Montana Cemeteries

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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

The following have significant cemetery listings for Montana State:

  • Search for names Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries In their database
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • Billion Graves Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click Search
    • Lists of cemeteries, "Filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database.
      • It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.
  • Interment includes many Montana cemetery transcripts. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.

Print and Microfilm Abstracts[edit | edit source]

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection[edit | edit source]

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have tombstone inscriptions from Montana cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.

Family History Library Collection[edit | edit source]

Contents include: v. 1. (1947) Granite County: Drummond, Valley Cemetery; Lake County: Arlee, Ronan, St. Ignatius; Missoula County: Missoula; Sanders County: Dixon -- v. 2. (1959) Deer Lodge County: Anaconda, Lower Hill and New Hill Cemeteries, Warm Springs; Gallatin County: Willow Creek, Williams Family Cemetery; Silver Bow County: Butte, Mount Moriah and Mountain View Cemeteries, Sunset Memorial Gardens -- v. 3. (1961) Gallatin County: Willow Creek; Silver Bow County: Butte, Mount Moriah and Mountain View Cemeteries.

  • Lewiston Genealogy Society. Montana Cemetery Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. FHL film 1035938 item 2.
Inscriptions from ten central Montana cemeteries have been copied by the Lewistown Genealogical Society

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Several Montana Periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Montana cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

References[edit | edit source]