Teton County, Montana

Teton County

Teton County was created on February 07, 1893 from Chouteau County. The county was named for the Teton Range which is in turn named for the French word for 'breast', teton..

Currently the Teton County Seat is located in Choteau additionally, the county government website is http://www.tetoncomt.org/

Areas surrounding Teton County are Pondera County (north), Chouteau County (east), Cascade County (south), Lewis and Clark County (south), Flathead County (west).

Cities and towns to be found in Teton County comprise of Dutton, Fairfield, Choteau.

Teton County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Teton County Society and Family History Resources

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

Teton County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently fail to notice the value of Teton 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 Teton 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 Teton County. The dates pointed out listed below are the first recognized records for this particular county.

  • Teton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 101 Main Ave S, Choteau, MT 59422
    • Phone: (406) 466-2693
  • Teton 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: 1897 / 1919
    • Land Records: 1893
  • Teton 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: 1893
    • Probate Records: 1893
    • Court Records: 1893
  • 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.

Teton County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Teton 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 Teton County genealogy or family history related sites.

Teton Co. MT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Teton Co. MT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Teton Co. MT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Teton Co. MT Census Records

Teton Co. MT Cemeteries & Graveyards

Teton Co. MT Church & Bible Records

Teton Co. MT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Teton Co. MT General and History Websites

Teton Co. MT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Teton Co. MT Military Records

Teton Co. MT Schools & Directories

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