Montana, Cascade County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009
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|Cascade, Montana, |
|Flag of Montana|
|Location of Cascade County, Montana|
|Location of Montana|
|Record Type||County Records|
|Cascade County Clerk, Montana|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of county record collections from the following record custodians. History Museum in Great Falls:
- Voter register
- Naturalization and immigration records
Great Falls Genealogy Society:
- Probate case files, # 535-3165, 1903-1926
- Court orders for dependent children, 1903-1937
- Old age applications
- Naturalization records, pre 1945
County Clerk's Office:
- Deeds from 1880-1941 and index to 1995.
This collection covers the years 1880 to 2009.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
|Record||Types of Records||Years|
|Cemetery||Calvary and Mt. Olivet cemeteries||1880s-1980s|
|Cemetery||Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Association||1880s-1980s|
|Cemetery||Old and New Highland cemetery||1880s-1980s|
|Cemetery||Small cemeteries and miscellaneous burials||1880s-1980s|
|Census||Cascade county card index||1910|
|Census||Census card index||1910|
|Census||Census Cascade county card index||1910|
|Census||Census of Hill||1956|
|Census||City of Great Falls Municipal census||1913|
|Census||Official census of the City of Great Falls||1896-1913|
|County Court||Court orders for dependent children||1916-1937|
|Elections||Voter registration cards||1937-1960|
|Genealogy||Card index to family||undated|
|Genealogy||Card index to pedigree charts||1500s-2000s|
|Land and property||Deeds (Meagher County)||1880-1891|
|Land and property||Deeds||1887-1940|
|Land and property||Index of separate property of married women||1895-1914|
|Land and property||Lot book||1887-1995|
|Land and property||Quitclaim deeds||1887-1906|
|Land and property||Separate property of married women and sole traders||1895-1914|
|Land and property||Tax deed land sold under contract||1931-1936|
|Land and property||Townsite deeds||1887-1901|
|Military||Military roll of Cascade County||1896-1911|
|Naturalization||Certificate of naturalization||1907-1925|
|Naturalization||Citizenship petitions granted lists||1930-1961|
|Naturalization||Declaration of intention||1888-1941|
|Naturalization||Index to citzenship/intentions||1888-1906|
|Naturalization||Index to declaration of intention||undated|
|Naturalization||Index to declarations||1888-1906|
|Naturalization||Index to intent/petitions/citizenship||1907-1965|
|Naturalization||Petition for naturalization||1907-1966|
|Naturalization||Petition for naturalization, granting petitions||1962-1966|
|Obituaries||Index to Obituaries||1880-2002|
|Pensions||Index to old age pension applications||1923-1935|
|Pensions||Old age pension applications||1923-1935|
|Probate||Index estate & probate; abstract of wills||1903-1978|
|Probate||Index to probate register||1890-1940|
|Probate||Index to wills||1895-1930|
|Probate||Probate case files||1903-1940|
|Probate||Record of wills||1901-1930|
|Public||Montana indentification card index||1958-1978|
|School||School census records||1896-1955|
|School||School census summaries||1907|
|Tax||County poll tax index||1891-1898|
|Tax||Tax lists Great Falls||1889-1895|
|Vital||Birth index, Delayed births; Great Falls birth register||1885-1917|
|Vital||Certificates of Birth||1918-1920|
|Vital||Declaration of marriage||1915-1964|
|Vital||Great Falls Tribune vital records||1952-1999|
|Vital||Index to births and deaths||1895-1907|
|Vital||Index to births and deaths||1895-1907|
|Vital||Index to births||1893-1933|
|Vital||Marriage license record||1950-1967|
|Vital||Register of births and deaths||1895-1907|
|Vital||Register of births||1893-1933|
|Voter||Precinct map, poll books||1907-1908|
|Voter||School District Precinct||1903-1911|
|Voter||School District Wards||1892-1910|
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- 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
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Use the information to find the family in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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