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Our mission is to provide access to all available census records online. This includes both free and paid subscriptions. Our census directory can be found below. Ancestry.com has completed every name indexing of all U.S. census records 1790-1940 and the images are online. Search these in the searchbox at right.

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Montana Census Notes

The first Federal Montana Census Records were enumerated in 1870 and a census was taken every ten years thereafter: 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 Federal Montana Census Records were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire, however, the 1890 Veterans and Widows census schedules did survive and they are often used as a census substitute. See Bridging the 1890 Census Gap & 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for the Montana Federal censuses are available for the following census years: 1880, 1900, and 1920.

There are not very many Montana census records available online. This is partly due to the fact that statehood was not until 1889. Another significant factor is there were not many Montana counties formed until the late 1900s. It is important to look at the county formation dates so you will know where to search for Montana census records during earlier time periods. 

Montana State Census Records? Although some states took their own censuses, there are not any known existing Montana state census records.

Note when searching the 1910 census for future residents of Wibaux County:  Most of the future Wibaux County residents were enumerated in the Wibaux School District of Dawson County but there are some in Southern Wibaux County who were enumerated in the Carlyle School District of Custer County.

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Questions In The Census

Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online.  This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.


Montana Census Records

On CD ROM

SK Publications - Montana

 

Montana Census Records &

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1850 US Census Search

1890 Census -Veterans Schedules

1900 Census Online 

Montana Statewide Databases

 

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 Montana Genealogy Forum
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 National Phone Directories
 Surname Community Search

 

Montana Vital Records

Montana Dept. of Public Health

P. O. Box 4210
111 North Sanders 
Helena, MT 59604-4210
Phone: (406) 444-2685

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Montana Marriage Records

Montana Vital Records

Montana Vital Records Information

Montana Vital Records Links

 

Montana Vital Record Databases

1840-2004 Montana County Births & Deaths

1860-2007 Montana Death Index

1865-1950 Montana County Marriages

1868-2011 Death Index at Ancestry

1889-1947 Montana Marriages


Maps

 Montana County Map

 Montana Historical Maps


Newspapers & Obituaries

 Montana Newspaper Obituaries

 Montana Newspapers

 1815-1985 Historical Newspapers


Montana Genealogy Links

 Homesteading Montana

 Klondike Pioneers From Montana

 Montana Family History Centers

 Montana Genealogy

 Montana Genealogy Societies

 Montana History Museums

 Montana Military Records

 Montana Photograph Collection

 Montana Tombstone Project

 Montana Tribes

 Montana USGenWeb Archives

 Montana Census Project at USGenWeb

 Montana USGenWeb Project

 Native American Research Montana

 Prison Records Search

 State Archives Links

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 1870-1940 Montana Census Records

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Montana History Books Online

*1894 History of Montana

by Joaquim Miller

Surnames Index:

[A-C]  [D-F]  [G-I]  [J-L]

[M-O]  [P-S]  [T-V]  [W-Z]

 

* 1899 Montana Pioneer Society Book  Index

* A History of Petroleum County, MT

* 1921 "Montana Its Story and Biography:" 3 Volumes.


US Census Records

 1790-1940 Census Search

 1850 Census Records Search

 1920 Census Records Search

 1930 Census Records Search

 1940 Census Records Search

 Census Search at RootsWeb

 Mortality Schedules Free Search


FREE Genealogy Tools

 Blank Census Forms 1790-1940

 Family Group Sheets

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 US Census Mortality Schedule Indexes


 

Montana

(Territory: 1864.  Statehood: 1889. )


Statewide Montana Census Records Online

1870-1940 Montana Census Records at Ancestry

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1880 Federal Census Index at USGenWeb Archives

1880 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1883 Census of Pensioners in Montana Territory

1890 Federal Census Veterans Schedules at Ancestry

1897-1898 Census of the Blackfeet, Montana at Ancestry

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1910 Federal Census Index

1920 Federal Census Search

1930 Federal Census Index for Montana

1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

Montana Census & Voter Lists at Ancestry

Montana State Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other MT Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

First Families and Early Settlers of Montana

 


MT Census Records Online by County

Beaverhead County Census Records

(Formed 1865 - Original County.)

 

1870 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Records

1870 Federal Census Records for Argenta

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule at Genealogy Trails

1880 Federal Census Records of Lion's City (partial)

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

1864 Poll List of Bannack City

1864 Poll List of Bannack City with corrections

1883-1884 Montana Advertising Directory

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 


Big Horn County Census Records

(Formed 1913 from Rosebud County & Yellowstone County. Don't confuse with OLD Big Horn County which was eventually renamed Custer County.)

 

1870 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Records

1870 Federal Census Index & Census Records

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

WWI Honor Roll

WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing

 


Blaine County Census Records

(Formed 1912 from Chouteau County)

 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

Book -  The Land of Chinook, The Story of Blaine County - Names Index

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

WWII Casualties

 


Broadwater County Census Records

(Formed 1897 from Jefferson County & Meagher County,)

 

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

Pioneers of Broadwater County, MT

 


Carbon County Census Records

{Formed 1895 from Park County & Yellowstone County and Custer County.)

 

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

1911 Bear Creek Public School Souvenir Booklet

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 


Carter County Census Records

(Formed 1917 from Custer County.)

 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 


Cascade County Census Records

(Formed 1887 from Chouteau County, Meagher County and Lewis & Clark County.)

 

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

1880-2009 Cascade County Records

Includes images of probate records, voter registers, naturalization and immigration records from the History Museum in Great Falls, MT and probate case files, court orders for dependent children,  old age applications, and naturalizations from the Great Falls Genealogy Society.

1918-1919 Spanish Flu Deaths

1937 Death Index from the Great Falls City Directory

Biographies of Early Cascade County Residents

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 


Chouteau County Census Records

(Formed 1865 - Original County.)

 

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1880 Federal Census of Soldiers at Fort Benton, MT

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule for Belt Creek

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule for Fort Benton

1883 Census of Pensioners

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1893 County Census of Havre

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

Biographies of Early Chouteau County Residents

Chouteau County Pioneers

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 


Custer County Census Records

(Formed 1865 as Big Horn County.  Renamed Custer County in 1877.)

 

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule for Clarksport

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule for Fort Custer

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedule for Ekalaka

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1900 Federal Census Index (partial)

1900 Federal Census Records (partial)

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Index (partial)

1930 Federal Census Records (partial)

 

Other Records

Biographies of Early Custer County Residents

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 


Daniels County Census Records

(Formed 1920 from Sheridan County & Valley County.)

 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

Early Land Records - Files arranged alphabetically

 

 

 

 

Montana Census Finder Counties

Beaverhead-Daniels

Dawson-Golden Valley

Granite-McCone

Meagher-Richland

Roosevelt-Yellowstone

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