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Custer County, Montana

Custer County was created on February 02, 1865 from Montana Territory as a Original County (Originally called Big Horn County, name changed in 1877).

Currently the Custer County Seat is located in Miles City additionally, the county government website is

Areas surrounding Custer County are Prairie CountyFallon CountyCarter CountyPowder River CountyRosebud CountyGarfield County.

Custer County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Custer Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Custer Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1880. Custer Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Custer County Society and Family History Resources

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

Custer County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently fail to notice the value of Custer 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 Custer 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.

Custer County Links

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

Custer Co. MT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Custer Co. MT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Custer Co. MT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Custer Co. MT Census Records

Custer Co. MT Cemeteries & Church Records

Custer Co. MT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Custer Co. MT General and History Websites

Custer Co. MT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Custer Co. MT Military Records