Montana Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

Part of the Washington Territory, 1853; part of the Dakota Territory, 1861; part of the Idaho Territory, 1863; Montana Territory, 1864

STATEHOOD

1889

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

Nebraska Territory census, 1860 (includes some southern Montana residents)

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1870

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

Public

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1907

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1943

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

Department of Public Health
and Human Services
Vital Records and Statistics

Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 444-2685

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