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=== Description ===
 
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The County was named for Deer Lodge. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana."</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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'''Deer Lodge County Courthouse'''<br> 800 S Main Street <br>Anaconda, MT 59711-2999<br>Phone: 406.563.4061<br><br>
 
'''Deer Lodge County Courthouse'''<br> 800 S Main Street <br>Anaconda, MT 59711-2999<br>Phone: 406.563.4061<br><br>
County Clerk has birth, death, and land records; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, div, court and probate records<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref>
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County Clerk has birth, death, and land records; <br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, div, court and probate records<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.</ref> [https://adlc.us/ Deer Lodge Website]
  
 
=== Deer Lodge County, Montana Record Dates  ===
 
=== Deer Lodge County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Deer Lodge County, Montana. Page 415. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 406.</ref></center>
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Deer Lodge County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Deer Lodge County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Deer Lodge County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.</ref></center>
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{MT Populated Places Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
{{MT Populated Places Intro|Deer Lodge}}
The following are locations in the county from Wikipedia: <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://montana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,023,c,deer%20lodge.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.</ref>
 
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1605&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/deerlodge/anadeercemeteries.htm MTGenWeb]
 
* [http://www.mtgenweb.com/deerlodge/anadeercemeteries.htm MTGenWeb]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=28&CScnty=1605 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Montana/Deer-Lodge-County?id=county_1605 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Deer%20Lodge&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395988&reqParentsLabel=Deer%20Lodge%2C%20Montana%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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*'''1878-2005''' - {{RecordSearch|1386115|Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda, Cemetery Records, 1878-2005}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]  - [[Montana, Deer Lodge County, Anaconda Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
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|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County%2C_Montana#Demographics]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1870 |4367
 
|1870 |4367
 
|1880 |8876
 
|1880 |8876
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{{MT Census Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
{{MT Census Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
==== Territory and State Censuses ====
 
==== Territory and State Censuses ====
*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - [[United States Census, 1860 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]];  index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - [[United States Census, 1870 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images; Montana Territory Census
*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] - [[United States Census, 1880 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]];  index and images; Montana Territory Census
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
 
Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
 
Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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{{MT Church Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
{{MT Church Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
''LDS Ward and Branch Records''
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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'''Other Church Records'''<br>
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''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records''<br>
  
:*Anaconda
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*Anaconda
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395988&reqParentsLabel=Deer%20Lodge%2C%20Montana%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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''Online Land Records''
 
''Online Land Records''
*'''1868-1928 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1194478?availability=Family%20History%20Library Mortgage records (1868-1928) and indexes (1879-1953), Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana]
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*'''1868-1928 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1194478 Mortgage records (1868-1928) and indexes (1879-1953), Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana]
*'''1865-1925 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1205028?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deer Lodge County, Montana, deed records (1865-1925)&nbsp;; indexes (direct and inverse), (1896-1988)]
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*'''1865-1925 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1205028 Deer Lodge County, Montana, deed records (1865-1925)&nbsp;; indexes (direct and inverse), (1896-1988)]
*'''1890-1937 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1205024?availability=Family%20History%20Library Deer Lodge County, Montana, placer location and index, 1890-1937]
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*'''1890-1937 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1205024 Deer Lodge County, Montana, placer location and index, 1890-1937]
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{MT Maps Intro}}
 
{{MT Maps Intro}}
 
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{{MT Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MT Deer Lodge County}}}}
[[Image:Mtdeerlodge.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Deer Lodge County</center>]]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395988&reqParentsLabel=Deer%20Lodge%2C%20Montana%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
 
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Deer_Lodge_County interactive map] of Deer Lodge County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Deer_Lodge_County interactive map] of Deer Lodge County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
 
These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Montana Military Records|Montana Military Records]].<br>
 
''Civil War''<br>
 
''Civil War''<br>
*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch].— index
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*'''1890''' {{RecordSearch|1877095| United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[United States Census, 1880 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
 
*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
 
*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
 
''World War I''<br>
 
''World War I''<br>
*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*'''1904 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3010075|Montana, Military Records, 1904-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Montana, Military Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
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*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]];  Index and images
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
 
*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
 
*[http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll36/ Military Enlistments Montana World War I] at Montana Memory Project
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
 
*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
 
*'''1867-1958''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M743-1P8%3A360535901%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for Deer Lodge County have various naturalization records from 1867-1958.  
 
*'''1867-1958''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index?owc=M743-1P8%3A360535901%3Fcc%3D2091705 Montana Naturalization Records, 1856-1979] – Browseable images only; County records for Deer Lodge County have various naturalization records from 1867-1958.  
*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Montana Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]];  index and images
 
*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
 
*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
 
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
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'' Montana Newspapers Online''
 
'' Montana Newspapers Online''
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/montana GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
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*[http://montananewspapers.org/ Montana Newspapers] by the [https://mhs.mt.gov/ Montana Historical Society]
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/montana/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Montana newspapers
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Montana newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
 
 
''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
 
''Montana Newspaper Catalogs''
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Deer+Lodge}}
 
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
{{MT Obituaries Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
{{MT Obituaries Intro|Deer Lodge}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70050 Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States. (Ancestry)
  
 
See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
 
See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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{{MT Probate Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
{{MT Probate Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
  
*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1890-1921 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1219660?availability=Family%20History%20Library Probate records, (1890-1921) and probate indexes (1890-1921), Deer Lodge County, Montana] Deer Lodge County Clerk of District Court, Anaconda, Montana.
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*'''1890-1921 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1219660 Probate records, (1890-1921) and probate indexes (1890-1921), Deer Lodge County, Montana] Deer Lodge County Clerk of District Court, Anaconda, Montana.
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MT Schools Intro}}
 
