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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Yellowstone, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Yellowstone County, Montana
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Record Description
Record Type Newspaper obituaries
Collection years 1955-1969
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Yellowstone Genealogy Forum


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

Yellowstone County obituaries for years 1955-1969 clipped from the Billings Gazette and provided to FamilySearch by the Yellowstone Genealogy Forum Montana.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Obituaries

  • The name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation and residence
  • Names of surviving family members
  • Cause of death
  • Date, place and time of funeral services or burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.

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]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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

  • Search for the death certificate
  • If a birth date was provided in the obituary, search for a birth record
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Use the information found in the obituary to search for family members in census, vital, probate, and land records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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. Try searching for these names as well

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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