Montana Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Montana residents have many resources to help them trace the origins of their families today. There are Montana family history centers located throughout the state that offer a wide range of research options to the general public in the state. These centers are offshoots of the Family History Library located just to the south in Salt Lake City. Like the library, family history centers are operated by the Montana LDS church, but the resources inside are available to all Montana residents. The centers include microfiche and print publications, as well as a wealth of online research options. Facilities operate under their own hours, so call before visiting.

Billings East Stake
1000 Wicks Ln
Billings, Montana 59105
(406) 259-3348
Notes: Has a good census collection and well informed librarians

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Billings Stake
2929 Belvedere Dr
Billings, Montana 59102
(406) 656-5559

Parmly Billings Library
510 N Broadway
Billings, Montana 59106
(406) 657-8258

Bozeman Montana Family History Center
2915 Coulter Dr
Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 586-3880

Eureka Montana Family History Center
1005 Osloski Rd
Eureka, Montana 55917
(406) 296-3461

Great Falls Montana Family History Center
1401 9th St NW
Great Falls, Montana 59404
(406) 453-1625

Stevensville Stake Center
100 Middle Burnt Fork Rd
Stevensville, Montana 59870
(406) 777-5018

Montana Genealogy Resources

When describing Montana, one could be forgiven for sounding territorial. But when you learn about this state's history, it's not hard to understand why--it was part of Idaho Territory in 1863, became a US territory in 1864, and was previously part of both the Washington and Dakota territories. No wonder: This state--known as "Big Sky Country"--is geographically blessed with the likes of Glacier National Park and part of Yellowstone National Park, and breathtaking White Cliffs of the Missouri River. But family history sleuths will also find Montana to be equally "genealogically blessed" with plenty of resources waiting to be explored. Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907; Marriage and divorce records in 1943. You'll find more genealogical gems--including land, military, naturalization, and Bureau of Indian Affairs records, among others--in this "Treasure" state's archives and historical organizations.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Vital Records and Statistics
Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 444-2685

Travel in Montana
1424 Ninth Ave.
Box 200533
Helena, MT 59620
(800) 847-4868

Bureau of Land Management
Billings Field Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59107
(406) 896-5013

Great Falls Public Library
Cascade County Historical Society Archives
301 Second Ave. N.
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 452-3462

Montana Historical Society Research Center
Library and Archives Division
225 N. Roberts St.
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-2681

Montana State Genealogical Society
Box 555
Chester, MT 59522

Montana State University--Bozeman
Renne Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Box 173320
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-4242

National Archives and Records Administration
Pacific Alaska Region
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 336-5115

National Archives Records Administration - Rocky Mountain Region
Building 48 Denver Federal Center
West Sixth Avenue and Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80225
(303) 407-5700

Parmly Billings Library
510 N. Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-8257

University of Montana--Missoula
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6866

Montana Record Collections

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