{{MT Schools Intro}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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{{MT Birth Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*'''1840 - 2004 ''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004 ''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Montana, County Births and Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]index and images
 
*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
*'''1886 - 1942, 1903 - 1932 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1204624?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to births, ca. 1886-1942&nbsp;; birth records, ca. 1903-1932, Deer Lodge County, Montana] County Clerk Office, Deer Lodge County Courthouse in Anaconda, Montana
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*'''1886 - 1942, 1903 - 1932 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1204624 Index to births, ca. 1886-1942&nbsp;; birth records, ca. 1903-1932, Deer Lodge County, Montana] County Clerk Office, Deer Lodge County Courthouse in Anaconda, Montana
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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{{MT Marriage Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*'''1865 - 1951, 1865 - 1993''' *[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/685158?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriage records, 1865 - 1951; Index, 1865 - 1993]
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*'''1800 - 1994''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=montana%2cmt Montana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1888 - 1966, 1890 - 1950''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1258028?availability=Family%20History%20Library General index 1888 - 1966, and divorce files 1890 - 1950, Deer Lodge County, Montana] District Court Records
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*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Montana, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889-1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index
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*'''1865 - 1951, 1865 - 1993''' *[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/685158 Marriage records, 1865 - 1951; Index, 1865 - 1993]
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*'''1888 - 1966, 1890 - 1950''' [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1258028 General index 1888 - 1966, and divorce files 1890 - 1950, Deer Lodge County, Montana] District Court Records
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*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889-1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Montana Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
 
*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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{{MT Death Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]  - [[Montana, County Births and Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]index and images
 
*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index
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*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Montana Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]];  index
 
*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
*'''1896 - 2004, 1903 - 2004''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1194315?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to death records (1896 - 2004), death records (1903 - 2004), Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana] Clerk and Recorder Office in Anaconda, Montana.
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*'''1896 - 2004, 1903 - 2004''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1194315 Index to death records (1896 - 2004), death records (1903 - 2004), Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana] Clerk and Recorder Office in Anaconda, Montana.
*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://montanamsgs.org/deathlinks.html Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
 
*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at findmypast ($) — index
 
*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at findmypast ($) — index
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Deer Lodge}}
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=== Archives ===
 
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{{MT Websites Intro|Deer Lodge}}
 
{{MT Websites Intro|Deer Lodge}}
  
*[http://kindredtrails.com/MT_Deer_Lodge.html Kindred Trails Deer Lodge County, Montana]
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/deer-lodge-county/ Genealogy Inc Deer Lodge County, Montana]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/montana/deer-lodge-county/ Genealogy Inc Deer Lodge County, Montana]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Deer-Lodge-County.htm Deer Lodge County MT Genealogy (LDS Genealogy)]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MT/Deer-Lodge-County.htm Deer Lodge County MT Genealogy (ldsgenealogy.com)]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/montana-genealogy Access Genealogy Deer Lodge County, Montana]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/montana-genealogy Access Genealogy Deer Lodge County, Montana]
 
*[http://www.mtgenweb.com/deerlodge/ USGenWeb Deer Lodge County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*[http://www.mtgenweb.com/deerlodge/ USGenWeb Deer Lodge County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.

Revision as of 14:30, 8 April 2021

Guide to Deer Lodge County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Anaconda
Organized: February 2, 1865
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Beaverhead  • Granite  • Jefferson  • Powell  • Ravalli  • Silver Bow
See County Maps
Courthouse
Deer Lodge County MT Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Deer Lodge County.svg.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Deer Lodge. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Deer Lodge County Courthouse
800 S Main Street
Anaconda, MT 59711-2999
Phone: 406.563.4061

County Clerk has birth, death, and land records;
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, div, court and probate records[3] Deer Lodge Website

Deer Lodge County, Montana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1865 1865 1865 1865 1865 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[5]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Opportunity


Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Deer Lodge County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information


Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 4,367
1880 8,876 103.3%
1890 15,155 70.7%
1900 17,393 14.8%
1910 12,988 −25.3%
1920 15,323 18.0%
1930 16,293 6.3%
1940 13,627 −16.4%
1950 16,553 21.5%
1960 18,640 12.6%
1970 15,652 −16.0%
1980 12,518 −20.0%
1990 10,278 −17.9%
2000 9,417 −8.4%
2010 9,298 −1.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Before Montana was a state in 1889, the western portion of Montana was included in the 1860 Washington Territory and the eastern was in the unorganized parts of 1860 Nebraska Territory. The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Montana Territory. No state censuses have been taken.[8] See links listed below.

Territory and State Censuses[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Montana Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Montana denominations, view the Montana Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

Other Church Records
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward and Branch Records

  • Anaconda


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Deer Lodge County, Montana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Montana Local Histories.

  • In the shadow of Mount Haggin : the story of Anaconda and Deer Lodge County from 1863 to 1976. A bicentennial year "Heritage" project. c1975. n.p: n.p. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Deer Lodge CountySilver Bow CountyRavalli CountyGranite CountyPowell CountyJefferson CountyMadison CountyBeaverhead CountyMt Deer Lodge.png
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.
Civil War

World War I

World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Montana Newspapers.


Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Deer Lodge - Probate records.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Deer Lodge County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Montana Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Deer Lodge County. For state-wide library facilities, see Montana Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Deer Lodge County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Montana Societies.

Deer Lodge County Historical Society
401 E Commercial St
Anaconda 59711-2327

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana."
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 415.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Deer Lodge County, Montana. Page 415. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 406.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Deer Lodge County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Lodge_County,_Montana, accessed 5 December 2016.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.