Montana Biography

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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.

The Montana Historical Society has an extensive collection of biographical materials. There is no statewide biographical index or major manuscript collection. You may find information in the biographical sections of state, regional, and county histories.

Biographical Encyclopedias[edit | edit source]

Representative biographical encyclopedias for Montana are:

Note: Volumes 2 and 3 contain biographical sketches.

Note: Contains brief biographies of settlers who arrived in Montana before the territory was established in 1864.

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Further Reading[edit | edit source]

See the United States Biographies page for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the Montana "History" and "Genealogy" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.

Biographies can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local or county histories with biographical sketches on residents. Additional resources for Montana biographies may be found in the Montana-Biography topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog .