Montana, Chouteau County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Montana, Chouteau County Records, 1876-2011
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|Chouteau, Montana, |
|Flag of Montana|
|Location of Chouteau County, Montana|
|Location of Montana|
|Record Type||County Records|
|Multiple County courthouses, 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 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of an index and images of Chouteau County records held at various repositories. Records located in the Museum of the Northern Plains (River Plains Society) include voter registers, school district records, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church records, Riverside Cemetery records and newspapers clippings of births, marriages and deaths. Records held by the Chouteau County Courthouse include birth, death, probate, naturalization, deeds and school census records. This collection covers the years 1876 to 2011.
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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, Chouteau County Records, 1876-2011.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Individual names
- Birth dates and places
- Death dates and places
- Marriage dates and places
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
|Record||Types of record||years|
|Court||Court record index||1891-1965|
|Land and Property||Deed Index grantees||1887-1940|
|Land and Property||Deed Index grantors||1887-1940|
|Land and Property||Deeds||1876-1949|
|Land and Property||Desert lands||1909-1927|
|Land and Property||Patent record||1908-1948|
|Naturalization||Application fir citizenship papers||1884-1892|
|Naturalization||Declaration of intention index||1880-1940|
|Naturalization||Declarations of citizenship||1893-1903|
|Naturalization||Declarations of intention||1880-1929|
|Naturalization||Naturalization final papers index||1880-1952|
|Naturalization||Naturalization petition index||1907-1953|
|Naturalization||Petition and record||1906-1921|
|Probate||Inventory and appraisement record||1903-1948|
|Probate||Probate card index||1880-1940|
|Probate||Probate case files||1893-1940|
|School||Census records district||1918-1924|
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate age of your ancestor
- The approximate date of the event
- The type of event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on 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]
- Use the age to calculate the birth date to find 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]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Montana.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
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.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.