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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images   
 
*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 [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
 
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Montana, United States Genealogy|Montana]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:Montana|Montana Guided Research]]
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* [[Montana Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step Montana Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Montana, 
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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization
Record Group RG 21: Records of District Courts of the United States
Collection years 1868-1999
National Archives Identifier 350
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes naturalization Records from the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Montana, part of RG 21 Records of the United States of the United States from the Denver Regional NARA facility for the following collections.

Helena Term

Butte Term

Great Falls Term

First District(Bozeman) of Montana

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 Naturalization Records, 1868-1999.

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

These records may contain any of the following:

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Arrival place
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Birth date of spouse
  • Residence of spouse

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
  • The ancestor’s residence

If you do not know this information, check the 1900 or 1910 census and then calculate the possible year of naturalization based on the date of immigration. The 1920 census may tell you the exact year of immigration or naturalization.

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 County
  2. Select Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter 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 to find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, marriage, and census records
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information in the subsequent records to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

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 in an area search
  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation
"Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Various NAID. Records of District Court of the United States, 1685 - 2009, RG 21. National Archives at Denver, Colorado.
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