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Montana, Meagher County Records, 1866-2012
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Meagher, Montana, 
United States
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Location of Meagher County, Montana
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1866-2012
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Meagher County Courthouse, White Sulphur Springs, Montana


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes images of deeds, homestead, cemetery, birth and death, naturalization and probate records from the Clerk/Recorder's Office and probate and naturalization records from the Clerk of Court's Office located in White Sulpher Springs. This collection includes records from 1866-2012.

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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:

County

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record types Year
Cemetery White Sulphur Springs, Mayn Cemetery lot register 1913
Cemetery White Sulphur Springs, Mayn Cemetery 1906-2012
Land and property Deed, Miscellaneous 1894-1915
Land and property Deed 1882-1919
Land and property Grantee index 1866-1940
Land and property Grantor index 1866-1940
Land and property Patents 1884-1923
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1883-1940
Naturalization Petitions for naturalizaton 1888-1940
Probate Case files 1870-1935
Probate Records 1895-1920
Probate Registers 1866-1932
Probate Wills 1897-1930
Vitals Birth register 1866-1930
Vitals Death certificates 1895-1949
Vitals Death registers 1866-2012

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 probate date as a substitute for the death date
  • Use the name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery to find funeral and cemetery records
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  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • 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]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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