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  • Ravalli County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Missoula County.
    Established:  03-Mar-1893
    County Seat:  Hamilton, Montana

    County history - Ravalli County is named in honor of Anthony Ravalli, a Jesuit missionary who came to the area in 1845. The county lies is a valley, named for a small pink flower, the Bitterroot, which is the state flower of Montana. The flower received its name from the Native Americans [the Bitterroot Salish tribe] who harvested its starchy roots as part of their diet

    Ravalli Courthouse
    GHLL Ravalli 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 - Ravalli County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bitterroot Genealogical Society (Hamilton, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Ravalli County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Ravalli County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Ravalli County Clerk & Recorder, 215 S. 4th St., Ste C, Hamilton, MT 59840.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Missoula County (north), Granite County (east), Beaverhead County
             (southeast), Lemhi County, Idaho (south), Idaho County, Idaho (west).

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  • Richland County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Dawson County.
    Established:  27-May-1914
    County Seat:  Sidney, Montana

    County history - Richland County was so named in an attempt to attract settlers to the "rich land" area.

    Richland Courthouse
    GHLL Richland 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 - Richland County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Richland County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Richland County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - County Clerk & Recorder, 201 West Main, Sidney, MT 59270-4035.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Roosevelt County (north), McCone County (west), Dawson County (south),
             Wibaux County (south), McKenzie County, North Dakota (east).

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  • Roosevelt County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Sheridan County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1919
    County Seat:  Wolf Point, Montana

    County history - Roosevelt County is named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Roosevelt County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Roosevelt County Vital Records - County Clerk & Recorder, 400 2nd Avenue South, Wolf Point, MT 59201-1605


  • Rosebud County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 27, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Custer County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1901
    County Seat:  Forsyth, Montana

    County history - Rosebud County is named for the Rosebud River, which was named for the many wild roses along its banks.

    Rosebud Courthouse
    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 - Rosebud County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Rosebud County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Rosebud County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Rosebud County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 47, Forsyth, MT 59327.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Garfield County (north), Custer County (east), Powder River County
             (southeast), Big Horn County (south), Treasure County (west), Yellowstone
                County
    (western touch), Musselshell County (west), Petroleum County
             (northwest).

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


  • Sanders County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 20, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Missoula County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1905
    County Seat:  Thompson Falls, Montana

    County history - Sanders County is named in honor of Wilbur Fiske Sanders, a pioneer, vigilante, and U.S. Senator from Montana.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sanders County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sanders County Vital Records - Sanders County Clerk & Recorder, 1111 Main St./PO Box 519, Thompson Falls, MT 59873.


  • Sheridan County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Valley County.
    Established:  01-Apr-1913
    County Seat:  Plentywood, Montana

    County history - Sheridan County is named in honor of Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831  August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sheridan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sheridan County Vital Records - Sheridan County Clerk & Recorder, 100 West Laurel Avenue, Plentywood, MT 59254-1619.


  • Silver Bow County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 21, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Deer Lodge County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1881
    County Seat:  Butte, Montana

    County history - Silver Bow County is named for Silver Bow Creek. There are multiple theories explaining how the creek got its name. One theory is due to the fact that silver mine tailings were dumped directly into the creek.

    Silver Bow Courthouse
    GHLL Silver Bow 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 - Silver Bow County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Silver Bow County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Silver Bow County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Silver Bow County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 585, Butte, MT 59701-9256.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Deer Lodge County (northwest), Jefferson County (east), Madison County
             (south), Beaverhead County (southwest).

        Butte - 1928 City Directory names list.

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    Census Information:
        1910 Census (T) - Federal Census Silverbow County, Montana (ED 89: 5 pages).


  • Teton County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Choteau County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1893
    County Seat:  Choteau, Montana

    County history - Teton County is named for The Teton Mountain Range which is in turn named for the French word for beast, teton.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Teton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Teton County Vital Records - Teton County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 610, Choteau, MT 59422-0610.

    9. Teton County - Friends of Old Agency on the Teton. A non-profit historical organization


  • Toole County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hill and Teton Counties.
    Established:  07-May-1914
    County Seat:  Shelby, Montana

    County history - Toole County is named in honor of Joseph K. Toole, the first Governor of Montana.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Toole County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Toole County Vital Records - Toole County Clerk & Recorder, 226 1st Street, South, Shelby, MT 59474-1920.


  • Treasure County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Rosebud County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1919
    County Seat:  Hysham, Montana

    County history - Treasure County is named promotionally to attract new settlers.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Treasure County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Treasure County Vital Records - Treasure County Clerk & Recorder, P.O. Box 392, Hysham, MT 59038.


  • Valley County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Dawson County, 06-Feb-1893.
    Established:  04-Oct-1920
    County Seat:  Glasgow, Montana

    County history - Valley County is named for the local topography.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Valley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Valley County Vital Records - County Clerk & Recorder, 501 Court Square, #2, Glasgow, MT 59230.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Glasgow Root Diggers (Glasgow, MT)


  • Wheatland County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Meagher and Sweet Grass Counties..
    Established:  xx-xxx-1917
    County Seat:  Harlowtown, Montana

    County history - Wheatland County is a topographical name, given because of the many wheat fields in the county.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wheatland County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wheatland County Vital Records - Wheatland County Clerk & Recorder, P. O. Box 1903, Highway 12 & "A" Ave. N W , Harlowton, MT 59036.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Upper Musselshell Museum (Harlowtown, MT)


  • Yellowstone County, Montana —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 7, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Custer County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1893
    County Seat:  Billings, Montana

    County history - Yellowstone County is named for The Yellowstone River, named in turn for the yellow rocks found along its shores.

    Yellowstone Courthouse
    GHLL Yellowstone 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 - Yellowstone County, MT Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Yellowstone County Genealogical Forum / Billings, MT)
    6. US/MTGenWeb site - Yellowstone County Archives
    7. US/MTGenWeb - Yellowstone County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Yellowstone County Clerk & Recorder, P. O. Box 35002, Billings, MT 59107-5001.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Musselshell County (north), Rosebud County (northeast), Treasure County
             (east), Big Horn County (south & southeast), Carbon County (southwest),
             Stillwater County (west), Golden Valley County (northwest).

        Genealogy Trails - Yellowstone County

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.



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