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  • Beaverhead County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 3, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [one of nine original counties].
    Established:  02-Feb-1865
    County Seat:  Dillon, Montana

    County history - Beaverhead County is named for the rock, near the Jefferson River, which Sacajawea pointed out to Lewis and Clark explaining that her people had called it that, because it resembled a beaver's head.

    Beaverhead Courthouse
    GHLL Beaverhead County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Beaverhead County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (BeaverHead Hunter Genealogical Society (Dillon, MT))
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Beaverhead County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Beaverhead County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorder, 2 South Pacific Street, Cluster #3, Dillon, MT 59725.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Ravalli County (northwest), Deer Lodge County (north), Silver Bow County
             (north), Madison County (east), Fremont County, Idaho (southeast), Clark
                County, Idaho
    (south), Lemhi County, Idaho (west).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Beaverhead County, Montana, (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages)
        1880 Census (T) - Lion's City, Beaverhead County, Montana, ED-2 (Text: 18 Pages)

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  • Big Horn County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 6, 2014
  • Formed from:  originally formed 02-Feb-1865 as one of the original nine counties of Montana Territory. Back then it
             incompassed the majority of eastern Montana, from the Canadian border above, to Wyoming below, Chouteau and
             Gallatin counties on the west, and Dakota Territory along it's eastern edge.

                    Established:  thirty five years later, a new county was organized from parts of Rosebud & Yellowstone Counties and Big Horn County was revitalized on 13-Jan-1913
    County Seat:  Hardin, Montana

    County history - Big Horn County is named for the Bighorn sheep in the area.

    Big Horn Courthouse
    GHLL Big Horn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Big Horn County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Big Horn County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Big Horn County Genealogical Society / Hardin, MT)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Big Horn County Historical Museum & Visitor Center / Hardin, MT)
    7. US/MTGenWeb site - Big Horn County Archives
    8. US/MTGenWeb - Big Horn County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Also try: Big Horn County Clerk, Room 203, Second floor Big Horn County Courthouse, 121 West 3rd Road, Hardin , MT 59034.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carbon County (west), Yellowstone County (northwest), Treasure County
             (north), Rosebud County (northeast), Powder River County (east), Sheridan
                County, Wyoming
    (south), Big Horn County, Wyoming (southwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.


        Ghost Towns - Big Horn County.

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  • Blaine County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 12, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Choteau County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1912
    County Seat:  Chinook, Montana

    County history - Blaine County is named in honor of James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 - January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine, two-time Secretary of State. He was nominated for president in 1884, but lost a close race to Democrat Grover Cleveland.

    Blaine Courthouse
    GHLL Blaine County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Blaine County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Milk River Genealogical Society / Chinook, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Blaine County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Blaine County Genealogy & History
    8. Blaine County Vital Records - Blaine County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 278, Chinook, MT 59523.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hill County (west), Chouteau County (southwest), Fergus County (south),
             Phillips County (east), Saskatchewan, Canada (north).

        Genealogy Trails - We are a group of volunteers that help you track your
             ancestors through time with free genealogical transcribed data!

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  • Broadwater County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson County and Meagher Counties.
    Established:  09-Feb-1897
    County Seat:  Townsend, Montana

    County history - Broadwater County is named in honor of Charles Arthur Broadwater (September 25, 1840 May 24, 1892) who was a pioneer in the area and colonel in the United States Army and a wealthy and influential Montana railroad, real estate, and banking magnate.

    Broadwater Courthouse
    GHLL Broadwater County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Broadwater County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Broadwater County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Broadwater County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Broadwater County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Broadwater County Clerk and Recorder, 515 Broadway Street, Townsend, MT 59644.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Meagher County (north & east), Gallatin County (south), Jefferson County
             (west)
    , Lewis and Clark County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
             linked.


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        Broadwater County - Family History, Genealogy and Vital Records, (Linkpendium).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Carbon County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Park and Yellowstone Counties.
    Established:  04-Mar-1895
    County Seat:  Red Lodge, Montana

    County history - Carbon County is named for the coal deposits originally discovered near what is now Red Lodge, Carbon County is also rich in oil and gas.

    Carbon Courthouse
    1. Carbon County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Carbon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carbon County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Carbon County Historical Society and Museum (Red Lodge, MT)
    4. Carbon County - US/MTGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Carbon County - US/MTGenWeb site (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. Carbon County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Carbon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Carbon County Vital Records - Carbon County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 887, Red Lodge, MT 59068.


  • Carter County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 8, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Fallon County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1917
    County Seat:  Ekalaka, Montana

    County history - Carter County is named in honor of Carter County was named after Thomas Henry Carter,a U.S. Senator from Montana.

