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Musselshell County, Montana

Musselshell County

Musselshell County was created on February 11, 1911 from Fergus CountyMeagher County and Yellowstone County. The county was named for the Musselshell River, named in turn by the Lewis and Clark Expedition presumably due to mussels found on its banks.

Currently the Musselshell County Seat is located in Roundup additionally, the county government website is unknown

Areas surrounding Musselshell County are Fergus County, Petroleum County, Rosebud County, Yellowstone County, Golden Valley County.

Cities and towns to be found in Musselshell County comprise of Roundup, Melstone

Musselshell County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1920, 1930, 1940. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Musselshell County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Musselshell County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Musselshell County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently fail to notice the value of Musselshell County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Montana courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of many Montana men and women.

The odds are excellent that your potential forefathers have left a in-depth document of at least a few factors of their lives in the Musselshell County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, consider all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Remember to speak to the clerk's office to verify hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars prior to visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring private issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the materials, but it's up to the individual to undertake the basic research.

The following information and facts shows what birth, death, marriage, property, wills, and court records will be in Musselshell County. The dates pointed out listed below are the first recognized records for this particular county.

  • Musselshell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 506 Main St, Roundup, MT 59072
    • Phone: (406) 323-1104
  • Musselshell County Clerk and Recorder responsibilities include but are not limited to, recording and maintaining the majority of all the legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, plats and surveys, county birth and death records and the records of the Board of County commissioners.
    • Bierh / Death Records: 1911
    • Land Records: 1911
  • Musselshell County Clerk of District Court is responsible for all District Court records. These records include Adoption, Civil, Criminal, Dependent Neglect, Domestic Relations, Guardianship, Juvenile, Paternity, Probate and Sanity cases. The clerk also issues, files and records all Madison County Marriage license applications and license.
    • Marriage / Divorce Records: 1895
    • Probate Records: 1911
    • Court Records: 1911 
  • Montana Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Montana for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Musselshell County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Musselshell County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own favorite Musselshell County genealogy or family history related sites.

Musselshell Co. MT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Musselshell Co. MT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Musselshell Co. MT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Musselshell Co. MT Census Records

Musselshell Co. MT Cemeteries & Church Records

Musselshell Co. MT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Musselshell Co. MT General and History Websites

Musselshell Co. MT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Musselshell Co. MT Military Records

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