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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Mai Wah Society
Preserving and interpreting Butte, Montana's Asian Heritage

Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society

Montana Historical Society

Montana State Genealogical Society
Index of Genealogical Societies in Montana

Northwest Montana Historical Society

Western Montana Genealogical Society

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Capital: Helena
Territory: 1864         Statehood: 1889

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  • Cemeteries of Montana
    Interment.net is a publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use by genealogists and local historians. Search and browse cemetery burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world.
  • Index to Cemeteries in Montana
    The website that tells where the dead politicians are buried
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • Montana Newspaper Abstracts
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's. ~ Ancestry.com
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Klondike Pioneers from Montana
    Yukon & Alaska Genealogy Centre
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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