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Guide to '''Teton County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
Guide to '''Teton County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
 
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Teton County is located on the Rocky Mountain Front.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
Teton County is located on the Rocky Mountain Front. The County Seat is Choteau.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ accessed 11/22/2016</ref>  The county was founded in 1893.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County,_Montana accessed 11/22/2016</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{MT Courthouse Intro|Teton}}
 
{{MT Courthouse Intro|Teton}}
  
Teton County Courthouse<br> 915 4th St NW<br> PO Box 610 <br>Choteau, MT 59422<br>Phone: 406.466.2693<br>[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ '''Teton County Website''']<br><br>
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'''Teton County Courthouse'''<br> 915 4th St NW<br> PO Box 610 <br>Choteau, MT 59422<br>Phone: 406.466.2693<br>[http://www.tetoncomt.org/ Teton County Website]<br><br>
 
County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1899 and land records; <br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
 
County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1899 and land records; <br>Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.</ref>
  
 
=== Teton County, Montana Record Dates  ===
 
=== Teton County, Montana Record Dates  ===
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{{MT Records Intro}}
 
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| " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| " bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Teton County, Montana. Page 418. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 407.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Teton County, Montana Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
| width="14.0%" align="center" |<center>1893*</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Teton County, Montana#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Teton County, Montana#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Teton County, Montana#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1907. <br>Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.</ref></center>
 
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{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Teton}}
 
{{MT Boundary Changes Intro|Teton}}
 
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*'''Parent County:''' Teton County was created 7 February 1893 from [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau ]]<br>
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*'''County Seat:''' Choteau <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table><br>
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MT_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Montana Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]</td></tr></table><br>
''Parent County:'' created 7 February 1893 from [[Chouteau County, Montana Genealogy|Chouteau ]]<br>
 
''County Seat:'' Choteau <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>
 
  
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
The following are locations in the county.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Toole County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://montana.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,099,c,teton.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Toole County, Montana," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.</ref>
 
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=28&GScnty=1643&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Montana/Teton-County?id=county_1643 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Montana&county=Teton&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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{{MT Census Intro|Teton}}
 
{{MT Census Intro|Teton}}
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==== Territory and State Censuses ====
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|United States Census, 1860}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana was included in the 1860 Washington and Nebraska Territory Censuses
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*'''1870''' - {{RecordSearch|1438024|United States Census, 1870}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
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*'''1880''' - {{RecordSearch|1417683|United States Census, 1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch Historical Records] — index and images; Montana Territory Census
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
 
==== Federal Census Records ====
Federal Censuses were taken for Montana starting in 1870. For links to federal census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
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Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Montana Census]].
  
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{MT Church Intro|Teton}}
 
{{MT Church Intro|Teton}}
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'''Online Church Records'''<br>
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''Lutheran Church''<br>
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*'''1875-1940''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722 U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($); Index and images; Dates vary for each county<br>
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=== County Records===
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*'''1881-2012''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
 
{{MT Court Intro|Teton}}
 
{{MT Court Intro|Teton}}
 
*'''1881 - 2012''' {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana Teton County Records 1881-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
 
=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
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''Online Land Records''
 
''Online Land Records''
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1881 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various land and property records for Teton County from 1881-1948
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{MT Maps Intro}}
 
{{MT Maps Intro}}
 
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{{MT Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MT Teton County}}}}
[[Image:Mtteton.jpg|thumb|right|240px|<center>Teton County</center>]]
 
 
 
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Teton_County interactive map] of Teton County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*See an [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MT/Teton_County interactive map] of Teton County cemeteries and modern-day townships. (Histopolis)
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/montana/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Montana] - shows boundary changes for Montana Counties
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*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
 
*'''1890 - 1918''' [http://mtmemory.org/cdm/search/collection/p16013coll34/ Montana Military Enlistments] at Montana Memory Project
 
''World War I''<br>
 
''World War I''<br>
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*'''1904 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|3010075|Montana, Military Records, 1904-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
 
*'''1917 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1968530|U.S. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/mt/statewide/military/mtwwi.txt Soldiers of the Great War from the State of Montana] at USGenWeb.
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{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
 
{{MT Naturalization Intro}}
 
'''Online Naturalization Records'''
 
'''Online Naturalization Records'''
*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1791-1992''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1629 U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Browseable images only<br>
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*'''1868-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2173973|Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1870-1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61204 Montana, Federal Naturalization Records, 1870-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
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*'''1893-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various naturalization records for Teton County from 1893-1950
  
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.
 
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{{MT Newspaper abstracts|Teton}}
 
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
{{MT Obituaries Intro|Teton}}
 
{{MT Obituaries Intro|Teton}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times] - large obituary index from newspapers across the United States.
  