    Carter Courthouse
    1. Carter County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Carter County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Carter County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Carter County - US/MTGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Carter County - US/MTGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Carter County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Carter County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Carter County Vital Records - Carter County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 315, Ekalaka, MT 59324-0315.


  • Cascade County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 20, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Chouteau and Meagher Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1887
    County Seat:  Great Falls, Montana

    County history - Cascade County is named for the falls (Great Falls) on the Missouri River.
    Cascade Courthouse photo here soon
    Cascade Courthouse
    GHLL Cascade County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cascade County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Great Falls Genealogy Society / Great Falls, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Cascade County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Cascade County Genealogy & History
    8. Cascade County Vital Records - Cascade County Clerk & Recorder, 415 2nd Avenue North, Room 203, P. O. Box 2867, Great Falls, MT 59403.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Teton County (northwest), Choteau County (northeast), Judith Basin County
             (east), Meagher County (south), Lewis and Clark County (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Cascade County

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Cascade County, Montana.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Cascade county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Chouteau County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 21, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American Indian lands (an original county.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1865x
    County Seat:  Fort Benton, Montana

    County history - Chouteau County is named in honor of Jean Pierre Chouteau (10 October 1758 - 10 July 1849), who was a French creole fur trader, merchant, politician and slaveholder. An early settler of St. Louis, Missouri from New Orleans, he became one its most prominent citizens. He and his brother Auguste Chouteau, known as the River Barons, negotiated the many political changes as the city changed from Spanish rule to becoming part of the United States. They continued to create political alliances with numerous parties. For a long time, they held monopoly rights on the lucrative fur trade with the Osage, and expanded their businesses in St. Louis to many parts of the emerging economy. As US Indian agent, Chouteau negotiated the Osage Treaty of 1808 on behalf of the United States government, by which the Osage agreed to sell large portions of their lands in present-day Missouri and Arkansas in exchange for federal annuities.



    Chouteau Courthouse
    GHLL Chouteau County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Chouteau County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chouteau County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historic Fort Benton Heritage Complex / Fort Benton, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Chouteau County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Chouteau County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Chouteau County (Local Records)  |  Fort Benton, MT (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Liberty County (north), Hill County (north), Blaine County (east), Fergus
                County
    (southeast), Judith Basin County (south), Cascade County (south),
             Teton County (west), Pondera County (northwest).
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        Report Form, for Chouteau county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Custer County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 14, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Big Horn County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1877
    County Seat:  Miles City, Montana

    County history - Custer County is named in honor of George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer.

    Custer Courthouse
    GHLL Custer County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Custer County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Custer County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Custer Battlefield Museum / Garryowen, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Custer County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Custer County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Custer County (Local Records)  |  Miles City, MT (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Prairie County (north), Fallon County (east), Carter County (southeast),
             Powder River County (south), Rosebud County (west), Garfield County
             (northwest)
    .
               Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Genealogy Trails History Group - Finding Ancestors Wherever Their Trails led.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Custer county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Daniels County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Sheridan County and Valley Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1920
    County Seat:  Scobey, Montana

    County history - Daniels County is named in honor of Mansfield A. Daniels, an early rancher and storekeeper.

    Daniels Courthouse
    GHLL Daniels County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Daniels County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MTGenWeb - Daniels County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Daniels County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Daniels County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 247, Scobey, MT 59263.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Valley County (west), Roosevelt County (south), Sheridan County (east)

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  • Dawson County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 29, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1865
    County Seat:  Glendive, Montana

    County history - Dawson County is named in honor of Andrew Dawson, a trapping official and major in the United States Army.

    Dawson Courthouse
    GHLL Dawson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dawson County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tree Branch Pages / Glendive, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Dawson County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Dawson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Dawson County Clerk & Recorder, 207 West Bell Street, Glendive, MT 59330-1616.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Richland County (north), Wibaux County (east), Prairie County (south),
             McCone County (west.

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Dawson County (Index: 1page / Text: 1 page).

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  • Deer Lodge County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 2, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [original county],1864.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1865
    County Seat:  Anaconda, Montana

    County history - Deer Lodge County is named in honor of Deer Lodge Valley, which in turn was either named for the Native American name "Lodge of the White-tailed Deer" or a salt lick where deer came in great numbers.
             Note:  Do not confuse Deer Lodge County with the township of Deer Lodge, the county seat of Powell County, Montana.

    Deer Lodge Courthouse
    1. Deer Lodge County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Deer Lodge County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Deer Lodge County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Planning/Historic Preservation
               (Anaconda, MT
      )

    4. Deer Lodge County - US/MTGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Deer Lodge County - US/MTGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Deer Lodge County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Deer Lodge County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Deer Lodge County Vital Records - Deer Lodge County Clerk & Recorder, 800 South Main, Anaconda, MT 59711-2999.


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