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Dawson County, Montana

Dawson County was created on January 15, 1869 from Unorganized lands.

Currently the Dawson County Seat is located in Glendive additionally, the county government website is

Areas surrounding Dawson County are Richland CountyWibaux CountyPrairie CountyMcCone County.

Dawson County includes Federal Census Schedules to guide in exploring your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Dawson Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Dawson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Dawson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Dawson County Society and Family History Resources

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

Dawson County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers frequently fail to notice the value of Dawson 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 Dawson 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.

Dawson County Links

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

Dawson Co. MT Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dawson Co. MT Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dawson Co. MT Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dawson Co. MT Census Records

Dawson Co. MT Cemeteries & Church Records

Dawson Co. MT Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dawson Co. MT General and History Websites

Dawson Co. MT Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dawson Co. MT Military Records