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Montana, Judith Basin County Records, 1887-2012
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Judith Basin, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Judith Basin County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1887-2012
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Judith Basin County Clerk/Recorder. Judith Basin County Courthouse, Standford, Montana


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

This collection contains birth, death, marriage, naturalization and probate records from the county clerk's/recorder's and clerk of court offices in Stanford. It covers the years 1887-2012.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Name of the primary individual
  • Age
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Parents' names including mother's maiden name
  • Parents' age, birth place and residence
  • Occupations
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Name 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 personal property or land owned by the deceased
  • Address or residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record Type Years
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1921-1954
Naturalization Orders of the court 1929-1954
Naturalization Petition for Naturalization and evidence 1910-1945
Naturalization Petition for naturalization index 1910-1953
Probate Index of probates 1918-1950
Probate Index of wills 1918-2009
Probate Probate estates case files 1887-1949
Probate Wills 1919-1930
Vital Birth certificates 1920-1930
Vital Death certificates 1907-2000
Vital Marriage certificates 1918-1982
Vital Marriage index 1918-2012

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • 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

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the probate date as a substitute for a 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]

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  • 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

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