 
See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
 
See also [[United States Obituaries]] for more about finding United States obituaries.
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''Online Probate Records''
 
''Online Probate Records''
  
*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1831 – 1952''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9072 Montana Wills and Probate Records 1831-1952] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1881 - 2012''' {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana Teton County Records 1881-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1893 – 1940''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various probate records for Teton County from 1893-1940
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{MT Vital Records - Birth Intro|Teton}}
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{{MT Birth Intro|Teton}}
  
*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1897 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various birth records for Teton County from 1897-1930
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{MT Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Teton}}
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{{MT Marriage Intro|Teton}}
  
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*'''1800 - 1994'''  [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=montana%2cmt Montana, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1865 - 1950''' {{RecordSearch|1609797|Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1865 - 1950''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60062 Montana, County Marriages, 1865 - 1950] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1889 - 1947''' {{RecordSearch|1675397|Montana Marriages, 1889 - 1947}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1889 - 1947''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60065 Montana Select Marriages 1889 - 1947] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1892 - 1977''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various marriage records for Teton County from 1892-1977
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] - Index, incomplete, [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm list of counties included]
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{MT Vital Records - Death Intro|Teton}}
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{{MT Death Intro|Teton}}
  
*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1840 - 2004''' {{RecordSearch|1930397|Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1840 - 2004''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60061 Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840 - 2004] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
 
*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1860 - 2007''' {{RecordSearch|1941331|Montana Death Index, 1860 - 2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1868 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5437 Montana, Death Index, 1868 - 2011] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) — index
*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
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*'''1898 - 2012''' - {{RecordSearch|2170641|Montana, Teton County Records, 1881-2012}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] -  Index and images; various death records for Teton County from 1898-2012
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*'''pre 1954 - 2002''' [http://montanamsgs.org/deathindex.html Montana State Death Registry Index Pre 1954 & 1954 - 2002] at Montana State Genealogical Society — index
 
*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at FindMyPast ($) — index
 
*'''1954 - 2011''' [http://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/montana-death-records Montana Death Records] at FindMyPast ($) — index
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
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{{MT Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Teton}}
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{{MT Divorce Intro|Teton}}
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/teton-county/ Genealogy Inc Teton County, Montana]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/teton-county/ Genealogy Inc Teton County, Montana]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ Genealogy Trails Teton County, Montana]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ Genealogy Trails Teton County, Montana]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mttetonco/ USGenWeb Teton County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mttetonco/ USGenWeb Teton County, Montana project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|205111|Montana|Teton}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|205111|Montana|Teton}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  

Revision as of 14:09, 25 February 2020

Guide to Teton County, Montana ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Choteau
Organized: February 7, 1893
Parent County(s): Chouteau [1]
Neighboring Counties
Cascade  • Chouteau  • Flathead  • Lewis and Clark  • Pondera
See County Maps
Courthouse
MontanaTetonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Map of Montana highlighting Teton County.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Teton County is located on the Rocky Mountain Front.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Teton County Courthouse
915 4th St NW
PO Box 610
Choteau, MT 59422
Phone: 406.466.2693
Teton County Website

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1899 and land records;
Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce probate and court records [3]

Teton County, Montana Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1899 1893 1899 1893 1893 1893 1860
*State birth and death records began in 1907.
Compliance for recording births was 1922 and 1915 for deaths.[5]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Parent County: Teton County was created 7 February 1893 from Chouteau
  • County Seat: Choteau [6]


Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Teton County, Montana online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Montana Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 5,080
1910 9,546 87.9%
1920 5,870 −38.5%
1930 6,068 3.4%
1940 6,922 14.1%
1950 7,232 4.5%
1960 7,295 0.9%
1970 6,116 −16.2%
1980 6,491 6.1%
1990 6,271 −3.4%
2000 6,445 2.8%
2010 6,073 −5.8%
Source: [1]

Before Montana was a state in 1889, the western portion of Montana was included in the 1860 Washington Territory and the eastern was in the unorganized parts of 1860 Nebraska Territory. The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Montana Territory. No state censuses have been taken.[8] See links listed below.

Territory and State Censuses[edit | edit source]

Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Montana starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Montana Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Montana denominations, view the Montana Church Records wiki page.

Online Church Records
Lutheran Church

County Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Montana Land and Property for additional information about early Montana land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Teton County, Montana Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Montana Local Histories.

  • Teton County, A History, 1988 : The Story of Teton County, Montana, Its Land, Its Infancy, Its People : History of the Area Through the World War II. c1988. By Teton County History Committee. [S.l.] : Choteau Acantha. At various libraries(WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Flathead CountyPondera CountyChouteau CountyCascade CountyLewis and Clark CountyMT TETON.JPG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

These collections are unique to Montana. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Montana Military Records.
Civil War

World War I

'World War II

For further information see Montana Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Montana Newspapers.


Montana Newspapers Online

Montana Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper.


Obituaries[edit | edit source]

See also United States Obituaries for more about finding United States obituaries.

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Montana, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Montana, Teton - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Montana tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most birth and death original records can be purchased from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. For information about marriages, divorces, and requirements for obtaining any vital records, see the CDC Where to Write website.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/mon/teton/ accessed 11/22/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 418.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Teton County, Montana. Page 418. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 407.
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 439.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Toole County, Montana," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County%2C_Montana#Communities, accessed 2 Dec 2016.
  8. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 409. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.