Montana Genealogy – Free Montana Genealogy

Montana Genealogy. This state page of our website provides direct links to free Montana genealogy databases and historical titles and information found on Montana Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

Free Montana Biographies

  • Matt Alderson
    Biography of Matt W. Alderson, early Montana newspaperman and mining expert, by his wife.
  • James Fergus the Grand Old Man of Montana
    A profile of the “Freethinking Founding Father of Fergus County”. Foreword by Anna Zellick. John Foster brings together all the major frontier enterprises-cattle, mining, military, and the Indians showing James Fergus’ role in each.
  • Told in the plain words of a real cowboy
    Sonny Gist a noted cowboy and resident of North Central Montana has gathered together in this book a collection of stories of which he has been a part.
  • John Seiden
    An autobiography of John Seiden who owned and operated the Seiden Drug Store in Lewistown, Montana
  • Sunshine and Shadow through sixty years
    Autobiographical Notes by Halsey R. Watson
  • W.E. “Limerock” Wilson
    Historian George D. Mueller describes the life of W. E. “Limerock” Wilson who mined for gold in the Judith Mountains of Montana.

Free Montana Cemetery Transcriptions, Images and Databases

Free Montana Census Records

Free Montana Church Records and History

Free Montana County Genealogy

Free Montana Court and Prison Records

  • Montana State Prison Records 1869-1974
    The physical collection consists of records of the Montana State Prison (1869-1974), the Board of Pardons (1890-1965), the Board of Prison Commissioners (1890-1962), and the United States Penitentiary, Montana Territory, for a total of 70 linear feet of records. This digital collection will ultimately comprise approximately ten thousand prisoner description sheets with mug shots. Post-1932 records may also include FBI arrest sheets.

Free Montana Genealogy

  • James Arthur Family
    James Arthur family. Walter James Arthur family. Hedley John Arthur family. Ellen Alice Arthur Burnside family. Mabel Annie Arthur Barritt family. Joseph William Arthur family. Harry Edwin Arthur family. Winifred, Montana.
  • Well I Guess I Was Just Lucky
    A rich history of the Cade family during the pioneering and homesteading era in Golden Valley County. Includes many entertaining stories, and an overview of trends and challenges during the homesteading era.
  • John S. Jenni family
    History of the branches of the Jenni family.
  • Jean and Roy Wunderlin family

Free Montana Genealogy Websites

United States Genealogy

USGenWeb Project

Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Deer Lodge, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Silverbow, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone

American History and Genealogy Project

Gallatin

Free Montana History

Free Montana Land Records

  • Public lands in Montana, their history and current significance
  • U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
    3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.
  • Arizona Land Patents online. Index.

Free Montana Maps

Free Montana Military Records

Free Montana Native American Records

Free Montana Newspaper Records

Free Montana Vital Records

Free Montana Yearbooks

  • Free Online Montana High School Yearbooks
    These Montana High School Yearbooks have been digitized and placed online by a variety of institutions. All of these yearbooks have been made freely available for you to peruse and/or download.
  • Free Online Montana College Yearbooks
    These Montana College Yearbooks have been digitized and placed online by a variety of institutions. All of these yearbooks have been made freely available for you to peruse and/or download.

United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955

3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type …
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Chronicling America Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop …
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