Montana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 26, 1883
County Seat Billings
Courthouse
Address Yellowstone County Courthouse
217 N 27th Street
PO Box 35001
Billings, MT 59107-5001
Phone: 406.256.2785
Yellowstone County Website



Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Acton Custer Pompey's Pillar
Ballantine Huntley Shepherd
Billings Laurel Worden
Broadview Lockwood

Indian Reservation

The Crow Indian Reservation is located primarily in Big Horn County, with a smaller portion in Yellowstone County.


Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Billings

Court

Directories

The Parmly Billings Library has made the following available online:

Early Billings City Directories: 1883, 1894, 1900-1901, 1903-1904

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Repositories

Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth, death, land, and military records from 1883.
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records.[2]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

For marriages from 1881-1903 see Western States Marriage Index.

The following is courtesy of the Parmly Billings Library Genealogical Resources:

  • Vital Statistics from Early Billing Gazettes: Over 13,000 births, deaths, business licenses and other records from the early residents as recorded in this newspaper. The index is from 1882-1901 as well as additional indexes covering up to the 1930s.

Web Sites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Montana, Yellowstone County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 417.
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