Montana, Sweet Grass County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887-2011
This article describes a collection of records at
Sweet Grass, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Sweet Grass County, Montana
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1887-2011
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Sweet Grass County Clerk and Recorder's Offices, Big Timber, Montana

What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of images to birth, death, coroner, naturalization, probate (including estate files) and deed records from the Clerk of the District Court, County Clerk, and Recorder's Offices in Big Timber. The birth and death records have been indexed. The collection includes records from 1887-201.

Image Visibility

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To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Montana, Sweet Grass County Records, 1887-2011.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation
  • Military information such as company, rank, and enlistment date
  • Farm information such as number and value of acres and details of crops raised
  • Statistical information about members of the household

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

Record Record Type Years
Land Deed index grantee 1887-1967
Land Deed index grantor 1887-1967
Land Deed record 1887-1941
Land Mining deed record 1888-1910
Land Patent record 1889-1916
Land Quitclaim deed 1895-1945
Naturalization Certificates of naturalization 1907-1925
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1895-1929
Naturalization Naturalization index 1895-1940
Naturalization Oaths of allegiance 1941
Naturalization Orders of the court 1930-1955
Naturalization Petitions for naturalization and evidence 1905-1944
Naturalization Petitions for naturalization 1895-1908
Probate Estates 1895-1940
Probate Probate index 1895-2010
Probate Register of probates 1895=1942
Probate Wills 1895-1940
Vital Birth Certificates 1892-1930
Vital Birth index 1907-1930
Vital Death certificates 1904-2011
Vital Death index 1908-1982
Vital Register of births and deaths 1895-1918

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The age of your ancestor
  • The names of relatives
  • The type of event such as marriage or naturalization
  • The approximate date of the event

Search the Index

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

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Category
  2. Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

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?

  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the probate date as a substitute for a death date
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records
  • Use the information to find the family in census records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Montana.

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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