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Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012
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Teton, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Teton County, Montana
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1881-2012
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Teton County Clerk's Office, Montana




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

This collection includes images of vital records, naturalization indexes, land indexes and probate records from the clerk of court, clerk and recorder offices in Choteau, Montana, for the years 1881-2012.

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, Teton County Records, 1881-2012.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Individual names
  • Ages
  • Birth dates and places
  • Death dates and places
  • Marriage dates and places
  • Relationships
  • Residences

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Grantee index 1881-1946
Land and Property Grantor index 1881-1948
Naturalization card index 1893-1950
Probate Probate case files 1893-1940
Vital Birth certificates 1919-1930
Vital Birth certificates, registers 1897-1919
Vital Death certificates 1897-2012
Vital Death certificates, registers 1898-1924
Vital Marriage certificates and contracts index 1895-1907
Vital Marriage records 1892-1977

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The type of event
  • The approximate date of event
  • The names of family members and their relationships

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]

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  2. Select the Record Type, Record Description, 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 naturalization information to help you locate immigration records such as a passenger lists which would usually be kept records at the port of entry into the United States
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date and find additional records such as birth, christening, marriage, census and death
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • The witnesses named in the records may have been relatives of the primary person in the record. You should also search for them in the records
  • Use the birth places to establish a migration pattern for the family

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.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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