Montana, Lake County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Montana, Lake County Records 1857-2010
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|Lake, Montana, |
|Flag of Montana|
|Location of Lake County, Montana|
|Location of Montana|
|Record Type||County Records|
|Lake Country District Court, Montana|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection covers the years 1857 to 2010. It consists of the following records from the county courthouse in Polson, Montana.
- School census
- Mining records
- Vital records (death and birth records have been indexed)
- Probate records
- Divorce records
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana, Lake County Records 1857-2010.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of primary individual, their age, gender and residence
- Event date and place
- Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
- Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
- Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
- Names of witnesses
- Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
- Description and value of land or property
- Military information such as company, rank, and enlistment date
- Farm information such as number and value of acres, details of crops raised
- Statistical information about members of household
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
|Court||Index to officials bonds||1923|
|Land||Deeds index grantee||1923-1989|
|Land||Deeds index grantor||1923-1989|
|Land||Index to deeds, grantee||1906-1923|
|Land||Index to deeds, grantor||1872-1938|
|Land||Index to farm and ranch names||1023-1940|
|Land||Index to real estate records, grantor||1890-1923|
|Land||Mining and millsite locations||1910-1917|
|Land||Miscellaneous land records||1921-1941|
|Naturalization||Index to Naturalization||1923-1945|
|Probate||Probate general index||1923-1950|
|School||School census records||1910-1980|
|Vital||Certification of death certificates||2003-2010|
|Vital||Index to marriage records-men||1923-1960|
|Vital||Index to marriage records men and women||1923-1993|
|Vital||Register of births||1857-1930|
Coverage Map[edit | edit source]
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Montana marriages click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The age of your ancestor
- The type of event
- The approximate date the event occurred
- The names of family members and their relationships
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Record Category
- Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Use the information to find the family in census records
- Search for the family in land and probate records
- Search church records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Montana.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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