Montana Family History Societies (B-Z)

This section lists associations from Bitterroot to Yellowstone giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Bitterroot Genealogical Society

Some Indexes are available, which include Cemetery Records and the Ravalli Co. 1910 Census. 

The society has extracted Death Records relating to Ravalli County from the Montana State Death Index, and an index of these is available, covering pre 1920-2000s.

A list of Pioneer Families of the Bitterroot Valley is also available along with a list of Ravalli Co. Cemeteries.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtbgs/

Gallatin County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 2012, their aims being to promote the preservation of historical knowledge in Gallatin County and further afield, to teach people the best way to research genealogy, and to collect and preserve genealogical records.

Many indexes are available, which include:

  • Divorces
  • Naturalisation Petitions
  • Obituaries
  • Vital Records(Including Births, Marriages, Deaths and Divorces)

Website: 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtgcgs 


Lewis and Clark County Genealogical Society

Many resources are accessible in their library.  Please peruse their online catalogue for further information.

Numerous databases are on-line through FindAGrave, which include Cemetery Transcripts of East Helena, Forestvale, Resurrection and Sunset Memorial Cemeteries. 

The Montana State Veterans Cemetery Fort Harrison is also listed on FindAGrave, along with Lewis and Clark County Rural Cemeteries. 

In addition, resources incorporate:

  • Births 1860-1950
  • Census Indexes
  • Deaths 1880-1950
  • Divorces 1866-1944
  • Lewis and Clark County School Districts Census 1897-1899
  • Naturalisation Papers 1864-1941
  • Obituaries published in the Independent Record
  • Probate 1865-1979
  • Vital Records from the Marysville Gazette

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of their publication Faded Genes
  • Births
  • Divorces
  • Forestvale, Sunset Memorial and Resurrection Cemeteries Indexes
  • Immigration and Naturalisation Papers
  • Marriages
  • Probate Records
  • Rural Lewis and Clark County and other selected Cemeteries

Website: 
http://www.lccgsmt.org/


Sheridan County Daybreakers Genealogical Society

The association is in the process of transcribing Cemetery Records from Cemeteries in the Region.  A list of Cemeteries is on the site, along with a note of which Cemetery Records have been transcribed. 

Links to several sites which you may find of use are also available.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtscdgs/

Yellowstone Genealogy Forum

The association publishes a Newsletter which is published in April, July and October.  It is possible to download Recent Issues in PDF Format and it is possible to purchase Back Issues from the Society. 

Many other publications are also available for sale, which incorporate Cemetery Transcripts, Marriages and an Obituary Index.

Website: 
http://montanamsgs.org/ygf.html