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Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009
This article describes a collection of records at
Beaverhead, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Beaverhead County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1862-2009
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Beaverhead County Courthouse, Dillon, Montana

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of various record types from the county clerk and recorder offices in Dillon, Montana. Records include voter registration, land and property records, and birth and death records. This collection is being published as images and indexes become available. The birth and death records have been indexed.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of primary individual
  • Date and place of event
  • Age, gender, and race of individual
  • Names of parents, their ages and current residence
  • Date of birth and birthplaces of a child or parents
  • Occupation
  • Names of deceased, their gender, date of death and birthplace
  • Death records also include age, race and marital status of deceased
  • Death records include cause of death and date and place of burial
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, or other relatives
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates documents were written and recorded
  • (Wills were usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Military information such as company, rank, and enlistment date
  • Statistical information about members of the household

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Records Record Types Years
Land and property Claim location 1883-1885
Land and property Claim locations, quartz, water rights 1911-1890
Land and property Deed and mortgage index-grantor, grantee 1911-1891
Land and property Deed index-granteee 1911-1892
Land and property Deed index-grantor 1911-1893
Land and property Deeds and mortgages 1911-1894
Land and property Deeds 1911-1895
Land and property Glendale town sies 1911-1896
Land and property Location -mines 1911-1897
Land and property Location 1911-1898
Land and property Lode claim index 1911-1899
Land and property Lode claims 1911-1900
Land and property Lode records, mining claims 1911-1901
Land and property Mineral patent 1911-1902
Land and property Mining claim index, by claim and affianat 1911-1903
Land and property Mining claims 1911-1904
Land and property Mining claims with index 1911-1905
Land and property Mining deeds 1911-1906
Land and property Miscellaneous claims and deeds 1911-1907
Land and property Miscellaneous deeds and patents 1911-1908
Land and property Miscellaneous index-grantee, grantor 1911-1909
Land and property Miscellaneous mortgages and water rights 1911-1910
Land and property Miscellaneous patents 1911-1911
Land and property Miscellaneous poperty index 1911-1912
Land and property Miscellaneous property 1911-1913
Land and property Miscellaneous 1911-1914
Land and property Mortgage index-direct, inverse 1911-1915
Land and property Mortgage index-mortgagee, mortgagor 1911-1916
Land and property Mortages 1911-1917
Land and property Name lodes index 1911-1918
Land and property Patents 1911-1919
Land and property Quartz locations 1911-1920
Land and property Quartz lode deeds 1911-1921
Land and property Quartz lode index 1911-1922
Land and property Quartz lodes 1911-1923
Land and property Quartz property index 1911-1924
Land and property Quaratz records 1911-1925
Land and property Record of separate property of married women 1911-1926
Land and property Release of Mortgages 1911-1927
Land and property Representation mining claims 1911-1928
Land and property Water right locations 1911-1929
Land and property Water rights index 1911-1930
Land and property Water rights 1911-1931
Vitals Birth certificates 1911-1932
Vitals Birth index 1911-1933
Vitals Death certificates 1911-1934
Vitals Death index 1911-1935
Voter registration Official register of electors 1911-1936
Voter registration Register of electors 1911-1937

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 names of relatives
  • The type of event such as marriage or naturalization
  • The approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Category
  2. Select the Record Type, Certificate Range or 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]

  • Use the age to calculate the birth date and search for vital records such as birth, christening, marriage, and death
  • Use the probate date as a substitute for the death date
  • Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records
  • Use the information to find the family in census 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]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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