Ravalli County, Montana
Ravalli County was created on February 16, 1893 from Missoula County.
Ravalli 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.
Ravalli County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Ravalli County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Montana State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Bitterroot Genealogical Society, 702 S. Fifth Street, Hamilton MT 59840
- Ravalli County Historical Society / Museum, 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, Mt 59840; Phone:(406) 363-3338
- Victor Heritage Association, 125 N Blake St, Victor MT 59875-9470
- Ravalli County, Montana Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Ravalli County, Montana Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Ravalli County (usgwarchives.net)
Ravalli County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers frequently fail to notice the value of Ravalli 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 Ravalli 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.
- Ravalli County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840
- Phone: (406) 375-6750
- Ravalli County Clerk and Recorder
- Bierh / Death Records: 1911
- Land Records: 1893
- Ravalli County Clerk of District Court
- 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.
Ravalli County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Ravalli 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 Ravalli County genealogy or family history related sites.