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Montana, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Mineral, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Mineral County, Montana
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Location of Montana
Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1870-2010
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index and images to obituaries compiled by Kay Strombo from local and area newspapers. It covers the years 1870 to 2010.

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, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Obituaries

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Death date
  • Names of parents, spouse, children, siblings or other relatives
  • Name of newspaper, date and place of publication
  • Birth date and place
  • Other details such as military service

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • 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]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Volume Letter and 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 information found in the obituary to obtain the death certificate
  • Use the information found in the obituary to locate funeral home or cemetery records
  • Search for vital records such as birth and marriage
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Montana, Mineral County Obituaries, 1870-2010." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Private collection of Kay Strombo, Superior.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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