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Montana State Vital Records

Montana State Vital Records Office
Montana Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
(406) 444-4228
They currently have birth and death records for 1860-1899 and from 1907 to present, and marriage and divorce records since July 1943.

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Articles

Montana Territory, 1879

Helena, Montana, 1899

Montana Territory, 1879

Helena, Montana, 1899

Department of Health Contact Information (Massachusetts to Montana)

Databases

Montana Census, 1870-90

Beaverhead County, Montana Census, 1910

Stevensville, Ravalli County, Montana Cemeteries

Missoula, Montana City Directory, 1890

Helena, Montana Directories, 1889-91

Missoula and Ravalli Counties, Montana Directory, 1903-04

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana Directory, 1891-92

Montana Death Index, 1989-98

Missoula and Ravalli County, Montana Cemeteries

Deer Lodge County, Montana, 1896 Anaconda City Directory

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, Directory, 1902

Search Aids

Early Montana, Arkansas, & Mississippi Settlers, 1700s-1800s Montana, Georgia, South Carolina, 1641-1944 Marriage Index

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Montana Historical Society
Memorial Building
225 North Roberts Street
Helena, MT 59620
Telephone: (406) 444-2681
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, closed Saturday, Sunday, and state holidays
They currently have newspapers, city directory records, 1860-1920 census records, large community and county history books, Montana history books, family histories, a list of dead and wounded from World War I and World War II, rosters of World War I and the Spanish American War, a photo archive, maps, old diaries, manuscripts, very few property records, a few naturalization records, marriage indexes and certificates, the 1864 poll list for their first territorial election, and the Sacred List -- a list of settlers in Montana in the winter of 1862-1863.

Missoula Public Library


301 E. Main
Missoula, MT 59802-4799
Telephone: (406) 721-2665
The Missoula Public Library has an extensive genealogical collection.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Montana State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 555
Chester, MT 59522
Publication: Grains of Research

Montana Historical Society Foundation
P.O. Box 201201
Helena, MT 59620-1201
Telephone: (406) 449-3770

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum
c/o Parmly Billings Library
510 North Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
Telephone: (406) 657-8258

 

See also: Montana Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Montana Documents

 

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